Robin Quivers Says Vegans Beat the Heat...

It’s been insanely hot lately and the heat kicked off an interesting conversation on The Howard Stern Show Wednesday. The newly fit, trim, and vegan, Robin Quivers, relayed a unique theory on heat and diet. Here’s the transcript:
Robin Quivers: My vegan-friends sort of laugh at this time of the year. I was with one of them the other day and they said, “All the meat-eaters complain about the heat.”

Artie Lange: What does that mean?

Fred Norris: Stop it!

Artie Lange: But could somebody explain to me what Robin just said? Do vegan-people not get warm or something?

Robin Quivers: This vegan was claiming to me that meat-eaters can’t stand the heat because digesting protein heats up the body and [meat-eaters] start to faint when it gets this hot and vegans are walking around no problem.

Howard Stern: That’s why lions always have to sleep in the middle of the day, they’re eating so much f**king meat.

Artie Lange: Do you hear Fred’s commentary on this? I agree with him completely.

Fred has been playing coo-coo sound effects the whole time.

Fred Norris: That is the silliest thing I have ever heard.

Robin Quivers: I didn’t say it. I’m just telling you what was said to me.
Now, just the other day I was thinking, “Man, it’s really hot out, but it’s not really bothering me.” And I eat a vegetable-based diet. So, could Robin’s friend be onto something? I asked Dr. Fuhrman and here’s what he had to say:
This is true. When you are thin and eat healthfully (mostly plants) it lowers your basal metabolic rate (slowing the aging process), which means that the heat does not bother you, but you become more sensitive to cold.
Hey now! Looks like the beautiful Mrs. Florentine—oops—I mean, Miss Quivers is onto something. Go Robin, go!
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michelle - June 12, 2008 12:31 PM

Awesome! I love Robin & the Stern Show!

Magnus Eliasson - June 12, 2008 1:14 PM

Yup. I love the heat, can't stand the cold. Good thing I live in Sweden :)

don stewart - June 13, 2008 7:39 AM

Perhaps the simplest, greatest contribution a person can make to solving the global warming issue is to eat Vegan and be thin and dial up the air conditioner or, mostly, leave it turned off. But, as Dr. Fuhrman says, you also have to invest in some long underwear for the winter.

Steve - June 13, 2008 7:53 AM

I have noticed this A LOT over the last 2 or 3 years (and I still have a way to go before my diet is totally Fuhrman approved). I also did a lot of bicycling in the heat (the breeze keeps the exercise bearable), then just increase your abilities slowly. You will be amazed at the change. Yesterday I went cycling, it was not terribly warm, I wore long tights a jacket and even a head band to cover my ears. I did over 35 miles and did not even finish my first water bottle. Not bad for a guy about to turn 52. Cheers Dr. F.!


BRIAN Clark - June 23, 2008 1:52 PM

I have followed Dr Fuhrmans vegan advise for two years . I lost 40 lbs very quickly.Don't feel the Florida heat like I did before going vegan, and I do feel the cold a lot more. Have received some major health benefits eating whole foods.
Thank you Dr Fuhrman.
Brian Clark.

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