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The Nutrition Revolution

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
In the 1970’s Nathan Pritikin proved that atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) could be reversed by appropriate dietary change. He himself had suffered inoperable atherosclerosis (heart disease) when 39 but had changed his diet after much personal research.
After his death decades after diagnosis, his autopsy (footnote1) showed arteries as clear as a teenagers’. This was the first conclusive medical proof that artery blockages could be reversed by diet.
The last 40 years has seen great advances in our nutritional understanding & knowledge.
However, at the same time, we have witnessed the popularity of many dangerous diets, like the Read More...Atkins diet, the South Beach Diet & the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. The latter diet was so harshly criticised by Rosemary Stanton, the foremost dietitian in Australia, that she appealed to the then Prime Minister John Howard in a public letter, to pull all these books from the libraries, so damaging was the books dietary advice.
So why is there so much confusion about Nutrition & Health?
The problem is twofold. One is financial. When powerful industries promote foods & diets, quite often the first casualty is the truth & the second is the unsuspecting consumer, who pays for following such advice with their health & sometimes their life.
The second problem comes from the weight loss industry. Any number of diets & eating plans will lose weight. Because a dietary program causes weight loss, doesn’t make it necessarily healthy.
I have researched all the major nutritional advances that have been made over the past 100 years, & particularly the nutritional movements in the past 40. All the latest you- beaut diets get my close scrutiny. Sneaking a diet past me is like sneaking a sun rise past a rooster!
I have studied this subject extensively & impartially for over 30 years. Some nutritional programs have been excellent. From Dr Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease in 1990 to Dr Caldwell Esselstyn’s work in 2007 ( President Bill Clinton attributes Esselstyn’s program to his remarkable health & cardio-vascular improvement & weight loss over the past 18 months), to Dr Neal Barnard’s Reverse Diabetes Diet in 2007, from the Lupus Recovery Diet by Jill Harrington to The China Study by Professor T. Colin Campbell to Dr Joel Fuhrman’s wonderful Nutritarian Program, they all have much to offer. Golfer Phil Mickelson adopted the same food principles to overcome his auto-immune disease, which threatened his career.
During this time I have advised thousands of people with all sorts of illnesses on nutritional improvement & have seen often breathtaking results.
I have combined the best of all these breakthroughs & added the one thing missing in all of them. This missing ingredient is often the difference between good results & spectacular results.
By adopting these principles, & by implementing this missing ingredient, we have witnessed reversal of such serious conditions as type 2 diabetes, asthma, CFS, fibromyalgia, auto-immune diseases, angina & atherosclerosis, high cholesterol & blood pressure, migraines, arthritis & others. As a plus, people lose weight, sleep better, feel more energetic & experience less anxiety. It is not uncommon for people to lose 10kgs in 3 weeks, without eating less, without becoming a vegetarian, without counting calories or buying expensive supplements. They age more slowly! If undergoing cancer treatment, they experience far less discomfort from the treatments, often surprising their oncologists. They also give themselves a better chance of recovering from cancer.
References: New England Journal of Medicine, July, 1985