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Subject:         Fatal Errors and Famous Last Words
Date: December 19, 2009 at 11:04 am PST

In Reply to: Blood Test numbers posted by Tom Pronesti on November 4, 2009 at 11:35 am:

> Any thoughts?

HA! Now there's an invitation big enough to drive a coach and four through. If the following seems overly draconian, consider it the
hard-earned advice from lying there contemplating one's sins while 'they' are shoving a coat-hangar up one's leg. Terrifying? A salutory
effect one one's diet? Believe it.

> even though I don't have heart disease
Today we know that we are lied to at every turn. The MSM (main stream media) preaches spin, lies and misinformation. Likewise in every
field, unhappily. See Dr. T. Colin Campbell for details re diet. -

One way to cope in such an environment is to decide who to trust and to stick with them. Unless or until they become discredited or we
find someone we trust more whose views we accept.

To whit, I trust Ornish, McDougall and Esselstyn. And Colin Campbell.

Esselstyn points out that "100% of males sixty-five and over in the US have heart disease and should be treated as such." He uses the
quote of another doctor. For a third of those under sixty-five the first symptom of heart disease is ... death. Quite a wake-up call. To
say "Oh no, I don't have heart disease" is not justified by the odds if ones lives on a US (or an EU?) diet. The only people who did not
have heart attacks on the Framingham study were those with a total cholesterol under 150. A third of heart attacks were in those with a
T chol between 150 and 200. Having said which a total cholesterol of 164 is very good by diet alone.

Having said which, sometimes we hear warnings and pay attention and nothing happens. Sometimes bad things happen regardless. And
sometimes we don't pay a blind bit of notice and get off apparently scot-free.

You say that you follow a 10% fat diet. But do you follow an Esselstyn 10% fat diet? Because that is the only diet that guarantees "heart
attack free in about three weeks."

I suggest that anyone who wants to consider themselves "heart attack free" must read Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn - Prevent and Reverse Heart
Disease. Even more would benefit from _following_ his recommendations. But not everyone will do either. But that is life. No one
_has_to_ do either. But if one wants to be properly informed, that is the only way. imo. One size doesn't fit all. We can eat sensibly and
drive like idiots. Or vice-versa. And in the end there is a tiger out there with our names on it.

Is this a lot of trouble? Of course. But 'Life is trouble. Only death is no trouble.' - J. Campbell.

Better than a (possibly) fatal error?

Esselstyn -

Youtube - No more heart attacks - C. Esselstyn -

Esselstyn - more at review by 'Expat of' -

Good luck, and 'May you be as lucky (and Iron Willed) as those already happily following the advice'.

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