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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

This is, in fact, another Lie My Government Told Me!

The whole BS low fat diet thing was so totally wrong. I enjoy eating a low carb and high fat diet now. Plenty of meat and fat and the weight fell off at first and now is being maintained.

What a blessing you are posting this.

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I have fat juicy steaks three times a week (barbequed) and no more sweets. Huge difference! Also, to contribute to a healthy body, I don't let anything be injected into me that isn't certified organic (I.E. nothing).

Here in Commiefornia the vaccine police (citizens who are vigilant about what YOU do) don't know what to say when I explain that I'm 100% organic, including with vaccines.

They also get apoplectic when I further explain that it's ok, because I identify as masked and vaccinated, "so we're good".

Also I find that, when I am fasting, that if I tell people who offer me something to eat that "I'm giving my stomach the day off", they don't insist on me having 'just a bite'. Usually they smile, a light bulb illuminating in their eyes as they think it through. Plus I can tell them that I'm giving my stomach the morning off, or midday off...it makes it seem less religious or "healthy" and easier to 'endure'. And I'm such a rigorous procrastinator it also lets me off the hook when I, you know...slip...

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I like this very much, Doug. Thank you!

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My father use to say eat that fat it's good for you. About 30 years later he'd say remember when I told you fat was good for you? Well, I was wrong. I think most things in moderation and in consideration of total consumption is a key.

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Jan 25, 2023·edited Jan 25, 2023

It’s the type and quality of the fat that matters also. Grass-fed organic beef? Perfectly fine to eat even the fatty cuts. Avocados? Always good to eat organic, but whole-food plant fat is great. You get into trouble with processed seed oils, etc. Luckily, they’ve taken hydrogenated trans fats out of almost everything because that’s the worst of all.

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True dat. We've been eating mostly like this for a few years now, we do however eat more beef and bacon, that's true Keto, but it's much harder to do true Keto all the time. We also eat lots of eggs, soft boiled and poached. Yummy!

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Jan 21, 2023·edited Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

I didn’t eat eggs for ten years, because my doctor and my government told me it caused cholesterol. 🙄 Now, I eat one every day, with organic salsa and chopped avocado. I’ve learned to do my own research, and not trust government food pyramids. I worry more now about the quality of the soil my veg is grown in, the quality of life and diet of the chicken that lays my daily egg etc. I try to be more intentional about local sourcing. I drive to a local farm to buy these items, and it is totally worth it.

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Cholesterol (and its influence relating to heart disease) has been treated much the same as all other investigations: the most influential group captures the supposed high ground then issues perceived irrefutable pronouncements, only one position is recognized with no venue for alternate theories, funding and grants for investigational studies are non-existent. Almost cult-like in their admonition that any questioning is heresy and can cause a scientist/questioner to be excommunicated from the research community, and can bring down the punishing disdain of the most high ones. Highly recommend the recently read book ‘The Clot Thickens’ by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick which covers this in an approachable style. Thank you, Dr. Malone, for sharing your journey with us.

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I also thank you for your comment as well, especially in reference to Cholesterol, as my level was high, & I did research "foods that caused high cholesterol", & eggs & fat were at the top of the food pyramid back in the eighties. My doctor at that time, put me on a cholesterol med (slimvastin I believe); I took that for too many years, but about 6 years ago, I took myself off that horrible med after I researched & read studies how this particular med caused heart attacks, & did the opposite of what the doc told me. I changed back to eating eggs, fruit, 100% fat (butter, rib eye steaks), & cut out carbs & ate natural grown foods. I'm so happy I did that, & prefer to eat foods my Grandparents ate- minus the sugar!

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Yes, in my opinion those nasty statins do nothing for the patient except reduce their quality of life. Get that book ‘The Clot Thickens’ from your library or somewhere - it is that very well-written, sourced, and in a very approachable style. Back in the 80’s husband wanted the fake butter product, but he soon came to see the light, haha. He is now low carb, no added sugar, no processed foods, and at 80 is on the lowest dose BP med only. Doctors are under serious pressure to increase the department net income, and are visited by drug reps seemingly every day. That in addition to sliding scale incentives for their practices/health care system to achieve certain levels of inoculations. The message they get is ‘produce or suffer accordingly’ (income, job security, etc.) There is supposed to be informed consent by the patient, but how can that happen without disclosure of full, clear, unslanted information being provided. We are on our own out here. Glad you did your research. Am thankful for these few brave doctors who have gone against the narrative, and have held the line to promote patient care first. P.S. I do not know the book author Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, and have no conflict of interest. Just had to say that, haha, as that’s more than we can say about those pushing the shots, eh? Take care.

