Good health means being thin, with heart, lungs, brain, muscles and joints working well. Poor health means that some part of our body is not up to standard and requires medical or pharmaceutical support to keep going.
While there are exceptions, most pill takers have never given Plant Based Whole Food living a true go. I feel that my three year apprenticeship has set me up for a life which is going to continue in a long and healthy manner.
Of course I owe huge gratitude to my on-line mentors, including Colin T Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn, John McDougal, Michael Greger, Joel Fuhrman, Jason Shon Bennett and many others. Their articles, research and reports on the vast number of positive results attributable to Plant Based Whole Food living, have kept me informed and enthused.
In the past 12 months my comfort has grown in preparing and eating, at home and away, plant based whole food. My newly purchased Thermomix has made cooking so much easier. I have learned to fast (not the 5:2 fast, but truly fast), regularly and now look forward to each Monday-fast-day, which impinges not a jot on my lifestyle or activities, to give my system a day of rest and reinvigoration. My weight is very gradually going down and my energy levels are growing.
It appears that people’s aversion to this way of living is turning from one of anger and dismissal, to one of interest and mimicry. Which is pleasing, but the tide turns slowly.
I dream of the day, when animal products, milk products in particular, are seen for what they are as the harbinger of disease and premature death. We have a 400% higher chance of dying prematurely from heart disease or cancer compared to dying from an accident. When we and our leaders come to recognise this, they will start policing food as they now police the roads.
Presently we have freewill to kill ourselves with food, but no freedom to ride a bike without a helmet or drive a car without a seatbelt. People shout at me riding helmetless, as they drink their sweet lattes and munch on bacon and eggs, giving no thought as to which of us is at the highest risk of dying.