In the Sunday NY Times (Sept 23) in the Opinions section, Dean Ornish (clinical professor of medicine at Univ. of Cal) wrote about his studies on diet.
In 35 years of medical research, conducted by the Preventative Medical Research Institute (founded by Ornish) patients who ate plant food diets “achieved reversal of even severe coronary artery disease.”
“A diet low in fat and high in unrefined carbohydrates caused the least amount of coronary artery blockages, whereas an Atkins-type diet caused the most.”
“What you eat is as important as what you exclude–your diet needs to be high in healthful carbs like fruits, vegetables, whole grain, legumes, soy products in natural, unrefined forms and some fish, like salmon.” (Including fish would be new in my diet.)
“About 75 percent of the $2.8 trillion in annual health care costs in the US is from chronic diseases that can often be reversed or prevented altogether by a healthy lifestyle.”
In watching an NFL football game yesterday, the announcer said “And he’s changed his diet to a vegan diet, after a great deal of study.” I missed which player it was–the quarterback?