By Dr. Bob McCauley
There are no increased “risks” of moving to a vegan diet as long as you get enough protein. What you put into your body is 100% psychological, meaning you think it is healthy or you are use to eating it – so you eat it. I have witnessed many people become vegetarian or vegan and all they do is stop eating animal protein, meat, fish, eggs, dairy. The body does not need a lot of protein, only about 3 grams per meal. Unfortunately, people hear that the average adult needs 51 grams of protein, but that is really 51 grams of meat, which is only 15% protein.
Chlorella and spirulina are 60% protein, the highest of any foods. I have been a vegetarian for 38 years and I am in great health. I take a small handful, 4 grams, with every meal. I just got my blood work back. At 61, I’m on zero medications and in perfect physical health.