GCU Food Movement

Hello Everyone!

We had a great two days at GCU filled with bringing awareness to the power a person’s diet has over their health.

Meatless monday was a great success with the introduction of more vegetarian and vegan food options in both the dining hall and the court cafe. You can check out comments in the previous blog post about meatless mondays. If you took part in meatless mondays in any way, I would love to hear about it and share it on the blog with a post. Please email me about making a post of your own at ts89457@georgian.edu.

Dr. Campbell

We also had a screening of the movie “Forks over Knives.” The message of the movie is all about using food as medicine, rather than “knives” or surgical tools. It is based on the works of two well known researchers, Dr. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.  Both of these men,  grew up on farms raising dairy cows and cattle. They have found through years of research and clinical trials, that animal proteins found in food may turn on cancer genes in the body, while plant based proteins turn cancer genes off. The movie also shares the stories of people who are struggling with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic fatigue, and other ailments that occumpanying getting older in this country and their fight to reverse these problems with diet.

This movie definitely has the power to change your life. I hope you take the time to see it and think about attending other movies we plan on showing during the school year. While I believe a diet is a personal choice for everyone, I encourage everyone to take a look at their diet and see if there are better choices that could be made.

I want to leave this post with a quote that was posted in the movie. It is said by Hippocrates who is considered to be the father of Western Medicine and doctor’s still take the Hippocratic oath before the practice medicine.


Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.

                                                                                                                            -Hippocrates

Years ago Hippocrates saw that there was more to medicine and healing than taking pills, but some how that has gotten lost over the years. It is movies like “Forks over Knives” and movements like “Meatless Mondays” thanks to the Vegetarian Society and Sustainabilty that we can be reminded of this again.

Great job GCU and please keep up the work in making strides to better your health every day.

Tracey

One thought on “GCU Food Movement

  1. Ellen

    I’ve looked at my diet especially after giving birth last June. I have decided to give up meat first. It has been two weeks and a day and honestly, I don’t miss it at all. I am actually turned off by meat. The next hurdle will be dairy. This is going to be difficult at first. I have switched to almond milk which is much better in flavor. But step by step and I will eventually be rid of both. Please share with all of us if you have any interesting recipes!

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