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By David Yager



Okinawa, Japan has the longest disability free

life expectancy in the world.*


*National Geographic and the National Institute on Aging study

on the longest living people on earth, "The Blue Zones"


Okinawa, Japan tropical island paradise


In Okinawa pork and fish are primarily eaten only on holidays but their everyday diet is mostly vegetables.



They are semi or part-time vegetarians.



Loma Linda, California


In Loma Linda, California, (23,261 pop. 2010) Seventh Day Adventists

have a life expectancy that’s 9 to 11 years greater than other



About 50% of Seventh Day Adventists are lacto-ovo-vegetarians.*

 *(lacto means dairy, ovo means eggs)



Mountain village in Sardinia, Italy


The mountain inhabitants in Sardinia, Italy,

have the highest number of male centenarians

in the world (10.8 per 1,000 newborns).


They only eat pork or lamb on special occasions

and only a little, but on a daily basis they eat plenty of cheese.


Their very low meat consumption and high vegetable

and cheese consumption makes them virtually






Elmer Verner (E. V.) McCollum, the discoverer of Vitamins A, B and D, one of the founding fathers of nutrition in America wrote,


“I will only say that the lacto-vegetarian diet is a highly satisfactory regimen, if the food is properly selected.”




The French have the lowest heart disease

of any nation in the world,

according to 2009

UN/WHO figures.



The French even have lower rates of heart disease than the Japanese.



The French diet is based on fresh local produce, French bread, wine, small, measured portions of meat and lots of butter, cream, yogurt and many varieties of pasture raised,

raw and natural cheeses. 



French people are famous for not being fat.



France has a semi lacto-vegetarian diet since,

for the most part they eat small, controlled portions

of meat and plenty of grass-fed, dairy products.




America is trending toward a semi-vegetarian diet.



About 30 to 40 percent of Americans

occasionally seek out vegetarian meals

according to the Baltimore-based Vegetarian

Resource Group.



The United States population was 315,329,678 according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census on February 14, 2013, so that’s

about 95 to 126 million people.



 3.2 % of U.S. adults, or 7.3 million people, follow a vegetarian-based diet according to a 2008 Vegetarian Times study.



Approximately 0.5 percent, or 1 million, of those are vegans or fruitarians, who consume no animal products at all.



10 percent of U.S. adults, or 22.8 million people, say they largely follow a vegetarian-inclined diet (semi-vegetarians or flexitarians).



If you add the 7.3 million strict vegetarians to the 22.8 million “flexitarians”, those who eat meat a few times per week or only on

 weekends and holidays, you come up with the figure of

30.1 million adult Americans being vegetarian or largely vegetarian.



This does not even include all the children under 18 who are vegan or vegetarian.





Even PETA doesn’t see any harm in the vegetarian movement focusing more on health and part-time vegetarian meals than the animal rights issues that spurred the movement.  


Bruce Friedrich, spokesman for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) says,


“From our perspective, if people influenced by health consequently cut back on fish and meat consumption, that helps animals. If two people cut their meat in half it helps as much as one person going completely vegetarian.”






To make the change to a vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diet

it's best to go as slow as possible to avoid shocking your body and mind.



Food is a deeply ingrained part of our being physically and mentally. To just cold turkey start eating all vegetarian or semi vegetarian will be too big of a change.



Eating more vegetables and fruits will begin a housecleaning

of your body which could over tax your eliminative organs;

the kidneys, liver, lungs, large intestines, lymph system and skin.



Taking it slow and easy in the transition will avoid harming

your vital organs and also prevent the excessive aging of the body.




Everyone knows to start a new exercise program slowly

to avoid injuries and painful muscles and the same goes

for doing a major diet change.













Ok, you’ve decided that enough is enough,

you’ve gotten too fat and out of shape

and something has got to change and right now!


You’ve got the resolve and burning desire so                           

now all you need is a practical plan,

a little coaching and mentoring

to get you on the road to flattened bellies

and taut muscles.


If you want to start your new diet after the holidays,

your next vacation or birthday, go for it, have a ball

eating whatever you want, knowing that right after

you can begin in earnest your transition on the road to fitness !



Buy the book:  Paperback   Kindle 

     The Transition Diet

How to Transition to a Vegetarian

                     or Semi-Vegetarian Diet







Introductory Video:


How to Do a One Day Fast


Imagine sipping coconut water and fresh fruit and vegetable juices all day long.


Click here to watch the video








Allan Savory says the only way to green

the world's deserts and reverse climate change

is by mimicking natural herds that once roamed the

earth and protected the grasslands from becoming



The adoption of a lacto-vegetarian or semi lacto-vegetarian diet can save

the planet from climate disaster by using grass-grazing herds

of dairy cows and buffalos to provide us

a protein source and at the same time restore deserts

to grassland.


Why is livestock being demonized by the popular culture when

it can be the key factor to save the earth from desertification and climate change?


By using the milk of the animals to make cheese and yogurt we don't reduce the size

of the herd. If meat is the main source of protein and not milk then the herd will be reduced and won't

be as effective to restore the desert to grasslands.



Watch the TED talk:

How to green the world's deserts

and reverse climate change by Allan Savory by clicking here.



Read a talk given by Allan Savory that explains in depth his holistic

method and how it came to be. Followed by questions and answers.







Grasslands are vast landscapes that have the capacity, if properly managed, to address some of humanity’s most urgent challenges such as water and food insecurity, poverty, and climate change.


Currently, grasslands are desertifying at alarming rates.

Holistic Management of grasslands results in the regeneration of soils, increased productivity and biological diversity, as well as economic and social well-being.




of the Earth's land surface is grasslands

of the world’s grasslands have been degraded





as a result of Savory’s large-scale implementation of Holistic Planned Grazing