The thrill of making a difference; book feedback from a reader.

Mini Book Review and Sunday Movies.

Now that our book has been out for two months, we’re beginning to get a lot of great feedback. And, it really feels good to be making a difference in people’s lives. Just this week, I received this email from Victoria, a young woman who had never even heard about our daily blog. This is one of the most gratifying messages that I have ever received:

Described recently by a meat-eating friend: "Simple, not too long, easy to read and compelling without being full of zealotry. It has influenced me to make some changes in my eating habits.

Hello Mr Hicks. My Name is Victoria. I just finished reading your book and I’m truly impressed by how much it got to me… all of it. I’m 29 years old and at 17, I used to weigh 207 lb (at my biggest). I am at 135 lb now, so obviously I was trying to eat healthy and work out for quite a while. But from what I’m learning lately; it was mostly just dieting, cutting out products from my eating routine, as opposed to healthy eating.

I reached my goal of losing weight and I don’t fluctuate but started craving more profound change than just being thin. So I started reading books about healthy eating. And I must have read about a dozen of them before I got to your book.

On the first chapter I quit drinking coffee… and I am unbelievably addicted to coffee… and I stopped eating meat right away. Basically I thought I was going to take it step by step… but the more I read your book, the more I realized that I don’t want to put that piece of salmon in my mouth anymore.

All I want to say (it certainly was for me) is that the way you wrote the book, it switched me to the goal of being vegan in a couple days of reading “Healthy Eating – Healthy World.” I read it everywhere now (I have it on my iBooks, so it is always with me). I even re-read a few chapters to understand it more.

You see, not a lot of people can put it in perspective so simply that you have no arguments against it. I am the person who just two weeks ago said to my friend that anyone who is vegan is absolutely crazy!! And I can’t understand why anyone would do that to themselves. Honestly, I don’t know how to tell her now — that I am adopting a vegan diet; ha ha.

But your book changed everything for me and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for this. I wish all the best to you and your family. Best regards, Victoria


Thank you Victoria, for taking the time to write your lovely note — it really made our day. Sincerely from J. Morris Hicks and son, Jason.

To order this book on Amazon,  visit our BookStore now.

Sunday Movies. Now, once again, for your Sunday viewing pleasure; I am providing two very important movies. 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 (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.

An exceptionally well-done 2009 movie produced in France; has been seen by millions around the world, but not nearly enough Americans. Features aerial footage in 54 countries.

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

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

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.

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.

J. Morris Hicks, author and activist. Working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

—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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1 Response to The thrill of making a difference; book feedback from a reader.

  1. If only it was that easy.

    For everyone that makes the change, there are ten or more who couldn’t care less.
    Victoria talks impressively about your book. I gave ten books to family members several months ago and not one fat blob has read the book. They just don’t care.

    As long as they can keep chomping on the carcass of animals while professing to love animals they are happy. Change is not what they want while they splash olive oil on their food as if it were the nectar of the gods. I’m talking about fat, diabetic, pathetic people who are all medical basket cases. They may be my family, but the hell with them. They will all get what they deserve.


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