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References for Plant-Based Healing Presentation
1949 fire in Montana
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare. released 10/5/2012 Aisle C Productions
86% of the $3.6 trillion spent on health care in the US is for treating chronic diseases
About 47% of the US population has at least one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Predicted that half of Americans will be diabetic or pre-diabetic in the next 10 years
China Study, one of the most comprehensive studies of human nutrition ever conducted
Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths in the US
Heart disease, cancer, and stroke alone cause more than 50% of all deaths each year.
The rate of obesity has also increased . . .
Increase of prescription medications.
There are numerous cultures around the world in which heart disease is virtually non- existent.
Processed foods make up about 70% of the US diet
The food industry spends $10 - $15 billion on marketing junk food to our kids every single year.
Traditional Okinawan diet in the 1940s
Okinawan diet pie chart
The average American gets 34% of their calories from meat . . .
Numerous studies show that people following low carb, high fat diets have a much higher risk of mortality from all causes.
Following a low carb, high fat diet could shorten your life expectancy by four years.
A study recently published in the journal Science concluded that "ditching or reducing animal products . . ."
A person eating a vegan diet indirectly consumes 600 less gallons of water a day than a person eating the Standard American Diet.
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