Racing past environmental “tipping points” in 2015

That’s what appears to be happening per latest scientific study.

Planetary BoundariesA new scientific paper published this week triggered alarming headlines around the world. But, as always, these alarming stories describing critical emergencies do not include any clarity whatsoever about what must be done to save our civilization. From the Washington Post article:

At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a “safe operating space” for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.

The paper contends that we have already crossed four “planetary boundaries.” They are the extinction rate; deforestation; the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere; and the flow of nitrogen and phosphorous (used on land as fertilizer) into the ocean.

Washington PostA few of the headlines from around the world:

  1. Washington Post article. Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine “planetary boundaries”
  2. Chart of boundaries. Planetary boundaries: Gauging the limits (Washington Post)
  3. Scripps Institution of OceanographyEarth Has Crossed Several ‘Planetary Boundaries,’ Thresholds of Human Induced Environmentaal Changes
  4. Reuters. Humans push planet beyond boundaries towards “danger zone”
  5. Daily Science Journal. Humans Crossed Four Planetary Boundaries, Study Says
  6. Canada.com. Humans needs to change course to stay within planetary boundaries
  7. New Zealand HeraldEarth pushing ‘planetary boundaries’
  8. Business GreenWorld in ‘danger zone’ as four planetary boundaries crossed
  9. The RegisterFERTILISER DOOM warning! ‘Planetary boundary’ breaches to END CIVILIZATION
J. Morris Hicks, always trying to focus on the big picture.

J. Morris Hicks, always trying to focus on the big picture.

Since no CLARITY regarding the solution was provided in any of the articles above, I will provide some here. The simple answer is that we MUST learn to live in harmony with nature, yet we continue to get further away every year. I recently described our dilemma with this mental image:

Imagine an enormous freight train, loaded with all 7.2 billion of the world’s humans, adding another million passengers every four days and racing like a rocket toward a gigantic rock wall at 100 mph—constantly gaining more speed. What I am describing is an URGENT situation; one that requires URGENT action.

We have four primary issues that must be addressed for us to live in harmony with nature: overpopulation, overconsumption, dependence on fossil fuels and our harmful and wasteful typical western diet with some combination of meat, dairy, eggs and/or fish three meals a day.

The urgency is driven by the fact that we simply don’t have the necessary time to address the first three. They will take many decades (if not centuries) to resolve and we may be down to just a few years as the experts agree that we’re rapidly approaching or passing certain tipping points, beyond which there is no possibility of avoiding the worst effects of crossing all these planetary boundaries.

Stephen Emmott's book will help the pope understand the unprecedented planetary emergency we face.

Emmott’s book is a great one-hour read describing the horrifying dilemma we’re in.

That leaves our harmful, wasteful and unsustainable diet. That’s the only one of the four issues that can be addressed quickly. But we haven’t even started. Consider this little factoid from my friend in the UK:

Simply to feed ourselves for the next forty years, we will need to produce more food than the entire agricultural output of the past 10,000 years combined. — Stephen Emmott, “TEN BILLION”

The Bottom Line. There is no possible way that we can learn to live in harmony with nature without radically changing what we’re eating—ultimately taking the animal out of the equation. Not only are plant-based foods far healthier for us than animal foods—on a per calorie basis, they also require about 1/10th as much land, water and energy. Here’s my conclusion and appeal for world leaders to step up and help prevent the greatest mass extinction in the past 65 million years:

Things that we value most—family, health, freedom, happiness, friends, peace and wealth—do not exist without sustainability. In other words, if we don’t quickly learn how to live in harmony with nature, life will be nothing more than a hell on Earth for those few of us who survive. — J. Morris Hicks

A few of my earlier blogs on this crucial topic. Check out the cartoons in #7.

  1. NOTHING is more Important than Sustainability! By comparison, all else shrinks to insignificance. 1-25-14.
  2. Tearing down the single biggest roadblock to sustainability My “locked brains” article. 10-23-14.
  3. Food Choices. The primary cause of global warming? Dedicated to the memory of the great climate specialist Dr. Robert Goodland. 2-4-14.
  4. Cancer. Heart disease. Global warming. Water scarcity. Warning, this one may make you angry. 2-6-14.
  5. Were humans the “infestation” of Easter Island? I believe that they were and think that you will agree. Contains two great videos, 1-minute and 7-minutes. 8-9-13
  6. “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.
  7. “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.
  8. 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.
  9. They say that Nero fiddled while Rome burned…Most humans think that life has never been better on this planet. Reminds me of Easter Island. 4-19-14.

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

  1. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (our book)
  2. A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD 
  3. 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.
  4. What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Survey. It takes 2 or 3 minutes. eCornell is now using our survey in their plant-based nutrition course. Check it out on your smartphone at eCornell.com/4Leaf-Survey.

International. We’re now reaching people in over 100 countries. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or get daily blog notices by “following” us in the top of the right-hand column. For occasional updates, join our periodic mailing list.

J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, visit our 4Leaf Program and also enjoy some great recipes from Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at jmorrishicks@me.com. Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member since 2012; click banner for more info:

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2015—Long Overdue Breakthrough Year

For unleashing the world-changing power of plant-based eating

As with Bill Clinton, this book will allay the Pope's fears about the quality of a plant-based diet.

