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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.