Ditch the Chronic Diseases: An Interview with Dr. John McDougall, MD

We have a world that has the possibility,  with the communication we have, you know, the possibility of making changes that will make all the difference. Just, you know, [if] we can just get the message about the truth about food out to people, we would give us some more time.We need more time.

There are a lot of good people out there trying to solve the problems related to fossil fuels, but we're really, you know, you and I and a few other folks out there, are really the only ones that are directly addressing the most easily and quickly changeable, most destructive part of our living, which is the food. So many problems will be solved. You could close 80% of the hospitals. You could you put the pharmaceutical business--well, you know, there's some drugs that are of some help, but you could tone them down considerably. Anyway, it's the food, folks, it's the food. Go to www.drmcdougall.com, and you will see the subtitle: It's the food!”

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Ditch the Heart Disease: An Interview with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr.

“So, somewhere along the line it became apparent to me that there would be more bang for the buck if we would look at cardiovascular disease, since it’s the leading killer of women and men in Western civilization; and yet I was encountering multiple cultures in this global review where cardiovascular disease was virtually nonexistent. And really, that led me to think that if we could really focus on people [willing] to save their heart, that at the same time, they would markedly diminish the likelihood of them developing the common Western cancers of breast, prostate, colon and, perhaps, pancreatic. “

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What Our Cells Need: Ditch the Toxins and the Low-Carb Craze

How much O2 and nutrients is your blood getting? How much glucose is it getting when you restrict the amount of carbohydrates you ingest? How much are you exposing your blood to toxins by eating damaging foods and breathing in toxic air?

We only need to look at the cellular needs of the human body to see what we need for optimal health.

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Ditch the Fish

Farmed fish will not save us. In fact, farmed fish, apart from being chemically polluted, are full of antibiotics to stop the spread of disease in such confined spaces; but the pollution from these confined areas, coming from dead, diseased fish and fish feces, spread and pollute surrounded areas. They are just like land-animal factory farms, no better. And small fish are taken from the oceans to be fed to these larger farmed fish, so we are still continually depleting our oceans of marine life. The bleaching of coral reefs is due to the loss of larger fish in the oceans. Soon, there will be more plastic in our oceans worldwide than there are fish, whales, and other marine life.

We do not need fish for survival anymore. And we do not need to just survive, as we have been able to use technology to adapt our way of life to the cold environment. Now, we can eat the diet that gives us optimal health and well-being.

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Ditch the Hospital Food

Food should be an integral part of the healing process. What we eat directly affects our health, physically and mentally. Why not approach your local hospital about a change in the menu? Why not approach your local schools, as well?

Eating healthy is not a difficult transition, and the meals do not need to be complicated. Personally, I would go for the Chef Special of Sweet potato and kale over barley.

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Ditch the Fear Of "Starch"

“A diet made up mostly of starchy vegetables and grains provides the abundant energy and balanced nutrition humans require. (As most readers of the McDougall philosophy already know:) All large populations of trim, healthy, athletic-competing, war-fighting people throughout verifiable human history have obtained the bulk of their calories from high-carbohydrate foods (starches). Examples of thriving populations include the Japanese, Chinese, and other Asians, who eat sweet potatoes, buckwheat, and/or rice; Incas in South America who eat potatoes; Mayans and Aztecs in Central America who eat corn; and Egyptians in the Middle East who eat wheat.” -Dr. McDougall

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DITCH THE DISEASE: Animal Products, Processed foods, Alcohol, and Pollutants

Maybe it’s time to think twice about that morning glass of milk, or that afternoon snack of cheese, or the burger on the menu for supper.

    It turns out that what we choose to eat can either poison our bodies and eventually lead to our own premature deaths, or allow us to live longer and healthier.

    Aside from what we eat, how we interact with our environments can come back full-circle in the way of pollutants ending up in our own bodies and destroying us slowly.

    What foods turn out to act like poison within the human body?

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