I believe that the video below represents the most important breakthough in the history of the public education of the benefits of an alkaline diet and alkaline water. The funny part is that the word “alkaline” is never used. The video was brought to my attention by Steve Lerum, one of our readers. The video is a 9 minute segment of an interview of Bill Clinton by Wolf Blitzer for the CNN show The Situation Room.
When I watched the video, I was blown away by what I was watching. The content is nothing new to those of us that care about what we put into our bodies, but the video represents a remarkable breakthrough in terms of a person with the stature of Bill Clinton and two published physicians talking about the subject.
The video starts off with Mr. Clinton discussing how he has recently lost 24 pounds by going on a diet inspired by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, the author of “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” and by Dr. Dean Ornish, the author or “The Spectrum”. Clinton talks about the the weight loss, but he tells us that the real reason that he decided to change his diet to eating “healthy” was due to the fact that a bypass stent that had previously been inserted during a surgery in February had begun to get clogged up from cholesterol. Clinton lets us know that “I don’t want it to happen again”.
Mr. Clinton tells us that his diet is based upon beans, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. He also starts his day with a protein supplement drink to get his daily requirement of protein. He tells us that he avoids meat, dairy products, chicken, and he only eats fish on rare occasions. He informs us that his new diet has changed his whole metabolism.
Mr. Clinton goes on to say that “82% of the people since 1986 who have gone on a plant based, no meat, no dairy diet have begin to heal themselves. Their arterial blockage breaks up, the calcium deposit around their heart breaks up”.
While the comments from Mr. Clinton are incredibly encouraging, it gets even better. Dr. Esselstyn tells us “if the truth were known, coronary artery disease is a toothless paper tiger that need never exist, and if it does exist, it need never ever progress”. He is referring to the fact that we eat and drink our way into coronary artery disease, and we can prevent or even reverse heart disease with a proper diet.
Dr. Esselstyn goes on to tell us:
“The body has this remarkable capacity to begin to heal itself. I’m afraid that as a medical profession that we perhaps have fallen down and really emphasized too much the drugs and procedures and operations which really treat the symptoms. They do not treat the causation of this illness. This is one of the few times since Hypocrites that we have not told patients about the causation of their illness”
Bravo Dr. Esselstyn! I couldn’t have said it better. It is incredibly exciting to hear a well respected physician admit publicly what we have all known for years.
Doctor Ornish then tells us:
“What we’ve done in more than 33 years of research is show that these simple changes that we make in our lives like: what we eat, how we respond to stress, how much exercise we get, and how much love and support we have can actually begin to reverse, not just prevent but reverse, chronic deseases like heart disease”
Dr. Ornish advises us that:
“Getting a quick fix like a bypass or a stent doesn’t treat the underlying cause. It is a little like mopping up the floor around a sink without turning off the faucet… it keeps coming back unless you change what caused it”. Please note that I edited this comment slightly to make it easier to read.
Dr. Esselstyn then asks the viewer:
“Since we know that these foods are injuring people, why would we ever want to have them on the menu of our school children?” Good question!
Dr. Esselstyn then states:
“If we are going to ever make a breakthrough in this epidemic of cardiac disease, we really have to start with the youth” Please note that I edited the statement slightly to make it easier to read. I couln’t agree more, but I would add that we must also educate our physicians as well in order the get the message across to the primary caregivers in our society.
Dr. Ornish then explains the great changes made by Mr. Clinton to reverse his chronic hear disease and tells us:
“We also show that these same changes (dietary changes) stop and reverse the progression of early prostate cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol.” WOW. One of the goals of this blog is to build up a mountain of testimonials so that doctors won’t be able to simply shrug off the anecdotal evidence. Along comes Dr. Ornish, on national television and acting as an advisor to the ex-President of the United States telling us that being alkaline will help the body heal itself of diseases like prostate cancer and diabetes.
Dr. Ornish talked about the fact that people didn’t need to go overboard with their diets to achieve results and he stressed “moderation”. He indicated that if someone slips up one day, they just need to get back to eating properly the next day. I stressed the importance of adding good things to your diet as much as removing bad things.
As a final note, Ornish describes to us that when you make the change to eating better “you think more clearly, you have more energy, your skin gets more blood so you don’t age as quickly, even your sex organs get more blood in the same way Viagra works”. He tells us that you will probably live longer, but the most important thing is that you will have a much higher quality of life because of improved health.
Geez I like this guy. I’m going to buy his book.
The only glaring omission in this amazing story is that nobody talks about the obvious, which is the fact that everyone is really talking about making your body alkaline. The diet mentioned by Mr. Clinton and both doctors is an alkaline diet. Fortunately, I’m here to set everyone straight… hehe
Eat alkaline food… drink alkaline water… get healthy and stay healthy.
If you have nine minutes to spare, check out the video below and watch for yourself. It is worth it.
The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, Bill Clinton and his medical doctors, and are not meant as medical advice. Ahhhh… it felt nice writing that!