Much to my delight, a reader (and new friend) on the Isle of Wight recently used the above phrase to describe what my blog has become. While a “relentless drum beat” could drive some people crazy, maybe it will positively resonate with enough people so that together we can take down the single biggest barrier to the mainstream acceptance of the blinding flash of the obvious solution to our health crisis in the Western world.
In my opinion, that “barrier,” is the simple fact that over 90% of the people in the Western world still truly believe that we humans “need” to eat animal protein to be healthy.
Once that misconception is changed in the minds of our top elected officials, scientists, business executives, environmentalists, medical doctors, journalists, and educators — things will begin to change in a hurry. When the brightest and best-educated people in the world suddenly realize that we can promote our own health, save up to 80% of our health care dollars, reduce fossil fuel consumption by 30%, stop the erosion of our land, restore our forests, save our water, feed twenty times more people on the same amount of land and so much more — they will lead the world back to eating the kind of food that we were supposed to be eating in the first place.
Quite simply, as the drum beats, we’re eating the wrong food, the wrong food, the wrong food. Incredibly, as the self-described smartest animals that have ever lived, we humans of the Western world are the only species in history who haven’t yet figured out what we should be eating. I was first exposed to this incredible fact back in 2002 and 2003 — at the ripe old age of 57. To be honest, up until then, it had never even crossed my mind. Then, after a few more years of study, I wanted to summarize what I had learned for my loved ones — so I wrote an article in 2007 with this introduction:
In 2002, when I began learning all about the powerful impact that what we eat has not only on our health — but also on the environment, world hunger, the energy crisis and so much more; I began to wonder how we got into this mess in the first place. Realizing that I had stumbled onto a very BIG and POWERFUL topic, I wanted to make sure that I wrote it all down and tried to simplify what I had learned for all of my loved ones.
The title of that article is Give me thirty minutes and I’ll give you thirty years; which is a clue to about how long it might take you to read it carefully. At your leisure, you can read that complete thirty-point article on my Big Picture page.
One more thing; I have failed to mention the chefs of the world who will play a crucial role in helping us eat more of the right foods. For they are the ones who will make our journey one of celebration, not deprivation. Quite simply, they will make sure that we truly enjoy our new (and natural) way of eating. Bon Appetit!
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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com
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