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Quality of diet and mortality among Japanese men and women: Japan Public Health Center based prospective study

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 22 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1209


Food is live medicine, and diets are recipes for life and health. But what is a healthy diet?

A healthy diet is nutritious food that excludes toxins and addictions, because toxins and addictions 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 an 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.

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

Competing interests: No competing interests

23 March 2016
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA