Life and Health recently took a field trip down to Loma Linda California. We were there to attend the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition at Loma Linda University. We had a great time listening to the speakers, networking with people, as well as enjoying some great food.
One of the speakers at the congress was Claus Leitzmann Ph.D., an internationally renowned expert on nutrition. He is the co-author of the books “Dictionary of Nutrition,” and “Vegetarian Nutrition,” as well as the winner of several prestigious awards. Although he is now retired from his professorship at Justus Liebig University in Germany, he was invited to speak at the Congress.
He gave a fascinating lecture on the history of vegetarianism that touched upon several interesting topics. We had an opportunity to catch up with him later in the weekend and ask him some questions about vegetarian nutrition.
Here are the questions and his responses (click the links below to watch the videos):
At the end of our conversation with Claus we asked him what opportunities we had to change our culture towards a vegetarian diet. He replied that we are examples to others. Whether we want to be or not does not matter; the fact is we are examples. We should live our lives conscious of this fact and remember that others are watching.