This is the book that got things rolling big time in 2015.

Long before The China Study was published in December of 2004, (ten years ago this month) Dr. T. Colin Campbell was publishing life-saving and world-changing truths about food. For over twenty-five years, he has been trying to tell the world about the leading cause of most chronic illnesses, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

Yet, there is still not a single school of nutrition nor a single school of medicine that is actively promoting those incredible truths that could save million of lives each year AND contribute mightily to the health of our fragile ecosystem, on which all humans depend for survival. NOT A SINGLE ONE!

Not only are those schools not actively promoting those incredible truths, many of the top schools are doing all that they can to suppress them; thereby depriving the innocent public of crucial information that we all need for longterm survival. Enough is enough. It’s now time for the public to hear about what’s been going on behind the scenes in our large healthcare organizations and in our schools of medicine and nutrition.

2015 Breakthrough #1—Enlightened journalism to the rescue. While I am not at liberty to write about exactly what is happening, I am predicting that some powerful stories on this crucial topic will be shared with the public in a number of highly regarded mainstream publications in this new year.

51L9zAy1Y+L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_2015 Breakthrough #2—Stop Feeding Your Cancer, by John Kelly. That’s the name of a newly released book by a medical doctor in Ireland who is showing his patients how to beat cancer. And guess where he learned how to do that?

He read The China Study, the 2004 book that nutritional science and mainstream medicine still do not take seriously. From the online book review:

John Kelly, MDWhat Kelly has to say about the medical profession, dominated by consultants who rarely look beyond their own highly specialised areas, is telling.

But it is his exposure of the refusal of specialists to take on board this new way of treating cancer – or even to consider it – that makes this such an important book.

Book review: The Dublin doctor who is beating cancer

You can read the book’s preface free. Using Amazon’s “Look Inside” function at this link:  Stop Feeding Your Cancer: One Doctor’s Journey

With industry now controlling our schools of nutrition, is academic freedom dead?

Perhaps the leading school of nutrition in the world—still not taking the plant-based solution seriously

2015 Breakthrough #3—Mainstream doctors embrace plant-based. Long before our schools of nutrition and medicine get around to teaching how we can save millions of lives while reducing taking a quick two trillion dollars out of the USA cost of healthcare, many mainstream physicians have already started doing it. Thanks to the good work of organizations like the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, Forks Over Knives, Plantrician and many others—the ranks of the fully enlightened medical professionals is about ready to explode. Two of those mainstream professionals are featured here:

Dr. Kerry Graff. I wrote recently about my friend and co-writer for our next book. She’s not yet sure how she can earn a living in a business model currently based on managing disease, but she is 100% committed to doing it. As she says, you can’t put a dollar amount on the joy a physician feels when she helps patients get rid of disease and take charge of their health. Read all about Kerry Graff in this earlier blogpost. The Future of Medicine Starts Here—Canandaigua, NY Also, you’ll want to read her powerful “introduction” to our new book whose working title is the 4Leaf Pocket Guide to Vibrant Health.

Dr. Robert Ostfeld

Dr. Robert Ostfeld

Dr. Robert Ostfeld. Did I say mainstream?  A cardiologist, he earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa; his MD from Yale University School of Medicine; and his Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is now the director of the Cardiac Wellness Program and associate professor of Clinical Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Excerpts from a well + GOOD article published yesterday:

“When I got [to Montefiore], I started doing what I was trained to do. I encouraged patients to take guideline-based medications…[but] people weren’t getting  profoundly better. It was after that, I stumbled across The China Study.” (You know, that groundbreaking book that made a lot of connections between food and disease.)

“Disappointingly…the benefits are not well-known in the medical community. Some physicians are very open-minded to it and others are not. We should be open-minded to all things that help our patients.”

Kaiser Permanente logo2015 Breakthrough #4—Major Healthcare Organizations. The healthcare of millions of Americans is handled by huge organizations who actually benefit financially when their patients get healthy. Even so, we’re finding that most of the physicians there are still not open-minded to a widespread replacement of “disease care” with true health promotion. One of the CEO’s of one such organization recently told one of my colleagues how he felt about telling patients about a disease-reversing plant-based diet.

He said that to him a plant-based diet was a bit extreme. As such, since he was not prepared to adopt it himself, it wouldn’t be right for him to ask his patients to embrace such a diet.

To me, that is a big problem—and here’s why. All physicians have the responsibility to provide their patients with the very best advice available when it comes to their health. That means telling them the complete truth about certain diet-styles that some may have previously considered “extreme.” Why is that? Because there is now a mountain of evidence that supports the fact most chronic disease can be reversed simply by eating a lot more whole plants.

While this “mountain of evidence” has pretty much been hidden from the public until now, I think that the time has come to get that life-saving information out to EVERYONE. All won’t act on it right away, but they deserve to hear it. And the primary access vehicle to that truth is their physician; whether or not that physician is willing to adopt that superior diet-style him/herself.