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I did purchase "The Clot Thickens", & will get to my new book soon. I'm finishing "Lies My Gov't Told Me" (finishing this book is taking more time than I like, but as a new Grandma, I sure lose track of time lately).

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Glad to hear about both the ‘The Clot Thickens’ book acquisition and the new, very important Grandma position! When you are done with ‘The Clot Thickens’, and you want to be able to recognize criminal behavior and that special language criminals employ, read Dr. Stanton Samenow’s book ’Inside the Criminal Mind’. It is one of those seminal books that will totally add to your mental inventory of what to watch for in behaviors. Dr. Samenow was a witness for the prosecution in the DC Sniper Case. And, since one thing leads to another, he has written a few more books. Take care.

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I will definitely read "Inside the Criminal Mind"! My library of new books will be amazing! I always wonder what makes another person capable of horrific crimes, & appreciate this recommendation! Thank you so much!

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Thank you for your post, I appreciate it, & the recommendation of the book- I will definitely find it! It's is sad that "greed takes priority over the care of patients"- prescribing meds over healthcare. I also stopped taking BP medication, Lisinipril Hz12 (I think that was the correct med name); a few years ago- 2-3 now, & I felt something wasn't right one evening, & asked my daughter to take me to the ER. I'm glad I did, as my sodium level was extremely low, & the ER doc indicated I was very close to having a seizure. Thankfully, after staying overnight, & having several tests done, I was able to go home. I stopped taking that BP medicine, & my BP is now "normally low", & I feel better- especially at my age, 71, & I continue to monitor my BP & I'm healthy. I also didn't get any "alleged vaccine shots", nor have I ever had a flu shot! Enjoy your day, & thank you again!

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Yes, second the Kendrick recommendation. I've read all his books. His earlier books are pretty good too. My favorite is "Doctoring Data." I have checked some of his sources and they check out. One of his more humorous finds I made into a short article on my own pathetic little Substack, which I link here:

https://satansdoorknob.substack.com/p/2003-study-apparently-found-cvd-risk

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Thank you for the comment, Satan’s Doorknob. For years, have been advocating in the extended family to choose ‘original source’ foods (not processed). Now that we are older, and some have been prescribed statins (which just made them sicker), have given them their copy of ‘The Clot Thickens’. Finally, seeing the light. Also have a copy of ‘Doctoring Data’. Will take a look at your Substack. Always learning, eh?

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Yep!

Linus Pauling, way back, was one to help contribute actual work (yeah what a concept) that showed that cholesterol intake is not proportional to body cholesterol content. Instead it's hormone-driven, and proportional to the amount blood sugar/insulin.

How can Barry Sears (Zone) publish this openly, there be a Nobel Prize awarded for general topic, and yet the "powers to be" continually want us all hooked on sugary starchy processed foods?

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Agree! Doctors push the theory that the meds will take care of this, that or the other problem people face! I know doctors get a kick-back from pushing meds (legal drug pushers in my opinion). I stopped taking simvastin- a med for high cholesterol, but I quit taking it 5-6 yrs ago, & so happy I did. My problem was eating too many carbs, & sugar; no processed foods now either.

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My kind of smart woman. My family raises their own (eggs), I chow down 1-2 x a week on steak, one whole egg in egg whites 1x week.* These days there are few local fresh offerings in CO. Being aware what I'm in-taking, how often I walk(I live in a multi level) and take advantage daily, getting out among friends/family/kind church folk, watching my emotions not to self-absorb/fixate on myself. I added tossed salads, canned greens a few weeks ago, very few sweets ever. Thank you for sharing. klm

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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

Excellent! I started low carb in 2018 & had a similar response. You will notice when you “cheat.” Your body will tell you. I just talked about this with Dr. Singleton on her radio show. I’ll share when released.

