The McDougall Newsletter - January 2007

  January 2007   Vol. 06 Issue 01

Human Healtth and Planet Health - Same Solution

An amazingly simple win-win opportunity stares us in the face: a global switch to a plant-food-based diet will solve the diseases of overnutrition and put a big dent in global warming with one U-turn—since the up-to-now insatiable appetite for foodstuffs made from livestock (cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens) are at the root of both disasters.

The human health crisis is pandemic with more than 1.1 billion people overweight and 312 million obese, 197 million have diabetes, and 1 billion have hypertension.1  One final and fatal result of these three chronic diseases is 18 million people die of heart disease annually.*1 You would think by now world leaders would have launched serious measures to reverse all this human suffering by attacking the primary cause—eating meat and dairy products.

 

Favorite Five - My favorite articles found in recent medical journals

  • The Food Industry Buys Nutrition Research—Threatening Your Family's Health

  • How Long to Take Plavix and Aspirin after a DES (Heart Angioplasty Stent)

  • Ear Tubes—Another Money Maker's Benefits Disproved

  • Antacids Promote Hip Fractures

  • Complications Are Common from Colonoscopy

 

Featured Recipes

  • Coconut Thai Rice
  • Vegetable Orzo
  • Barbecue Bean Sloppy Joes
  • Crockpot Pizza Potatoes
  • Greta's Gingersnaps with a Twist




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