wow, I really didn't get that from Ginny Messina's article at all. Many, many, MANY people have attained genuine health for the first time after going on a paleo diet: able to lean down, quit most or all of their meds, and, in general, just feel really good. (and they LOVE to talk about all of the former vegheads who were sick on their diets.) Of course, there are many, many, MANY people who feel fantastic and have leaned down and gotten off meds on a vegetarian/vegan diet. When I get confused, I just think of the Blue Zones--tons of veggies and fruit with various combinations of grains, plus limited amounts of meat and fish. All Messina was saying is that although plant-based is the critical factor, there is no proof that you can't have vibrant health while also eating limited animal products.
Obviously McDougall/Furhman/Esselstyn have achieved amazing results with their patients: I'm not denying that veganism is a path to health...I'm just not sure it's the only path.
Thus, from a health perspective, a healthy vegan diet and a healthy diet that also includes meat/fish/dairy are a tie. BUT, there is no debating the ethics of choosing not to participate in factory farming. (by the way, I am a vegetarian "veganish" eater and I have no plans to change)
I was wondering what health credentials Jeff Novak has to be so condescending toward Ginny Messina and Jack Norris... he has none.
I think Chef AJ makes sense...maybe nuts don't cause weight gain (or prevent weight loss) for many, but they obviously do for her. How this issue can generate hate mail is beyond me.
But...I am just wondering why a photo of yoga pants and high heals??? I think--and I am saying this as a person in the SAME position--Chef AJ has at least another 15 lbs of abdominal fat to lose. She will then not need to pose in heels for the thinnest angle possible.
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Thank you! I've just been informed I am being invited back to Marshall next year to speak and be the Emcee of their now annual New Year, New You fest.
If nuts and seeds stop heart attacks, why is heart disease still the number one killer of all Americans?
And if someone still has fat on their body and they give up nuts as an experiment for 3 weeks, I seriously doubt they will have a heart attack. Excess weight, on the other hand, carries great risks.
Chef AJ looks good in whatever she chooses to wear. Lighten up folks.
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