Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Forks Not Scalpels

If you'd like not to be one of the 26.6 million people who die of cancer or heart disease every year – or one of 800,000 who require coronary bypass surgery – this outstanding documentary, free now but soon going off Netflix, is pretty indispensable. πŸ’š

If you'd like the takeaway in one line, it’s:

The scientific evidence was clear: whole plant-based foods were beneficial to human health and animal-based foods were not.

Also, if you think the USDA (which makes the nutrition guidelines, and has a revolving door with Big Ag) or the pharmaceutical industry (which funds 60% of all biomedical research) are looking out for you: πŸ˜‚

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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