Health Eludes Some and Embraces Others..Why?

A snipet today from The China Study.  My goal with these snipets is awareness, possibly good health, longevity?..!  Not everyone can go PlantBased 100%, but maybe 50% of the time? or part of the time?  It’s a bit of healthierness…(if that’s a word;)).  Which is the biggest reason why I put these recipes out there, so we have the option to still REALLY enjoy, indulge!…who wants to survive on carrot sticks?!…I don’t!…..speaking of which I’m still craving more of those sliders ;):

The China Study:

‘…I now know the answer is that food primarily determines the outcome.

If you are male in this country you have a 47% chance of getting cancer.  If you are female you have a 38% lifetime chance of getting cancer.  Adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle can prevent the majority of cancers in the US.  Old age can and should be graceful and peaceful.

Almost a 1/3 of the adults 20 years and over are obese.  One is considered obese if he or she is carrying more than a 1/3 of a person above and beyond a healthy weight.

1 out of 13 Americans now has diabetes, and it continues to rise.  If we don’t heed the importance of diet, millions of additional Americans will unknowingly develop diabetes and suffer consequences, including blindness, limb amputation, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and pre-mature death.

Both diabetes and obesity often forecast deeper more serious health problems like heart disease, cancer and stroke.  2 of the most frightening statistics show that diabetes among people in their 30’s has increased 70% in less than 10 years.  Such an incredibly fast growth may become an unbearable burden on a health system that is already strained.

But the most pervasive killer in our culture is Heart Disease.  It will kill 1 out of 3 Americans.  And the most dramatic finding is that heart disease can be prevented and reversed by diet, a plant based diet.’

Maybe we could make a different meal choice here and there…and see what happens…?

Link to previous China Study clip.

18 responses to “Health Eludes Some and Embraces Others..Why?

  1. Even the China study started at a 5% casein / creatine levels. Maybe they knew a 100% plant based diet would be difficult to adhere too.This percentage allows you to deviate from time to time to enjoy your favorite pastime food in moderation. (Note; this equals about a 1 time meal deviation every two weeks).
    So the way I calculated it, if you’re at your annual rib cook-off , having a few ribs should not bring you past the 5% total casein intake level. BTW, I heard folks drinking skim milk in the belief that it has no casein in it. Wrong! While it has no fat, it has more casein than whole milk. Almond milk is a safe and satisfying alternative in drinking and baking.

    • You and I are in the same place. In moderation is so much more possible for most people. Thanks so much for the information you share! It’s insightful and helpful!

      • I was afraid you’d yell at me! My vegan friends flip out if I even use an egg white wash in baking artisan bread. I love the idea of eating vegetarian but what I don’t like is when friends treat it similar to a religion. You get the idea.
        I really like your post and if I ever offend you in what i comment on, please accept my apologies. I think you are so level headed that you make being a vegetarian / cook much more fun 🙂 Joe

        • Thanks and I’ll never be offended by your ideas! The friends that turned me onto The China Study were incredibly non-judgemental. Everyone has to choose the level that works for them. Some is better than none, any lowering in the intake and amount of animal products is better than not. And the more great recipes we have to use the less we’ll even notice animal products aren’t there!
          Thanks so much for ALL your thoughts!

  2. I love all your informative posts Heather! Thank you!

  3. Yes- Animal fat in abundance is devastating to the human body- Check out “Food that kills full documentary” on youtube sometime if you’ve never seen it– Have a great weekend!

  4. One major trait I notice with Asian cuisine is the use of fermented vegetables and seaweed in any given meal. The nutrients and variety of enzymes jam packed in these foods are amazingly healthy and keep the body balanced with probiotics and vitamins… One thing to note, though, kimchi, for example, traditionally uses raw oysters or fish sauce to aid in fermentation. Additionally, dried fruits &nuts/grains (goji berries, wolfberries, gingko nuts, barley) are consumed in tonic soups, usually cooked in a meat-based stock, but served on a weekly basis. My great-gramma used to say, “Sundays are for brewing tonic soup so you start your week healthy!”

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