First, Let me wish a hearty Mazel Tov to Emma and her family celebrating her Bat Mitzvah. A truly outstanding Torah reading! We were honored to be included!
The meal that followed was served buffet style leaving me open to choose and I choose health! In doing so I passed on the roast beef, chicken and the variety of pasta and other mixed salads containing mayo. I totally filled my plate with 8 of the 10 fresh plant based foods on the table. Passed on the onions. The pickled peppers served me well as a dressing alternative. The dessert table included, at the center of all the baked goods, a big platter of colorful fresh fruit. I ignored the baked goods.
My choice is to eliminate all animal products and all oil from my diet. In so doing I've lost 96 lbs, reduced my total cholesterol to 137 and my blood pressure to 105/72. All that with no pills, surgery or regular exercise.
I'm a firm believer that a whole foods plant based diet with little or no oil is the healthiest long term sustainable diet out there. The hard science supports my personal experience. Seriously, what's more important than your health?
"The healthy man dreams 1000 dreams.
The sick man dreams but 1." - author unknown
Dr. Allan Kalmus 01Reluctantvegan.blogspot.com