Dear President Clinton,
You may not realize it, but you have already had a tremendously positive impact on the emerging grassroots revolution to help humankind move back to the natural diet for our species. For that, I am joined by Dr. T. Colin Campbell of Cornell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn of The Cleveland Clinic in thanking you.
Both of these great men are friends of mine, and Dr. Campbell and his son have written the foreword to my book (shown here) — and that’s where you come in…as you have been the single most prominent beneficiary of their work and the work of Dr. Dean Ornish.
By announcing on CNN that you had changed your diet — not to lose weight — but to enable your heart to heal itself — you have provided much-needed legitimacy and authenticity to a diet-style that most Americans still consider weird or extreme. To be sure, most Americans continue to truly believe that they “need” to eat some animal protein to be healthy. But as we now know from Campbell, Esselstyn, Ornish and others — nothing could be further from the truth.
As I am sure you know, if everyone in the U.S. started eating the way you do now, that we could shave about $2 trillion off of our annual health care bill. At the same time, we could do some wonderful things for the planet. We just need to keep spreading the truth to as many people as possible — helping them take charge of their own health — and in so doing — help to nurture our fragile environment, conserve fossil fuels, feed the world’s hungry and end the suffering of 60 billion animals a year that we raise for our dinner tables.
Here’s how you can help. I would like to invite you to consider writing a blurb for our book that will hit the stores in October (published by BenBella Books). It is entitled Healthy Eating – Healthy World and in a nutshell offers the following “big picture” examination of the following information — in a 4-hour read that can be understood by any 8th grader:
- The relationship between the food we eat and how that directly affects our health and our nation’s cost of health care
- How our our food choices also affect our water, forests, arable land, biodiversity, and climate change.
- Separate chapters devoted to how our food choices affect the impending energy crisis, the age-old problem of world hunger and finally — the needless suffering of 60 billion animals — a totally unsustainable situation.
This book describes a “big picture” view of the global issues for the readers — and how their choice of food impacts those issues. With this book in enough hands, we can change the world for the benefit of all. And with your name and comments on the book, it will reach millions more people than it will reach without it.
Just give me the word and I will hand-deliver a complete manuscript of our book to your New York office within hours. In the meantime, after 72 consecutive days of blogging on this subject, here are a few of my blogs that you might find interesting:
Where is Bill Clinton getting his protein these days?
Michelle Obama…coming up short on healthy eating
Dean Ornish, M.D., one of three who influenced Bill Clinton to trade his burgers for whole plants
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr….a true American hero
Barbara Walters…A Missed Opportunity
Earth Day — Want to REALLY start making a difference?
Helping the human race return to the natural diet for our species is a really BIG and crucially important deal. As I said in the last paragraph of the book’s Introduction, “I am convinced that there has never been anything more important in the history of the world.”
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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com
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