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Act requires officials to review how US dietary guidelines are formulated

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 23 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6930


There are many popular diets, but none of them seem to work. They all leave us hungry and weak, not satisfied or strong. Is there a healthy diet that actually works? If so, how do we find and follow it?

A healthy diet is balanced nutrition that excludes toxins and addictions, both of which are common, covert causes of sickness. Toxins, like pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, don’t belong in our diet. The same is true for addictions, like honey, sweets, chocolate, vanilla, cola, coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. What should we do?

We should eat organic food and follow a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet. Organic food (which excludes chemicals) minimizes toxins, and a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet (which excludes meat, chicken, and fish) minimizes addictions. The result is an organic, addiction-free lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, which I call the “LOVE Diet”, my acronymic recipe for health.

In review, the LOVE Diet is a balanced, organic, addiction-free Lacto-Ovo-Vegetarian diet that excludes meat, chicken, and fish, but includes milk, cheese, butter, eggs, vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. Delicious and nutritious, the LOVE Diet is a recipe for peace and health.

In contrast, the opposite of the LOVE Diet (nutrition) is what I call the “HATE Diet” (addiction). The HATE Diet is a non-organic diet that includes meat, chicken, fish, and addictions like Honey, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Espresso. Addicting and afflicting, the HATE Diet is a recipe for conflict and sickness. Choose LOVE, not HATE.

Competing interests: No competing interests

29 December 2015
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA