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Bill Clinton's Heart Disease and Weight Loss Diet
by Anita SK Cheung
Bill Clinton recently made news headlines, not with his politics but with his shrunken waistline. He said thanks to a plant based diet made up of beans, legumes, vegetables and fruits, he's feeling better than ever before. "Almond milk" has taken the place of dairy milk. And he referred to taking protein powder with fresh berries.
He said he is back to his high school weight and lost 24 pounds in time for his daughter Chelsea's wedding and the whole family is very proud. But he was most impressed in how his whole metabolism has changed and he said he made the dramatic change because he wants to be around to see his grandchildren. As he understood his previous by-pass operations did not give him the security of his heart disease not returning. Another source said he was also doing it to prevent prostate cancer from relapsing.
Chelsea who allegedly had a mostly raw vegan wedding (and a wedding cake free of gluten and sugar) must have inspired her father who used to love fast food (and was public about it) to make this change. And Clinton said he has done his own research as well.
The doctors he referred to are Dr. Dean Ornish (mentioned in the film ' Food Matters') and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Dr. Esselstyn urges to avoid "anything with a mother and a face" in his diet. Both of them referred to by-pass surgery and typical medical solutions to diseases as ineffective, and that a wholesome plant based diet and healthy lifestyle is a lot more effective, not just for reversing heart diseases but most other chronic diseases. I like how they say this kind of diet also promotes a better SEXlife which I am sure gets people's attention! (Remember Morgan Spurlock from Supersize Me who became impotent half way through his McDonald's experience?)
Source: www.integrative-living.com and www.edition.cnn.com
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