…makes a Herculean task — that much more daunting.
In the past week, there have been lots of news reports about organic foods and whether or not they’re worth the additional cost to consumers. Since half of those “organic” foods are chicken or pork, I have resisted the urge to post a blog. Why? Because I do not wish to add to the mountain of confusion.
In the past 578 consecutive days of blogging, I have posted multiple articles on more than sixty different topics. And the primary challenge for me is to not become part of the mind-boggling confusion that surrounds all topics related to food, health, drugs and disease. And we’re not even talking about the plethora of environmental issues that are also driven by what we eat.
My question is this. How can the average citizen possibly know what is best for their health? Every day, we are bombarded with a steady stream of confusing, often contradicting, messages from the media—on radio, television, internet and newspapers.
Sadly, our giant disease-specific organizations like the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association — are the most confusing of all. None of them ever tell you exactly what you must do to prevent or reverse their disease.
My mission here at hpjmh.com is to provide a steady dose of clarity and simplicity to all of the complex problems that are driven by the toxic diet consumed by most Americans.
Some people call my daily blog a relentless drumbeat. I call it constancy of purpose and consistency of message. Each day I am greeted with a brand new list of confusing articles from our global media and, in the interest of keeping things simple, I choose to ignore most of them.
Recently, I scoured through a number of news sources looking for headlines related to my topic. While doing so, I was wondering:
How many of those “news” stories would simply disappear if we all shifted to a health-promoting diet of whole, plant-based foods? Probably about 75% or more.
For example, here is a list of 25 headlines I pulled from the international media in just the past three days. I have removed the links because I do not wish to add to the confusion.
But just scan the list—and you’ll get my point. If you wish to read one of the articles, just copy and google the title. Confusion over clarity is alive and well and will remain that way until we learn to focus on doing the “right things.”
- Study finds organic food is no better on vitamins, nutrients
- Aspirin may cut prostate cancer death risk
- Possible Salmonella Results in Stop & Shop Mango Recall
- Acid Reflux Cure Found in New Holistic Remedy E-Book
- Obesity link? Prenatal exposure to household pollutants
- Study: Brain function declines in obese kids at risk for diabetes
- Breast cancer survivors may face second threat: heart failure
- Taking a preventative approach to Alzheimer’s treatment
- Novartis data at ERS shows efficacy of once-daily COPD portfolio …
- Study finds evidence that statins can lower the risk of some cancers
- Sunshine vitamin ‘may help treat tuberculosis’
- Farm Use of Antibiotics Defies Scrutiny
- Asthma inhalers can stunt growth in kids
- Why Love Handles and Belly Fat Are So Dangerous To Your Health
- Diabetes Patients Not Fully Aware of Organ Risks
- Chemotherapy boosts heart failure/cardiomyopathy risk in breast …
- Housework could reduce the risk of breast cancer by 13%
- Men, don’t be silent about prostate cancer threat
- EC clears Pfizer kidney-cancer drug for marketing
- Health Advocates Want Salmonella Melon Farm Identified
- Heart Disease May Impair Brain Power in Lupus
- BRIEF-Verona Pharma reports positive rpl554 data in COPD
- Obesity is bad for kids’ brains
- Erectile dysfunction linked to heart trouble: What men should know
- ‘Rolling Awareness’ for childhood cancer
The Bottom Line. My emphasis will always be on advancing the optimal diet for humans in an effort to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.
As such, I promise to focus on the “big picture” in the simplest of terms; here a few of my blogs related to that simplicity theme. As for organic produce, the first post contains my opinion:
- Organic, local and sustainable — simply the right thing to do
- Earlier blog. Doing “things right” or doing the “right thing.” Which is better?
- Earlier blog. SIMPLICITY — Essential for explaining the “big picture”
- Earlier blog. Oz takes “confusion over clarity” to a new level – TIME
- 4Leaf simplicity. 4Leaf — a simple, flexible and powerful path to vibrant health
- Earlier blog. American Hangnail “Association.” Do we need one?
- Earlier blog. Cancer screening? Saving Lives or Making Money?
Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
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—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation