Essays

Preface – The Power of Paradigms
by Bob Barrett
March 16, 2017 // Essays

Dedicated to our fine Men and Women of GSI, to our Families and to Ourselves.
As you will see in other essays, GrandBob is a Pragmatic Vegan and a visionary with powers to see into the past.

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Chapter 1: The look of health
by Bob Barrett
March 17, 2017 // Essays

After reading/skimming hundreds of web sites, research summaries, videos, books, articles… and listening to dozens of experts in the fields of diet and nutrition, the obvious conclusion, the Statistical Certainty is that Michael Pollan has the most prescient summary of all:

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Chapter 2: Parenting
by Bob Barrett
March 18, 2017 // Essays

The close families in all of history are becoming just that…history. We are getting busier and more distracted every day, and thanks to our modern electronic age. We are allowing more and more external influence into our family culture.

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Chapter 3: How to quit smoking
by Bob Barrett
March 19, 2017 // Essays

One of the last things my Dad said to me was, “If I had known it was going to be like this, I could have quit.” That comes back to haunt me some part of every day. What could I have done to have helped him prevent that….that degrading, disrespectful, terrifying end to a magnificent life.

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Chapter 4: What to feed a fetus
by Bob Barrett
March 20, 2017 // Essays

We are surely paying a heavy price. We are giving up at least ten years of health…even life itself to continue on our Junk Food Road. Worse, our lives are becoming shorter.

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