Hippocrates

Hippocrates

When the big news referenced above starts breaking, these large organizations are going to be forced to start taking much better care of their patients. Isn’t it time for all these organizations to become truly accountable to their patients and tell ALL of them this simple advice from Hippocrates? “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” 

(See my blog entitled Plant-Based for ALL Patients! says Kaiser-Permanente)

The Bottom Line. As the news about the incredible POWER of whole plants to reverse disease becomes common knowledge, change will come and it may very well come quickly.

2015 is THE YEAR for that NEWS to break and for that rapid CHANGE to begin.

SUSTAINABILITY. Finally, let’s not forget the fact that the primary cause of our poor health is also the primary cause of ALL of our major environmental issues that threaten the sustainability of our civilization. They’re all driven by the toxic diet that we have chosen to eat. A few of my blogs on that topic during the past twelve months:

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

  1. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (our book)
  2. A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD 
  3. 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.
  4. What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Survey. It takes 2 or 3 minutes. eCornell is now using our survey in their plant-based nutrition course. Check it out on your smartphone at eCornell.com/4Leaf-Survey.

International. We’re now reaching people in over 100 countries. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or get daily blog notices by “following” us in the top of the right-hand column. For occasional updates, join our periodic mailing list.

J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, visit our 4Leaf Program and also enjoy some great recipes from Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at jmorrishicks@me.com. Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member since 2012; click banner for more info:

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The Remarkable Pope Francis—Cuba and Beyond!

My Christmas Prayer for 2014 involves his special leadership.

My special Christmas photo that I snapped last week on December 13, 2014.

Christmas photo that I snapped on December 13, 2014, in Vermont. All that WHITE reminds me of the pope.

In my most recent blogpost a few weeks ago, after hearing of his speech at a U.N. conference about world hunger and the environment, I made an appeal for the pope to get seriously involved in promoting the ONLY pragmatic solution to climate change and sustainability. That appeal was posted on 11-26-14. Pope speaks out regarding FOOD & ENVIRONMENT

Three weeks later, we learn of how Pope Francis helped facilitate the normalization of relations with Cuba—after 53 years. From the NY Times (See link below):

WASHINGTON — The deal that freed an American jailed in Cuba and ended 53 years of diplomatic estrangement between the United States and Cuba was blessed at the highest levels of the Holy See but cut in the shadowy netherworld of espionage.

A personal appeal from Pope Francis, American officials said, was critical in persuading Cuba’s president, Raúl Castro, to agree to a prisoner swap and the freeing of the American aid worker Alan P. Gross. The pope, officials said, acted as a “guarantor” that both sides would live up to the terms of a deal reached in secret.

How can anyone not like this guy?

How can anyone not like this guy?

Just a month earlier (10-23-14), I had mentioned the Pope in my “top ten list” of potential global leaders capable of Tearing down the single biggest roadblock to sustainability.

After fully understanding that longterm sustainability of our ecosystem AND our species is not possible without changing the way we eat—he will know what to do. Here’s what I said near the end of that post:

Circulate this article. Find those leaders. Dispel that protein myth. Unlock the brains of the best, brightest, wealthiest and most powerful leaders on Earth. Who are they? Here’s my top-ten list and someone you know may know how to reach them:

Pope Francis, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Bloomberg, Prince Charles, Warren Buffett, Joel Osteen, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama.

Few people took me seriously when I mentioned the pope’s name two months ago in that 10-23 blogpost. Since then, he’s spoken to the U.N. about world hunger and the environment AND he’s helped broker a normalization of relations with Cuba. With a bit of enlightenment about the lunacy of the way we’re eating in the developed world, who knows what an impact he could have in bringing about rapid global change on this most urgent of ALL topics?

Update. There is a Catholic priest in Newfoundland (a new friend of mine) who is currently working on a plan for gaining an audience with Pope Francis to discuss this crucial topic. Stay tuned.

Two more Christmas Photos, the first taken by my son during a recent “dawn patrol” at Wachusett Mountain. He ski-hikes up in the dark and skis down at sunrise. Then he goes to work. The second one is a recent photo of my refrigerator, decorated with Christmas cards featuring the images of ALL six of my grandchildren.

Merry Christmas from Jason Hicks, the co-author of "Healthy Eating, Healthy World."

Merry Christmas from Jason Hicks, the co-author of “Healthy Eating, Healthy World.”

2014 Christmas FridgeFor 2015, pray that we all take some HUGE steps toward SUSTAINABILITY!

In addition to the source document for this blog, I have listed a few of my other 2014 blogs on this topic. Although I began blogging about mostly health in 2011, most of my recent blogs (out of a total of 875) have been focused on activism and leadership aimed at promoting sustainability.

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

  1. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (our book)
  2. A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD 
  3. 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.
  4. What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Survey. It takes 2 or 3 minutes. eCornell is now using our survey in their plant-based nutrition course. Check it out on your smartphone at eCornell.com/4Leaf-Survey.

International. We’re now reaching people in over 100 countries. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or get daily blog notices by “following” us in the top of the right-hand column. For occasional updates, join our periodic mailing list.

