Plant Based Diet? Think About This.....

The Hunger Argument

Number of people worldwide who will die as a result of malnutrition this year: 20 million 
Number of people who could be adequately fed using land freed if Americans reduced their intake of meat by 10%: 100 million 
Percentage of corn grown in the U.S. eaten by people: 20 
Percentage of corn grown in the U.S. eaten by livestock: 80 
Percentage of oats grown in the U.S. eaten by livestock: 95 
Percentage of protein wasted by cycling grain through livestock: 90 
How frequently a child dies as a result of malnutrition: every 2.3 seconds 
Pounds of potatoes that can be grown on an acre: 40,000 
Pounds of beef produced on an acre: 250 
Percentage of U.S. farmland devoted to beef production: 56 
Pounds of grain and soybeans needed to produce a pound of edible flesh from feedlot beef: 16


The Environmental Argument

Cause of global warming: greenhouse effect 
Primary cause of greenhouse effect: carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels 
Fossil fuels needed to produce meat-centered diet vs. a meat-free diet: 3 times more 
Percentage of U.S. topsoil lost to date: 75 
Percentage of U.S. topsoil loss directly related to livestock raising: 85 
Number of acres of U.S. forest cleared for cropland to produce meat-centered diet: 260 million 
Amount of meat imported to U.S. annually from Central and South America: 300,000,000 pounds 
Percentage of Central American children under the age of five who are undernourished: 75 
Area of tropical rainforest consumed in every quarter-pound of rainforest beef: 55 square feet 
Current rate of species extinction due to destruction of tropical rainforests for meat grazing and other uses: 1,000 per year


The Cancer Argument

Increased risk of breast cancer for women who eat meat daily compared to less than once a week: 3.8 times 
For women who eat eggs daily compared to once a week: 2.8 times 
For women who eat butter and cheese 2-4 times a week: 3.25 times 
Increased risk of fatal ovarian cancer for women who eat eggs 3 or more times a week vs. less than once a week: 3 times 
Increased risk of fatal prostate cancer for men who consume meat, cheese, eggs and milk daily vs. sparingly or not at all: 3.6 times.


The Cholesterol Argument

Number of U.S. medical schools: 125 
Number requiring a course in nutrition: 30 
Nutrition training received by average U.S. physician during four years in medical school: 2.5 hours 
Most common cause of death in the U.S.: heart attack 
How frequently a heart attack kills in the U.S.: every 45 seconds 
Average U.S. man's risk of death from heart attack: 50 percent 
Risk of average U.S. man who eats no meat: 15 percent 
Risk of average U.S. man who eats no meat, dairy or eggs: 4 percent 
Amount you reduce risk of heart attack if you reduce consumption of meat, dairy and eggs by 10 percent: 9 percent 
Amount you reduce risk of heart attack if you reduce consumption by 50 percent: 45 percent 
Amount you reduce risk if you eliminate meat, dairy and eggs from your diet: 90 percent 
Average cholesterol level of people eating meat-centered-diet: 210 mg/dl 
Chance of dying from heart disease if you are male and your blood cholesterol level is 210 mg/dl: greater than 50 percent


The Natural Resources Argument

User of more than half of all water used for all purposes in the U.S.: livestock production 
Amount of water used in production of the average cow: sufficient to float a destroyer 
Gallons of water needed to produce a pound of wheat: 25 
Gallons of water needed to produce a pound of California beef: 5,000 
Years the world's known oil reserves would last if every human ate a meat-centered diet: 13 
Years they would last if human beings no longer ate meat: 260 
Calories of fossil fuel expended to get 1 calorie of protein from beef: 78 
To get 1 calorie of protein from soybeans: 2 
Percentage of all raw materials (base products of farming, forestry and mining, including fossil fuels) consumed by U.S. that is devoted to the production of livestock: 33 
Percentage of all raw materials consumed by the U.S. needed to produce a complete vegetarian diet: 2


