Ask your doctor if our new “toxic drug” is right for you…

Two benefits and 14 warnings — should be a clue to trouble ahead

Early in my learning process about the impact of food on our health, I discovered a little factoid that I had never contemplated before  — in the first 58 years of my life.  ALL DRUGS are TOXIC. In his book Never be Sick Again, Raymond Francis explained that there was essentially only ONE disease and only TWO causes. The one disease is mal-funtioning cells (we have about 100 trillion of them)

  • First cause:  Our cells don’t get enough of what they need.
  • Second cause:  Our cells get too much of what they don’t need.

The "big picture guy" takes the helm of an America's Cup yacht off Newport, Rhode Island

He went on to explain the solution, most of which focused on consuming the right fuel for our species. And, although we should try to minimize our intake of toxins, if we’re eating an optimal diet, our body does a pretty good job of eliminating those that we do consume.

Although we get toxins from many things like “second hand smoke” and automobile fumes, it turns out the single biggest source of toxins in our bodies is the food that we eat. Yet, most people put more thought into the type of gasoline they put in their car than they do the fuel they put in their bodies.

After reading a manuscript of my book, Raymond has written an endorsement for our book:

“Poor nutrition is our leading cause of disease. Yet the biggest impediment to improving our health is that most people mistakenly believe they are eating a good diet. With the costs of disease out of control and threatening the economic health of our country, Healthy Eating – Healthy World is a timely contribution, explaining in clear, easy-to-read language why our standard diet is making us sick, and how you can make simple choices that will improve your health, longevity and quality of life. This is a must-read book. Highly recommended!”

—Raymond Francis, M.Sc., (M.I.T.) scientist

As covered in many of our blogs, there is overwhelming evidence suggesting that the natural, health-promoting, diet for our species is whole, un-refined, plant-based foods. And even though most of us have been urged to eat more fruits and vegetables for our entire lives, the typical American derives far less than 10% of their calories from these most nutritious foods of nature.

J. Morris Hicks, trying my best to help you and your family take charge of your health

Of course, the human body does the best it can with what you give it; but as our society tries to sell us more drugs as a cure for all of our food-driven maladies, our health care costs are spiraling out of control. It is our hope that the material on this site will help you learn to take charge of your health, reduce or eliminate your medications (all those toxic drugs), and enjoy effortless weight-loss as a fringe benefit.

Another bonus of moving toward the whole foods, plant-based diet is that you will be participating in the single most powerful move that humankind can take to restore the fragile harmony of our planet — before it’s too late.

We’ll take a look at those 100 trillion cells in your body in a future post about the amazing process of cell regeneration.

If you like what you see here, you may wish to join our periodic mailing list. Also, for help in your own quest to take charge of your health, you might find some useful information at our 4-Leaf page. From the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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