J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, visit our 4Leaf Program and also enjoy some great recipes from Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at jmorrishicks@me.com. Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member since 2012; click banner for more info:

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Pope speaks out regarding FOOD & ENVIRONMENT

At the United Nations FAO nutrition conference in Rome

Pope at FAO

Pope Francis addresses the FAO conference of the U.N. on November 20 in Rome.

Could he be that rare global leader we so desperately need? When one of the most prominent leaders in the world makes caring, intelligent comments about FOOD and the ENVIRONMENT in the same speech at a U.N. conference, it catches my attention.

Not only is he prominent, Pope Francis may very well be THE single most influential person in the world today. In addition to the 1.2 billion Catholics, he could also influence an additional one or two billion people like me—those who admire and respect him as a person of great integrity and compassion. Excerpts from his speech at the U.N. FAO conference in Rome last week (11-20-14):

God always forgives mankind, but the earth does not…If men continue to be greedy abusing natural resources to make a profit, the earth will eventually take her revenge…Take care of the earth so it does not respond with destruction…Primacy of profit and market priorities have obstructed efforts to fight global hunger and malnutrition.

This is the poolside bar where I met Padre Jerry

This is the poolside bar where I met Padre Jerry

How did I first hear about this speech? From a Catholic priest (my friend, Padre Jerry) who was attending a health conference in the Dominican Republic this week where I was speaking.

After meeting him at the poolside bar the previous evening, he slipped me a handwritten note (about the Pope in the news) the next day, just before I delivered my speech entitled: Food. Health. Planet. The only viable pathway to the longterm sustainability of humanity.

In my speeches on this topic, after describing our almost hopeless environmental dilemma driven by our food choices, I always talk about the desperate need for powerful leadership to WAKE UP the sleeping public before we run out of time. Pope Francis could be that powerful leader we’ve been seeking. He’s definitely well-qualified for the job—according to this corporate headhunter. Check out this resume:

RESUME — His Holiness Pope Francis

  • Name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio
  • Address: The Vatican, Rome, Italy
  • Age: 77, born on December 17, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Education: Philosophical & Theological Faculty of San Miguel, Univ. of Buenos Aires
  • Job description: Leads church of over 1.2 billion people
  • Compensation package: Room, board, clothing and unlimited international travel
  • One of the top three most recognized people in the world
  • Globally revered for his goodness, kindness, compassion & integrity
  • Understands that unchecked, human greed will destroy the world
  • Knows that human activity is wrecking the environment
  • Arguably the most respected person in the world
As with Bill Clinton, this book will allay the Pope's fears about the quality of a plant-based diet.

As with Bill Clinton, this book will allay the Pope’s fears about the quality of a plant-based diet.

Qualified to lead, all he needs is a little further enlightenment. He simply needs to  learn the following not-so-well-known facts from qualified experts in medicine, science and environmental studies:

  1. Humans can flourish on a whole food, plant-based diet. We don’t “need” to eat ANY animal-based food.
  2. On a per-calorie basis, it takes OVER ten times as much land, water and energy to produce animal based foods as it does for plant-based foods.
  3. Given the above facts, we can easily feed the world’s 7.2 billion people a superior, disease-reversing diet on far less land than we’re now using.
  4. As agricultural land is freed up and returned to nature, our fragile ecosystem can begin to heal.
  5. As a bonus, that superior diet is capable of wiping out most of the world’s chronic disease, curbing global warming, easing the water crisis, and reversing the human destruction of our ecosystem.
  6. Changing what we eat is our ONLY pragmatic option for preventing the collapse of our civilization well before the end of this century.
  7. It is also our ONLY option for bringing all humans back to living in harmony with nature—a prerequisite for our longterm survival as a species.
Stephen Emmott's book will help the pope understand the unprecedented planetary emergency we face.

Stephen Emmott’s book will help the Pope understand the unprecedented planetary emergency we face.

CONCLUSION. Once Pope Francis learns that all of these seven points are true, a man of his courage, integrity and compassion—will know what to do. And he very well may be our ONLY chance.

So how do we further enlighten this great man of God so that he will urgently begin leading the entire world back to living in harmony with nature? The process begins with Padre Jerry and his fellow priests in Newfoundland.

Plan of Action. When I said farewell to the Padre on November 24, I suggested to him that he was most certainly the ONLY one of the world’s 400,000+ Catholic priests who was even thinking about bringing this desperate topic to the attention of the Pope at this time. He agreed that I was probably right and he also agreed to work with me in gaining an audience with His Holiness.

For that all-important enlightenment process, I would invite a carefully-selected group of five people to join me and Padre Jerry for that initial meeting with Pope Francis. In order to allay any doubts he might have about health or science, this stellar group would join us at the table: Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Shane Williams (cardiologist), Dr. Stephen Emmott (author of TEN BILLION) and James Cameron (world-renown environmentalist, explorer and movie director). Rounding out the table of ten would be several of the Pope’s top officials.

For this holiday, please pray for our success in the successful engagement of this rare global leader. No less than our future as a species hangs in the balance. 

Jeff Anhang, environmental specialist and research officer. He advises on managing environmental and social risks and opportunities in investments by the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Jeff Anhang, environmental specialist, research officer

Just before posting this blog, I received a message from my scientist friend at the World Bank Group. Jeff Anhang and his now deceased colleague, Robert Goodland, reported in 2009 that at least 51% of ALL human induced GGH is attributable to livestock, Worldwatch 2009.

