At its annual meeting on June 14, 2017, the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, which represents more than 200,000 physician members, issued a policy statement that called for the reduction of sugar-sweetened beverages and processed meats, and an increase in the availability of healthful, plant-based foods in hospitals.
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Certainly this is not enough, but a great start!
Why is it that the federal government advises that doctors should consider recommending a plant based diet to all their patients, yet most doctors and most people don’t understand the potential benefits of eating well?
I believe the answer is found in what messaging we are bombarded with. The Grocery Manufacturers Association is an example of a group that stops at nothing in their efforts to maximize sales for it’s members. They have misstated truths and now their ways are starting to catch up with them. 50 major corporate members have left the organization including Campbell Soup, Nestlé, Dean Foods, Mars, Tyson Foods, Unilever, Hershey, Cargill, Kraft and DuPont. Join the GMA boycott to finish the job and end the GMA. I hope these companies are starting to see the power of food as medicine and the converse, food as the cause of the chronic disease epidemic.
Click here to read the wonderful article Dr. Mercola has written on this
Yesterday Switch 4 Good, a non-profit with the mission to bring attention to the athletes who gained competitive advantage and a healthier, more vibrant life, with a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle, premiered an add at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony. http://switch4good.org/
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