Plant-based Diet: Facts & Fiction

By: Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD

Many people believe that a plant-based diet is good for you. But to really qualify for this designation, it must be supported by well-designed studies.

My healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente, once sent me a glossy brochure extolling the virtues of a plant-based diet. My own diet is already rich in fruits and veggies and I rarely eat meat except for…