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From: Jon (
Subject:         Re: Low Fat Soy Milk
Date: February 11, 2009 at 12:16 am PST

In Reply to: Re: Healthy meal question posted by Dr. Neal Pinckney on January 20, 2009 at 11:38 am:

I too try to keep fat to 10%, using the Esselstyn diet. Very similar to
Ornish, and to John McDougall.

If you haven't read Esselstyn's book and have heart disease you are
missing a trick. A possibly vital trick. Highly recommended.

I find that diluting Westsoy Plus Vanilla 1: 4 parts water tastes much
better than the non-fat, and seems to have just under 1 gm of fat per

I also can't get my cholesterol below 150 without a low dose statin -
and using a cup of this this stuff is probably why, because there
doesn't seem to be anything else that breaks the rules. Unless some
label lies.

Adding a splash of Almond breeze on top of that gives the same
enjoyment that neat Westsoy did. 3gm of fat per cup.

Having changed from skim milk to Soy milk to rice milk to the above I
can report that it is all a question of time - you can get used to
anything. Except non-fat soy milk. YMMV :-)

Esselstyn says ONLY use non-fat soy milk, or almond milk, or a
couple of others. AND he says 'this little bit (certainly) can hurt.' He
has a chapter called 'Moderation Kills.' And I believe him. And its

The above suggestions DO NOT meet Esselstyn's advice. Good luck.

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