Scientific American recently released an article titled Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition Is Wrong. Dean Ornish is well known for his almost 4 decades of advocating for a low-fat, carb-heavy, vegetarian diet.
This article will come as no surprise to most herbalists. It contains a good overview of some of the recent research that debunks Ornish’s proposals.
So there’s little evidence to suggest that we need to avoid protein and fat. But what about the claims Ornish makes about the success of his own diet—do they hold up to scrutiny? Not exactly.
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