Podcast: Episode 183: What you say, what you mean, and what you hear

Welcome and Thank you for listening. Sometimes you feel very comfortable being plant based and then someone raises a question that causes you to stumble. While pondering the answer, you are thinking of more questions. Sometimes we sort out what we are thinking best by talking. It is a way to get our own heads in order. Sometimes we just need to listen in order to get our own heads in order. Sometimes the words spoken are not even appreciated by the person speaking.
This week I have listened to several people from several sources. Some were in person and some I heard while being interviewed by other people. In today’s episode, I would like to discuss some of these thoughts and perhaps it will allow you to listen more closely to what others are saying and even perhaps appreciated what you are saying to others with your words.
Over 600,000 people die each year from cardiovascular disease. Many more die from other lifestyle diseases. Adopting a plant based diet could decrease these deaths substantially yet it is not even considered as a treatment by most people or even health care providers. Influenza and pneumonia resulted in around 80,000 deaths in 2017-2018 season up more than 60% over the 2012-2013 data. People are urged to get a flu shot and most comply with only a 20% chance of it being protective.
Why do people get flu shots but continue to eat the Standard American Diet that is partly responsible for 600,000 deaths each year? There is minimal effort in getting a flu shot and it is marketed everywhere. Physicians recommend the flu shot and some work places demand it so there will not be work days lost from getting the flu.
I discuss this and much more on today’s podcast. If you have questions, please email me at and please visit the website at You can find out more about our medical practice there and what we offer and please check out my weekly blog about all things healthy.
Thank you for listening.

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