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Moderation Kills – 25 October 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

“Moderation Kills” is the title of a chapter in the book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. For the book review, visit: 

Twenty years ago we eliminated all animal products from our diet and we began, when necessary, to sautée food in a little water instead of oil. We eat mostly unprocessed fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains. Now, since reading this book, we have eliminated all added oils from our diet.

Respected leaders on the fore-front of solid health information like Dr. Esselstyn and Dr. McDougall have proven that added oils (fats) are unhealthful. Whole plants and grains contain antioxidants which help to neutralize free radicals and help protect against cancers.

Do you remember all the publicity about the Women’s Health Initiative of the National Institute of Health which followed nearly 49,000 women over eight years? It turned out that the women on the so-called “low-fat” diet were actually getting 29 percent of their daily calories from fat – animal fat included! That’s three times the level of fat recommended by those with long-standing knowledge about plant-based nutrition! Is it any wonder that this group of women had the same rate of heart attacks, strokes, and cancers of the breast and colon as those who ate whatever they wanted?! And just think about all the women who were probably consuming so-called “low-fat” milk and yogurt and thought that they were eating fats “in moderation,” when dairy products have been implicated in breast and ovarian cancer!

As Dr. Esselstyn says “Moderation Kills.”

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