Tuesday, November 20, 2012


"The striking fact is that cultures that eat the reverse of the standard American diet – low fat, high in complex carbohydrates, plant-based, and high in fiber – have a lower incidence of cancer and coronary artery disease (CAD). What's even more sad is that countries whose populations can afford to eat the healthiest disease-preventing foods don't. The United States has spent more money on cancer research than any country in the world, yet the American diet contributes to the very diseases we are spending money to prevent." - Dr. Sears

1 comment:

  1. You should watch Forks over Knives and or check into the doctors that recommend a plant based diet. Their info about carcinogens and meat/dairy consumption are compelling--one of them grew up on a dairy farm. Although, I am not ready to give up olive oil. It is the closest I have ever come to considering vegan though.

    The only reason I am not there yet is because of timing. The recipes looked not as sumptuous as say, Barefoot Contessa (who is on the other end of the spectrum from vegan). I think it takes a wholesale mental shift from eating because it is yummy and mostly healthy to eating what is healthy and ok tasting. Just making that based on reading recipes.

    I did start down a path though of viewing meat mostly as a form of seasoning rather than the main part of a dish. I notice that when we do eat a meaty dish I feel just way more full and sluggy as opposed to nicely seasoned vegan dish (thinking Beef Burgundy vs. Three Sisters Stew --both fall favorites)

    anyway, this comment is now so long, I might as well get my own blog... do check out the movie though, it is compelling along the lines of your quote.