Since announcing a few weeks ago that my consecutive daily streak of blogs would soon be ending (at the two year mark), I have heard from many of you expressing regret that they would no longer be seeing my blogs every day. It’s gratifying to know that those 700 blogs have made a difference in people’s lives—but for me, it’s time to move on to the next task.
An idea for a New Year’s Resolution. As for all of those 700 blogs—they’re all still here are and waiting to be shared with others. The information is still relevant: we’re eating the wrong food and it’s taking a toll on our health, our planet and the longterm sustainability of the human race.
How about making a resolution to share one of those blogs with at least one person every day—without proselytizing? Maybe you could begin by making a list of 10 or 15 people who you think may be interested in some of my blogs for any number of reasons.
Next, take a look at the drop-down list of “Categories” near the top of the right column. Scan the list of topics that you think might be interesting to some of your family, friends, neighbors or co-workers. For example, you can find that I have published 18 articles on the topic of diabetes. By clicking on them, you will first see the first paragraph of the three most recent blogs. Here is what you’ll see:
National Health Rankings: More bad news every year
Every single state is going backwards when it comes to health! The state by state health rankings were released last week and the news about my home state of Connecticut caught my eye. While we’re still ranked very high compared … Continue reading →
Reversing diabetes. Mainstream medicine still not listening.
How many times must I post this same story? This is the 17th time. The folks at the American Diabetes Association still do not seem to know that type 2 diabetes can be easily reversed in 95% of the victims—with nothing … Continue reading →
Diabetes. Oklahoma rate up 227% in just fifteen years
Now at 9.8% of the population, they still trail several southern states. That compares to an overall national increase of 82% from 1995 to 2010. The rate of type 2 diabetes rose in all fifty states and Puerto Rico. (See … Continue reading →
Now what? After seeing the above, you can click on the next three and so forth until you have surveyed all 18 of the blogs on diabetes. Then you might decide to send an email to a co-worker who told you that her sister had just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It might look something like this:
Hi Sally, I have been reading this blog for about a year and just ran across this one on diabetes that you might find interesting. It features Dr. Dean Ornish who says that 95 % of type 2 diabetes is completely reversible with simple diet and lifestyle choices.
By the way, Dr. Ornish is one of three men who influenced President Clinton to change his diet, reverse his heart disease, lose weight and hopefully be around to “meet his grandchildren.” Got Type 2 Diabetes? “Get rid of it,” says Dr. Ornish
Back to the list of categories. Scan through the list of over 60 and check out a few blogs that catch your interest. All of them ultimately reinforce the blinding flash of the obvious need for humans to return to the natural diet for our species—whole plants.
Don’t like seeing my streak end? Then start a streak of your own. Start reaching out to people who might be interested in listening to what you have to say. Do that every day. This time next year, you will have sent out almost 400 of those kinds of messages. And you will be making a difference.
And if you want to share a very well-done short video to explain what the eating regimen is all about and why, send this link to your friends and family. Make health a habit. Rip Esselstyn
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
Great Idea, Jim. I’ve already announced your site to over 550 people on my web list. Hopefully, many are engaged with your 4Leaf Program. Sometimes the change we hope to create is unseen, but I believe it is happening. When I shopped in our local Publix yesterday, I noticed they are now including Daiya cheese with their non-dairy products. That’s a first. The non-dairy milks are also taking center stage in the regular grocery stores, and Bob’s Red Mill products always hold a place of prominence on the shelves. That says something. Even five years ago that wouldn’t be seen in the regular grocery stores. We, the people, hold the power. We can make a difference. To anyone who says, “What does my voice matter?”, I say, “IT DOES!” Never minimize the difference one person can make. Just look at what you’ve done!! Happy, Blessed New Year Everyone! Oh – I just wish our Congress held the greater good in mind as you do in your efforts to create a healthy world!