The Antibiotic Argument

Percentage of U.S. antibiotics fed to livestock: 55 
Percentage of staphylococci infections resistant to penicillin in 1960: 13 
Percentage resistant in 1988: 91 
Response of European Economic Community to routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock: ban 
Response of U.S. meat and pharmaceutical industries to routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock: full and complete support


The Pesticide Argument

Common belief: U.S. Department of Agriculture protects our health through meat inspection 
Reality: fewer than 1 out of every 250,000 slaughtered animals is tested for toxic chemical residues 
Percentage of U.S. mother's milk containing significant levels of DDT: 99 
Percentage of U.S. vegetarian mother's milk containing significant levels of DDT: 8 
Contamination of breast milk, due to chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides in animal products, found in meat-eating mothers vs. non-meat eating mothers: 35 times higher 
Amount of Dieldrin ingested by the average breast-fed American infant: 9 times the permissible level


The Ethical Argument

Number of animals killed for meat per hour in the U.S.: 660,000 
Occupation with highest turnover rate in U.S.: slaughterhouse worker 
Occupation with highest rate of on-the-job-injury in U.S.: slaughterhouse worker


The Survival Argument

Athlete to win Ironman Triathlon more than twice: Dave Scott (6 time winner) 
Food choice of Dave Scott: Vegetarian 
Largest meat eater that ever lived: Tyrannosaurus Rex (Where is he today?)

 

Cancer Can Be switched On/ Off By Diet

Casein is a Carcinogen - Casein is the Protein In Dairy, it is also strongly linked to Auto Immune Diseases & Cardiovascular Disease. 

Everyone Should Read The China Study by PHD Scientist T. Colin Campbell -at least 3 Times!  It is appalling that our medical/health practitioners have largely ignored this compelling, substantial and conclusive scientific research.  I find it shocking that people ignore the fact our DNA has been mapped and is 99% the same as Chimpanzee - our diet should be similar. We have a herbivore digestive tract, teeth for grinding not ripping flesh - an organic whole food diet is the answer to our health woes. 

Wikipedia:

T. Colin Campbell (born, January 1, 1934) is an American biochemist who specializes in the effect of nutrition on long-term health. He is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University.

Campbell has become known for his advocacy of a low-fat, whole foodsplant-based diet. He is the author of over 300 research papers on the subject, and two books, Whole (2013), and The China Study (2005, co-authored with his son), which became one of America's best-selling books about nutrition.[1] Campbell featured in the 2011 American documentary, Forks Over Knives.

Campbell was one of the lead scientists in the 1980s of the China–Oxford–Cornell study on diet and disease, set up in 1983 by Cornell University, the University of Oxford, and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine to explore the relationship between nutrition and cancer, heart and metabolic diseases. The study was described by The New York Times as "the Grand Prix of epidemiology."

Campbell grew up on a dairy farm. He studied pre-veterinary medicine at Pennsylvania State University, where he obtained his B.S. in 1956, then attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia for a year.[3] He completed his M.S. in nutrition and biochemistry at Cornell in 1958, where he studied under Clive McCay (known for his research on nutrition and aging), and his Ph.D. in nutrition, biochemistry, and microbiology in 1961, also at Cornell.

 

Campbell joined MIT as a research associate, then worked for 10 years in the Virginia Tech Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, before returning to Cornell in 1975 to join its Division of Nutritional Sciences. He has worked as a senior science adviser to the American Institute for Cancer Research,[4] and sits on the advisory board of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.[5] He is known in particular for research, derived in part from the China Project, that appears to link the consumption of animal protein with the development of cancer and heart disease.[6] He argues that casein, a protein found in milk from mammals, is "the most significant carcinogen we consume."[7] The implications are: that animal-derived proteins can "turn on" cancer cells carcinogenesis at the cellular level [8] and that plant foods (including plant derived proteins) can "turn off" cancer cells, also at the cellular level.

