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From: Bob Waite (67.132.94.200)
Subject:         Re: Sorry I'm not a cheerleader. . .
Date: September 9, 2011 at 9:30 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Sorry I'm not a cheerleader. . . posted by Buster on September 9, 2011 at 5:32 am:

I think there is proof that heart disease can be reversed by radical lifestyle change. But that doesn't mean these measures will work for everyone. They worked for me when I strictly adhered to them for two years. My doctor either took me off or lowered most of the six medications that I was taking. I survived a heart attack and now three years later have not had any symptoms. I no longer adhere to the diet as strictly as before, yet I still have no symptoms. I ate a lot while eating vegan and never really had an empty stomach, since I ate more than three meals a day.
I do disagree with several elements in it. I believe a person can reverse heart disease without becoming a complete vegan. I, for example, did use skim milk and egg whites occasionally and especially in baking. The results were better and I did not increase my new lowered cholesterol levels. I also take fish oil, which is a good source of Omega 3 and the only reason not to would be an ideological commitment to vegetarianism, which I do not have. Now I have definitely gone off the diet to accommodate my family. So I do have some meat and fish; only a couple of times per week. I still stay away from oils, butter and whole milk products. I always eat at least two vegan meals per day, usually breakfast and lunch. I am so far, fine. I believe that is evidence for reversal happening during my stricter adherence phase. About once or twice a month I go all out and have a dish of ribs or a pizza. I think once the disease is reversed, a less strict program will be fine. I am healthy, jog regularly and no angina at all.

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