Dr. Sanjay Gupta discovers that you can eat your way to heart health. Dr. Gupta also supports what I have been saying for years: your genes do not preordain you to heart disease. It is much about lifestyle. Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviews Bill Clinton, Caldwell Esseltyn, and T. Collin Campbell. My book Becoming Slender For Life and the Slender For Life™ weight loss program advocates the plant-base lifestyle recommended by T. Collin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Dean Ornish. If you are ready to be heart healthy, Slender For Life™ can make the difference for you. If you missed The Last Heart Attack last night, here it is in it’s entirety.
Dr. Gupta affirms that research shows people who followed Dr. Esselstyn’s diet became heart attack proof, while people who dropped out of his program and went back to the standard American diet — died of or got sicker with heart disease. A plant-based diet works! says Dr. Gupta. Good food heals, bad food kills. It’s really that simple.
100 years from now when people look back at today’s Standard American Diet, they will think of it as radical.
In my book, Becoming Slender For Life I write that, “My recommendations for healthy eating are radical—and some would call them extreme. But look at it this way. Radical changes produce radical results. Small changes produce small results. Over the years, I have consistently seen that people who make radical changes have the greatest success and tell me it was easy. They find it easier to just change, and they discover that any desire for the fatty foods that caused them to put on their excess weight very quickly vanishes. Those who make small changes are the least likely to succeed and have the most difficulty. Moderation may work for moderate people, but not for the rest of us compulsive, passionate, obsessive people.
Moderation is killing Americans
Nutritionist Jeff Novick got this absolutely right when he wrote: “The concept of Moderation is killing Americans. On average, Americans are taking in less than 40% of the minimum recommended amounts of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and fiber. Yet, at the same time, they are taking in over 230% of the amount of saturated fat, added sugars, other fats, refined grains and sodium.
So, who can moderate?
Moderation would do absolutely nothing
to improve these numbers.
What we do need is a dramatic increase in the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains while at the same time a dramatic decrease in the amount of saturated fat, added sugars, fats, refined grains and sodium.
Moderation is only an excuse and rationalization which is being fueled by the clever marketing and advertising of the food industry to keep us doing the things we know we shouldn’t be doing and to keep us consuming their products, which in the end, is actually a major contributor to our ill health and early death.” Chapter 5, Becoming Slender For Life updated second edition, page 128.
Today, using food as medicine is radical. My prayer is that we don’t have to wait for 100 years for this to be normal.
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