Though it doesn’t happen as often as it used to, I still encounter at least a couple of people every week who still believe that we need to eat animal protein to be strong/fit/muscular/etc. It’s not just frustrating for the obvious reasons, but also because the very foods most feel we need to eat are the very same foods that are killing us. In the past couple of weeks, I have heard at least 4 quotes about how 90-95% of the illnesses we treat in our country are a result of lifestyle choices and NOT genetics. Deepak Chopra said it when Rita and I saw him, and since, I have heard 2 doctors say it and yesterday read the same thing in this article. It’s time to stop blaming health care providers and our health care system for the trouble we have created for ourselves. YES, I do know that there are certain (5-10% of all) cancers and diseases like Alzheimer’s that we are genetically predisposed to get and we may not (or may) have control over them, but type 2 diabetes, most cancers and most cases of heart disease are all preventable. You have at least 3 opportunities every single day to use food to dig your own grave, or instead to use it as a totally awesome “medication.”
Why Everyone Should Eat More Plants
By Rich Roll | Posted on February 18, 2014
Judith Amberson says
I’m not a total vegan, but I have added many more vegies and fruits to my diet. As you know we try to grow most of the greens and tomatoes in our garden, which gives us the peace of mind knowing how the are grown.
I agree with all of the things you pointed out about the health of our nation and the obesity problems that exist today. Part of the problem is that the farmers and producers of our food lie to us about how they grow and raise farm animals. Cage free-chickens aren’t really cage free. Just means that they are kept in less cramped pens. Meat is laced with hormones. Sodium and sugars all over the place. Makes you want not to eat!
Bonni-I think we need to educate our people about reading labels and try to eliminate those products we have no idea of what they are. Canned vegies are pumped with sodium and sugars, along with chemicals we can’t even pronounce.
Our health care providers need to educate their patients about food instead of fixing them! That’s what happened with the anti-smoking campaign.
Our kids need to move more and our schools need to get rid of all the junk food in the cafeteria.
I’m with Mrs. Obama. We the people need to get involved.
Now we know, that many people will say no one has the right to tell us what to eat, but we the people all have to pay for the heath care all of those who choose not to care about eating and exercising properly.
So very well said, Judy. All of it.
You guys grow some really beautiful, delicious stuff in that garden. Sam definitely has a green thumb! I am amazed at the abundance you are able to grow. Thanks for sharing 🙂
All the points you make I so agree with. The deceit in all the food industries and their advertisers is frightening and leaves us all so confused. We do need to read the actual ingredients (not the catchy slogans on products like “healthful,” “nutritionally dense,” “whole grain,” and “all natural,” which mean NOTHING) and understand what they are.
Thanks for your great input!
Judith Amberson says
Back in nineteen hundred eighty three I was working as a park ranger. A co-worker (a vegetarian) was aware of my service connected ailments. She suggested that I see her Dr., a holistic chiropractor. When I met him, he did not want to know what the medical doctors diagnosis was. Using Iridology,( the study of the iris of the eye for indications of bodily health and disease ), saliva testing, and other techniques, the Dr. was spot on. The result was a daily regimen of Aloe Vera juice, Slippery Elm bark, and other minerals and herbs along with six fruits and six vegetables. I continued to eat meat, mostly fish, maybe 5x’s a week but only once in a day. I include eggs and cheese in that. No Cheese was too hard!! Pizza pizza!! Within a week I began to feel a difference. Within a month I felt like a new man. Mentally, physically and emotionally.
Bonni I am pleased to discover your website. I’ve since that time digressed in my eating habits and this is a shot in the arm. After losing 20lbs due to stress and poor eating habits I was alarmed that the big C was back. I’m going to the doctor for tests but realise I need to eat right.
Thanks for looking out for others.
Larry–hard to catch up on a lifetime in a paragraph. I will definitely be keeping good thoughts for you. Keep me posted, please. I am thinking everyone’s health would improve with 6 fruits and six veggies a day. My veganism was an evolution from years of being a vegetarian. My now 30 year old son took up the vegan lifestyle about 15 years ago. While I don’t believe EVERYTHING can be cured by what we eat, I think many, many, many things can be. A huge turning point for me was reading the book THE CHINA STUDY and then seeing the movie FORKS OVER KNIVES…
KEEP TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF AND THANKS FOR YOUR KIND WORDS! Keep me in the loop