“Common Ground” among medical experts…VegSource video

When I got to Starbucks at 0545 this morning, I watched today’s featured video at VegSource.com (where I am a regular blogger) and then went to Dr. McDougall’s discussion board and posted the following under the section controlled by Jeff Novick, a prominent nutrition expert.

J. Morris Hicks -- eating at the 4-Leaf level, deriving over 80% of my daily calories from whole plants -- still in nature's package.

Just watched today’s feature VegSource.com video where someone in the audience at Health Expo asks Jeff Novick “who is right” when our favorite veggie-doctors disagree on certain points.

Loved your answer Jeff, which was all about focusing on the “common ground” among those experts. That’s exactly what we did in our book — focused on maximizing the percent of our calories from whole plants – still in nature’s package.

In our book, we summarized that “common ground” with this simple statement by Dr. Campbell, “The closer we get to consuming a diet of whole, plant-based foods, the better off we will be.” And, like Jeff, I believe that I cheered when I saw that same Wolf Blitzer interview when Blitzer tried to get Dr. Esselstyn to argue with Dr. Dean Ornish about fish oil. As always, Ess took the high road.

You summed it up very well, Jeff. We, as vegans and vegetarians comprise less than 5% of the population in the USA and we should resist the temptation to argue and just focus on the 98% of the information on which we all agree. The natural diet for our species is whole plants and we should focus on deriving the vast majority of our calories from those most nutritious of all foods.

Leveraging the simple, yet powerful concept of maximizing the percent of your calories from whole plant foods -- still in nature's package

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—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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