The Obesity Epidemic Of Obesity Essay
In conjunction with obesity levels being on the rise, diabetes is also a major current issue. Eight percent of American adults have diabetes (Campbell & Campbell, 2006, p. 139). In a study done at the Pritkin Center, doctors achieved “spectacular results by prescribing a low-fat, plant-based diet and exercise to a group of diabetic patients. Of forty patients on medication at the start of the program, thirty-four were able to discontinue all medication after twenty-six days.” (Campbell & Campbell, 2006, p. 152). Therefore, a plant-based diet is not only a solution to the environmental degradation of the earth but also to many health-related illnesses.
To address the environmental issues covered in Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, social policies must be developed and enacted.…