BSB 124     J. Morris Hicks     (11-18-17) 
Power Eating in the NBA

That's right, there is an amazing player on the Boston Celtics that some are suggesting is the one most likely to replace LeBron James as the best player in the league.

His name is Kyrie Irving and he's crediting much of his recent success to his new plant-based diet, making that decision after watching "What the Health," which is available on Netflix. (See trailer at end of this BSB)

Kyrie Irving

Just this week (11-15-17), an article about Kyrie was published in the online Bleacher Report, entitled:

The Secret (But Healthy) Diet Powering Kyrie and the NBA

Chicken wings are vanishing from the locker room. Superstars are slimming down-and speeding up. If 'skinny ball' has arrived, could the performance-enhancer sparking a revolution be...veganism?

The article went on to say:  " It might be too early to talk about Irving's MVP candidacy, but there's something different about Kyrie right now. His already skinny frame is noticeably trimmer. Gaunt, almost. But he's outlasting everybody...i n late-game situations while other players are gassed, Irving has looked bouncier than ever."

John Salley

It turns out that quite a few current NBA players have followed the advice of John Salley (the first player to win championships on three different teams). Salley says:

"Vegan eating is not just a slam dunk for human health; it's also the most effective way to combat climate change." 

The Bottom Line. Just as many NBA & NFL players and numerous track and field stars have discovered,
eating mostly whole plants improves performance. 

That fact, along with effortless weight-loss and disease reversal have greatly raised the popularity of the vegan diet in the USA--exploding from less than 1% to as high as 6% in just the past few years.

Check out this 2-min trailer of What the Health

Dr. Michael Klaper as he appears in What the Health

Looking for Opportunities to Speak. Since 2016, my research and writing has been focused primarily on the sustainability of our ecosystem, our civilization and our future as as a species. With an emphasis on food choices, I call it the "most important topic in the history of humanity." 

After all, what could possibly be more important to humans than the survival of our species?

The current title of my standard presentation:

Food. Health. Planet. Our Future as a Species.

Upcoming Talks: Upstate New York: Buffalo, Canandaigua and Rochester in November, Fort Myers, FL ( VegFest), in January and at the in Honolulu and Maui in April. To view all 64 slides in my latest presentation,  click here

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Be well,  J. Morris (Jim) Hicks

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