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    The vegetarian myth

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    This is such a good book every should read it!

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    Unfortunately, even Paleo types agree that the book is error-strewn. I still believe there's a lot of truth within, but I can't give the book for someone to read knowing that there is so much errata within.

    It is a good read, though, and many valid points are made.

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    Great book! I wish I would have had it when I was in college. I think I might have avoided Endometriosis.

    Rip - Can you share the errors? Or a link that discusses them?

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    Not immediately. I did read a reasonable critique somewhere, will need to find it.

    The consensus, even amongst former supporters, is that there are good ideas but some bad science within. Nothing, however, that would stop me from believing that vegetarianism would be less than optimal, and that meat is unparalleled as a source of nutrition.

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    I'd be interested to know the errors too, Rip, if you could find that critique.

    Thanks

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    It's safe to say that Melissa McEwen is not a fan.
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    I am curious then if someone could recommend a book that covers the topic of vegetarianism as not the solution to planet crises and not the optimal diet. I know a lot of paleo/primal books cover meat as not the enemy, but I'm looking for one that addresses vegetarianism/veganism specifically as those would be the intended readers (my family, maybe someday).
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    The Vegetarian Myth actually does a pretty good job. If you don't want to buy it after reading the above review (which is a shame because it's a good read) then just find it at a real bookstore (if you have access to one) and look at it there and look at her footnotes and go seek out the footnotes. There are probably other resources but a quick google search only brought up some news articles that were light on substance, not books, and I didn't look very hard.
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    Try Beyond Broccoli. The first half is pretty good, but then she starts going off the deep end with the spirituality and raw foods IMO.

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    As an ex-vegetarian myself this book interested me, but I agree that it fell short on many levels. Just goes to show that there really is no one single path that we should all follow. Pick and choose what works best for you, and then go with it.

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