Change will take all of us. Come to Vegetarian Summerfest or any vegan fest for the ethics or the environment or your health, stay for the kickass camaraderie and food. Make this the Summer of Veggie Love.
I realize that what I'm proposing here is a tectonic shift in the way we think about nutrition, medicine, and health. The process may not be easy. But it is possible. I know, because this shift is one I experienced myself over the course of my career.
Ninety percent of all the 'lifestyle diseases' (stroke, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, some cancers) that plague us are preventable if we just take a minute and think about what we put in our mouths.