I have watched your video over at the Star McDougallers page several times and I have always found your story motivating.
But your detailed analysis of your before and after blood work numbers, I had never come across that before. Very interesting and very dramatic results.
I realize that evidence like this doesn't get published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Hard-nosed scientists and cholesterol skeptics can blow this stuff off as anecdotal evidence. One story like yours, maybe it's just luck. But when you come across several, dozens of them, it makes a believer out of me.
Thanks for sharing the details of your story. In this day of high-tech medicine, oatmeal and black beans still kicks the stuffing out of bypass surgery and stents.
Yesterday, just for kicks, I checked out of my local library the book, "Fat and Cholesterol are good for you," by Uffe Ravnskov. (Sally Fallon, a Weston Price Foundation devotee, got the book published.)
On page 1, Uffe Ravnskov writes
the only effective way to lower cholesterol is with drugs
Page 40 begins a chapter titled "Saturated Fat Has Nothing To Do With Cholesterol"
I know that back in 1991, when I temporarily adopted the Ornish Reversal diet, my total cholesterol plunged to 135 to 138.
So, I am amazed that people like Ravnskov can write stuff like this. Just as Dr. Campbell in the China Study wrote that researchers could turn on and turn off cancer growth by adjusting the level of protein in the rats' diet, I know that I can raise and lower my total cholesterol level simply by adjusting the amount of animal based food in my diet.