Gathering more data regarding the association between diet, prescription drugs and BMI
by J. Morris Hicks
A few weeks ago, I requested data regarding diet, prescription drugs and BMI from my 4,000 readers. About 100 responded and their information strongly suggested that as people add more whole plants to their diet, two things happen:
- They lose weight and their BMI goes down.
- Their use of prescription drugs plummets.
The problem was that in our sample of just under 100 people, not a single person even came close to eating the S.A.D. Since most were eating at the very healthy 4Leaf level, I decided that we needed a more representative sample.
Even so, the results were pretty clear. For example:
1Leaf-ers, who average about 30% of their calories from whole plants, were 2.7 times more likely to be taking prescription drugs than 4Leaf-ers, who average over 80% of their calories from whole plants.
That finding should be very interesting to a CEO of any large, self-insured corporation. He or she should be able to easily see how a simple step like encouraging & helping people add more whole plants to their diet will result in huge savings in prescription drugs and other healthcare costs.
For now, we need a bigger sample. We want to take this study to populations of hundreds or thousands of people in order to better understand the validity of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's conclusion about the optimal diet for humans:
The closer we get to eating a diet of whole plant-based foods, the better off we will be.
And we need a sample that is representative of how most Americans eat--a sample that will include a large percentage who are eating the S.A.D.
Where can we find that sample? I am looking for a sample size of at least 100 people, preferably 500 or more. Where can we find them? A few ideas:
- A large church congregation
- PTA association at a school near you
- A university or community college
- Sanitation workers or police force in your city
- All employees of a medium size company where you might know the CEO or the VP of HR
- One of the clubs where you might belong
NEW tool to make it easy for you. Take a look at this page that I posted yesterday. It was designed to help make it real easy for interested parties to conduct this kind of study in larger samples.
Just send this link to everyone in the sample who has agreed to participate in our study. Then, let me know what you have chosen for the Group I.D. We will take care of the rest.
Contact me if you have any questions.
With ARCH, we can make the "health improvement" process very easy for all visionary CEOs.
Request for Introductions. Can you introduce me to the top person in a single organization that might be interested in helping move this powerful concept forward? I am available to fly almost anywhere to meet with my first ARCH client.
J. Morris Hicks
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