Campbell has followed a 99 percent vegan diet since around 1990.[9] He does not identify himself as a vegetarian or vegan because, he said, "they often infer something other than what I espouse."[9] He told the New York Times: "The idea is that we should be consuming whole foods. We should not be relying on the idea that genes are determinants of our health. We should not be relying on the idea that nutrient supplementation is the way to get nutrition, because it’s not. I’m talking about whole, plant-based foods."[10]

He has been a member since 1978 of several United States National Academy of Sciences expert panels on food safety, and holds an honorary professorship at the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.[4] He is featured in the documentaries, Forks Over Knives, Planeat, and Vegucated.

In 2010 after cardiac surgery, former U.S. president Bill Clinton mostly adopted the plant-based diet recommended by Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn, and Dean Ornish.

1.5 Million Australians With Diabetes

280 People develop diabetes every day.  There are over 1.5 million people in Australia with Diabetes.

63%  Aussie adults classed as overweight or obese in 2011-12

124,910 - the number of Australians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2013.  (149,990 – the number expected to be diagnosed in 2020.

45,600 - The number of deaths attributed to Cardiovascular Disease in Australia in 2011.

These statistics are very frightening and very real.  The reality is that maintaining goodhealth (and in many cases reversing disease and illness) is a relatively easy, doesn’t cost a fortune and is often just a matter of choice – Do you choose to have health, vitality and energy or do you choose to be overweight, develop diabetesheart disease or cancer?

Of course, no one in their right mind would ‘choose’ to have ill health but often we sit back and don’t look at the overall picture.  People are happy to go to their doctor and get a script filled out for drugs and medication to ‘fix’ the problem.  Unfortunately this ‘fix’ is just a bandaid to cover the problem and is not addressing the underlying cause of the disease.

If you continue doing what you have been doing for the past 20, 30, 40 or 50 years the problem will not be fixed. In most cases you will end up being diagnosed with another disease, then another, then another.

You could take control and ownership of your health, detox with an alkaline diet, make the right alkaline food choices and reverse the track you are on.  Seven Point 2 products will set all the right nutrients, The right PH in place and allow your body to heal - you can experience some profound healing to your body even in 1 month of the HEALTH MADE SIMPLE program.  You can either choose to bathe your cells in an acid bath or a slightly alkaline one I will leave it up to you to guess which one builds health and which one destroys it.

Part II ABC Catalyst Program - Gut Reaction

Probiotic Sparkling Vinegar Drink with B vitamins Water Kefir & Kombucha Are Good For You

Probiotic Sparkling Vinegar Drink with B vitamins Water Kefir & Kombucha Are Good For You

Here is the link to part II of the ABC science program Catalyst "Gut Reaction"- The latest scientific research is showing how the food we eat affects our gut bacteria and therefore our health.  Acetate in vinegar is helping with asthma - Kombucha and water kefir are also a type of vinegar drink with good bacteria (probiotics) and b vitamins and are easy to make. 

Isabell Shipard - Importance of Vitamin C & Book Review

Herb Farmer, Author and medicinal herb expert Isabelle Shipard has written the following books:

How Can I Use Herbs in My Daily Life?

How Can I Grow And Use Sprouts As A Living Food?

How Can I Be Prepared With Self Sufficiency & Survival Foods?

They are all excellent educational books and she also has a substantial Herb Farm in Queensland With an online business

The Importance of Vitamin C Includes also Advice from Dr. Lady Cliento (a specialist with mothers and children) The excerpt from the book How can I Use Herbs is about the high vitamin C content of the Acerola Cherry which is native to the Caribbean, fast growing and 2-5m and bushy. 
 

New Medical Research Link Between Gut Bacteria & Health

Micro greens - Optimum Dense Organic  Nutrients Full Of Living Enzymes, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals, Fibre

Micro greens - Optimum Dense Organic  Nutrients Full Of Living Enzymes, Protein, Vitamins, Minerals, Fibre

ABC Catalyst program last night was about the new medical research into the link between gut bacteria (therefore what we eat) and diseases such as autism, asthma, obesity, diabetes to name a few - here is the link: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4067184.htm  part 2 goes to air next week.  

The sprouting and micro green class will not be going ahead at this stage as there was not enough people interested.

