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Diabetes

A Clip from The China Study, by T.Colin Campbell

“…TYPE 2 DIABETES, the most common form, often accompanies obesity.  As we, as a nation, continue to gain weight, our rate of diabetes spirals out of control.  The scariest figure?  1/3 of those people with diabetes don’t know yet that they have it.

You  know the situation is serious when our children, at the age of puberty, start falling prey to the form of diabetes usually reserved for adults over 40.  One newspaper illustrated the epidemic with the story of a girl who weighed 350 pounds at the age of 15, had the “adult-onset” form of diabetes and was injecting insulin into her body 3 times/day.

What is diabetes, why should we care about it and how do we stop it from happening to us?  Almost all cases of diabetes are either Type 1 or Type 2.  Type 1 develops in children and adolescents, and thus is sometimes referred to as juvenile-onset diabetes.  This form accounts for 5% -10% of all diabetes cases.  Type 2, which accounts for 90%-95% of all cases, used to occur primarily in adults age 40 and up, and thus was called adult-onset diabetes.  But because up to 45% of new diabetes cases in children are Type 2 diabetes, the age-specific names are being dropped, and the 2 forms are simply referred to as Type 1 and Type 2…”

To Be Continued….

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A Different Kind of Prescription

A little insight from The China Study, working to lessen confusion 1 piece of information at a time. 🙂  As I’ve mentioned before, if we have enough fabulous recipes out there to choose from, maybe going meatless a little more often won’t be a terrible struggle….50 % of the time?…maybe 1 meal a day?…You have to choose for you, but here’s some interesting info from

The China Study:

‘…The American people need to know why we are unnecessarily sick.  Why too many of us die unnecessarily early, painfully and costly, despite the billions spent on research.  The irony is that the solution is simple and inexpensive.  The answer to the American health crisis is the food that each of us chooses to put in our mouths each day.  It’s as simple as that.

You get the picture.  Fad diets are not health, they embody the worst of medicine, science and popular media.  If you’re only interested in a 2-week menu plan to lose weight and stay healthy this information is not for you.

I am appealing to your intelligence. I want to offer you a more profound and more beneficial way to view health.  I have a prescription for maximum health that is simple, easy to follow and offers more benefits than any drug or surgery without any of the side effects.  This prescription doesn’t require daily charts or calorie counting; and it doesn’t exist to serve my own financial interests.  Most importantly the supporting evidence is overwhelming.  This is about changing the way you eat and live and the extraordinary health that will result.

So what is my prescription for good health?  In short, it is about the multiple health benefits of consuming plant-based foods, and the largely under appreciated health dangers of consuming animal based foods, including all types of meat, dairy and eggs.

I began on the opposite end of the spectrum: as a meat loving dairy farmer in my personal life and an “establishment” scientist in my professional life.  I even used to lament the views of vegetarians as I taught nutritional bio-chemistry to pre-med students.

My only interest now is to explain the scientific basis in the clearest way possible.  Changing dietary practices will only occur and be maintained when people believe the evidence and experience the benefits.  My task is only to present the scientific evidence.  The rest is up to you..’

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