What The Health Is What You Must Know

Three Reasons To See This Documentary (Review)

What The Health is a must-see documentary if you care about your health or the fate of our planet. This film is from the creators of the influential Cowspiracy, which shows the devastating effect that raising animals for food has on speeding climate change.

Now the filmmakers take on the issue of the disastrous impact of animal foods on health, a huge topic which most Americans know dangerously little about. Yet this movie is satisfying drama on plant-based nutrition, not a boring lecture. Here are three reasons why What The Health is so compelling.

YOU WILL SEE EXPERTS WHO AREN'T AFRAID OF THE TRUTH

The film features many of the most influential physicians, athletes, and other experts who are knowledgeable on plant-based nutrition. Drs. Neal Barnard and Milton Mills each appears several times with critical information. In addition, you will hear many other articulate and influential experts - including Drs. Caldwell Esselstyn, Garth Davis, Michael Greger, Michael Klaper, Michelle McMacken, Kim Williams, John McDougall, and more. This is not just a parade of experts - their remarks fit together to tell a story and shred dangerous myths.

In addition, you will see (or sometimes just hear) other representatives of major "health" organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and American Diabetes Association, who are afraid of the truth about the intimate link between animal foods and deadly disease.

THE FILM IS ENTERTAINING, HEART WARMING, AND ENGROSSING

What The Health delivers knowledge with a dramatic twist. Much of the action centers on national health organizations that are considered authorities on dread diseases. Why are these organizations so afraid of a polite interview weighing the evidence on diet and illness? Gradually, the chilling reasons become apparent and undeniable.

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What The Health Is What You Must Know

Three Reasons To See This Documentary (Review)

What The Health is a must-see documentary if you care about your health or the fate of our planet. This film is from the creators of the influential Cowspiracy, which shows the devastating effect that raising animals for food has on speeding climate change.

Now the filmmakers take on the issue of the disastrous impact of animal foods on health, a huge topic which most Americans know dangerously little about. Yet this movie is satisfying drama on plant-based nutrition, not a boring lecture. Here are three reasons why What The Health is so compelling.

YOU WILL SEE EXPERTS WHO AREN'T AFRAID OF THE TRUTH

The film features many of the most influential physicians, athletes, and other experts who are knowledgeable on plant-based nutrition. Drs. Neal Barnard and Milton Mills each appears several times with critical information. In addition, you will hear many other articulate and influential experts - including Drs. Caldwell Esselstyn, Garth Davis, Michael Greger, Michael Klaper, Michelle McMacken, Kim Williams, John McDougall, and more. This is not just a parade of experts - their remarks fit together to tell a story and shred dangerous myths.

In addition, you will see (or sometimes just hear) other representatives of major "health" organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and American Diabetes Association, who are afraid of the truth about the intimate link between animal foods and deadly disease.

THE FILM IS ENTERTAINING, HEART WARMING, AND ENGROSSING

What The Health delivers knowledge with a dramatic twist. Much of the action centers on national health organizations that are considered authorities on dread diseases. Why are these organizations so afraid of a polite interview weighing the evidence on diet and illness? Gradually, the chilling reasons become apparent and undeniable.

Click here to read the rest of the review of the powerful documentary What The Health

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The China Study, Revised and Expanded

The Science of Plant-Based Diets - And Why Most People Know Nothing About It

The China Study, first published in 2004, is a landmark book that established whole foods, plant-based diets as the healthiest way to eat. Authors Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, ignited a fierce debate with their work. On one side are the scientists, doctors, and other nutrition experts who understand the overwhelming evidence that whole foods, plant-based diets can prevent, and often reverse, most chronic diseases. The other side is diverse, including critics whose livelihood would be threatened by a massive shift in preferred diets, their friends in government, and many who are well-intentioned but see no compelling reason to question the status quo.

The book tells two compelling stories, which are inseparable. First, The China Study masterfully explains nutrition Campbell China Study quote smaller.jpgscience in understandable terms. These facts demonstrate the stunning health impact of a whole foods, plant-based diet. Many lines of evidence come together to make the conclusion beyond reasonable doubt. Dr. Campbell clearly explains his own research, both in a lab setting and in 65 counties in China. Indeed, the massive China Study, which titles the book, is the greatest on-the-ground study of human nutrition ever done. The authors also guide you through hundreds of other studies done by scientists all over the world. This research, reinforcing the China Study's findings, further strengthens the evidence for whole foods, plant-based diets.

