This site is ALL about promoting health…
For Humans AND our Ecosystem.
Things that we value most—family, health, freedom, wealth and happiness—do not exist without sustainability. In other words, if we don’t learn how to live sustainably soon, life will be nothing more than a hell on Earth for those few of us who survive. — J. Morris Hicks
Our ecosystem is in BIG trouble! In a nutshell, the primary problem is our global feeding model—we’re eating the wrong food. And it’s taking a huge toll on our own health AND, more importantly the health of the ecosystem that sustains us as a species.
Not only are our food choices of meat, dairy, eggs and/or fish at almost every meal driving our out- of-control cost of healthcare— they’re also the primary cause of climate change. Incredibly, they’re also the leading drivers of water scarcity, soil erosion, species extinction, ocean pollution, deforestation & world hunger.
Complex Problems—Refreshingly Simple Solution. When enough humans simply choose to eat mostly whole, plant-based foods, it will be the biggest Win-Win in the history of the world. No less than our future as species hangs in the balance. All we need to do is spelled out succinctly in my printer-friendly:
SUSTAINABILITY is Topic #1. I write about it in my blogs, I talk about it in interviews and it is featured prominently in my public speaking. In my role as a sustainability activist, my favorite speech title is: Food. Health. Planet. Our Future as a Species. For more information, visit my Speaking page.
URGENT. TEN recent SUSTAINABILITY blogs featured below. They are among over 800 blogs related to the “big picture” consequences of our food choices. For the most recent 50 blogposts, scroll down in the right column; most recent are first >>>>
- NOTHING is more important than SUSTAINABILITY! By comparison, all else shrinks to insignificance. 1-25-14.
- Food Choices. The primary cause of global warming? Dedicated to the memory of the great climate specialist Dr. Robert Goodland. 2-4-14.
- Cancer. Heart disease. Global warming. Water scarcity. Warning, this one may make you angry. 2-6-14.
- SUSTAINABILITY. Our generation’s responsibility. We created the mess; now we must FIX it. And to do so, we must know the TRUTH. 2-13-14.
- “Living in Harmony with Nature” by Ted Turner. Perhaps the world’s last chance to save us all from the horrors of global warming. 2-26-14.
- “Not-so-funny” cartoon series. Saving our ecosystem. There is no FUN way to describe what we’re doing to our planet. This is VERY serious stuff. 3-3-14.
- Now that I am officially an activist…This post features my Bill & Melinda letter and was inspired by someone telling me to “persevere.” 4-9-14.
- Sharpened focus on SUSTAINABILITY at my home page. This blog features one of my comments on Bill Gates’ blog-site. 4-14-14.
- They say that Nero fiddled while Rome burned…Most humans think that live has never been better on this planet. Reminds me of Easter Island. 4-19-14.
- From bigot to activist—my seven steps to altruism. Tracing the lifelong background that led to my “workable plan” for saving our civilization. 5-4-14.
Plantrician announces the 2014 International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference for medical practitioners—September 17-20 in San Diego. Click here for all the details and a registration form—pbnhc.com. Be sure to ask your physician to attend. Tell her/him that “promoting health” is much more rewarding than “managing disease.”
Plantrician general update. A not-for-profit entity whose name was formed from 4 words: plants, nutrition, physician and planet. Our mission is to educate, equip and empower the world’s medical practitioners to promote health the way Hippocrates suggested 2400 years ago.
Click here for the latest overview of The Plantrician Project.
4-Minute Video. The “4Leaf Solution” The blinding flash of the obvious simple solution to the food problem that is wrecking our health and our environment—ultimately threatening our very existence as a species.
Slashing the cost of health care in businesses. Our flexible consulting approach for promoting health in all kinds of organizations. Now offering referral fees. Click here for more information, videos and a whole new approach to corporate wellness.
Not necessarily vegan or vegetarian. We promote a diet that consists of mostly whole, plant-based foods. We call it 4Leaf for Life, a concept built on maximizing the percentage of calories from whole plants—the healthiest food for humans.
How healthy are you eating? Take our 4Leaf Survey in two minutes to find out. See forms & instructions:
- Take the 4 Leaf Survey. Instructions Page
- 4Leaf Chart (One-page PDF for your refrigerator)
- Healthy recipes from Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen
Food Math 101 — Taking plant-based nutrition to our public schools (April of 2013) to 220 sixth graders at the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, CT. Click here for article on The Food Channel.
And now abideth these three: health, hope & harmony; but the greatest of these is harmony. — J. Morris Hicks
Prominent Medical Doctors now recommending Plant-Based for ALL Patients! Says Kaiser Permanente (America’s largest health provider). For a PDF of the powerful plant-based article in KP’s Spring 2013 Journal, Click Here. It’s really a HUGE deal when our largest health provider is advising its 17,000 physicians to:
“[C]onsider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients…encouraging whole, plant-based foods and discouraging meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods.”
In July of 2013, I was honored to be the first “repeat guest” on Marilu’s new internet Radio Show that is broadcast from Los Angeles weekdays to an international audience through Genesis Communications. Click these links to listen: the July 10 show, May 31–A and May 31 B.
Our Book. Check out the drop-down list under the BOOK tab above—Foreword by Dr. T. Colin Campbell; endorsed on the cover by Dr. Dean Ornish. Now available in paperback, Kindle, CD and audio for iPhone—also in ibooks. Order on Amazon
Check out the tabs. Particularly the “MD Help” tab and the drop-down list under the “Diseases” tab. For some great tasting, health-promoting food, check out the “Recipes” tab.
Take a look around the site and, if you have any questions, let us hear from you. Check out the drop-down list of over sixty categories of daily posts in the right column.
Prefer watching to reading? Take a look at the drop-down list under the VideoTab where you can see movies, CNN specials, and videos featuring Dr. T. Colin Campbell, President Bill Clinton and others.
The following five books and one DVD can be purchased on Amazon for a grand total of less than $60—and will enable you to understand the overwhelming challenges we face—along with the single most-powerful solution of all.
Six-Pack from Hicks—for health, hope & harmony on planet Earth
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The ”big picture” about food (our book)
- A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell; the primary book that influenced Bill Clinton to adopt a whole food, plant-based diet.
- What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
- A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
- Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unaware, by Richard Oppenlander.
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