Jon Stewart on the Queen, “Sixty years on the throne?”

“Get that woman some fiber!”

Jon Stewart — The Daily Show

That was his opening line on the June 4 show. Even the comedians know something that our medical doctors and schools of nutrition seem to have forgotten—we need a lot of fiber in our diet. And we need a lot more than our mis-guided “system experts” recommend:

  • They recommend 20 to 35 grams per day.
  • The average American gets less than 10.
  • A health-promoting, plant-based diet style delivers over 60.

That’s right, six times more fiber than the average American is eating today. So think about Jon Stewart and the queen’s 60th Jubilee Celebration when you want to remember how much fiber you should be eating. But you won’t have to worry about a fiber goal of “60” if you’re eating nothing but whole plants—you will effortlessly hit that number and you will never again need any reading material near your own throne.

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the throne.

Laxatives are big business. In a recent blog about the problems of giving adult laxatives to children, I noted that laxatives are a billion dollar business in the United States. Yet even the manufacturers claim that the product is only for temporary relief until the customer “gets back to eating enough fruits and vegetables.”

Gets back? The average adult in America today has NEVER eaten anywhere near enough fruits, vegetables, grains & legumes in their lifetime. They grew up on fast food burgers, sugary drinks & cereal, Egg McMuffins, cheese pizza and macaroni and cheese. And during an 80-year lifetime (at 20 minutes per session) — they’re projected to spend approximately…

“60” person-weeks on the throne themselves (more than a year)

What about the 4Leaf vegan? They’ll spend less than 5% as much time—less than three weeks—freeing up 57 weeks of life outside the restroom.

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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 Jon Stewart on the Queen, “Sixty years on the throne?”

  1. Bill K. says:

    “60 person weeks on the Throne” I love it! Great analogy relating to the Queen. LOL.

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