Lifestyle AS Medicine: Healthy, Vital People on a Healthy, Vital Planet

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Plant-Based Diets for Reversing Disease and Saving the Planet

“The relative contributions of meat and plants to the native human diet, and human adaptation to these dietary constituents, are a matter of debate among paleoanthropologists. Indisputable, however, is the imprint of both on the anatomy and physiology of Homo sapiens: our species is constitutionally omnivorous. That means we have choices to make …”  David L. Katz

Click here to continue reading & see below to choose to not eat meat for one week in support of planetary health.

The Amazon Rainforest, an irreplaceable treasure of nature, and of profound importance to the Earth’s climate and biodiversity, is being destroyed at an accelerating rate – largely due to global consumer demand for beef.

YOU have the power to take action.
Sign up for the worldwide, one-week #NoBeefWeek Challenge, April 18-24, 2022, to send the message to industry leaders that the world has no appetite for hamburgers at the cost of biodiversity and planetary health. Help save the Amazon Rainforest for future generations – one hamburger at a time.

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There is a vociferous choir of critics that makes its living, or some portion thereof, implying we know nothing reliably about dietary intake patterns and human health outcomes. This is, in a word, wrong. In two words, it is egregiously wrong.
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