Today, Jeff is sharing a powerful “Turkey Day”message; one that Pope Francis could use to influence billions of people to heed: How turkey this Thanksgiving might save our world.

We’ve all talked about going cold turkey; how about NO TURKEY?

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

  1. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (our book)
  2. A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD 
  3. 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.
  4. What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Survey. It takes 2 or 3 minutes. eCornell is now using our survey in their plant-based nutrition course. Check it out on your smartphone at eCornell.com/4Leaf-Survey.

International. We’re now reaching people in over 100 countries. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or get daily blog notices by “following” us in the top of the right-hand column. For occasional updates, join our periodic mailing list.

J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, visit our 4Leaf Program and also enjoy some great recipes from Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at jmorrishicks@me.com. Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member since 2012; click banner for more info:

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Characters in the movie “Interstellar” ate ONLY plants.

After their civilization had passed the point of no return.

hr_Interstellar_5Note: Reading this blog will NOT spoil the movie for you; no plot details are revealed.

Opening across the USA this weekend was Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey. Opening in July of 2015 is PlantPure Nation, starring Nelson Campbell, oldest son of Dr. T. Colin Campbell—and a good friend of mine.

Ironically, both movies deal with the daunting challenge of feeding humans in the coming decades. This week’s blockbuster deals with a “sci-fi” solution that’s not going to happen; while this summer’s documentary deals with a powerful solution that’s already happening: people taking charge of of their health by simply choosing to eat mostly whole plants.

Yesterday, I saw Interstellar at a theater on the Jersey shore AND I saw the brand new YouTube trailer (below) of PlantPure Nation on my laptop after receiving notice of it from Nelson himself. Let’s begin with that trailer of this summer’s documentary.

PlantPure Nation banner

I don’t know whether or not PPN touches on the environmental benefits of plant-based eating, but I do know that we’ll NEVER be able to live in harmony with nature without eventually taking the animals out of the equation. As Nelson’s father says,

“If we eat the way that promotes the best health for ourselves, we also promote the best health for the planet.” — T. Colin Campbell, PhD

How convenient is that? Since nature ALWAYS wins, the human species will ultimately be the big loser if we don’t start rapidly shifting toward eating mostly plants in the very near future. This powerful movie will tell people exactly why they should do that and how.

Meet Nelson Campbell

Remember the number TEN. It takes over TEN times as much land, water and energy, on a per calorie basis, to produce animal-based foods as compared to plant-based. Also, by moving animals out of the equation, we begin to eliminate the leading cause of global warming. As a bonus, plant-based eating also rewards us with vibrant health. Duh; a 3rd grader could figure out the solution.

Interstellar_ALT_ArtowrkAs for Interstellar, none of this vital information was mentioned. I found it to be a very entertaining movie that sadly missed a golden opportunity to inform the entire world about the most crucial topic in the history of humanity. The characters in the movie were facing a desperate situation as agricultural crops were going extinct all over the world.

While never mentioned in the movie, it appeared that the problems of the day had been caused by global warming, but they never mentioned how any of that could have been prevented.

Interestingly, I noticed that the characters were eating ONLY plants. Also, there wasn’t a single mention of livestock whatsoever and, in the scenes where the characters dined, there was no meat, dairy, eggs or fish on the table.

Apparently, they had been forced by nature to take the animal out of the equation in order to survive, and I guess that they had found out, on their own, that we really don’t NEED to eat animals to be healthy. The problem was that the characters in the movie were past the point of no return and knew that they were about to starve to death and go extinct.

But in the real world of today—we are NOT past the point of no return—YET. But we’re rapidly approaching that point within the next five or ten years, unless we start rapidly replacing most of our meat-based calories with people-healthy and planet-healthy, plant-based alternatives. (See Interstellar trailer at end of this blog.)

The Bottom Line. What if the producers of Interstellar had conveyed that, in the real world, we still have time? We have time to easily feed the world’s future population of TEN BILLION and we can curb global warming simultaneously—by making one simple, painless move.

Promoting health, hope and harmony on planet Earth

Promoting health, hope & harmony on planet Earth—with the “Save the world” diet.

It’s not a matter of saving the planet; she will be just fine once all the humans are gone. She will revert quickly back to the rich state of natural equilibrium that existed a few thousand years ago.

For us now, It’s a matter of saving the human species by quickly learning how to live in harmony with nature while we still have time to save ourselves. Nature never errs—and we will NEVER learn to live by her rules without rapidly shifting our global feeding model in the direction of eating mostly plants.

Movie Plug. I thought Interstellar was a good movie and I enjoyed seeing it. On the negative side, I thought it was a bit too long and way too loud. Let me know if you see something in the movie suggesting that the characters were eating anything other than plant-based foods.

Interstellar Trailer

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

  1. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (our book)
  2. A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD 
  3. 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.
  4. What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Survey. It takes 2 or 3 minutes and you can score it yourself. eCornell is now using our survey in their plant-based nutrition course. Check it out on your smartphone at eCornell.com/4Leaf-Survey. Send feedback to jmorrishicks@me.com

International. We’re now reaching people in over 100 countries. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or get daily blog notices by “following” us in the top of the right-hand column. For occasional updates, join our periodic mailing list.

