What do they all have in common?
Three questions to ask the good folks at the charitable organizations you may be supporting:
- Why does the American Cancer Society not tell us about the leading cause of cancer and how you can prevent, slow, halt or reverse most cancers?
- Why does the American Heart Association not tell us how we can reverse heart disease in over 90% of the cases?
- Why do none of the large environmental organizations like The Sierra Club and Greenpeace tell us the leading cause of global warming and water scarcity?
Fact. The leading cause of cancer, heart disease, global warming and water scarcity is one and the same. It is our toxic western diet of some combination of meat, dairy, eggs and/or fish three meals a day. To back up this BOLD statement, I have provided a few short videos in this blog and have referenced over a dozen blogs at the end of this page.
It all boils down to money. There is no money to be made in making people healthy. But what about the environmental groups? They’re not in the business of making money; they’re in the business of protecting our environment, right? That’s what I used to think, too. Read on.
If you’re hearing this kind of news for the first time today, you probably won’t believe me. Fair enough; do your own homework and try to prove me wrong. But assuming that I am right; how could we possibly have any better news than that?
Why is that GOOD NEWS? Because the simple answer to ALL of these devastating problems can be summed up in two words: Whole Plants. Simply by switching to a whole food, plant-based diet—something every meat eater can do overnight if she so chooses—we can literally change the world. And the most important thing that we will do is preserve Mother Nature’s ability to sustain us as a species.
We can also eliminate most chronic diseases, slash the cost of healthcare, curb global warming, end water scarcity & world hunger, restore our oceans and reforest millions of acres now devoted to raising animals for our dinner tables. And for all you animal lovers, we’ll end the suffering of close to 100 billion animals (per year) that we have been led to believe that we actually “need” to eat in order to be healthy. NOT.
First, let’s take a look at cancer. As a board member of his Center for Nutrition Studies, I have seen Dr. T. Colin Campbell lecture on cancer prevention many times, most recently on 1-24-14 in Princeton, NJ. Here is a ten-minute excerpt of a similar 2013 lecture.
Now for the environmental concerns. With a mission of caring for our planet, how could the world’s top “environmentalists” possibly not be telling us the complete truth about the single leading cause of global warming, water scarcity, deforestation, soil erosion, ocean acidity and many more? In the 2014 movie trailer for Cowspiracy, Michael Pollan succinctly explains why in a recent video (See below):
I think they “focus grouped” it and it’s a political loser. They’re membership organizations you know; they’re looking to maximize the number of people making contributions. And if they get identified as being “anti-meat,” it will hurt with their fundraising.
Quite simply, the most affluent two billion people in the world (those who eat most of the meat & dairy)—it’s like they’re all “sleepwalking off of a cliff,” says James Cameron.
And despite the civilization-ending consequences of not taking decisive action now, none of our environmental, scientific or political leaders have chosen to awaken the sleepwalking public. The following is the 90-second trailer of a documentary that may not ever be seen by very many people.
Why is that? MONEY
Still not convinced? Browse through a few of my recent blogs. I have been told that they are among the best I have ever written. Maybe that’s because I have focused on the single most important topic in the history of humankind—the longterm sustainability of our civilization and ultimately, our future as a species.
Links to a few of my earlier blogs on sustainability. Some people object to my use of the term “infestation of planet Earth” to describe humankind in the last two blogs. After you grasp the damage we have inflicted on our ecosystem in just the past fifty years (a mini-blink in geological time), you are likely to agree with my use of that term. Actually, I think it was Mark Twain who used it first.
- 1-25-14. NOTHING is more important than SUSTAINABILITY! Has links to another 14 related blogs at the end.
- 1-28-14 Titanic Sets Sail Once More—A different ending A fable that illustrates the consequences of not telling people the truth about the most important issues.
- 2-5-14. If you have children, you may want to read this one first. Solitude of the cemetery; a place for soul-searching
- 2-3-14 Global Depletion. The Big Picture. The Solution. A beautiful and powerful documentary along with a powerful one-hour read.
- 2-4-14 dedicated to the memory of Dr. Robert Goodland. Food Choices. The primary cause of global warming?
- What’s FOOD got to do with cancer?
- How many people do you know that have heart disease? (4-27-13)
- Eating for health or sustainability? Why not BOTH?
- The CERTAINTY of global warming and water scarcity…
- “Humans: the real threat to life on Earth.”
- Sustainability and Food Choices. Is anyone listening?
- The TERRIFYING repercussions of our DEMAND for meat
- Bill Clinton connects “sustainability” and food choices.
- Saving civilization is not a spectator sport!
- S.O.S. (Saving Our Species) — An urgently needed PLAN
- Are humans the “infestation” of planet Earth?
- “Infestation” IS the best word—if it gets your attention
Handy 5-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 latest book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes
- Dr. Campbell’s new book: WHOLE, Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.
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