Plant-Based Diet

If The Plant-Based Diet Was A Pill

Just how healthy is the Whole Foods plant-based diet? Let’s pretend that all its effects could be achieved through a drug. Imagine a big pharmaceutical company holding a press conference to unveil a new pill called Eunutria. They unveil a list of scientifically proven effects of Eunutria that includes the following:

  • Prevents 95 percent of all cancers, including those “caused” by environmental toxins
  • Prevents nearly all heart attacks and strokes
  • Reverses even severe heart disease
  • Prevents and reverses Type 2 diabetes so quickly and profoundly that, after three days on this drug, it’s dangerous for users to continue to use insulin

What about side effects, you ask? Of course there are side effects. They include:

  • Gets you to your ideal weight in a healthy and sustainable fashion
  • Eliminates most migraines, acne, colds and flu, chronic pain, and intestinal distress
  • ​Improves energy
  • Cures erectile dysfunction (that makes the pill a blockbuster success all by itself!)

Those are just the side effects for individuals taking the pill. There are also environmental effects:

  • Slows and possibly reverses global warming
  • Reduces groundwater contamination
  • Ends the need for deforestation
  • Shuts down factory farms
  • Reduces malnutrition and dislocation among the world’s poorest citizens

How healthy is the whole foods plant-based diet? It’s hard to imagine anything healthier—or anything more effective at addressing our biggest health issues. Not only is Whole food plant-based diet the healthiest way of eating that has ever been studied, but it’s far more effective in promoting health and preventing disease than prescription drugs, surgery, vitamin and herbal supplementation, and genetic manipulation.

If the whole food plant based diet were a pill, its inventor would be the wealthiest person on earth. Since it isn’t a pill, no market forces conspire to advocate for it. No mass media campaign promotes it. No insurance coverage pays for it. Since it isn’t a pill, and nobody has figured out how to get hugely wealthy by showing people how to eat it, the truth has been buried by half-truths, unverified claims, and downright lies. The concerted effort of many powerful interests to ignore, discredit, and hide the truth has worked so far.

​by T. Colin Campbell, Whole

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