J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, visit our 4Leaf page and also enjoy some great recipes from Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at jmorrishicks@me.com. Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member since 2012; click banner for more info:

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Tearing down the single biggest roadblock to sustainability…

“The Protein Myth” that has LOCKED the brightest minds in the world

Locked brains lead to the end of our civilization.

Locked brains lead to the end of our civilization.

Exactly what is that myth? The ubiquitous belief in the developed world that we all “NEED” to eat animal protein to be healthy. Nothing could be further from the truth—yet that protein myth is alive and well—and we’re running out of time to dispel it. Here’s the way I see it:

Because of the mistaken, yet almost ubiquitous, belief that we humans actually “need” to eat animal protein to be healthy—incredibly powerful solutions to our sustainability crisis don’t even make it to the table for consideration. For this reason, I consider that “protein myth” to be the most serious obstacle in the history of humanity. For if we cannot take the “animal out of the equation” when it comes to feeding humans, we will never learn to live in harmony with nature; thereby placing the future of our civilization (and even our species) in severe jeopardy.—J. Morris Hicks

Dispelling the Protein Myth for our health & our future

  1. Life on planet Earth began 4 billion years ago. Planet Earth with moon
  2. Since then, millions of species of creatures have lived here and Mother Nature had an eating plan for each one.
  3. All of those millions of species have followed her eating plan to the letter—except for ONE.
  4. HUMANS are the ONLY species that has not only NOT followed her plan—indeed, we have drifted over 90% from it.
  5. That’s right, we now consume less than ten percent of the foods that Nature planned for us to eat—whole, plant-based foods.
  6. How do I know what nature intended for us to eat? Four ways:
    • By looking at what animals in the wild, closest to our DNA, eat. The gorilla eats NOTHING but raw plants.Gorillas
    • By studying healthy cultures around the world who eat mostly whole plants: Tarahumara, Hunza, Abkasians and many others. They live long, healthy lives and have almost NONE of our chronic diseases.
    • Migrant studies from those healthy cultures. When they move to Chicago or Dallas, they start eating the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.)—AND start having the same frequency of chronic diseases as we do.
    • By examining the scientific and clinical evidence, proving in thousands of cases that a simple diet of mostly whole, plant-based foods has the power to reverse heart disease, type 2 diabetes and many other maladies in over 90% of the cases. Former president Bill Clinton was one of those cases.
  7. So why are our schools of nutrition and schools of medicine not teaching the world about this wonderful diet-style that could stop chronic disease in its tracks? Why are the news media and our government not telling us about about this powerful, life-saving information?

    With industry now controlling our schools of nutrition, is academic freedom dead?

    With industry now controlling our schools of nutrition, is academic freedom dead?

  8. The Protein Myth. The almost ubiquitous belief in the developed world that we actually “need” to eat animal protein to be healthy. Almost everyone sincerely believes that myth—including the brightest and best educated people in the world.
  9. It’s a safe bet your own family physician is in that group, and as such, he/she and their families are likely to be eating the S.A.D. (with lots of animal protein) themselves.
  10. Since they don’t teach much about nutrition in our medical schools, your physician probably has no idea that you can get all the protein you need in just the right amount—from whole plants. Almost all plants have protein in them.
  11. Most of what your physician knows about nutrition comes from the same place the general public gets their information: from the daily flow of contradicting, confusing and misleading information on the evening news—much of which is sponsored by the food industry that profits from feeding us that toxic S.A.D.

    Does your doctor know how to reverse heart disease?

    Does your doctor know how to reverse heart disease?

  12. And all of those sources never tell you the big picture about the macro-nutrients that provide us with energy. There are only three of them—and we need to eat all three—carbohydrate, fat and protein.
  13. In nature’s eating plan, we’d get about 80% carbohydrate, and 10% each from fat and protein. But with the S.A.D., we get about 40% from fat, 40% from carbohydrate (mostly processed) and 20% from protein (mostly animal-based).
  14. And guess what? That animal-based protein we’re eating has been shown to promote cancer (T. Colin Campbell, The China Study).
  15. Meanwhile, back to your physician, who is probably not familiar with this little Nutrition 101 lesson. How will he/she react to your quest for better health?
  16. Let’s say you hear about all the disease reversal and vibrant health associated with simply eating mostly whole plants, and you decide to consult with your physician before making those drastic changes in your diet. When you do, the chances are 10 to 1 that you will hear more words of CAUTION than ENCOURAGEMENT. At that point, many patients will lose enthusiasm for their food-driven pursuit of vibrant health.
  17. Sadly, our collective health is just a small part of the big problem caused by the protein myth. That same myth that has locked the brain of your physician has also locked the brain of our brightest scientists, environmentalists, and most of the leaders in the world: religious, political and corporate. 14119137-lock-closed-locked-secrets-mystery-symbol-as-a-side-view-brain-and-mind-head-as-a-concept-of-rigid-i
  18. Since almost all of our world leaders believe the protein myth, their collective brains are LOCKED regarding initiatives that could get us back on track to living in harmony with nature. Hardly any of those leaders are now aware that our food choices are not only driving our out-of-control cost of healthcare, they are also the leading drivers of:
    • Water scarcity
    • Soil erosion
    • Deforestation
    • Water pollution
    • Ocean dead zones
    • Species extinction
    • Climate change—the elephant in the room that exacerbates all the others.
  19. World Bank climate specialists reported in 2009 that the raising of livestock for human consumption is responsible for AT LEAST 51% of ALL human-induced greenhouse gasses. That means that our love affair with eating meat and dairy at almost every meal is BY FAR the leading cause of climate change—indeed, it’s larger than ALL other causes COMBINED. It’s also the ONLY cause that can be addressed and reduced quickly.
  20. Sadly, the minds of our leaders are LOCKED and thereby not capable of accepting, understanding and ACTING on this world-saving information.

