Whole foods plant-based diet

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A whole foods plant-based diet (WFPB) involves avoiding all processed foods, all refined foods, meat, dairy, eggs, added sugars or oils, and eating wholefoods, including fruit and vegetables, and a limited amount of nuts and seeds instead.[1] It is often followed for health reasons.[1]

A whole foods plant-based diet is similar to a vegan diet but allows honey (an animal product) and does not allow any refined foods; foods must be unprocessed or minimally processed, for example tofu.[1]

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A whole foods plant-based diet does not require any particular foods or products and can be followed by people in any part of the world.

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Dr. Georgia Ede, a board-certified psychiatrist in Massachusetts who has had chronic fatigue syndrome,[2] is critical of whole foods plant-based diets, particularly as regards impact on the brain and myelin.[3][4]

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  1. 1.01.11.2 "What Is a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet? - Center for Nutrition Studies". Center for Nutrition Studies. Aug 8, 2018. Retrieved Nov 16, 2018. 
  2. "About Dr. Ede". Diagnosis:Diet. Retrieved Apr 6, 2019. 
  3. Ede, Georgia. "The Brain Needs Animal Fat". Psychology Today. Retrieved Apr 6, 2019. 
  4. "Your Brain on Plants: The Ultimate Guide to Micronutrients and Mental Health". Diagnosis:Diet. Sep 5, 2017. Retrieved Apr 6, 2019. 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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