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That is so true. Dammit!

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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

I've done a lot of diets in my life. They're hard to stick with. When I started the time-restricted eating diet, it proved to be the easiest diet ever, at least for me. I was inspired by this paper, sent to me by my older sister.

https://www.gwern.net/docs/longevity/2019-decabo.pdf

Morning tea was one item that helped. Mornings now have a heightened sense of awareness and energy. Maybe its all those keytone signaling molecules. :)

Anyhow, my BMI is 24, and its no problem to maintain it. And I'm not super strict about sugar and alcohol. I just try not to overdo it. For motivation, I keep a log. Whenever I succeed with my 16 hour fast, I give myself a little gold star. I'm about 80-90% successful. I don't sweat the times that I'm not.

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Thank-you 💗This is my strategy as well - not super strict but then I wasn't addressing health issues nor excess weight. The easiest part for me was not eating 3 hours before bed and not eating until noon (usually later). My energy is the morning is better. If I am famished (heavy patient schedule or physical activity) I have some macadamia nuts after dinner. Special occasions, holiday and family celebrations I go with the flow being careful to go right back to my routine.

I find myself with WAY less cravings and don't really drink now unless it is a celebration. Ice cream is my weakness but now I have to have really excellent ice cream/gelato-- the rest is too sugary 😊. I do not feel like I have given up anything. What I have gained is more steady energy (was always high) AND less mood/irritability issues --interesting.

Thank-you for sharing💗 enjoy the journey

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"... I give myself a little gold star"

sitting here smiling after reading it, well done :)

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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

Been at it coming up on three years, and a decade prior I began to mix in natural healthy food I grew in my backyard, at which time I had suffered a serious burnout working too much. At that time 13 years ago I didn't know the term insulin resistance.

Three years ago I realized I was going to become a robot like my father, having insulin injections the rest of my life, or completely change my diet. I hate needles.

Now that my mind and body has been cleared of the effects of these fascist foodstuffs I am 100% convinced I was a partial human being for all of my life until the change in diet.

My focus is now on slowly switching having to seek out and purchase clean healthy food to growing, hunting, fishing, and foraging, for it myself. The physical effort probably as important as the food.

I know, I can't do it all!

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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

Robert, if you continue this reasoning at some point you will realize all the medical profession is focused on is as an attempt to mitigate the effects of agribusiness food (been going on at least 5500 years but the last century introducing all the chemicals). Healthy natural people don't need all that medical micro managing.

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excellent point

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👍❤️

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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

My 25 year old son developed high blood glucose while on a drug, prescribed by his doctor, that supposedly results in permanently high blood glucose levels. He titrated off the drug, then started this diet. It works. His blood glucose is normal now. He is 30.

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Greetings from Montecito.

Having treated thousands of patients with low-carb/ketogenic diets in my medical practice since the early 1980s, I can tell you exactly what to expect. ALL your markers for diabetes will improve, your HDL will go up, your triglycerides will plummet, and your LDL-cholesterol might do one of three things given your genetics. In most cases it will go down. In some cases it will stay the same. And in a few cases, it will increase. Even markedly. As I'm sure you know, in most labs, LDL-C is a calculated number (using the Friedwald equation), not a direct measurement. When I evaluated my patients' LDL levels directly using NMR, I found that all had converted from the small, dense LDL pattern to the large, fluffy LDL pattern, which far from being harmful, is actually healthful.

If you had heartburn (GERD) before the diet, you will find it resolves quickly--often within just a few days. Same for fatty liver disease (NAFLD), though it can take a bit longer. If your liver enzymes were a bit elevated on your initial lab exam, they should normalize before the next test.

You mentioned your blood pressure decrease, which is a common finding. Almost 80 percent of patients who present with hypertension have their condition normalized within a few weeks without medication. Fluid retention disappears. Aches and pains pretty much go away. Most cases of sleep apnea improve, and almost all patients can get off CPAP.

In all my years of medical practice, I've never found anything as therapeutic as a good quality, whole food, low-carbohydrate/ketogenic diet. And intermittent fasting turbocharges it. I tell all my fellow MDs at every opportunity that such a diet is the best therapeutic tool they will ever use.

