Saturday, October 27, 2012

Know what's in it.

You should know what's in what you eat and drink. Maybe you think you know? I would bet that you do not. It is estimated that more than 97% of Americans do not know. You should care enough to at least know. Learn what food and drink contain harmful disease promoting ingredients, and learn which promote health. Then when you are much older, you can look back at your life and either 1) be happy you turned to a healthy lifestyle way back when, or ... 2) regret that you didn't. Heart attack? I hope I never experience that pain. Cancer? Don't even want to think about it. I realize it is hard to find out that some of your favorite food and drink you've been eating and drinking all your life, under the assumption that they are healthy for you- that you need them for good health, are in actuality disease promoting, like:
Milk, cheese, eggs, all meat, all fish including salmon, and all oils- (yes, even olive oil) have disease promoting qualities and should not be sought for good health. But...when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at, change. What this means is, when you find out what food and drink is healthy, and what is not, you will look at what you consume differently. Hopefully you will start to look at the unhealthy food and drink you used to consume in a negative way, and you will start to look at the healthy food and drink you are beginning to add to your diet in a positive way. Are your unhealthy food and drink addictions worth a shorter life, pain, pills, expense, less time to spend with your children/grandchildren? "Know what's in it." To find out what's healthy to eat and drink: http://peopleforplants.blogspot.com/ and especially: http://peopleforplants.blogspot.com/2012_05_01_archive.html Doctor McDougall says "Fish is not health food. All food from animals, birds, and fish cause inflammation in the human body. All have disease promoting qualities." I realize the truth is hard to hear. In many, it causes cognitive dissonance: http://peopleforplants.blogspot.com/2011/08/why-is-it-so-hard-for-some-to-switch-to.html

Heart disease in kids?!

I recently watched an HBO special: because of the unhealthy western diet (junk food/junk drink/food from animals- meat and dairy), children are starting to show signs of the beginnings of heart disease!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Can you do it? Yes you can.

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at, change." If you want to, you can change the way you look at food and drink. All it takes is an open mind. Again, the first thing you need to do is learn what foods are healthy, and what foods are not. For these answers, study the Welcome entry at http://peopleforplants.blogspot.com/ If you can turn to a healthy lifestyle, you'll feel better, look better, live longer, and you'll be a tremendous influence to those around you, especially children. Sadly, the great majority of people are unable to rid unhealthy animal foods addiction. They shorten their lives by what they eat and drink.

If you would like to lose weight:

Read http://peopleforplants.blogspot.com/2012_05_01_archive.html

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Breast Cancer Treatment

More video advice from the good doctor. Pay special attention to "the 60%": http://drmcdougall.com/video/mcdougalls_moments_breast_cancer_treatment.html

Saturday, October 6, 2012

What can be done?

From author and philanthropist John Robbins: "Americans today spend a smaller percentage of our income on food than any people in the history of the world. And we spend vastly more on disease care than any people have ever done. Meanwhile, we have the highest rate of obesity any nation has ever experienced. These facts are deeply related. The annual health insurance premiums paid by the average American family now exceed the gross yearly income of a full-time minimum-wage worker. Every thirty seconds, someone in the U.S. files for bankruptcy due to the costs of treating a health problem. The chairman of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, says his company spends more money on insurance for its employees than it spends on coffee. In all the heated debate about healthcare reform, there is one basic fact that is rarely discussed – the one thing that could dramatically bring down the costs of healthcare while improving human health. The single most effective step most people can take to improve their health is to eat a healthier diet. The CDS (Communicable Disease Service) estimates that 75% of U.S. healthcare spending goes to treat chronic diseases, most of which are preventable and linked to the food we eat. Today, it’s primarily unhealthy foods like feedlot meat, sweetened beverages, and processed foods with added fats and sweeteners that are the cheapest to purchase. What will it take to turn this around, so that it becomes easier and more affordable for people to eat healthier foods? How can we break the cultural trance that permits industrial fast food and factory farms so much control over both national and state food policies, and ultimately over what most of us eat? How can we create a food system that provides us with foods that are nutritious, affordable, and produced in a sustainable and humane manner? What do we need to know, and what do we need to do, to be part of a genuinely healing food revolution?" What can be done? For starters, educate yourself as to which foods are healthy, and which foods are not: Read nutritional expert Dr. John McDougall"s new book "The Starch Solution". http://peopleforplants.blogspot.com/2012_05_01_archive.html It is a MASTERPIECE.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Depleted Soil Pitch re Supplements

Directly from Dr. McDougall's book The Starch Solution, page 156: The sales pitch goes like this: "You must take supplements because of the poor condition of soil these days. The crops you eat were grown in soil that has been drained of its nutrients from years of overfarming. Now the foods that grow in them are also deficient in vitamins and minerals. Supplements will correct this problem by providing these missing nutrients." (From Dr M:) This simply is not true. Plants synthesize vitamins; they are not found in the soil. If a plant is going to bear roots, seeds, flowers, and/or fruits fit for sale, then it is going to have to produce all of the organic chemicals that are necessary for its own survival. We call the plant-derived organic chemicals vital for human nutrition vitamins. Your risk of suffering from mineral deficiency caused by depleted soil is so incredibly small that a single case would make national headlines. That's because you eat foods grown in a variety of soil: corn grown in Nebraska, grapes from Chile, bananas from Panama, and so forth. In the unlikely chance that one food was low in a mineral due to depleted soil, your next food would likely contain an abundant supply. People take supplements to protect against unfounded fears of developing deficiencies, and false hopes of preventing and curing illnesses that those deficiencies have never been known to cause (for example heart disease and cancer).

Heavenly burger?

I was driving along on an interstate yesterday and I saw a big billboard advertising a business that said, "Have a Halo Burger, go towards the light!" was this company's advertising slogan. This is wrong on so many levels. Using religion to sell a burger? Meat is not only unhealthy for people, and unhealthy for the earth, this company is using religion to make money. And how about the living conditions for the animals who were factory farmed raised for these "heavenly" burgers? All foods from animals cause inflammation/have disease promoting qualities. As John McDougall, MD says, "Animal foods are the wrong food for humans."