Bill Clinton's Secret of Weight Loss and Reversal of Heart Disease

November 17, 2012 | sylvia

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2009-2010 data show that more than 35.7% of U.S. adults are obese vs. approximately 17% of children and adolescents (aged 2-19 years). As for Canadians: Statistics Canada 2007 - 2009 data indicate that 24.1% of adults in Canada were obese, and CBC recently reported that 31% of Canadian kids were overweight or obese. Yes, the obesity pandemic is upon us...

Obesity isn't just about looking-good but is a very serious health issue. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, most leading causes of preventable death.

To former U.S. President Bill Clinton this was especially true. He was asked by his daughter Chelsea to lose 15 pounds for her wedding. Clinton was well-known for loving junk-food e.g. McDonald's. He had already undergone a couple of heart procedures since 2004. It must have been a tough assignment for him. However he did not just make it for his daughter's wedding, he has achieved so much more: He regained his high school weight and reversed his heart disease... is it not amazing? So what is his secret?

Watch the video below (CNN Wolf Blitzer interviewed Clinton) and discover his secret:


"The short answer is, I went on essentially a plant-based diet,” Clinton said in the interview. “I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruit. I drink a protein supplement every morning. No dairy. It changed my whole metabolism and I lost 24 pounds, and I got back basically to what I weighed in high school.”

Clinton also disclosed why he chose the diet. His "due diligence" led him to the key players who advocated this diet based on solid scientific evidence:
  • Dr. T. Colin Campbell finds "People who ate the most animal-based foods got the most chronic disease ... People who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease. These results could not be ignored". You can find more in his book The China Study

Take these books and DVDs home with you from the Toronto Public Library for more in-depth information on this topic:

The China Study Prevent and reverse heart disease - the revolutionary, scientifically proven, nutrition-based cure Dr. Dean Ornish's program for reversing heart disease - the only system scientifically proven to reverse heart disease without drugs or surgery The complete idiot's guide to plant-based nutrition
Forks over knives Foodmatters The spectrum - a scientifically proven program to feel better, live longer, lose weight, and gain health 1st ed. The starch solution - eat the foods you love, regain your health, and lose the weight for good!