Catchy title, huh?
I read this book yesterday straight through without stopping. When you are as sick as I am, a book like this seems like an imperative read. But here’s the thing, it’s even more important for people who are not sick (yet) and that is why I thought I would recommend it to all of you. It’s quite a book. I don’t want to sound all preachy, however, it could very well save lives. So, I thought it would be fun for all of you to read it and then we could discuss it! Our very first book club book!
Just to whet your whistle, here are some snippets from the book:
Though breast cancer is the most common cancer specific to women globally, Asian women are up to five times less likely to develop breast cancer than North American women. Why? One possibility is their intake of green tea, a common staple in many Asian diets. Green tea has been associated with about 30% reduction in breast cancer risk.
Happier people are less likely to get sick.
People eating plant-based diets appeared to experience significantly fewer negative emotions than omnivores.
People who eat dairy-free, plant-based diets were found to have significantly lower blood levels of the PCBs implicated in the development of Parkinson’s disease.
Common foods that may be protective against radiation damage include garlic, turmeric, and mint leaves.
The lowest validated rates of Alzheimer’s disease in the world are found in rural India, where people eat traditional, plant based diets centered on grains and vegetables.
So as you can surmise, the book is about foods that keep you healthy. And I am all about this... I say, as I am sucking down a green juice. After reading the book, mark my words… You will never eat meat, poultry or eggs again! Why? Because it’s fucking gross, that’s why.
The book is a complete eye-opener so let’s discuss! Get the book, read it and leave your thoughts in the comment section and sadly say goodbye to beef bourguignon.