    James Cameron, Director of Titanic and Avatar

    James Cameron, Director of Titanic and Avatar

  21. HOW do we UNLOCK those brains? How do we DISPEL that protein myth in time to save our civilization. As James Cameron says, “It’s like we’re all sleepwalking off a cliff.”
  22. We must WAKE-UP that sleepwalking public—before it’s too late.
  23. And for that we must have LEADERSHIP. With climate change tipping points rapidly approaching, we don’t have time to wait for a traditional grassroots dissemination of this world-saving information. That process, which has worked effectively throughout human history, would take decades, if not centuries, to make much of a difference.
  24. But a single POWERFUL leader could make a difference quickly. For this job, we need someone with a global name recognition, deep pockets (financial resources), a reputation for integrity, a passionate understanding of the magnitude of the unprecedented planetary emergency we’re all facing—AND an open mind.
  25. That leader, who fully understands the emergency, will almost certainly make this effort his/her #1 priority for the rest of his/her life. He/she will recruit the support of other powerful leaders and will arrange private funding for the largest–and most URGENT–global awareness campaign in the history of humankind.
  26. The cost of that initiative would be HUGE, but that cost is irrelevant. Even if it cost a trillion dollars, so what? What good is a trillion dollars (of human money) when our global economy and civilization collapse? Isn’t the future of our children and our civilization worth more than a trillion dollars?

    What good is money if there is no food or water? You can't eat or drink this worthless pile of paper.

    What good is money if there is no food or water? You can’t eat or drink this worthless pile of paper.

  27. What can you do? Share this story with every leader you know. When the right leader becomes fully enlightened, things can change quickly. With billions of people now connected through the internet and social media, the time has NEVER been better for disseminating URGENTLY needed information—QUICKLY!!
  28. Circulate this article. Find those leaders. Dispel that protein myth. Unlock the brains of the best, brightest, wealthiest and most powerful leaders on Earth. Who are they? Here’s my top-ten list and someone you know may know how to reach them:
  29. Pope Francis, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Bloomberg, Prince Charles, Warren Buffett, Joel Osteen, Mark Zuckerberg, and Barack Obama.
  30. Let’s get this right—for the children of the world. Let’s get this right—NOW!

Coincident. As I mentioned earlier, all of the above was written on one Atlanta-bound Delta flight from Colorado in 2014. Notice that it has 30 points. In 2007, I wrote another 30-point article on another Atlanta-bound Delta flight. It was entitled 30 Minutes to Live, documenting my understanding of how we all got into this mess in the first place.

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

  1. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (our book)
  2. A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD 
  3. 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.
  4. What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Survey. It takes 2 or 3 minutes and you can score it yourself. eCornell is now using our survey in their plant-based nutrition course. Check it out on your smartphone at eCornell.com/4Leaf-Survey. Send feedback to jmorrishicks@me.com

International. We’re now reaching people in over 100 countries. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or get daily blog notices by “following” us in the top of the right-hand column. For occasional updates, join our periodic mailing list.

J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, visit our 4Leaf page and also enjoy some great recipes from Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at jmorrishicks@me.com. Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member since 2012; click banner for more info:

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The Future of Medicine Starts Here—Canandaigua, NY

Where true “health-care” is replacing “sick-care” in the field of medicine

Future of MedicineContrary to popular opinion, the future of medicine does not lie in the next generation of wonder drugs or gene therapy. It lies in something far more powerful, far less expensive and incredibly simple. Universally accessible to ALL humans—rich or poor—the future of medicine begins with helping ALL patients learn to enjoy the food that nature had in mind for our species.

And that process is flourishing on the banks of beautiful Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. After a decade in traditional medicine, where she saw twenty-five patients a day and primarily wrote prescriptions for a sick and desperate public, Dr. Kerry Graff decided to launch Lake Country Family Medicine—where she’s creating her own blueprint for promoting health instead of managing disease.

Not a Cialis commercial, this is Canandaigua Lake, where the "future of medicine" has begun.

Not a Cialis commercial, this is Canandaigua Lake, where the “future of medicine” has begun.