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Great summary- thanks!

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Amen

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Do you happen to know of any doctors with your mindset in Seattle?

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Yep. Rick Lindquist, M.D.

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You may want to start a search by joining twc.health

Cheers

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Wonderful! I had been concerned about your appearance. Glad you were likewise.

FWIW fate twisted my arm last year. Hard. I gave up alcohol and carbonated soft drinks completely, coffee and tea mostly. Dropped from mid 190s to mid 160s so fast that it concerned me. Each of us is different. Most important thing is to pay attention and try to find your own balance.

What concerns me the most is your long term survival after being jabbed. I'm sure you are doing all the recommended to rid your body of spike protein, etc. I thank God that I am an ornery skeptic in the first place, retired in the second, and live in a 2.5nd world country in the third. By the time the jabs got here Mikki Willis et. al. had gotten the word out. No way.

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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

I was concerned about his appearance too but too timid to say it. And the jab. I never even considered it from the beginning. I had a bad reaction to a flu shot years ago. Also I questioned early on that this entire Covid scam about two months into it. I have intelligent friends who also were giving me links to information. Thanks to all the doctors like Dr. Buttar who was one of the first I listened to. And then so many others.

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Good report from you because this action may well have abrogated your slide into Metabolic Syndrome. Let us know how you look/feel/think every 30 days as you continue in this "new dietary dispensation". I predict that: (1) You will now sleep better; (2) You will soon have to buy a bunch of new jeans with 33 inch waist or maybe even 32 --I am a Levi's guy myself, but you may be a Wrangler or Dickies enthusiast; and (3) You did not tell us that you now abjure any use of beverage alcohol -- that will make you feel even better. Closing advice: Do NOT weigh yourself compulsively but await (and it will not be long) the feeling of loose pants. Good luck!

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Ditto. Weigh in no more than once every couple of weeks. Very frustrating to do it every day and see a pound or two the wrong direction that is actually daily differences in food load and water retention... The jeans will definitely tell the real story!

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yeah also easy to get overly excited about temporary losses in hydrophillic glycogen.. ;)

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Yup the 3 water to 1 glucose-- thats why calorie restriction diets seem to work .

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I set myself a target range rather than a specific target weight. That way, the normal fluctuations of daily living are never bothersome no matter how often I happen to weigh myself. My range since college has been 175-180 (I'm 6'1" and now 77 years young).

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I have a strict regimen of weighing myself every 30 years. I had it done last year so I'm good to go...

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Jan 21, 2023·edited Jan 21, 2023

Weighing myself every morning provides important feedback. I've been at my ideal weight for several years, so I don't obsess being slightly above or below that' ideal weight' for a few days at a time....

But if the trend this continues (in either direction) for more than a few days, I examine what I've been doing differently.

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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

This is awesome, thank you! I just recently started intermittent fasting and it truly makes a difference..I was a nighttime snacker, now I don't eat after 6pm and my cravings have nearly stopped. Not to mention I sleep much better.

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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

I did this for a few weeks and lost 17 lbs. Didn't really need to lose weight but thought intermittent fasting would help my inflammation issue. I only do it occasionally now. But it is definitely a great strategy for health.

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Jan 21, 2023Liked by Robert W Malone MD, MS

Good on you! I started a ketogenic diet at the beginning of 2018. Haven’t looked back.

In fact, I went “carnivore” in September of that year right after my birthday. I’m now about 95% “C,” and love the almost indescribable health benefits I’ve experienced ever since.

Glad you have found a road to health and happiness that is working for you. We need you at your best!

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Happy to hear of this dietary change, but I hope you are prepared for the occasion of "seeing what it does to my lipid profile", since that is quite a can of worms. There is a narrative about "LDL bad cholesterol" with those exact words used several times in the Rapatha ad discussed on Thehighwire episode 301 from 27:20 to 31:32, including the falsification of clinical data to get FDA approval. The idea that LDL cholesterol is just bad is inconsistent with the positive correlation of lifespan with LDL in people over 60 (Uffe Ravnskov in Cardiovascular medicine Research: Lack of an association or an inverse association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly: a systematic review) and some people who go on keto diets get elevations of LDL cholesterol, so that is not necessarily a bad thing. Then there is the issue of Apo-B and LPa and particle size. If you figure it all out before you view your numbers, I look forward to hearing the results.

