Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman had a special on PBS last night called “The Blood Sugar Solution” discussing the diabetes and obesity epidemic in this country. He points to what I’ve been pointing to for a long time now, diet is so important. A good diet could lower your medical bills and expenses and while exercise is important, diet is a bigger issue than lack of exercise. It’s a better way to address the root causes of chronic illness.
First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the replacement for the 19-year-old food pyramid last Thursday. Introducing: My Plate. Continue reading
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The new documentary called Forks over Knives wants to give you the answer to the reason why Americans have “the most advanced medical technology in the world” though we are some of the sickest in the world.
Many of us don’t even think about how often we here warnings about heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke, let alone how many people we know with those afflictions. It brings it home to us in a different way when we ourselves are the ones with the morbid diagnosis.
Even then though, are we really surprised? Do we really not know the causes of these diseases?
My guess is yes and no. Diet and exercise sounds like common sense but as French philosopher Voltaire stated “Common sense is not so common”.
Forks over Knives attempts to give a bitter idea of what we’re dealing with while advocating a mostly plant based diet. This kind of diet is actually the “greenest” diet you can have because meat production as it stands is incredibly harmful to the environment.
Not ready to give up your cheeseburgers yet? Check out the trailer below the jump. What do you have to lose? It’s free! Continue reading