A healthy diet will decrease diseases, decrease carbon footprint by about 30%, and decrease the risk of war and piracy. Carbon dioxide has been considered to be the leading cause of global warming but methane is 25 to 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Therefore, even though governments and Nobel Laureates focus on carbon taxes, the real emphasis should be on minimizing and eliminating methane sources rather than focusing on burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas.
Inorganic chemicals like arsenic, chromium (certain chemical form), nickel, and lead are toxic. Lead impairs children’s IQ and attention span.
Ocean absorbs acid CO2 from burning coal, oil, natural gas. Sunscreen – 5,000 tons of sunscreen enters coral reef areas; toxicity occurs at a concentration of 62 parts per trillion (equivalent to a drop of water in an Olympic swimming pool.
An adequate energy source is most important in a cold environment. The US Military concludes that the energy needed for a person in a cold environment is between 4000 to 5000 kcal because a great amount of energy is required to keep warm. Carbohydrate foods are preferred over fats again because they are easier to use by the body, and glucose and glycogen, made from carbohydrates, are required for the shivering process.