it's a long article....if you're short on time, go to the last section:
"The safest and healthiest way to get your EFA is in their natural packages of starches, vegetables, and fruits. Here they are found in the correct amounts in protected environments surrounded by vitamins, minerals, fibers, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals to make them balanced nutrition."
Flaxseed (as a whole seed) is one of the richest sources of alpha linolenic acid and is also a good source of soluble fiber. Blood sugar was also decreased. Even though the benefits of EFA as oils on cancer growth are questionable, the lignans present in flaxseed seem to have an antitumor effect when fed at the early stages of cancer promotion (Nutr Cancer 26:159, 1996). Plant foods are the only source of phytoestrogens, like isoflavones, coumestans, and lignans, that are believed to be beneficial for many problems, including menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, cancer, and heart disease (Annu Rev Nutr 17:353, 1997). "
there's more, I just took out the really interesting parts.
I totally understand.....I just wanted you to read it and get your thoughts. I wouldn't have known anything about those issues you bring up in China though. See, you have first hand experience.the good thing about Esselstyne, McDougall, Furhman,and Barnard (from PCRM), is that they all are on the same page with small differences. No one is out on a limb by themselves, looking like some radical quack at least.
I was just leafing through Furhman's Eat to Live at B+N tonight....again, and they all agree, that even with the Mediterranean diet, that the encouraged use of too much olive oil is devoid of the micronutrients along with the concentrated calories in the oil, which is not conducive to heart health or weight loss.
I think I found that original article on a Fb post McDougall made. I'm sure he throws out all of his work, a little at a time, so it gets brought to the forefront maybe to new followers. I'm sure he doesn't want it to be forgotten or missed/never looked at.
I am a total believer in the low fat whole foods plant based diet for everyone, besides the vegan aspect for myself
****Great news is, my other sister has been 5 days following a vegan based whole food diet, and is already in less knee pain, and has lost 3-5 pounds this week! She is sold on it already, is drinking green smoothies, and is doing it mainly for the squamous cell carcinoma cancer diagnosis she got. I got her on board....now on to my retired dairy farmer sister......she's the tough one though. If anything, she would be one to convert for the diet benefits only, not for AR at all.
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