Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Another prominent vegetarian - heart attack
    avatar
    heretk posted:
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/29/showbiz/obit-davy-jones/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular

    Quote:
    "He was a vegetarian, and there was not an ounce of fat on the guy," Jacobson said. "He lived on the beach in Florida and ran miles every morning. This is the last person I expected this to happen to. He couldn't have been in better shape."
    Reply
     
    avatar
    DoloresTeresa responded:
    Someone on another group posted about Paul McCartney's ex writing a vegetarian cook book. Lots and lots of recipes with fats and oils and cheeses.

    Dolores
     
    avatar
    heretk replied to DoloresTeresa's response:
    Yes I saw it, however McCartney's cook book doesn't change anything.

    BTW - That "other" group is a great source of various supposedly "exceptional" stories they bring to discuss among themselves. They must be getting worried. They shouldn't - one can always change one deranged dietary belief system for another, or swap one toxic guru for another. What am I saying?! No - just ditch a guru full stop! Be free! Period!

    Heretic
     
    avatar
    DoloresTeresa replied to heretk's response:
    RE McCarney's cookbook. The point I was making was that if you call yourself one thing or another you have to define it so there are no misunderstandings. I never eat in vegetarian restaurants because I discovered that they use lots of oils and lots of cheese. Things which I do not consider healthful. But they are technically, vegetarian. I much prefer a steak house because they often have plain baked potatoes and great salad bars.

    P.S. You're not holding me accountable for "that other group," are you?

    Dolores
     
    avatar
    heretk replied to DoloresTeresa's response:
    No no of course not.

    I understand but I do not consider myself being in one camp to an exclusion of another. I do eat vegetables and fruit just like you eat meat or fish, occasionally. I straddle many worldviews, like JC (don't let us start talking about Seth...)

    H.
     
    avatar
    DoloresTeresa replied to heretk's response:
    ok, I give up. Who is this Seth that you guys always talk about and is he looking for a girlfriend?

    Dolores
     
    avatar
    heretk replied to DoloresTeresa's response:
    I don't think so, he may have given up on girlfriends.
    That was a series of books by Jane Roberts and Robert Butts called "Seth Speaks", we were often refering to that Seth.

    Today I committed a heresy against my Private Church of Fat by recommending to a colleague from work a kind of a diet that you are on, vegetables, fruit and fish. I will burn in hell...
    Heretic
     
    avatar
    DoloresTeresa replied to heretk's response:
    No. I eat vegetables, fruit, only a little fish, starches and beans. You recommended a low carb diet which would make everyone on the diabetes support group happy. And possibly Dr. Fuhrman. You will not burn in hell but I foresee a long stretch in purgatory.

    Religion remains very mysterious. Apparently you are maintaining good health and escaping gallstones, GERD, angina and obesity by eating the part of the roast beef that I would toss out.

    The Grand Inquisitor
     
    avatar
    DoloresTeresa responded:
    I just read of another 21 year old female vegan who had a heart attack. The hospital eliminated her birth control as a cause. The woman had familial hypercholesterolemia. If they mentioned birth control and it was the contraceptive pill, I am not buying that it didn't have anything at all to do with the heart attack. Even for women without this problem, a side effect of the pill could be heart attack or stroke. Especially in smokers.

    Dolores


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    My name is Ashley, I'm 20 years old. (5'6, 159 lbs). My interest in nutrition/living healthier started when at the age of 53 my father passed ...More

    Helpful Tips

    Zeal for Life
    I couldn't find my old post so I'm not sure what happened to it. I have back problems, panic issues and anxiety disorder since childhood. ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    5 of 5 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.