Making hearts healthier

your say January 22, 2019 01:00

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It is unfair of Somsak Pola to accuse Eric Bahrt of being “misleading” in writing that Dr Dean Ornish’s low-fat vegetarian diet has reversed heart disease among his patients.

I suggest that Mr Pola read Ornish’s book “Reversing Heart Disease” and I think he will find that Ornish believes eating meat and other unhealthy food is by far the major cause of heart disease.

  But because emotional stress and lack of exercise can be contributing causes of heart disease, Ornish includes meditation and exercise in his disease-reversal program. Still, I think Ornish would agree that, in fighting heart disease, a healthy diet is 90 per cent of the battle.

Steve Gordon

San Francisco, California