Perfect Formula Diet, by Janice Stanger, PhD
Perfect Health Diet, by Paul Jaminet, PhD
I often get them confused. I think my brain just sees "Perfect Diet." But once I'm there, it's easy to tell the difference.
Stanger advocates a plant-based diet that excludes animal foods. It concentrates on whole foods including grains, potatoes, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. She recommends avoiding animal foods which can "reduce your level of IGF-1, a cancer-promoting hormone," and lessen exposure to hazardous environments chemicals, claiming "animal foods are the source of 89%-99% of the persistent organic pollutants in your body."
Jaminet regards cereal grains such as wheat, barley, oats, and corn, or foods made from them such as bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, and oatmeal as "toxic." Legumes and beans should be avoided, soy and peanuts "absolutely excluded." His diet recommends up to a pound a day of "meat, fish, and eggs" with organ meats such as liver and kidney "exceptionally nourishing." He also recommends "safe starches" such as root vegetables and tubers.
Interesting that two well-educated and well-meaning students of nutrition can arrive at so dissimilar "perfect" diets. It makes me wonder if a perfect diet really exists. What do you think, is there a "perfect" diet?