And she has chosen our own 4Leaf for Life concept as a way to help her patients move quickly in the direction of a whole food, plant-based diet—a diet that can easily reverse heart disease, diabetes, obesity and so much more. And it’s working. In her own words, so far “it’s been a HUGE FREAKEN SUCCESS.”

Yesterday, I met Kerry for the first time. After enjoying a healthy 4Leaf lunch at the beautiful New York Wine and Culinary Center, we proceeded to the local Unitarian Church, where a host of her enthusiastic patients were assembling to eat healthy food and learn more about the 4Leaf for Life approach to taking charge of their health.

Later that evening, I delivered the first of two presentations and both are provided here for your convenience. (Please allow a little time for downloading as they are both fairly large files.)

Oct 3:  What Humans Should Be Eating—The Story of 4Leaf for Life

4L Circle R For Life jpegFollowing the above presentation, numerous people came up to tell me how Dr. Kerry had changed their lives with the 4Leaf for Life approach; empowering them to replace meat, dairy, egg, fish and processed foods calories with the healthiest of foods—whole plants. Refreshingly, each exuded confidence and enthusiasm for this powerful way of eating— and the gratitude they all feel for Dr. Kerry for sharing it with them.

Making a living. So how can a doctor make a living if all her patients take charge of their own health and don’t need her services anymore? I asked Kerry that question last night. She doesn’t know the answer yet, but she does know that she’s committed to making it work. As she says, “It’s hard to put a dollar amount on the joy a physician feels when she’s providing such a tremendous service for so many loyal and appreciative patients.”

The cost of global depletion is a tough lesson to learn.

The cost of global depletion is a tough lesson to learn.

The Environmental Bonus. There’s much more to this story and Dr. Kerry is also sharing it with her patients. That story is simply this:  What humans choose to eat is the most important issue in the history of humanity.

That’s because our food choices determine how the entire planet is used and will ultimately determine the longterm viability of our civilization and our very species.

And that’s the story I will tell her audience tonight at that same Unitarian church. Once again, I am sharing my entire presentation with you here.

Oct 4:  Food. Health. Planet. Our Future as a Species.

"The milk from Cornell cows are used in the processing plant to supply all of the products that are served in the dining halls. The Cornell Dairy Bar is just one example of Cornell’s growing sustainability." From a Cornell online food blog.

“The milk from Cornell cows are used in the processing plant to supply all of the products that are served in the dining halls. The Cornell Dairy Bar is just one example of Cornell’s growing sustainability.” From a Cornell online food blog.

Cornell University and the Dairy Industry. More on this topic later, but I just wanted to mention it today. That’s because of the irony of two concurrent events taking place in the great state of New York.

Dr. Kerry Graff is “living” the future of medicine while right down the road in Ithaca, Cornell University is helping the dairy industry promote one of the most powerful carcinogens ever discovered—casein, the protein in good old cow’s milk. (Per T. Colin Campbell)

On my way to Canandaigua this week, I had the privilege of visiting with the team at our Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in Ithaca. And just before dinner, Colin insisted on driving me by the new “Cornell Monument to the Dairy Industry”—shown here.

The fact that NONE of our nation’s premier schools of nutrition are endorsing a human dietary regimen that truly promotes health is a travesty. On the contrary, like Cornell, they’re all heavily supported by the meat and dairy industries and are doing their best to keep that money rolling in. This is a horrible situation that must not be allowed to continue for much longer. The public deserves to hear the TRUTH about food.

Stay tuned! Colin and I are working on a plan. Have a nice weekend. —- J. Morris Hicks

At the Unitarian Church in Canandaigua, an enthusiastic Friday night crowd packed the house by the time my presentation began.

At the Unitarian Church in Canandaigua, an enthusiastic Friday night crowd packed the house by the time my presentation began.

One more thing. Just learned this on my final day in Canandaigua. Dr. Graff now has 800 patients in her one-doctor practice and is only accepting new patients who have a sincere interest in taking charge of their own health. If you’re not interested in 4Leaf for Life, she’s not interested in having you as a patient—as she has waved goodbye to the sick-care business. Her office phone is (585) 394-1875. If you tell her J. Morris Hicks sent you, it may increase your chances of being accepted into her “health-care” practice.

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

  1. Healthy Eating, Healthy WorldThe “big picture” about food (our book)
  2. A life changer for millions, including James Cameron. Forks Over Knives DVD 
  3. 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.
  4. What have we done to our planet? Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester Brown
  5. A horrifying wake-up call for leaders. TEN BILLION by Dr. Stephen Emmott
  6. Food choices are the primary cause of our environmental problems, yet our world leaders, scientists & experts are Comfortably Unawareby Richard Oppenlander.

Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Survey. It takes 2 or 3 minutes and you can score it yourself. eCornell is now using our survey in their plant-based nutrition course. Check it out on your smartphone at eCornell.com/4Leaf-Survey. Send feedback to jmorrishicks@me.com

International. We’re now reaching people in over 100 countries. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or get daily blog notices by “following” us in the top of the right-hand column. For occasional updates, join our periodic mailing list.

J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

To order more of my favorite books—visit our online BookStore now For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, visit our 4Leaf page and also enjoy some great recipes from Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at jmorrishicks@me.com. Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member since 2012; click banner for more info:

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