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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (
Subject:         Re: Any chance of a book?
Date: August 13, 2007 at 3:55 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Any chance of a book? posted by Doug on August 12, 2007 at 8:35 pm:

>>An observation: It appears that the Fuhrman and Pritikin
approaches are essentially CRON, but coming at it from a different
angle. (Less ascetic & no hair-splitting debates. Just a KISS version
of CRON.)

I never get the hair splitting debates.

Do you know of anything with any better evidence for improved
health AND longevity? :)

Yes, my recommendations are a KISS version of CRON. I am on one
of the members in one of the CR-ON groups and post regularly on
thier CR-ON list

Check out the article linked below. Its a tribute to Ray Walford and
CR-ON we wrote.

In one of Walfords books, he was asked in the Q&A, what is the
best way for someone to follow his recommendations in the real
world. His answer was to go to Pritikin.

When you switch to these program (Fuhrman, Pritikin, Me) and
include both nutrient density and calorie density, your "CR" from
you prior ad libitum intake can automatically drop anywhere from
20-40% without hunger or compromsing nutrition.

From an article I wrote called "Seperating the Wheat From The
Chaff: HIgh Carb Plant Based Diets, Nutrient Adequacy & Lipid

........ These same results, that we see amongst the Tarahumara
Indians, has also been seen and replicated/documented
in Hawaii.

Twenty native Hawaiians who were consuming the more
traditional American high carb diet, were placed on
what as called the "pre-Western-contact" Hawaiian diet
for 21 d. So, they switched from the high carb
American diet, to the higher carb Hawaiian diet.

The "Hawaiian" diet was low in fat (7%), high in
complex carbohydrates (78%), and moderate in protein
(15%). While eating "ad libitum" (no portion or
calorie restriction) the average calorie intake
decreased from 2594 to 1569 per day (around a 40%
restriction, while eating to full). That's quite an
impressive decrease. The average weight loss was 22
lbs. The average cholesterol decreased around 15% and
BP decreased an average of 11.5 systolic and 8.9

In a second study, this same Hawaiian Diet was fed ad
libitum (without calorie or portion size restriction)
to adults for 21 days. The Hawaii Diet was high in
complex carbohydrate (77% of calories), low in fat
(12% of calories), and moderate in protein (11% of

Weight loss averaged 11 lbs,BP decreased an average of
136.0/82.7 to 125.5/78.9, cholesterol levels fell from
205.3 to 156.9, LDL from 125.9 to 94.9, and HDL from
38.3 to 31.3, Triglycerides from 238.7 to 152.2 and
blood sugar from blood glucose levels from 112.2 to

I believe that these diets, like the traditional
native Hawaiian diet and the Tarahumara diet, give us
insight on how to effectively apply CRON. These diets
are nutrient dense, highly therapeutic and, when the
subjects are encouraged to eat until satisfied without
calorie or portion control, they achieved a 40%

In Health

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