My interview on The Thinking Vegan Blog By Ginny Messina|2011-10-24T10:45:14-04:00October 24th, 2011|Tags: interviews|7 Comments Thank you to Gary Smith for interviewing me about Vegan for Life for his blog, The Thinking Vegan. You can read the interview here. (Let me know what you think.) Share FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail 7 Comments JL goes Vegan October 24, 2011 at 3:40 pm - Reply Great interview, Ginny! (I left a comment there, too). Ginny Messina October 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm - Reply Thank you, JL–and thanks for tweeting the interview, too! Robin October 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm - Reply I haven’t looked at the interview yet, but I do want to thank you for a wonderful book. I recently went vegan after almost 20 years as a vegetarian. Your book was easy to read and very informative. I’ve read so much in the past year, but this tops the list. Thank you! Ginny Messina October 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm - Reply Robin, I’m so glad you found the book helpful. Let me know if you ever have any questions. Carla Vissers October 25, 2011 at 9:47 am - Reply Great interview! I really appreciate how you consistently (not just in this interview, but in all of your work) focus on the ethics of veganism. My 24-year-old niece just went vegan a couple of weeks ago. I plan on giving her a copy of Vegan for Life when I see her this weekend! Greg Rekas October 31, 2011 at 8:03 am - Reply I can’t access the “full story”? Kate (from New Zealand) April 4, 2012 at 1:28 am - Reply Great interview Ginny – voice of reason as always. You say that those doctors advocating no added fats diets have not kept up with the latest nutritional science. But what about the studies cited by Caldwell Esselstyn and others showing damage to the endothelial lining of the arteries from a meal containing olive oil? I would prefer to use some olive oil (in moderation) but those studies bother me a bit. And nuts – the low fat camp argue that they elevate omega-6 fatty acids too much, and indeed peanuts and most other nuts do contain quite a lot of n-6 fats. So it does seem easy, if you consume both olive oil (which has some n-6) and nuts daily, to end up with a rather high n6/n3 ratio. Having some flax seed each day helps offset that, but you would need a lot of flax to bring that ratio down to the recommended 2:1 ratio. I’d appreciate your comments. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.