We had the good fortune of connecting with Duncan Burns and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Duncan, is there something you believe many others might not?
I disagree with the conventional thinking (from centuries) that a healthy diet includes chicken, beef, eggs, dairy, fish, or animal products.
Eating animal products in the 21st century is unnecessary and is increasing the malady of our worst health problems: heart disease, type two diabetes, certain forms of cancer, digestive failure and many more.
We are mistakenly concerned with eating animal protein, when it turns out that killing animals is an unhealthy source of protein. Far healthier sources of protein are whole food plant-based. Plant based food provides the only source of the much needed fiber in our diet and allows our bodies to synthesize the actual proteins we need: human proteins.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I have been very proud that in attempting to invent a device, I have discovered a method to keep vegetables fresh, out on the table throughout the week. This a change for the kitchen landscape.
See healthy food. Having vegetables become part of our daily life by actually seeing them on the table and even grabbing a veggie for a quick munch, will be a part of future healthy lifestyles
This has been a very difficult journey. I was blessed to begin with a start up accelerator called Expert Dojo. CEO Brian MacMahon was a fantastic influence in my motivation. Along the way it’s been somewhat lonely in terms of continuing effort. Izzy Lozada of Fidelity Equity has now become a force for real movement forward in my company. It’s good to find help from people who have walked the walk many times.
To enable you through the difficulties that you will face you, make sure that the product you were selling is truly with integrity. It has to be for real.
Stay focused on what you believe are the strengths. Yes, be open to comments and suggestions. but when it comes down to it, too many cooks can weaken the core vision.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I have lived in Los Angeles all my life and still I’m discovering great places to go. On this trip I would pretty much go along the coast because I’m a beach person (…although I have had wonderful times in the nearby San Gabriel Mountains up Highway 2.)
This beach trip would begin in Palos Verdes which is a beautiful area that I’ve recently discovered. It has beautiful parks and cliffs over picturesque beaches that are fresh and almost feel untouched.
Then we would wind our way up towards the Venice bike path up and to Santa Monica, plenty of action in both places and a lot to see.
Then I would cool out again get away from the pack, head north into Malibu and past the upper campgrounds and parks along the beaches north of Malibu to a few stretches of beach that are dotted up the coast off PCHwy 1. Look for the state parks that are merely a driveway towards the beach. Wonderful walks. Peace of mind. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shout-out is to the book written by Dr. T Colin Campbell and his son Thomas Campbell called: “The China Study” “The most comprehensive Study of Nutrition ever conducted and the startling implications for diet wait and long-term health.”
The book documents the evidence from researching 6,500 villages in China. Each location was studied for the foods eaten, diseases and health hardships. The book was written by the man who actually oversaw the entire study.
I could shout out to other writings and even documentaries that show how the whole food plant-based lifestyle is truly stunning in it’s healthy affect. But these other writings are continuations of that one book and they acknowledge it’s research.
“Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” Esselstyn M.D.
“Forks Over Knives”
“Open Heart” by Akil Taher M.D.
Photo credits to. Duncan Burns, VeggiDome. Except only photo of me in kitchen: Chille de Castro. The other person is my CFO Philip Nardell (at a Vegfest)