Wednesday, April 27, 2011

EarthSave's "Meals For Health" Program - Changing The Lives Of Those In Need


America is living in a state of emergency when it comes to our overall health.  This heartbreaking picture can be seen in some of the startling statistics that reveal the rates of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer just to name a few of the chronic diseases we see here in the U.S.

As a matter of fact, cardiovascular disease takes the life of an individual every 38 seconds in our country [1].  Diabetes is no better as a little over 5,200 people are diagnosed with this disease every single day in America, and this only includes those over the age of 20 who are diagnosed with diabetes [2].  And lastly, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society roughly 65 people die every hour from a cancer related death in the U.S. [3]  These painful statistics are even worse for those individuals and families who live in poverty.  But there is hope.


A program called Meals For Health started by the not-for-profit organization EarthSave® is aimed at changing these frightening trends by providing the education and support that is needed to help reverse and arrest chronic diseases in our country.  Meals for Health also provides the most important part of what's actually needed to defeat these debilitating illnesses and that is healthy, life giving, plant-based foods.  And it does so at no cost to those participating in the program.  This truly is an amazing organization and I hope you are inspired by the videos below as you see EarthSave® in action.  To find out more and learn how you can help please visit their website at www.EarthSave.org.  As John Robbins (founder of EarthSave®) says "May all be fed, may all be healed, may all be loved."

Video of a Meals For Health Participant - Ollie's success story











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References:
1 American Heart Association. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2010 Update, American Heart Association.  Available - http://www.americanheart.org/downloadable/heart/1265665152970DS-3241%20HeartStrokeUpdate_2010.pdf. Accessed Apr 20th, 2011.
2 American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Statistics - Data from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet. Available - http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-statistics/. Accessed Apr 20th, 2011.
3 America Cancer Society. Estimated New Cancer Cases and Deaths by Sex for All Sites, US, 2010. Available - http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-026210.pdf. Accessed Apr 20th, 2011.

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