Name: Jim Beckman
Cholesterol History: five years on Vegetarian (incl. fish) and 20 mg statins: range 152 to 195 mg/dl
One month on Vegetarian (incl fish) no pills: 200
One year on Vegetarian (incl fish) 20 mg statins 151
Six months on Vegetarian (incl fish) 20 mg statins 141
Six months on Esselstyn (only plant food, no oil) no pills 151
Next test in six mo. On above diet, with 5 mg statins: ???
Weight one year ago: 150
After Esselstyn (only plant food, no oils, lots of whole wheat) 143 (lost 7 lbs)
(I eat everytime I am hungry, as if I were trying to gain weight. I didn’t intend to lose weight.)
Health Problems: none, except all my male relatives died of heart attacks.
I am very fit. I ride a bicycle (trying to keep up with Marlene) about 100 miles a week.
A TV show about Esselstyn prompted my to buy his book (Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease) and to buy his son’s (Rip) book Engine 5 Diet and then to buy the GOLD STANDARD FOR HEALTH DIET (my opinion) The China Study.