Good Morning Everyone. Back "on the grid" as I like to say
Oh boy, the weekend. Lots and lots to tell about seeing Dr. Campbell, Dr. Esselstyn and Mrs. Esselstyn. And the Kripalu Center. I really don't know where to begin!
I guess I'll start by saying, it was a very good weekend. All three of these individuals are dynamic and engaging speakers. You would not know that they are well into their 70s. Dr. Esselstyn is very approachable and loves, loves, loves (!) to talk to people. So is Dr. Campbell and Ann is an absolute delight.
So, what are the main items I took away this weekend?
1) No oil. No oil. No oil. N
No matter how you want to look at it, spell it, smell it or shake it, the bottom line is no oil
. That's it.
2) No dairy. Same thing. Dairy is B. A. D.
That was the answer my sister got from asking them for advice regarding her cancer situation. Those two itty-bitty words. (She didn't like the answer, but she's crabby anyways...)
3) Protein. Don't worry about it! You get plenty eating this way.
4) Consume WHOLE
I have followed this board since January 2011, I have read The China Study
, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
, Dr. McDougall's Maximum Weight Loss
, Engine 2 Diet
, seen the movie "Forks of Knives" and have read its companion book. Dr. Campbell, Dr. Essetelyn and Mrs. Essetelyn reiterated what I have learned about this WOE. It's a very good lifestyle, peer reviewed with data to support it.
All three spoke very highly of Dr. McDougall and mentioned his name quite often during the three days.
In an audience of over 200 people, were individuals like me (having a general interest, like the life style)
, those with illnesses (diabetes, heart issues, cancer), nurses, doctors and oncologists. The information provided was received very well.
We're up against a paradigm and there needs to be a shift in the medical way of thinking. I believe with mavericks such as Dr. Campbell, Dr. Essetelyn and Dr. McDougall leading the charge, US
putting pressure on our medical community and be walking talking examples of this way of life, we CAN make this change. I firmly believe this - cause I know I WILL NOT ever go back to eating the SAD. No way in heck. You can't make me. It's not going to happen...
So, what's to eat???
B - Oatmeal and fruit (the best breakfast Ann says)
L - Potatoes, beans, tomatoes (no leafy greens - they got all yucky in the frigde this weekend and had to throw them out)
D - Not too sure. I need to do some grocery shopping and get some beans and greens
Exercise - One yummy hot yoga class. (I need to detox from my sister. She's a big stick in the mud. Very crabby. It's her natural disposition and it's really a downer
Oh and I did I mention??? I live one town over from Dr. Essetelyn in upstate NY! He goes to the same tractor store as we do!
Anyway, there's more to tell and I'll do so over the week. Have a great day everyone!