Category «Books/Movies/Talks»

Plant Pure Nation – Movie Review

  By Bronwyn Slater  In 2011 Colin Campbell’s film Forks Over Knives shocked viewers by revealing the connection between meat, dairy and ill health.  That film followed on from Campbell’s book ‘The China Study’ in which he showed that a plant-based diet can reverse certain cancers, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses.  This latest film, …

Movie Review: What the Health

By Bronwyn Slater   The long-awaited sequel to Cowspiracy from producers Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn has arrived – and it does not disappoint. The film follows Andersen as he interviews doctors, health professionals and others about diet and health. The film examines the connection between the meat, dairy and pharmaceutical industries, as well as …

The Blue Zones Solution (book review)

by James O’Donovan   In The Blue Zones Solution author Dan Buettner outlines how people in five different regions (which he calls ‘Blue Zones’) developed a culture and society that supported exceptional health and well-being. The following article contains some extracts from the book that show how it’s possible to create healthy cultural norms – …

Forks over Knives (movie review)

by Bronwyn Slater We are raising the first generation of children who will not live as long as their parents. This is just one of the many startling facts and statistics that are presented throughout this movie. In the U.S. and many other Western countries diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and obesity are …

‘Whole’ by T. Colin Campbell – Book Review

In reviewing this important book Dean Ornish, MD (Founder and President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco;) writes “The Oxford English Dictionary says that being radical is (1) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something, far reaching or thorough; (2) characterised …

Book Review: How Not to Die – by Michael Greger MD

The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-recognized lecturer, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of death in America (and in most countries around the world) – heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high …

The Reverse Diabetes Diet by Dr. Neal Barnard

James O’Donovan summarises the main points from the book by the well-known author and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).   This article should obviously not be taken as medical advice and you should undertake any changes in your diet in consultation with your doctor.  But if you are interested in educating …