We are being poisoned. Poisoned, I tell you. All with the approval and, indeed, encouragement of our government.
Most doctors, who can read and can make better than average diagnostic recommendations, haven’t told their patients or the public that a plant food diet can save you from a myriad of diseases including heart disease, diabetes, strokes, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s. All who doubt this statement need to read T. Colin Campbell’s book, The China Study; Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn’s book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease; and his son, Rip Esselstyn’s book, Engine 2 Diet. These books are based on years of study.
These authors generally recommend diets completely free of fats and animal based food. This includes getting rid of olive oil in the so-called healthy Mediterranean diet. And skim milk even though there is no fat in skim milk. But it still has casein which promotes some cancers.
An amazing number of nutritionists, doctors, and even federal government agencies are promoting foods that are poisons. This is against an increasing tide of evidence that all animal based foods, and most processed foods will increase your chances of getting disease many times over. Not just a small percentage, but many times. Good genes won’t change that. Exercise and fitness won’t change that. They make a difference, but won’t stop the effects of the poisons.
If you want a healthy, long life take the advice of the above authors. But, you ask, how will I get enough protein? How will I get enough calcium? Won’t I get osteoporosis? I won’t get enough fat.
If you follow the plant food diet, you will get all those things. And in the case of calcium, studies show your bones will be in better shape than with an animal food and milk diet. You will likely loose some weight, even though you can eat all you want. Pig out! It is difficult to gain weight. But it is important to pay attention to detail. One author says “acute attention to detail.”
A wonderful benefit of this diet is that you can probably quit taking all pills. In the beginning, see a doctor and get blood tests frequently. Every month might be good. Some doctors will be surprised that your cholesterol gets down to 120 or 140. This is where you are almost guaranteed to never have a heart attack. The doctor may want you to take some vitamins. B-12 is a likely vitamin that is difficult to get in a plant food diet.
There are some recipes in their books that show a wonderful variety of tastes. Any change in diet as extreme as this will take some getting used to. But a new addiction to these plant foods finally takes hold. Your old addiction to fat will diminish. Dr. Esselstyn points out that even a small amount of fat—just a tab of butter now and then—keeps you addicted, just as one drink is to an alcoholic. A diet completely free of fat is what is needed.
Fat might be compared to strychnine. Strychnine in any amount is poison. Fat in any amount, is poison.
One of the studies mentioned in Rip Esselstyn’s book sticks in my mind: The Ninth International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders reported in 2004 that the following three things: obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, increased the risk of Alzeheimer’s in 1,500 older subjects by six fold. This study was over a period of twenty-one years.
A major barrier to changing the population’s diet to a strict plant food diet is that the businesses that support the animal food industry will fight any change. Just as the cigarette industry fought laws restricting cigarette consumption, even after everyone knew that tobacco was deadly. Politicians get money from these industries. Therefore the government supports these industries and provides them with various subsidies.
One hundred years from now, it is possible that everyone will recognize that animal foods are poisonous. Of course, the animal food industry won’t be out of business, just as the cigarette companies are not out of business. There will always be a segment of the population that will not listen to reason and will continue to eat animal based food.
The good news would be that our health costs will drop. Some estimates are over half. The energy needed for food will drop. Energy for plant food production is one sixth the cost of the energy for animal food production.
How would a major shift to plant food affectFort Worth? First, we might stop calling ourselves “Cowtown.” It would no longer be fashionable to own a ranch. Instead people would say, “We’re going out to our rutabaga farm this weekend.” Or, “I hope we get some rain soon. My beets are about dead.” Our annual get together used to be called “The Fat Stock Show.”
It is now called the “The Stock Show.” In the future it might just be “The Show.”
There will be a rash of litigation attorneys filing class action law suits against beef producers or chicken farmers. Their name and phone number would be on the front cover of the next phone book.
Television ads would present a message: “Has anyone in your family died from a heart attack or stroke in the past ten years? Did they drink milk or eat steaks? You may be entitled to a cash settlement. Call 888-FAT-DEAD right now, toll free.”
The words to the song: “Woopy Ti Yi Yo, Get along little doggie” would be: “Woopy Ti Yi Yo, get along little tofu.”