Nutrition Science, Podcast

The rise of vegetarianism – Episode 27 with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride



Choosing a plant-based, vegan or vegetarian diet is increasing in popularity. This is a stark contrast to the modern, toxic, processed food society we live in. But is simply switching to plants foods the answer? Or is there more to consider with regards to the rise of vegetarianism? Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride explains more about vegetarian diets in this clear and forthright interview!

Guest Biography

Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride is a medical doctor with two postgraduate degrees: Master of Medical Sciences in Neurology and Master of Medical Sciences in Human Nutrition. She graduated as a medical doctor in Russia. After practising for five years as a Neurologist and three years as a Neurosurgeon she started a family and moved to the UK, where she got her second postgraduate degree in Human Nutrition.

Dr Campbell-McBride is a keynote speaker at many professional conferences and seminars around the world. She frequently gives talks to health practitioners, patient groups and associations. Dr Natasha has written and published 3 books, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Put your Heart in your Mouth, and Vegetarianism Explained.


Episode content: Rise of vegetarianism

In this episode, we discuss a number of principles about the rise of vegetarianism contained within her book, Vegetarianism Explained, including:

  • the current prevalence of vegetarianism in our society
  • the key differences between the digestive tracts of herbivorous animals and humans
  • the role of animal foods and plant foods in the human diet
  • concerns around processed foods, whether animal or plant-based in origin
  • how the natural human senses should guide our food intake
  • some important considerations when adopting a vegetarian diet

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Connect with Dr Natasha on social media

Facebook @GAPSDrNatasha

Twitter @GAPSyndrome

Episode links

During the episode, Dr Natasha spoke of a charitable foundation that provides a large amount of free information. Visit the Weston A Price Foundation website.


Dr Natasha has written 3 books that you find out about and purchase by clicking the book covers below:

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Bonus video

Dr Natasha also recorded a short quick-fire question round with us to provide some quick thoughts and ideas about the subject of vegetarian diets. Enjoy.