Food Revolution April 30th- May 1st 2013 highlights

The recordings are free to listen to here for 24 hrs after the live broadcast. There is a full week of guest speakers. Today’s speakers will not be available after 9am PDT USA. Before I continue I would like to make it clear that this is a summary of what the speakers have said and the points I felt were relevant and most interesting.

April 30th- May 2nd speakers highlights

Will Potter Journalist and author of Green is the new Red

-Violence/abuse on animals before slaughter and throughout their lives is real and continues.

– All social movements have some people who will take extreme actions. Despite that reality the animal rights movement has never injured humans as has been done in all other social movements of the past. The FBI should not be wasting tax dollars and anti terrorist efforts on this social movement that is only focused on corporate responsibility.

Joel Furhman board certified family physician and author of Eat to Live

– Nutrition is always optimal compared with treating patients with medication.

– The problems we face must be treated by focusing on reversing the issues by diet and exercise. Medication must be last resort instead of first action prescribed.

– Diet needs still vary from person to person but plant-based works best but still should be tweaked for each individual.

– Paleo diet is similar to Atkins diet and with all the damage correlated to cardiac disease. Animal products are the driving force of cancer, inflammation and weight gain. Look anywhere in the world, when meat consumption increased in any country so does breast cancer. There is zero value to paleo and all data according to science has proved against Paleo diets as a healthy lifestyle.

-Wheat is not bad for the majority of the population. However it should not be the cornerstone or foundation of the food consumed by any individual. Food diversity is very important for overall health.

– Addiction/ food cravings dissipate when there is food diversity. Healthy food does not cure us instantly it takes time. Anything that can affect you quickly is pharmacological and not nutrient. When you change to a better diet there is an approximately 3 day detox that you may experience fatigue, sore throat or headache but it will go away.

Dr Neal Barnard MD author of 21 day weight loss Kickstart and Power foods for the Brain 

– Baby boomers are 3x more likely to get dementia and alzeimers as meat eaters than vegetarians.

– Kids that are getting lots of saturated fat tend to get more of it from dairy products than meat.

– The red wine benefits to health are less than once thought. It is not so much the wine but the grapes, raisins and berries without the negatives of alcohol.

– Dairy inhibits iron absorption and meat consumption causes overdose of iron. Green leafy vegetables and beans are a great source of iron.

– Avoid vitamins that have copper and iron

– People with ill-health can reverse it even in old age but why ever go down that road. We should start in the beginning with our children.

– What you think is great and taste awesome will change. I loved smoking and animal products and when I first quit I would consider going back but after time my taste changed and I no longer desired animal products and smokes.

Michael Klaper MD

– I got patients off medications by putting them  through cooking classes and eating plant-based diets.

– If you put heavy oil in a gas tank of a car it will clog up and not be able to run until that oil is cleaned out. The same scenario can be applied to humans and putting the wrong fuel in the body.

– Fast foods are not cheaper the majority of the world eats plant-based and that includes the poorest people. The staples of plant based food are much cheaper than any fast food dollar for dollar.

-The true cost of a piece of flesh on a plate is animal suffering as well as our health.

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