4Leaf Guide (Chapter by Chapter)

This page was originally created for helping our licensed healthcare professionals as they encourage their patients to take charge of their health by maximizing the percentage of their daily calories that are derived from whole plants.

In July of 2022, we realized that the more people (around the world) who begin replacing all of the animal-based foods in their diet — the better chance we will have of slowing, stopping or reversing climate change. That said, in the interest of the future of humanity, we are encouraging everyone to share this powerful page (with individual links to all chapters) with everyone they know.

If you want to share the entire book with someone, then just send them the url to this page. If you want to share a particular chapter, then scroll down and copy the link to that chapter. Included below are individual links to all 37 chapters, plus Appendices, Epilog, etc. If you have any questions or wish to order paper-back copies of the 4Leaf Guide, e-mail me, J. Morris Hicks, at  jmorrishicks@me.com

All versions of the book are also available at Amazon.

Table of Contents

Praise for the 4Leaf Guide

Table of Contents 4Leaf Guide

Introduction to 4Leaf Guide

Chap 1 Physician Heal Thyself, Then Others

Chap 2 What is 4Leaf?

Chap 3 Why is 4Leaf Needed?

Chap 4 Why Should We Eat Mostly Whole Plants?

Chap 5 The 4Leaf Global Impact

Chap 6 Take the 4Leaf Survey

Chap 7 What Does 4Leaf Score Mean?

Chap 8 FAQ re 4Leaf Survey

Chap 9 Got My Score; Now What?

Chap 10 Baby Steps or All the Way?

Chap 11 Explaining 4Leaf to My Patients

Chap 12 Going 4Leaf in 4 Weeks

Chap 13 Recipes Are Everywhere

Chap 14 Food Shopping and Contraband

Chap 15 Eating Outside the Home

Chap 16 Patient Returns One Week Later

Chap 17 $aving Money with 4Leaf

Chap 18 What About Protein?

Chap 19 Omega-3, Calcium, Iron, etc.

Chap 20 It’s Time to Talk With Your Doctor

Chap 21 Type 2 Diabetes Success Story

Chap 22 Gluten-Free on 4Leaf

Chap 23 Evidence of Detox

Chap 24 Losing Weight with 4Leaf    Helpful Weight-Loss Chart

Chap 25 Why Do I Crave Unhealthy Foods?

Chap 26 Spouses, Children and Roommates 

Chap 27 Cancer, Climate Change and World Hunger

Chap 28 Love Is A Far Better Motivator Than Fear

Chap 29 The “Brain-Locking” Protein Myth

Chap 30 Patient Now on Path to Vibrant Health

Chap 31 Sustainability is Paramount

Chapter 32 Easter Island

Chap 33 Reading List for Better Understanding 

Chap 34 Proselytizing Not Recommended

Chap 35 The “Other” Five Leaves of Vibrant Health

Chap 36 New world of Harmony

Chap 37 Calling All Doctors

4Leaf Guide Epilog 

App A 4Leaf Survey (Standard)

App B Daily Reporting 4Leaf Survey

App C Week 1: Planning

App D Week 2: Breakfast

App E Week 3: Lunch

App F Week 4: Dinner

App G Exercise

About the Authors

Special Closing from a Good Friend