Steven Burrall MD

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Jan 21, 2023·edited Jan 25, 2023

Yes, this is exact range of benefits I enjoyed from going "Keto" and doing the "intermittent fasting" gig.

As an elite athlete in the 1950's (swimming 6 miles daily involving wind sprints, etc.) we experienced and learned several things:

1) the body does perform better and more efficiently when burning fats for energy versus sugar . . . this, then, achieved by extensive "warm-up" to burn sugar out of the system. Surfing all day long as I did in my youth, we found my body operated more efficiently later in the day.

2) The research of Dr. Barry Sears PhD revealed that by proper modulation of our prostaglandins by correctly balancing the ratio of our n3 to n6 lipids (EPA to GLA) we are able to improve cardiovascular efficiency by about 18% in athletes . . . this because we improved oxygen delivery where it is needed . . . and fats need oxygen for metabolism, whereas sugars can be metabolized anaerobically by fermentation with the liability of lactic acid production!

Hence the "carbo-loading" gig is nonsense, and self defeating!!!!

EDIT with EXPANDED INFO.. . . .

On the issue of the correct ratios of n3 to n6 lipids EPA and GLA (often referred to as "activated polyunsaturated fatty acids)

The ratio varies person to person, but is in the range of 4 parts n3 to one part n6. This is the ratio in human mother's milk and also Flax Seed (linseed).

You can monitor your correct ratio by observing bowel action: too loose means too much n3. Constipated means too much n6.

Dr. Barry Sears (of Zone Diet fame) worked all this out in the mid-nineteen eighties (1986-7) with triathletes, NFL professionals, etc.

Attaining your correct ratio of these lipids optimizes your body's blood flow, and hence gets oxygen where it is needed . . . to the point that marathoners and triathletes never go into anaerobic metabolism.

The other important point is that seed oils (even Flax) which contain the un-activated lipids, require the enzyme delts-6-desaturase for them to be metabolized and activated . . . when D-6-D is lacking, the precursor lipids do not get converted . . . hence the wisdom bypassing the "enzyme block" by taking EPA and GLA.

To be noted is the fact that as we age, D-6-D production in the body declines as we age . . . at age 60, it has declined to about 30% of its original level.

The above is the short story . . . getting into how and why the correct ratio of these lipids works would turn this ditty into a too long story for the time I have.

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Robert- fascinating to read your journey to the fasting/ keto world !

I started intermittent fasting about 3 years ago and lost 40 lbs. I still do it weekly, and have kept the weight off. As a primary care physician, I spend way too much time dealing with the consequences of obesity. I promote low carb diet and intermittent fasting to most of my patients, even those who are not obese. The feeling after a 36 hour fast is hard to describe- mentally clear and surprisingly, not hungry. This is ketosis. If all the obese diabetics, who are begging their doctors to get their insanely expensive modern diabetes meds covered by their insurances, would adopt this approach it would be huge. Keep us posted on how it’s going.

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Do you know of any doctors with your mindset in the Seattle area?

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Thanks for passing this along Dr. Malone! I am dealing with some the same symptoms so I am going to try this too. You are greatly appreciated!

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I have been lacto ovo vegetarian for 49 years. Lacto means I eat cheese and drink milk products, however I drink no milk, and have very little ice cream, but I do eat cheese, however not a lot. Ovo means I eat eggs, about 6-8 a week. I go organic on everything, and non-GMO on everything. I eat no meats, including fish, chicken, etc. I am 77 years old my weight is 175 pounds and height is 6 foot even. I have maintained within a couple pounds of this weight for 49+ years. No high blood pressure, no diabetes, no heart problems, my sweets are honey, no sugar. I eat bread almost daily, corn daily, beans daily, no hospitalizations, no drugs legal or illegal, no alcohol, no tobacco. I have lots of energy, walking 2 miles twice a day and getting 7-8 hours sleep each night. My wife has the same history and no health issues over the last 49+ years too. She is also slim, no excess fat at 70 years of age.

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Dear Robert, you and your wife won’t live forever so go have some fun!

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