Whole foods plant-based diet
A whole foods plant-based diet (WFPB) involves avoiding all processed foods, all refined foods, meat, dairy, eggs, added sugars or oils, and is often followed for health reasons. 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 minimally processed.
Theory[edit | edit source]
Evidence for a vegetarian diet[edit | edit source]
General effects[edit | edit source]
Chronic fatigue syndrome[edit | edit source]
Costs and availability[edit | edit source]
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.
Clinical use[edit | edit source]
Criticism[edit | edit source]
Dr. Georgia Ede, a board-certified psychiatrist in Massachusetts who has had chronic fatigue syndrome, is critical of whole foods plant-based diets, particularly as regards impact on the brain and myelin.
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Whole food plant-based diets
- Center for Nutrition Studies
- Health Benefits of Plant-based Diets: Science Reports on Vegans & Vegetarians
- Plant-based diets - British Dietician Association
- NHS Live Well - The vegan diet
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "What Is a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet? - Center for Nutrition Studies". Center for Nutrition Studies. Aug 8, 2018. Retrieved Nov 16, 2018.
- "About Dr. Ede". Diagnosis:Diet. Retrieved Apr 6, 2019.
- Ede, Georgia. "The Brain Needs Animal Fat". Psychology Today. Retrieved Apr 6, 2019.
- "Your Brain on Plants: The Ultimate Guide to Micronutrients and Mental Health". Diagnosis:Diet. Sep 5, 2017. Retrieved Apr 6, 2019.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.