All Americans, every man, woman and child have left their self-destructive food habits behind (i.e., turned their backs on McDonald’s et al.) and are now settled in a mostly vegan regimen, much like the one outlined in, say, Fuhrman’s Eat to Live.
As an inevitable consequence (yes, it is inevitable—there are quite a few natural laws around that stipulate this): gone is obesity, gone is overweight, gone is the host of afflictions and illnesses attendant to those conditions, including digestive problems, skin problems, allergies, asthma; all those disorders that a healthy body is quite capable of handling on its own, given the correct resource of nutritious food.
Imagine this, and imagine the colossal—and I use this word in its most impressive and far-reaching meaning—ramifications this would have on our economy.
Imagine the effect this would have the following thriving industries:
The $50-100 billion a year diet industry—no more, sad to see it go. The $800 billion a year meat industry—on the brink of extinction for lack of customers.
The $115 billion a year fast food industry—stranded and customer-less. Floundering, too, is the 6.7 Billion gallons a year beer industry.
The $4.5 billion a year skin-care industry is in despair over the naturally healthy skin that Americans insist on fostering. Oh, and the $20 billion a year candy industry, last seen packing things up and heading out of Dodge.
The $100 billion a year dairy industry—in serious trouble, to say the least. A few cows will be happy about that.
The $40 billion a year non-alcoholic beverage—ditto.
The $200 billion a year auto industry, while not dead, is having a serious problem with healthier people insisting to walk or bicycle their way around.
And, oh, yes, the $2 trillion (as in two trillion—$2,000,000,000,000) a year medical industry is on the rocks. People just aren’t getting sick enough—it’s a travesty. Also in rough water is the $500 billion a year health insurance industry—another travesty. Their $340 billion a year Pharmaceutical cousin is also in real trouble.
Other industries are also heading for the rocks, among them the fashion industry, since people care less and less about how they look and more and more about how they feel. The entertainment industry is trying to solve the problem of how to keep these health nuts on the couch, or in the theaters, when they’d rather want to be out hiking, walking, rafting, sailing.
Oh, and advertising, pretty much belly up or at least drastically down-scaled.
And feeling healthy, and moving about, people don’t seem to be as depressed these days; this is a terrible blow to the mental health industry, where all attempts to include “feeling healthy” in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) as a treatable mental disorder have, so far, fallen very flat.
This list does not stop here. Consider all the industries that support these major ones, $ Billions and $ Billions are at stake there to. It doesn’t look good.
Here’s the inevitable conclusion: a healthy America would kill the economy. Dead.
Therefore, I want everyone to realize that it is our patriotic duty, as Americans, to remain shackled to the low-nutrient/hi-calorie and fat glob we call food and so happily wallow in.
To do, or even think otherwise would, frankly, be un-American.