J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted July 8, 2011

Published in Food

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"Tweeting" the whole truth about the food we eat in less than 140 characters

Read More: eating in harmony with nature, less animal suffering, vibrant health

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You may never hear the "whole truth" about the Casey Anthony saga, but you have already heard the whole truth about something much more important. The question is, what are you going to do with that truth?

These days, if you can't say it in 140 characters; guess it's just not worth saying.

Inspired by the very first Twitter town meeting by the President of the United States, I decided it was time to give you a break while you're at the beach on vacation and try to write a powerful message about that whole truth that could be "tweeted." Here it is:

Whole plant foods = vibrant health, less world hunger, fewer suffering animals, harmony with nature, and the joy of making a difference.

For the record, that message was posted on Twitter yesterday, coming in with four characters to spare. So there you have it, our entire book summed up in just 136 characters. As I have said many times before, this stuff is not rocket science; it really boils down to just two words for the simple answer to many of the world's most crucial problems. Those two words are "Whole Plants."

Simple concept -- challenging execution. We all know that in principle, the concept could not be simpler -- just eat lots of "whole plants" and everything else will fall into place, beginning with your own health. The tough part is the incredible complexity of our current feeding and health care models in the western world -- and the many barriers protecting the status quo.

Dr. Dean Ornish, one of the most famous physicians in America (next to Dr. Oz, who is actually in the entertainment business). Ornish was the first to reverse heart disease with diet & lifestyle change.

Fortunately, we have some great players on ourgrassroots team of change; one of the more notables being President Clinton's consulting physician for many years -- shown here. Just as I was finishing this blog, I received this powerful endorsement from him that will appear on the cover of our book (above the title):

“What’s good for you is also good for our planet. Heart disease and diabetes are completely preventable and even reversible for most people today by changing diet and lifestyle. This book shows you how.”

---Dean Ornish, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, UC San Francisco; author, The Spectrum and Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease

J. Morris Hicks, trying to show you the "big picture" in as few words as possible.

If you like what you see here, you may wish to join our periodic mailing list. Also, if you'd like to pre-order our book on Amazon, click here. Finally, for help in your own quest to take charge of your health, you might find some useful information at our4-Leaf Page. From the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at


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