A “healthy read” and a special place to stay…


Today’s blog is all about thanking Michael Casper for his splendid “review” of our book that he posted on his Casper’s Farm blog website on 10-23-12. First, I would like to share this information about Michael’s “private hotel” in the Finger Lakes region of New York:

I have never met Michael, but hope to visit him soon. Now that I am on the T. Colin Campbell Foundation board, I have business in Ithaca several times a year and look forward to my first visit to Casper’s Farm.

Now, for a few excerpts from Michael’s review of our book. (See link below for full review) Thank you, Michael. 

Seriously Speaking on Life, Death and Worse… a book review

“A Healthy Read:  A Review of Healthy Eating, Healthy World” by J. Morris Hicks and J. Stanfield Hicks

For those in search of a clear, concise introductory overview of the many arguments in support of a plant-based diet, including both human and environmental health, “Healthy Eating, Healthy World” is a great place to start.

Michael in the galley at Casper’s Farm

Rather than focusing on what not to eat, Hicks and Hicks emphasize what we should eat, based upon “the cold hard scientific facts.”  

A plant-based diet also solves the problem of world hunger, by meeting the caloric and nutritional needs of every human being while requiring under half the area of arable land currently available. 

The book’s third and final section entitled “Taking Action: What Can We Do?”, provides readers with a basic blueprint for making the lifestyle change to whole plant foods.  Along the way, Hicks and Hicks point out how our current economic and health-care systems work together to prevent the promulgation of the findings presented in this book.

I hope that this book makes it into the hands of many people open to exploring the relationships between diet, human health, and our environment, because it offers an excellent starting place for those ready to embark on a journey toward healthier eating and a healthier world.

The sign at nearby Jennings Pond

Toward the end of their book, Hicks and Hicks offer this inspiring quote from The Food Revolution by John Robbins: 

“To me it is deeply moving that the same food choices that give us the best chance to eliminate world hunger are also those that take the least toll on the environment, contribute most to our long-term health, are the safest, and are also far and away the most compassionate toward our fellow creatures.”

This passage effectively captures the central accomplishment of Healthy Eating, Healthy World: to bring all of these arguments for a plant-based diet together in one volume, in flowing, well-expressed prose.  —Michael Casper

A “Private Hotel” and “Pure Food,” PO Box 40, Ithaca, N.Y. 14851 | (607) 257-5349 michael@caspersfarm.com

(Consecutive daily blog #631)

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

For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, you might find some useful information at our 4Leaf page or some great recipes at Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at jmorrishicks@me.com. Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

Blogging daily at hpjmh.com…from the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation

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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One Response to A “healthy read” and a special place to stay…

  1. Joanne Irwin says:

    A fabulous, enthusiastic review, Jim. And Caspers Farm sings welcome!

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