The science alone, however, is not the only compelling part of the book. Interwoven with this fascinating information is Dr. Campbell's own story.

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The China Study, Revised and Expanded

The Science of Plant-Based Diets - And Why Most People Know Nothing About It

The China Study, first published in 2004, is a landmark book that established whole foods, plant-based diets as the healthiest way to eat. Authors Dr. T. Colin Campbell and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, ignited a fierce debate with their work. On one side are the scientists, doctors, and other nutrition experts who understand the overwhelming evidence that whole foods, plant-based diets can prevent, and often reverse, most chronic diseases. The other side is diverse, including critics whose livelihood would be threatened by a massive shift in preferred diets, their friends in government, and many who are well-intentioned but see no compelling reason to question the status quo.

The book tells two compelling stories, which are inseparable. First, The China Study masterfully explains nutrition Campbell China Study quote smaller.jpgscience in understandable terms. These facts demonstrate the stunning health impact of a whole foods, plant-based diet. Many lines of evidence come together to make the conclusion beyond reasonable doubt. Dr. Campbell clearly explains his own research, both in a lab setting and in 65 counties in China. Indeed, the massive China Study, which titles the book, is the greatest on-the-ground study of human nutrition ever done. The authors also guide you through hundreds of other studies done by scientists all over the world. This research, reinforcing the China Study's findings, further strengthens the evidence for whole foods, plant-based diets.

The science alone, however, is not the only compelling part of the book. Interwoven with this fascinating information is Dr. Campbell's own story.

Click here to read the rest of the review of The China Study, Revised and Expanded

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Climate Change Simplified

Global Warming Is As Undeniable As Gravity - Here's Why

If you've ever gotten into a car on a sunny day, you know that global warming is real. The inside of the car will be much hotter than the air outside. This is because light energy from the sun gets into the car, and the interior car surfaces absorb this energy, which heats the car's seat, dashboard, floor, etc. The car's roof and windows then trap the heat, and the whole inside of the car gets hotter.

A greenhouse (with walls of glass) or hoop house (with walls of plastic) works on the same principle. Sunlight penetrates cars parked.jpgthe walls, is absorbed by and heats interior surfaces, and the heat radiated by those surfaces is trapped inside. Even in winter, the greenhouse will warm in the sun and can be used to grow food and flowers.

The earth is warm for the same reason a car interior or greenhouse is. The difference is that the heat-trapping planetary "walls" are made of gases in the earth's atmosphere. The gases that are best at trapping heat are called "greenhouse gases."

Without this atmospheric blanket, our planet would be too cold to support life as we know it. Most of the sunlight that hits the earth would just be radiated back into space. So some greenhouse gases are needed to keep earth green and thriving. These are produced by natural forces, and over time fluctuate within limits that have been compatible with life as we know it.

The problem with human-caused warming is that greenhouse gases are produced by human activities in amounts hugely in excess of historical natural ranges. Thus, the heat-trapping atmospheric blanket lets less heat energy escape back into space, and the planet continues to warm. This results in climate change - an alteration in the patterns of temperature, wind, rainfall, and major weather-related events over the planet.

While humans can deny the existence of this process, this doubt does not impact the real world situation. It's like denying gravity, another basic law of physics. No matter how much you say it's not so, pass laws against it, or try to ignore gravity, if you are standing on the earth's surface and toss a ball into the air, it will come back down. Similarly, if heat radiates up into a thickened layer of greenhouse gases, it will be trapped by the atmosphere and contribute to overheating the planet.

Click here to learn about why global warming can mean colder weather, and how your food choices link in

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Climate Change Simplified

Global Warming Is As Undeniable As Gravity - Here's Why

If you've ever gotten into a car on a sunny day, you know that global warming is real. The inside of the car will be much hotter than the air outside. This is because light energy from the sun gets into the car, and the interior car surfaces absorb this energy, which heats the car's seat, dashboard, floor, etc. The car's roof and windows then trap the heat, and the whole inside of the car gets hotter.

