Last summer I read the China Study and tried the recommended no animal protein diet for a month. As a 28-day vegan my HDL and LDL both dropped considerably, but my body didn’t feel good. I was bloated and uncomfortable the whole month. I don’t think veganism was meant for me, but I like the idea of eating and incorporating more whole foods into my diet. And I like that someone was doing research that empowered people and provided a potential choice over some medications for certain problems. Can diet really cure our health problems in this country? The answer isn’t easy. It depends on the problem and the person.
I think generally each person has to find a diet and lifestyle that works for them. Obviously if you have health issues you may need to make more ardent changes, but if you are healthy you can sometime get away with a little more flexibility. Some people might do very well on a […]