Dr. Terry Mason, COO of Cook County Department of Public Health

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Dr. Terry Mason talks poop! Yep, we get…real.

COO of Illinois’ Cook County Department of Public Health, Dr. Terry Mason, sits down with me to explain what our bodies need.  Comparing our bodies to machines that need care and upkeep, just like with a car, Dr. Mason explains that you need to give it the right inputs for it to run well.  

Dr. Terry Mason on Awesome Vegans

In 2004, Mason was having a heart attack while on a tread mill and was told to go on medicine. Getting only four hours of nutritional education in medical school, Dr. Mason decided to research what he could do instead of meds and found his way to a whole-food, plant-based diet. He subsequently lost almost 50 pounds. 

Dr. Terry Mason on Awesome Vegans

Dr. Mason’s conviction is palpable.  He explains that the average person eats 57 pounds of chicken and 100 pounds of meat a year on the standard American diet (many say over 200 pounds if fish is included). It is no wonder that many Americans are unhealthy and suffering. For some plant-based recipe options, click here.

Dr. Terry Mason on Awesome Vegans

As if this isn’t enough, we also talk about the nitty-gritty: POOP! Think you are healthy? Listen in and watch to find out and to learn about…POOP!

Dr. Mason is running a Food Summit, October 4 and 5. To attend, click here.

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Dr. Terry Mason

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