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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Good News – 26 July 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

A few days ago, we received good news in the form of “Good Medicine,” the quarterly publication of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

PCRM is an organization that we support because they really make a positive difference in people’s health, as well as in the lives of other animals. Their work with diabetics and cancer survivors is outstanding.

When asked why she supports PCRM, another longtime member, Kim Howe, said that it is because PCRM presents a scientific basis for what it promotes. In her words: “I like the credibility of having compassionate physicians and scientists reaching as many people as possible to educate them.” (Summer 2007 issue of “Good Medicine” a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine publication) We wholeheartedly agree!

Featured in this issue are “Success Stories” with photos of diabetics who have tackled diabetes with simple diet changes. Neal Barnard, M.D., President of PCRM, has a new book out titled Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes. About the book: “If you have diabetes or are concerned about developing it, this program could change the course of your life. Dr. Barnard’s groundbreaking clinical studies, the latest funded by the National Institutes of Health, show that diabetes responds dramatically to a low-fat, vegetarian diet. Rather than just compensating for malfunctioning insulin like other treatment plans, Dr. Barnard’s program helps repair how the body uses insulin. Includes 50 delicious recipes. 288 pgs. $25.95” To order, visit:

The instructors of the Cancer Project, another very successful PCRM program, are helping people across the country. They are now offering a free booklet: Nutrition for Your Kids: A Dietary Approach to Cancer Prevention. To order your free booklet, visit: 

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