DMW, at 5'11", 158 lbs., you're exactly where Dr. Kempner recommended, & I think it's also what Fuhrman says. I'm also 5'11" but 167 now, thin but not bony & still have some flab around my waist. I bounce between 165-170, & in the next month my goal is to get between 160-165. 75 treadmill minutes is a good session, congrats. Joe.View Thread
I haven't had any CT tests. So you had two CT angiograms with the dye injected, not CT CAC heart scans? I don't know about the 10-20% variability, but if you've been eating 'strictly' and the score went up I agree with you, I'd be concerned. I assume you've followed the low fat plan of Fuhrman et. al. Why didn't your score drop 10-20%? Two years is a long time.
What are your ideas about why this happened? Joe.View Thread
Strong words, maybe Davis hasn't seen Essy's website with photos of the clogged artery and the same one that's clear after the diet; I think it was from the physician Essy had advised. Still, I think Davis's point about wheat is valid, even though it's 'off topic' in this forum. Joe.View Thread
I'm not allergic to wheat either, but like you JC I keep an open mind for ways to help my medical conditions. I just ordered the VAP blood tests from Life Extension and I'm curious to see what the results are compared to last summer when I had them done and was not as careful with my eating as I am now.View Thread
I think William Davis who wrote this book is on to something important - modern day wheat, the basis of the "healthy whole grains" mantra - is destructive to us. This is not the wheat we ate growing up and our ancestors ate for millenium, this is one of the thousands of genetically engineered strains which has become one of the foundations of the SAD.
My own experience bears out his own. I stopped eating wheat products completely and my appetite diminished, my belly shunk 6", and my lipids improved considerably. Admittedly I was on a diet to increase vegetables as well, but I've done that before while eating wheat and the results were not as dramatic as they are now.
This week the local public TV channel is having their fund drive. An hour of Fuhrman explaining his 3 step program is being aired at 9PM; you may have seen it before, the micronutrients in step 1 etc. They're selling his DVD's to raise $$$. He sure looks skinny in that suit, my hunch is he weighs in at ~ 150 lbs, appears to be ~ 5'9" tall, if that.View Thread