J Morris Hicks

J Morris Hicks

Posted May 21, 2012

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A midnight message from Karen inspires a new look at cancer research.

At 12:08 EDT, while I was sound asleep at my home in Stonington, Connecticut; an email message arrived from a reader in Arizona. A super healthy, bike-racing grandmother of eight---Karen Barnes---wants to know if our T. Colin Campbell Foundation has a plan for telling the world that the cure for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke has already been found.

Karen racing in a 70-mile bike race in Mesa, Arizona---April 2012. Since going plant-based, she shaved a full 30 minutes off her previous best time.

I read that message at 4:50 a.m. EDT and was inspired to answer her question with a simple analogy that may change the world. But, first the message from Karen, a 50-year young entrepreneur who asks some great questions:

Hi Jim,

I scored a 36 on your 4Leaf Survey.  I follow a whole foods, plant-based diet as outlined by The China Study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and the documentary Forks Over Knives.  I started this last September.  I feel so fantastic now!  I feel so good after every meal!  I ride a road bike and I am so much faster riding up hills and riding in races!  I’m a 50 year old grandmother of 8 and everyone tells me how young I look!  I think because I now weigh what I did in high school!  I could never go back to eating the old way.

Jim, how can we educate America?  Do you people at the T. Colin Campbell Foundation have a plan?  I feel so helpless.  I feel like I’ve stumbled upon a huge secret to excellent health and permanent weight loss and hardly anyone is willing to listen.  What can be done?  Do organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation turn a deaf ear when presented with these facts as found in The China Study?  Do the other organizations dealing with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, etc. turn a deaf ear also? 

Why don’t they pounce on this research as the answer that they’ve been looking for?  I mean, are they not truly looking for the cures for these diseases?

Best regards, Karen

My response: 0600 from the Mystic Starbucks---Mystic, CT---May 17

J. Morris Hicks

Dear Karen,

I absolutely love your letter. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and share your story. The short answer to your question is yes; we do have a plan. But, until sufficient funds are available to go big-time with that plan---we'll continue with our grassroots revolution that is fueled by the books you mentioned, the Forks Over Knives documentary, this daily blog, and messages like the one you sent me this morning.

While showering, getting dressed and driving from Stonington to Mystic, I was thinking about a simple analogy that might turn into a plan that could go viral---a message that could clarify for all concerned that the answer to our health problems has been right under our noses all along. It's what we put in our mouths every day.

So why is that simple concept not getting any real traction? Even with a former President of the United States among the converts? And, as you said in your note, "Do organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation turn a deaf ear when presented with these facts as found in The China Study? Why is the truth about nutrition and health not circulating more rapidly? Click here to continue reading this post.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation


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