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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 6 of 12

Are plant sources of protein sufficient?   Today, good stats about the need for protein:   Protein in human mother’s breast milk: 5 percent of calories   Minimum protein requirement according to the World Health Organization: 5 percent of calories   U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adult protein intake: 10 percent of calories   […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 5 of 12

Today, some good stats about eating a vegetarian diet:   According to Journal of the American Dietetic Association (this research was published in other journals as well), the average IQ of U.S. children is 99, and the average IQ of vegetarian US children is 116.   Obesity rate among the general population: 18 percent   […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 4 of 12

Do certain diets prevent cancer?  Today, good stats on health implications  of eating meat:   Risk of colon cancer for women who eat red meat daily, versus those who eat it less than once a month: 250 percent greater   Risk of colon cancer for people who eat red meat once a week compared to […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 3 of 12

More today on whether dairy products contribute to health:   Calcium absorption rates according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:                       Brussels sprouts                       64%                   […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 2 of 12

Today, great stats on whether dairy products contribute to health:   Asians have little or no osteoporosis.   They also (until recently) have been nonconsumers of dairy products.   (Besides eating much less meat and almost no dairy products, they also drink few sodas, get lots of exercise, and eat more vegetables.)   The huge […]

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Need motivation to eat less meat and more plants? . . . part 1 of 12

I’m going to bombard you with a bunch of statistics and expert quotes about a plant-based diet versus an animal-protein diet, for 12 days.   These gems are gleaned from one of my favorite sources, John Robbins’ The Food Revolution.   He quotes 60+ sources in every chapter.   Where Campbell’s The China Study is […]

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Is Europe healthier than the U.S.?

Ciao, hola, bon jour, and cheerio!   We had an amazing time in six countries of Europe (Slovenia and Croatia not represented in those greetings, because I wasn’t there long enough to pick up any vocab).   But we were so ecstatic to arrive home to our FAVORITE country that we almost kissed the dirty […]

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Schools complicit in crimes against children: junk-food vending… part 1 of 4

In July 20′s Daily Herald (Utah Valley), reporter Ace Stryker gives these infuriating statistics from a 2006 study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where my home state of Utah leads the nation in these categories:   83 percent of Utah schools are selling chocolate in vending/school stores versus 40 percent nationwide   76 […]

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GSG.com diet “problem”: ridiculous joy and energy!

Some really cute 12 Stepper wrote today on that blog about her “problem” of overwhelming happiness and so much energy she’s bouncing off the walls, as a result of a GreenSmoothieGirl plant-food diet and mostly raw food. I have to tell you, I have the same bizarre thing happen to me the more raw I […]

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“the plural of anecdote is not data” . . . part 3 of 4

This is an excerpt from the intro of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.   Advances in the field of nutrition are taking place faster than ever in history.   For example, just this decade, the “master hormone” leptin has been discovered, which governs the other hormones.   New data calls into question the popular counsel […]

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