Saturday, August 17, 2013

How to live a healthy long life

From the introduction to Forks over Knives

"What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive, but so straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?"

Almost everyone I know is
  • overweight
  • taking some sort of medication, and
  • often tired
The following links have been inspirational to me to defeat these symptoms. 

1. 21 Day Vegan Kickstart program. It's free! I registered with them, they provided me with daily emails which included videos, recipes and support.

2. The Happy Herbivore (website & books)

I recently purchased a couple of books to help me.

They are

Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year
Available from Amazon

The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds
Available from Amazon

I have tried a few of the recipes so far and I'm keen to try more.

3. If you would like to watch inspiring information I'd recommend the following

101 Reasons to go Vegan 1 hour 10 minutes

Vegucated - trailer

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead - entire movie 1 hour 37 minutes

The Last Heart Attack -- CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta Documentary