A greenhouse (with walls of glass) or hoop house (with walls of plastic) works on the same principle. Sunlight penetrates cars parked.jpgthe walls, is absorbed by and heats interior surfaces, and the heat radiated by those surfaces is trapped inside. Even in winter, the greenhouse will warm in the sun and can be used to grow food and flowers.

The earth is warm for the same reason a car interior or greenhouse is. The difference is that the heat-trapping planetary "walls" are made of gases in the earth's atmosphere. The gases that are best at trapping heat are called "greenhouse gases."

Without this atmospheric blanket, our planet would be too cold to support life as we know it. Most of the sunlight that hits the earth would just be radiated back into space. So some greenhouse gases are needed to keep earth green and thriving. These are produced by natural forces, and over time fluctuate within limits that have been compatible with life as we know it.

The problem with human-caused warming is that greenhouse gases are produced by human activities in amounts hugely in excess of historical natural ranges. Thus, the heat-trapping atmospheric blanket lets less heat energy escape back into space, and the planet continues to warm. This results in climate change - an alteration in the patterns of temperature, wind, rainfall, and major weather-related events over the planet.

While humans can deny the existence of this process, this doubt does not impact the real world situation. It's like denying gravity, another basic law of physics. No matter how much you say it's not so, pass laws against it, or try to ignore gravity, if you are standing on the earth's surface and toss a ball into the air, it will come back down. Similarly, if heat radiates up into a thickened layer of greenhouse gases, it will be trapped by the atmosphere and contribute to overheating the planet.

Click here to learn about why global warming can mean colder weather, and how your food choices link in

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Eating Animals: Myths and Realities

In Farm to Fable, Robert Grillo Uncovers Dangerous Marketing Fantasies

Farm to Fable is an eye-opening book that answers the question: Why do people in modern societies eat animals, when it is not necessary for (in fact is harmful to) our health and survival? Author Robert Grillo shows that a series of manipulative fictions keep animals on our collective plates. His insider's perspective as a marketing consultant (including former work on Happy Meal boxes) is the ideal basis for his careful research and insightful analysis. His book continues the powerful work on his extensive site Free From Harm.

I was happy to talk with Robert, and my most pressing question was how people who choose to eat meat react when theRobt Grillo Farm-To-Fable_cover-tilt-shadow-smaller.jpganimal food industry fictions are so starkly exposed. He has gotten these feelings from his readers.

"They're taken by how many deeply entrenched fictions there are. The facts are stunning, and make them think of other ways society gets us to accept things that are otherwise deplorable. They are ready to get involved, and take steps to change their diet. For the general public, my hope is that the book will prompt them to question what appears to be "normal" in their everyday lives. I hope that they might better see how we are being manipulated to make food choices that ultimately betray our core values of kindness, reciprocity, and decency."

Robert shared that the book is rooted in knowing that choices are tied to beliefs, and beliefs can be transformed by powerful truths. "We must first identify and expose the fictions of animal consumption to then disempower them. The change we want to see requires that we disempower theses fictions through a massive grassroots, public education campaign which in turn will disempower the animal exploitation industries."

SHATTERING THE FANTASIES

Farm to Fable is articulate, carrying you along with the power of its insights. This is powerful, memorable writing, with Robert in complete mastery of both his subject and his words. There is no need for hype or manipulation, because the bare facts are enough. The book flows through deeply entrenched animal foods fantasies with gathering momentum and force.

For example, one of the several foundational fictions of the animal foods industry is consent.

Click here to read more about the fantasies that keep people eating animal foods

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Eating Animals: Myths and Realities

In Farm to Fable, Robert Grillo Uncovers Dangerous Marketing Fantasies

Farm to Fable is an eye-opening book that answers the question: Why do people in modern societies eat animals, when it is not necessary for (in fact is harmful to) our health and survival? Author Robert Grillo shows that a series of manipulative fictions keep animals on our collective plates. His insider's perspective as a marketing consultant (including former work on Happy Meal boxes) is the ideal basis for his careful research and insightful analysis. His book continues the powerful work on his extensive site Free From Harm.

I was happy to talk with Robert, and my most pressing question was how people who choose to eat meat react when theRobt Grillo Farm-To-Fable_cover-tilt-shadow-smaller.jpganimal food industry fictions are so starkly exposed. He has gotten these feelings from his readers.

