“Tweeting” the whole truth in less than 140 characters


You may never hear the “whole truth” about the Casey Anthony saga, but you have already heard the whole truth about something much more important. The question is, what are you going to do with that truth?

These days, if you can't say it in 140 characters; guess it's just not worth saying.

Inspired by the very first Twitter town meeting by the President of the United States, I decided it was time to give you a break while you’re at the beach on vacation and try to write a powerful message about that whole truth that could be “tweeted.” Here it is:

Whole plant foods = vibrant health, less world hunger, fewer suffering animals, harmony with nature, and the joy of making a difference.

For the record, that message was posted on Twitter yesterday, coming in with four characters to spare. So there you have it, our entire book summed up in just 136 characters. As I have said many times before, this stuff is not rocket science; it really boils down to just two words for the simple answer to many of the world’s most crucial problems. Those two words are “Whole Plants.”

Simple concept — challenging execution. We all know that in principle, the concept could not be simpler — just eat lots of “whole plants” and everything else will fall into place, beginning with your own health. The tough part is the incredible complexity of our current feeding and health care models in the western world — and the many barriers protecting the status quo.

Dr. Dean Ornish, one of the most famous physicians in America (next to Dr. Oz, who is actually in the entertainment business). Ornish was the first to reverse heart disease with diet & lifestyle change.

Fortunately, we have some great players on our grassroots team of change; one of the more notables being President Clinton’s consulting physician for many years — shown here. Just as I was finishing this blog, I received this powerful endorsement from him that will appear on the cover of our book (above the title):

“What’s good for you is also good for our planet. Heart disease and diabetes are completely preventable and even reversible for most people today by changing diet and lifestyle. This book shows you how.”

—Dean Ornish, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco; author, The Spectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease

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.

If you’d like to order our book on Amazon,  visit our BookStore now.

—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com

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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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