Some people think plant-based diet, whole foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.
Genetics loads the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger.
Heart disease is a food-borne illness.
Having the USDA design your food pyramid is like having Al Capone do your taxes.
I'll remind you one more time, I've treated a lot of vegans for heart disease.
Collectively the media; the meat, oil, and dairy industries; most prominent chefs and cookbook authors; and our own government are not presenting accurate advice about the healthiest way to eat.
As a physician, I am embarrassed by my profession's lack of interest in healthier lifestyles. We need to change the way we approach chronic disease.
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