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

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"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."
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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...)

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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
 
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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...
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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
 
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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


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