Today we had a class on low fat eating after the cardiac rehab exercises. Unbelievable. You can guess what the prescription is for food intake for cardiac patients...
The instructors know darn well their advice is not going to make a difference. Ours kept saying--I know you won't do it if I tell you to cut these things out all together.
I had the same experience. Sometime after completing the program (and taking a job with the Health Network), I was able to have a conversation with the instructors. It simply came down to they are restricted to offering advice that follows the standard protocol. Bottom line the Cardiologists and RD's set the rules and as a group have not adopted plant based.
It appears that 'plant based' is considered radical and many don't believe that patients will follow the program. My one Doc. appears to view it as some sort of fringe group that reports some good results, but he could never 'do it'. A RD that I sometimes speak with has little understanding of Plant Based and "would miss my chicken too much." Until "Main Stream Medicine" endorses "Plant Based" and teaches it to want-a-be RD and MD/DO's little will change.
Makes a person appreciate Dr. McDougall and his small but brave band of real Doctors (and Jeff) much more.
Two of my instructors turned out to only eat Plant Based and want to teach others. It is not allowed.