Are Geniuses a Dime a Dozen?
"Let no man in the world live in
delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore."
- Guru Nanak quotes (Indian Guru, 1492)
This past week, I've written
about two medical doctors, both vegans, and in both cases I've referred to
each man as a genius.
John McDougall, MD:
Caldwell Esselstyn, MD:
use the term lightly?
Not at all. Each man deserves more accolades
that I am able to muster, and each man has influenced my dietary choices and
lifestyle, so that I have much to be thankful for when it comes to
recognizing their work.
I have been on a path, just as
we all walk that same path to seek dietary perfection. I have been finding
pieces of the puzzle of the ideal diet for many years, and some time ago
knew in my heart that I had found that perfect nutritional plan, but I was
not yet ready to accept it and do the right thing for my body.
Long ago, Dr. Douglas Graham knew and practiced the things which
I denied. Dr. Graham was correct about wheat, and grains, and bananas, and
Each time I argued with him, Dr. Graham showed patience,
and taught me fact after fact. Although I lived in self-delusion and denial,
my mind and body confirmed his wisdom. Each time I ate bread, my system
became congested. Even wheat cracker snacks filled my body with mucus the
day after. I loved making vegan pizza. I'll not do so again. Crusty French
breads with hummus or salsa...no more. I'll substitute veggies for wheat
I now eat entirely a raw plant-based diet and am much better
off as a result of doing so. I sleep better, play better, feel and think
Until I learn the art and skills necessary to become a
breatharian, my thanks to my final food guru, Dr. Douglas Graham: