NYC Junto Podcast – Debate: Nina Teicholz & John Mackey 2015

March 9, 2015

March 5, 2015 – Debate: Nina Teicholz & John Mackey
“An animal foods/low-carb centered diet is unhealthy compared with a 90+% plant-based diet that excludes sugar and refined grain products.”

Teicholz takes the negative and Mackey takes the affirmative.


Teicholz, an investigative reporter, spent nine years researching nutrition science for her book “The Big Fat Surprise: Why butter, meat & cheese belong in a healthy diet,” a NY Times bestseller. A “Best Book” of 2014 by the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, also “The Most Memorable Healthcare Book of 2014” by Forbes: It’s received rave reviews, including this one by the editor, British Medical Journal:

Mackey’s working on a book about healthy diet. He’s co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. His stores often have Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutrient Density numbers on items on the salad bar. Fuhrman says 90% of the daily diet should be nutrient rich plant foods:

Whole Food Market’s healthy eating:

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