End the madness; a new weekend series.

Salmonella Factory -- How cute!

The madness of our Western diet has become so prevalent that we hardly even recognize it anymore. Since none of us ever visits a slaughterhouse or meat-packing plant or personally witnesses the amputation of someone’s foot due to diabetes, we just go along our merry way eating our meat, dairy and egg meals — three times a day. We also continue to feed an even worse diet to our children.

Today, let’s talk about the egg. What comes to mind when you think of eggs and children? Easter eggs, Egg McMuffin, and Eggo waffles? What about salmonella and death? Today’s special two-minute video by Dr. Greger is provided here for your Saturday morning viewing pleasure — hopefully before you loaded the kids into the family SUV for a trip to McDonalds for a “hearty” breakfast…or should we say “heart-clogging” breakfast.

For more of Dr. Greger’s superior reporting, visit his website at nutritionfacts.org. Finally, as for ending the madness, everyone needs to watch these two powerful documentaries. Maybe not everyone; just the ones who claim to love animals or claim to care about our environment.

Just in case you haven’t seem them yet, get yourself some popcorn (or celery), and watch these great world-changing documentaries with your family (for free). They are about 1.5 hours each and are likely to leave you feeling differently about the role of the human race on our precious planet.

HOME — a great 2009 film; a powerful eye-opener

“Earthlings” — A documentary that we all NEED to see

Authors J. Stanfield Hicks and J. Morris Hicks , working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

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And if you like what 4-Leaf eating is doing for you and your family, you might enjoy visiting our new “4-Leaf Gear” store. From the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

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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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2 Responses to End the madness; a new weekend series.

  1. cacatua21 says:

    25 years ago, when I got my first hand-raised parrot, I was told that when I boiled an egg to feed them for the D3 that I was to boil it for at least 20 minutes to make sure any salmonella was killed.
    I only buy eggs from pampered, pasture raised and grazed hens for my parrots, and I have always boiled them for 20 minutes, whether that is enough or not.

    This is NOT a recommendation for eating certain, healthier-produced eggs! Even then the hens must be replaced when their best-laying days are past, though I do know that they TRY to send them to homes where they can spend the rest of their natural lives. Even if that effort were 100% successful, initially there are those 50% of chicks that are males and do not lay eggs. In the event that they are raised instead of killed at the hatchery then their fate would still likely be an early death.

    Chickens are such companionable creatures around the yard when you are out and about that it is very painful to know the fate that befalls nearly all of them. Here is the latest footage from Mercy For Animals: http://www.mcdonaldscruelty.com/ ….Watch only if you have a strong stomach, but this is the commercial egg industry.

  2. Bill Kranker says:


    In the past I have not been that critical of others choosing to consume whatever they felt like eating. After all, they are only hurting themselves, right! But more and more I am seeing the relationship between the health of others and how this is effecting my existance. As you point out, anything from the use of our resources to the higher cost of good and services everything is linked in some way. Now from this report by Dr. Greger we see that Egg eaters could cause us none eagg eaters to become sick from salmonella. I mean it isn’t bad enough that these foods are killing those unwilling to change their diets but they could be dragging us down with them. Ouch!

    It just becomes more important every day to get others to make the change.

    Thank you for another good note.

    Bill K.

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