Vegan vs Controlled Carb
After watching the Sanjay Gupta special with Bill Clinton on heart health, I feel apprehensive about eating anything not plant based if I want to ensure that I have clear arteries and make myself heart attack proof.
I have also studied Drs. Barnard, McDougall, Ornish, Esslystyn, etc. and find they list as many studies as the Paleo people in support of their programs.
How can we know who to believe and what will truly prevent declining health?
I am nearly 70 years old, have struggled my entire life with obesity and now as I am older the dr. has prescribed blood pressure meds and statins.
My parents both died with Alzheimers Disease and I don't want to put my children through that. Everyday is an emotional battle as I try to decide what to eat and what to avoid and the stress is killing me.
My head aches constantly, I do not get to sleep until 3 or 4 in the morning and I feel like time is running out and I have got to make some decisions.
I buy brown rice and oats, then when hunger overwhelms me I buy cheese and meat and eggs. And in between I buy chocolate and ice cream and promise that I'll do better the next day and then it starts all over again.
I don't want to die but I don't know who to believe and how to live. Can you help?