Thursday, May 16, 2019
I subscribed to a website yesterday with loads of medical research on eating a plant based diet and how it can improve our bodies.
The doctor who started this non-profit website became a doctor because of his grandmother. She had many heart attacks, many heart surgeries and at age 65 was in a wheel chair with chest pain and on death's door. She saw on television, Nathan Pritikin, who is a pioneer advocate of plant based eating. She went to see him and was one of his early patients. She did not die, but lived to age 96! Amazing!
I tried vegan before and my A1C went up. Maybe I did not do it right? I am not good at sticking to the letter on a diet plan. My doctor said too much starch. Perhaps I did not eat enough fiber. MacDougall says to eat a ratio of 5 to one carbs to fiber, emphasis on the fiber.
Have you gone vegan? What are your experiences?
I am age 68 and want to live better. I have multiple chronic health issues, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, bouts of gout and atrial fibrillation AND lower back issues. I am overweight, but do not gain. I have been losing abut a pound a month. I think it is because I take a beta blocker... plus the conditions. I can walk, talk, see and hear and try to eat healthy. Nowadays it is hard to know what is healthy and that is what the food industry wants, for us to be confused about what to eat.
So many claim that you can cure yourself with a plant based diet. I am planning to try it once more. I will have to cook meat for my husband, but it should not be too awful, the rest of the meal, he can eat what I am eating.