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food food food. all i think about is food.

reading john robbins is changing my views on eating and acting compassionatly in our confused world. it's so easy to judge and want to direct others onto the path you see fit. but as we know being bossy does not always yield the intended results. our dream dies because we pushed too hard and asked too much too fast. yes, i'm still talking about food.

if you eat meat and dairy you are setting yourself up for a life of disease. the research has been done. it's simply true.  if you are exersicing and eating a plant-food based diet you have the highest chances of not only feeling happy and healthy but living for a long time in a lean body that is full of energy. cancer, diabetes, heart disease this is the frightening reality for so many. and it's freaking me out. and food is to blame. what? i don't want to believe that eating ice cream and grilled cheese is dangerous, but it is.

now that i have freaked you out and pushed too hard too fast, please read john robbins book, the food revolution. then make up your mind for yourself. you are accountable to you and you only. unless ofcourse you're a parent them i feel even more you should read this book.

*stepping off of soap box*
for now.

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i recently read a book called eat to live by dr. joel fuhrman. it has changed the way i view nutrition and our very american big business lifesyle of consumption. fuhrman encourages veganism, a road which always seemed much too steep for even me, a vegetarian for ten years.

six months after eliot was born i started to eat fish, i was tired and felt i really needed protein. (in hind sight i just needed sleep). not long after, the blood type diet ensnared me with it's confident answers to reverse low energy and increased health and weight loss. i've truly tried to not be so gullible again. but then i started a high protein diet last spring, i lost weight steadily but my lower back hurt. my kidneys were having a hard time filtering all that protein.

fuhrman's arguements are clear, well researched and where there are holes he admits more research needs to be done. how honest and refreshing. he writes about the "protein myth" we've been fed and reassemles our usda assembled food pyramid. you don't have to be vegan or vegetarian to follow his plan. please read this book if you are at all interested in health and nutrition. oprah's latest venture with bob greene will leave you stuck where you are right now. fuhrman's book will hopefully take you out of a dangerous food spell that is the current american diet.

two days ago my friend lent me the book, diet for a new america by john robbins. a stranger next to us asked my friend, "is that your book?" she ofcourse replied, yes. to which the woman said with such passion, "i read that book years ago, i couldn't put it down and i cried as i read every page. i've been a vegetarian ever since." wow, i looked at my friend. i was sort of speechless. i'm a third of the way into the book now and i had no idea what i was getting myself into. it should be required reading.

one of m favorite quotes so far is by robbins himself, "…all the wisdom traditions of the world teach us that a sure way to make yourself miserable is not to express yor love."

i'm sure there will be more.

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