“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” A.A. Milne
This is my favorite quote from Winnie the Pooh.
Hmm, do you want to live to be hundred? The key here is that you live to be a Healthy hundred years old.
Consider that statistics from 2011 show that the average life expectancy in the United States is 78.64 years old. Wow, our life expectancy in the United States is going up, but, the quality of our health is going down…ugh!
We have been talking a lot about a healthy diet. Let’s get to the bare bones about what that actually means. It may surprise you. Know that in the United States, we have much research about diet and what is good and bad for you. Unfortunately, it gets buried under the plethora of information we receive from TV commercials, magazine ads, catchy visual marketing, junk science, fad diets, and food industry giant’s propaganda.
Also consider that there has been research that concludes that the genes you inherit from your parents aren’t always the most important factors in determining your health risks. Also know that drugs and surgery are not a cure, they merely treat the symptom and not the disease. Society has become dependent on drugs and abdicate their health to a pill.
Consider that the U. S. A. spends more money per capita on health care than any other country in the world!
In 1970 an astounding study of exceptional magnitude was ordered and conducted by the premier of China, Chou EnLai while he was dying of cancer. The study was based on twelve different types of cancer in more than 2,400 Chinese countries involving 880 million (96% of their citizens). 650,000 workers engaged in the research project.
In a book entitled The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD, ad Thomas M. Campbell II, the study is expanded. The take home conclusion is that:
- Low-fat, low-protein diets shift conversion of calories away form body fat to body heat
- Plant based foods are linked to lower blood cholesterol, breast cancer rates, and cancers of the digestive tract
- We can minimize our risks of contracting deadly diseases by eating the right diet
It has now been proven that a whole plant-based diet can prevent many morbid diseases that eventually will kill you.
Changing your lifestyle may seem inconvenient and impractical, but consider the alternative consequences.
Just know the facts. Knowledge is power. It’s up to you.