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  •  china study changed my life (9+ / 0-)

    read the book and went vegan and have been for 3 years.  not with 100% compliance but id say 98% compliance.

    one key thing is stick with whole foods.  do not fall for "vegan junk food".  like fake meat, cheese, etc.

    and processed foods in general should be avoided.

    when i did all that, it really worked well for me and i was able to drop my cholesterol from 215 to 154 and lose 15lbs and keep it off.

    •  Your comment heading was stolen from my lips! (6+ / 0-)

      I read the book two years ago and my wife and two adult children also read it. We converted immediately.  I have lost 30 pounds and have excellent blood test results. My Type 1 diabetes is under excellent control. And we've never eaten better.

      Our meals are varied and actually exciting to put together, usually from the internet. We're anxious to try the ones in this post.

      Oh, and this. Cattle-rearing generates more global warming greenhouse gases, as measured in CO2 equivalent, than transportation. (U.N. Report)

      •  great to hear (1+ / 0-)
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        VL Baker

        the book was given to my mom by a friend of hers and that's how i heard about it.

        It really works, if there was a drug that had the impact of this diet it would be hailed as the greatest medical miracle of all time.

        I had tried things to lower my cholesterol, (did not try statins as it probably wasn't high enough to warrant that) but i could not get it below 200 but it dropped like a rock as soon as i went whole foods vegan.

        With heart disease in my family this was a major relief!

        And i totally enjoy food more now, whereas before junk food was like an addiction that made you feel bad after a meal.  Now there is a more complete level of satisfaction with eating and knowing for sure that im doing the right thing finally.

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