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Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. MD & Dean Ornish MD Explain Bill Clinton's Diet to CNN

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While I agree with the gist of both Dr.'s Esselstyn & Ornish's commentary, I'm very disappointed in Dr. Ornish by advocating consumption of fish oil, besides the abomination of fish genocide. He ought to know better than to promote something laden with mercury and other heavy metals that causes a much heavier carbon footprint, while there are much safer & more ethical sources of essential oemga fatty acids. The most obvious ones are flax, hemp & chia seeds, as well as blue-green algae, crystal manna & E3-Live, all readily available from online raw food retailers, as well as in most decent heath food stores, for moderate prices. Wolf Blitzer showed his typical ignorance of healthful diet and an active enjoyable lifestyle by rehashing the bunk that "meat," dairy & other animal derivatives are relevant to "fun foods." Clinton is headed in the right direction, though it was completely intellectually dishonest for Blitzer or Ornish to claim that Clinton excludes all animal products, while consuming fish or fish oil as Ornish encourages. Until this interview, I mistakenly believed Ornish was a vegetarian, though he consumes or condones/encourages dairy & egg consumption. When Blitzer asked him if he's saying children shouldn't be fed milk, the medically proper answer would've been, "Of course not!" Dairy has long been known to cause or exascerbate multiple childhood-onset ailments, such as colic, diabetes, asthma, congestion, rhinitis, among others. Robert Cohen's book, "Milk: The Deadly Poison" should be at the top of Ornish & Blitzer's reading list. I'm amazed that someone of Ornish's experience would be ignorant of these facts. Let's hope someone of more reliable integrity such as Dr. Neal Barnard intervenes to remove all animal products from Clinton's regimen & secures an interview with Blitzer or another high profile primetime pundit for a national eduction so desperately lacking in this society. Our educational system is pathetic in this nation, and journalists such as Blitzer are living proof we didn't already need.

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Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. MD & Dean Ornish MD Explain Bill Clinton's Diet to CNN

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Thanks for pointing out the trauma inflicted on both the mother cow & her infant calf as part & parcel to the dairy industry's MO. One cannot be both a dairy consumer & criticize the "veal industry" for cruelty without being an egregious hyoocrite, given that both activities are symbiotic. I've see Dr. Esselstyn speak at the Vegetarian Summerfest & was wholly impressed with his depth of knowledge, understanding, empathy & intellectual honesty, unfortunately sharply contradicted by Dr. Ornish. I imagine Chelsea had some positive influence on her dad's diet, but I'd be amazed if her wedding ceremony/reception was vegan under the circumstances. If so, I'm sure it would've been reported on MSNBC & CNN as such. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ought to be at the top of the list of any major medium's primetime schedule for reliable insight on the connection between (what should be vegan) diet & prominent politicians. Dairy, eggs & other animal derivatives, along with flesh, are abominations across the board, and I'm ashamed to say I didn't know the facts (about dairy & eggs) till I was 19 years old, but at least I've saved some animals since then by default.

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