Is Our Consumption Sustainable?
With growing world population we have to rethink our consumption habit and our diet. With the actual comsumption habit we will not produce enough food within a few years.
If we consume more and more meat our environment will be more contaminated and we’ll feed every year less people. We have to think of new type of food and faster growing food or maybe every household has to grow a part of his own food in his department or house.
TED Studies are curated video collections for students, educators and self-guided learners. In Reworking the Western Diet, speakers examine how a diet high in sugar, fat, meat and dairy is making us and the environment sick.
TED Studies, created in collaboration with Wiley, are curated video collections supplemented by rich educational materials for students, educators and self-guided learners. In Reworking the Western Diet, speakers examine how that diet processed, high in refined sugars, and heavy in corn, soy, meat and dairy is making us and the environment sick. These TED Talks blaze the trail to sustainable farming and a more sensible diet.
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Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Implementation of SCP as an integrated approach helps achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty. This change towards SCP involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media and development cooperation agencies, among others.
America is eating its way to ever-increasing rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. We continue to get sicker because we consume a diet that provides nutrient poor foods prepared using unhealthy fats and excessive levels of both salt and sugar, while not providing a full range of health protective micronutrients.
“I guess the overwhelming majority of people visiting the doctor are going home with medication recipies to drag more and more pills but without any plan or idea what they should eat to lose weight.
It is a shame how we support the pharmaceutical industry instead of recommending the people with weight problems how to eat healthier and more nutritious and at the same time less food.
The moment we eat more nutritious we eat less because it satisfies us better and without eating too much.
Eating healthier will also help to make less visits to doctors and helps also the industry to lose less hours because of health issues.
I therefore found the below article very interesting and hopefully you are at the same opinion. Enjoy reading and leave a comment.”
There is overwhelming scientific evidence that links this empty, unhealthy diet and nutrition pattern to these diseases, and in turn billions of dollars in excess medical costs.”
Americans make more than one billion visits to doctors every year. Many of those are return trips by the same people. What if there was a way to lessen those visits without medicine alone? Doctors agree that care plans would be 70 to 90 percent more effective if they included food.
The question is how many times have you walked out of your doctor’s office with a true plan of what to eat and what to avoid? Not many. That’s why it’s time to take your health plan into your own hands.
The key to living longer, remaining physically and mentally vital, lowering your risk of a range of chronic diseases and reducing health care costs is to build your diet around what I call the essential Healing Cuisines. The concept of food being great medicine is exactly what we teach students at the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin, Tex. Research clearly shows that the epidemic of obesity leading to diabetes and ultimately heart disease is largely preventable and reversible through adopting these food principles.
We aren’t talking about a diet or meal plans. We are talking about changing the way you eat forever. Healing Cuisines are fundamentally plant-based, nutrient-rich and whole-foods based. They primarily avoid animal-based foods, dairy, refined sugars and processed foods. The value of each of these cuisines in fostering health has been proven through both science and tradition.
I recommend that people try each of the cuisines for at least two weeks, and in that time observe how they feel physically and emotionally during and after meals, and when they wake each day. By observing our individual experience we can begin to adapt our eating to meet our personal constitution, biome and genetics.
The health benefits of the vegan cuisine build on the vegetarian diet, by further excluding animal products. Research has found that vegan diets reduce the risk of gastrointestinal cancers as well as breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers. Also going without consuming animal products also means vegans consume no cholesterol. Cholesterol is what clogs arteries and can lead to heart disease.
Rich Goldstein is the Owner and CEO of The Natural Epicurean and a nationally recognized entrepreneur, speaker and expert in the fields of business, yoga and sustainable lifestyles. Rich holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Albany in New York (SUNY-Albany) and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. Rich’s work integrates the wisdom of Eastern and Western philosophies on health and well-being.