“Txorizo Pamplona. In reviewing this propaganda booklet I note that they quote Michael Pollan extensively. Now, I of course found your website because of a personal issue. I have a “Nonesuch Dickens” volume of it that I treasure. No more po chips, ice cream, cheese or pizza--I now eat a nighttimebowl of whole grain wheat cereal with soy milk. The second reference comes from T. Colin Campbell’s site. Vegetable oil not so. I have a dreadful family history on my Mom’s side (100% Finnish … high meat; high full fat dairy). Earn your plant-based nutrition certificate. For example, alcohol contributes to DNA mutagenesis via the acetaldehyde metabolite. Scientific consensus held that diet could, at best, decrease blood cholesterol by only about 10-20%, an effect not considered substantial enough for disease prevention. Let me point out, however, that neither Dr. Esselstyn nor I recommend that you limit yourself to dietary changes alone. The best randomized controlled trials we have for diet to prevent coronary artery disease (CAD, the cause of heart attacks) have shown that supplementing diet with olive oil and nuts substantially lowers CAD. It’s the juice of olives which are naturally high in oil. It has 1000s of like minded people and great advice on cooking. Interesting post, but several points require clarification. Everyone was telling my wife I looked sick and we were both putting on weight. In a few short weeks arm yourself with the knowledge you need to improve your overall health, learn new skills, or even inspire a career change. The Australian National rugby team has followed suit. My agenda is the truth. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452336417300420 Emphasis is on eating very low-fat. Meat and fats were a minor component (<25% of calories). • Life expectancy in Tanzania is 42 for men and 44 for women. I would like to introduce you to my friend Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., a man you will be hearing a lot more about in coming years. I pulled up the PDF referenced by Jack Runte in the previous comment and Dr. Esselstyn mentions a PET scan showing improvement after 21 days on the diet. (VIDEO), Cure Food Poisoning - Dr. McDougall (VIDEO). That is, the standard American diet has caused the obesity epidemic. Talk about bad science. Esselstyn vs Esselstyn Jr vs Barnard vs Ornish vs McDougall vs ??? When, in addition, your health improves and you start feeling better, you’re on your way to a lifetime of healthier eating habits. Re Vogel’s ‘ Big Mac test…if he produved endothelial dysfunction or inflammation with sat fat, even only for a few hours, repeatably, is it such a stretch to deduce likely long term damage from cascades of daily fat consumption? The most likely mechanism is recruitment of new arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle (collaterals). I did not do either. This “study” is merely a collection of 18 anecdotes, none of which would be worthy of publication in any current legitimate medical journal. I am a cancer survivor and gave up all animal protein and diary. A more precise summary of the data on fish consumption would use the phrase every meta-analysis of all observational data …..see the following US News and World Report calls the Mediterranean diet “plant-based.” In actual practice Esselstyn’s diet is much closer to a vegan diet than Mediterranean diet. Cancer is caused by inherited genetics and by DNA mutations. Pure Paleo is fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts tubers and natural meats . Each day, along with fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, I have two servings of non-fat diary (from a high-grade source), one cup of egg-white replacement, one-quarter cup of soy protein, one-quarter cup of whey protein (from a high-grade source), and five grams of creatine, which has drastically reduced my triglyceride level. Sea mammals such as walrus, seal, and whale. I’m 72 years old; haven’t knowingly eaten red meat since 1972; am 6’0”; 154 pounds. It’s near impossible to know what’s right. Later on in the book he says if you have heart disease no nuts but if you don’t have heart disease and your lipid levels are not elevated he will condone walnuts. Curcumin spice? So for my heart failure patients I recommend what I recommend to all my patients. Olive oil is really a form of fruit juice without the fiber like orange juice or vegetable juice that is juice with no or little fiber. My brother died today in the or after being on the esseltine diet rigidly for 7 years. These reviews dismiss ultra-low fat diets because of a lack of evidence supporting them, and an inability to get people to follow them. It is not scientifically proven because the “proof” is a single study with no control group and a high drop-out rate. Common sense would suggest that Diet B + statin would produce the lowest serum cholesterol levels. Jenifer, I remember a new study, on mice, examined a type of chemical called nitro fatty acids. When you use my oil on a salad which is full of fiber and other nutrients you balance the oil and add even better fiber than what is removed when the olive oil is milled. It is the least accurate form of collecting data. are not elevated.” I am saddened when vegans make unscientific claims to support their diet in order to gain more adherents. Now, forty years later I am convinced that vegetable oils are a major suspect in heart disease. I could write a book about all the bad things that were done to them by doctors. I do want fat and I get it naturally through my type of diet. My cardiologist urges the Mediterranean Diet. I can’t help but wonder if different people thrive on different diets: Some do well as vegans or vegetarians while others need flesh to feel good. Thanks for posting this. Maintain ideal weight. Was it a whole plant based diet or an omnivorous one? But we don’t know if it was because of the diet or because of statins and other attributes of the medical care of his patients. It is really a whole plant based diet without much of processed ingredients. (A Review and Critique). In the meantime I would like to point out that I have addressed many comments and given an update on Esselstyn’s bad science at http://theskepticalcardiologist.com/2017/05/14/more-incredibly-bad-science-from-dr-esselstyns-plant-based-vegan-diet-study/. To ignore our origins is to ignore our DNA, as research into APOE has begun to reveal. They get to make shaky claims, deliver very little, and charge a lot for the privilege. Birds and their eggs Despite a long continued diet of exclusively meat and milk the men have low levels of serum cholesterol and no evidence for arteriosclerotic heart disease.