 

Protect Your Brain From Dementia/Alzheimers

I have just re-read the book

"Power Foods For The Brain" by Dr. Neal Barnard

Clinical researcher and associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School Of Medicine and Health Sciences and I highly recommend it.  He discusses what scientists are finding as a common denominator in alzheimer & dementia brains and in a nutshell plaque build up in the brain is caused by animal fats (including cholesterol from shellfish) and excess metals i.e. iron, copper, zinc, aluminium, & mercury. Sources of excess metals include unfiltered tap water, copper pipes, foil, packaging, multivitamins, cast iron cookware, fortified breakfast cereals, meat, organ meats, fish, shellfish, frozen pizza, tinned foods, soda cans, baking powder, antacids, antiperspirant, tea (camellia sinensis - contains aluminium in the leaf). Copper plus bad fats daily - saturated and hydrogenated/trans fat is showing to be harmful to the brain that includes dairy - (be careful because olive oil also contains 14% saturated fat but overall is a very good one to use.)  Salmon is about 50% fat - 15-30% is omega 3 & the other 70 to 85% is saturated & unsaturated fats. His recommendation is to consume no animal foods at all but have a low fat, low sugar diet based on the following foods:

Which foods are helpful for the health of the brain? 

Fresh foods are far more effective than vitamin tablets. 

Vitamin E

Through walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, pecans, pistachios, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and flaxseeds. 

Folate

Fresh broccoli, kale, spinach, asparagus, green leafy vegetables, beans, peas, citrus, rock melon (cantaloupe), wild rice also contains folate.

Vitamin B6

 Whole grains such as oats, barley, green vegetables, beans, legumes, sweet potatoes, bananas and nuts. 

Vitamin B12

Fortified rice, almond or oat milk, B12  chewable supplement 1000mg 3 times per week, breakfast cereals.

Also helpful are orange coloured fruits and vegetables, blueberries, apples & pears & other bright coloured fruits and vegetables.  This kind of low fat plant based diet is also helpful for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.   

Physical Exercise

Efficient Blood flow throughout the human body is helped by daily exercise - your brain makes up 2% of your body but uses 20% of your blood supply. 

Cognitive Exercises

Linking, language learning & sites like Luminosity are helpful.  

 

 

 

 

Importance Of Vitamin C

Rosehips Contain Vitamin C & Were Used in WWII  in the UK due to a shortage of Oranges

ust to let you know that I was interviewed today by the Tv show "Today Tonight"

The current affairs show is on  channel 7 and it is a good news story about our garden and why I am a keen vegetable grower, they will also be featuring Jeremy Cordeux`s garden and Steve Hailstone.  My new blog will be promoted on Today Tonight face book page which is great! The show will be aired on Monday 22nd April (unless they change this) and will be advertised on the weekend, you can probably view it on their website.

itamin c

Higher primates (including humans) and guinea pigs cannot make vitamin c and so it must be ingested daily.

I believe that we should get most of our vitamins and minerals from food and vitamin supplements are only for supplementation to an already excellent diet.  We are not always perfect (including myself!) nor can we always rely on the nutrient content in the food we buy due to freshness and farming methods so I choose to take a natural vitamin C powder made from fruit in very small amounts and I use citrus zest and lemon juice on my food to enhance my vitamin c consumption and iron absorption.

Vitamin C  has been used successfully intravenously to treat cancer instead of chemotherapy by medical practitioners in the US and here is a  60 Minutes Program story about a farmer in NZ with swine flu, nearly died and Vitamin C saved his life.

Dietary C is also very important because your body will not absorb plant based iron called nonheme iron unless there is Vitamin C present in the gut at the same time.  Vitamin C is very heat sensitive and is destroyed when heated above body temperature so it is important to add raw fruits or vegetables such as red capsicum, citrus, raw kale, cauliflower, strawberries, collards or sauerkraut in the same meal and always include them in your salads. 

How To Grow Citrus

Grow A Few Lemon Trees

Grow A Few Lemon Trees

Strawberries contain Vitamin C

Strawberries contain Vitamin C

Raw Broccoli Contains Vitamin C

Raw Broccoli Contains Vitamin C