PERSONAL  HEALTH

PERSONAL HEALTH - is the level of functional and/or metabolic efficiency of an organism at both the micro(cellular) and macro(social) level. In the medical field, health is commonly defined as an organism's ability to efficiently respond to challenges (stressors) and effectively restore and sustain a "state of balance," known as homeostasis.

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10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO CHANGE YOUR AND OUR FOOD SYSTEM - it's really that simple

1. Stop drinking sodas and other sweetened beverages

2. Eat at home instead of eating out

3. Support the passage of state and local laws to require chain restaurants to post calorie information on menus and menu boards

4. Tell schools to stop selling sodas, junk food, and sports drinks

5. Meatless Mondays... go without meat one day a week

6. Buy organic or sustainable food with little to no pesticide use

7. Protect family farms, visit your local farmer's market

8. Make a point to know where your food comes from - read the label

9. Tell Congress that food safety is important to you

10. Demand job protections for farm workers and food processors, ensuring fair wages and other protections.


Eight principles of food and health:

  • Nutrition represents the combined activities of countless food substances.
  • Vitamin supplements are not a panacea for good health.
  • There are virtually no nutrients in animal-based foods that are not better provided by plants.
  • Genes do not determine disease on their own; they must be activated or expressed, and nutrition plays a critical role in determining which genes, good and bad, are expressed.
  • Nutrition can substantially control the adverse effects of noxious chemicals.
  • The same nutrition that prevents disease in its early stages can also halt or reverse it in its later stages.
  • Nutrition that is beneficial for a particular chronic disease will support good health across the board.
  • Good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence.

There is a strong correlation between animal-based diets with disease. Diets high in animal protein (including casein in cow's milk) are strongly linked to diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes.


People should eat a whole food, plant-based diet and avoid consuming beef, poultry, and milk as a means to minimize and/or reverse the development of chronic disease. People take in adequate amounts of sunshine in order to maintain sufficient levels of Vitamin D and consider taking dietary supplements of vitamin B12 in case of not getting adequate sunlight exposure.

"Low carb" diets (such as the Atkins diet), which include restrictions on the percentage of calories derived from complex carbohydrates provide for short term results (such as weight loss due to loss of water) but in the long term result in greater bodily harm/damage.


T Colin Campbell 'The China Study'


Morgan Spurlock 'Don't Eat This Book'


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Vegan food pyramid