Many people believe they are unable to change their eating habits because they are used to them and it is hard. They also rely on old wives’ tales about people on plant-based diets withering away and dying. Strangely enough, many family doctors also think that way because they have got their nutritional advice from poor sources that were not properly researched.
A lot of information about animal-based diets is propagated by the industry that uses animals to produce those animal products. In the UK information on the nutritional value of cows’ milk was disseminated by television adverts paid for by the Milk Marketing Board.
In Australia television adverts for pork are paid for by companies interested in selling more pork to the public. A recent campaign has used heavy sexual innuendos that eating pork somehow makes you sexier and more virile, but there is absolutely no clinical evidence to support that perspective.
In America the government tells people to eat less meat for their health sake and the meat distributors advertise on television telling people to eat more meat for their health sake. The fishing farming lobby are very wealthy and politicians do not want to take them on because they depend on contributions to their election campaigns.
From an ethical perspective, terrible, unspeakable cruelty to animals is involved with the production of meat, fish, egg and dairy products.
So in you changing your attitude to the way you eat and your beliefs around what you can eat, it is not just about changing to a healthier plant-based diet but also you considering the greater issues around food production and distribution.
Planet earth is a very small place with very a finely balanced eco system which, over the last 200 years, has spun so much out of control that more species have been lost than in the last 10,000 years.
The vast majority of diseases facing the Western world are solely the result of an animal-based diet.
Can you think about what you eat before you eat it?
Where did it come from?
What footprint was left by its production?
What is the ultimate effect on your health?
All beliefs can be changed and quickly when provided with the right information to readjust our thinking. With hypnosis, this change can be accelerated. The ultimate question for you, however, is: Can you afford not to change your eating habits to a plant based diet, knowing what you now know?
Dr Tracie O’Keefe DCH, BHSc, ND is a Medical Nutritionist, Naturopath, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Director of the Australian Health and Education Centre. In her career she has helped thousands of people move towards a better way of eating naturally, weight loss and live a healthier life. She produced a Natural Eating and Vitality Hypnosis course that can be instantly downloaded from her website at http://www.doctorok.com/natural-eating-and-vitality-hypnosis/