New Study on Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans

I had the opportunity to discuss the fascinating new report that was released by the Humane Research Council last week about current and former vegetarians and vegans on KFI AM 640 yesterday with Mark Thompson and Elizabeth Espinosa. You can listen to the interview here: JH on KFI And here is more info on this important study: …

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The Whole Truth Is the First Step

Howard Jacobson Shares What It's Like to Work With Dr. Campbell and What the Next Step Might Be

Whole, Dr. T Colin Campbell's ground breaking book, tells why we need to totally rethink the science of what we eat. This subject could be confusing, unapproachable, or dull for most people. It's none of these things, in large part thanks to Howard Jacobson, PhD, who is a contributing author of this compelling paradigm changer.

Every time I read Whole, quote after quote leaps out to tell the story with powerful language and images not afraid to tell the truth. Here are a few examples:

"We "race for the cure" by pouring billions of dollars into dangerous and ineffective treatments. We seek new genes, asHoward Jacobson-headshot-usable size.jpg if the ones we've evolved over millions of years are insufficient for our needs. We medicate ourselves with toxic concoctions, a small number of which treat the disease, while the rest treat the harmful side effects of the primary drugs."

"Evolution has thankfully programmed us to seek out and enjoy foods that promote our health. All we have to do is get back to our dietary roots - nothing radical or miserable required."

"Just eat lots of different plant foods; your body will do the math for you!"

This last quote is one of my favorites, and I use it in almost all my presentations. Ever since reading Whole, I've wanted to learn more about the process of writing it, and was delighted to have a chance to talk with Howard Jacobson. He shared what it was like to work with Dr. Campbell, how he got the opportunity, and what's next for him.

Click here to read more about the writing of Whole and Howard Jacobson's thoughts on reconnecting with nature

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Anger Management – Stop, Look & Listen

The best way to manage anger is to release it from your mind and stop using it as a justification to attack others. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO

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Un-Forgiveness. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

There is no upside to un-forgiveness. Forgiveness doesn't mean you are condoning their bad behavior. It doesn't mean they shouldn't be held accountable for their actions. It doesn't mean you are setting yourself up for future victimization. Withholding forgiveness doesn't punish the offender. It actually punishes yourself because it is a form of self-attack and self-sabotage. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO

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Preventing and Reversing Disease with Plant-Based Diets

Hot in the news this week is a new study suggesting that consuming probiotics can slightly reduce blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. So, now everyone is running out and eating yogurt, hoping for a miracle cure. There are no pills, procedures, or superfoods that prevent or cure chronic disease. These pills and …

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Is There Any Action That Is Unforgivable?

No action is unforgivable. It just requires a willingness. Why be willing? Because when we withhold forgiveness from others, we are withholding it from ourselves. The opportunity we have to forgive others their trespasses is our own personal ticket to heaven. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO

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Want to change the world? Stop judging others. Get your own house in order.

Want to change the world? Instead of spending your time judging and criticizing others, work to reform yourself and become the best you can be and a great role model. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO

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Want to change your ways? Be honest about your whys.

It is difficult to change when we embrace denial and rationalization rather than admit the truth about ourselves. The truth is we often have an agenda we are not aware of which is driving our behaviors. Or we are aware of our agenda but we don't want to deal with it. Either way, our efforts to change will fail until we are willing to hold up a mirror and honestly look at ourselves. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO

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Without loving acts, loving words are meaningless.

Talk is cheap. Talk is easy. Walking the talk? Not so much so. And yet massively more important, critically important to satisfying and sustainable relationships. If you care for someone, it's nice to tell them but more important that you show them in your actions, empathy, and your acts of compassion and consideration. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO

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Admit when you’re wrong. Say you’re sorry.

Regardless of how people treat us, when we do something that is wrong, that is hurtful, that is unloving.... we need to own it. We need to acknowledge it. We need to take responsibility. And we need to apologize, to say we're sorry. And we need to make a sincere effort not to repeat the mistake in the future. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO

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