Is a Strict, 100% Vegan Diet Optimal (for Everyone)? A 100% vegan diet - done intelligently - can work well for many people, but that does not mean it is optimal for everyone. This article examines a variety of issues related to strict vegan diets: nutritional requirements with an emphasis on essential fatty acids (EFAs) and choline, common logical fallacies found in vegetarian advocacy, and the naive naturalism promoted in the raw, vegan, and vegetarian communities.
What is Humanity's Ancestral (Natural) Diet? Select elements of the metabolic and genetic evidence for human omnivory are discussed in this article commissioned by a raw vegetarian magazine. Other topics covered include:
This version includes material excluded from the print version for length considerations, and includes the full reference list. Although written from a pro-vegetarian perspective, the article should be of interest to those interested in "natural" diets, e.g., Paleo, Primal, and many other diets.