"They're taken by how many deeply entrenched fictions there are. The facts are stunning, and make them think of other ways society gets us to accept things that are otherwise deplorable. They are ready to get involved, and take steps to change their diet. For the general public, my hope is that the book will prompt them to question what appears to be "normal" in their everyday lives. I hope that they might better see how we are being manipulated to make food choices that ultimately betray our core values of kindness, reciprocity, and decency."

Robert shared that the book is rooted in knowing that choices are tied to beliefs, and beliefs can be transformed by powerful truths. "We must first identify and expose the fictions of animal consumption to then disempower them. The change we want to see requires that we disempower theses fictions through a massive grassroots, public education campaign which in turn will disempower the animal exploitation industries."

SHATTERING THE FANTASIES

Farm to Fable is articulate, carrying you along with the power of its insights. This is powerful, memorable writing, with Robert in complete mastery of both his subject and his words. There is no need for hype or manipulation, because the bare facts are enough. The book flows through deeply entrenched animal foods fantasies with gathering momentum and force.

For example, one of the several foundational fictions of the animal foods industry is consent.

Click here to read more about the fantasies that keep people eating animal foods

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Grass-fed Beef Is Heating the Planet

Dr. Bill Ripple's Research Shows the Stark Destruction Caused by Grazing Cattle

Bill Ripple, PhD is Distinguished Professor of Ecology at Oregon State University. Over twenty years ago, he began researching the beneficial effects that wolves in Yellowstone have on that ecosystem. From there, he branched to investigating the key roles of large carnivores in ecological systems around the world. I explored his findings with him on this critical research, especially how it demolishes the fantasy that grass-fed beef is good for our planet.

Everywhere he looked scientifically, Dr. Ripple saw the same profoundly disturbing fact: wild carnivores were being persecuted to protect livestock. Humans, who eat meat but are biologically designed to eat plants, are killing the predators whose role in a balanced ecosystem is precisely to eat meat. Why? So that humans can consume the prey ofBill Ripple 1A.jpg actual carnivores.

About the time Dr. Ripple came to this troubling insight, he saw the documentary Forks Over Knives and became vegan immediately, adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet based on foods like beans, rice, corn, quinoa, potatoes, salads, and fruit. I asked him why the film had such a strong impact.

"Like Dr. T Colin Campbell, I grew up in a farming and ranching family," he shared. "The quality of the evidence that he and Dr. Esselstyn presented in Forks Over Knives moved me completely - I fell in love with the film. It changed the direction of my own research as I worked with scientists around the world on the ecological effects of human carnivory, which means humans eating other animals. Scientists who study predators typically use the term "carnivory," and I simply extended it to the eating habits of people. About this time, I also became deeply concerned about climate change and wanted to make a contribution to scientific understanding in this area, especially the effects of animal agriculture."

Grass-fed Beef and Climate

Dr. Ripple quickly began to focus on the impact of ruminants, especially cattle, on climate change. Ruminants are animals that ferment their plant-based food in a special stomach during digestion. Inseparable from this process, ruminants emit methane, a far more potent greenhouse gas than is carbon dioxide. Dr. Ripple had a disturbing realization.

Click here to read about grass-fed beef and climate change and see amazing before-and-after pictures of Hart Mountain with and without cattle

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Angela’s Fast, Fresh, and Wildly Delicious Recipes

Enjoy No-oil Vegan Pesto, Spicy, Savory Peanut Sauce, and Savory Vegan Dinner Pie

When my daughter Angela came to visit me, we wanted to spend a lot of relaxed time together. We had not seen each other in over a year, and there are many beautiful places to hang out near my Oregon home.

To my delight, Angela has evolved into an accomplished chef who puts together splendid meals that are both quick topie cooked.jpg prepare and center on fresh ingredients. We took advantage of the local goodies from the farmers market, with most of the produce we used coming from within half an hour of my house, and harvested within a day or two of when we ate it.

Here are the three top dinners that Angela cooked for us, with recipes below so you can try them yourself. None contains extracted oils. Prepare for intense gourmet flavors without all the work of gourmet cooking:

  • No-oil Vegan Pesto
  • Spicy, Savory Peanut Sauce
  • Savory Vegan Dinner Pie

Click here to get these three oil-free, flavorful vegan recipes

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