President Bill Clinton has no doubt made an amazing natural weight loss transformation eating a plant based, nutrient rich whole foods diet. Not exactly vegan, he came the closest I have ever seen any politician have one of the biggest impacts on human health and healthy eating I have ever seen.
In this next video, Wolf Blitzer interviewed Bill Clinton’s doctors, Dr’s Caldwell Esselstyn and Dean Ornish.
Wolf Blitzer was, let’s say a little blown away by how restricted the diet seemed, but I can assure you; once you start eating a plant based diet, you will not feel restricted when you basically discover the hundreds of other foods, meals and menu’s ready for you.
Caldwell Esselstyn M.D – “This is a toothless paper tiger that need never exist”– referring to coronary artery disease.
Dean Ornish M.D. – “It’s like mopping up the floor without shutting off the water” – referring to not dealing with the cause of your problem.
He simply doesn’t know that there are more “fun” foods awaiting his palate than he can imagine.
Here some recent commentary from TV replay.
On ‘Late Show’ (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), former President Bill Clinton showed up to discuss his recent weight loss, and he also compared heart surgery war stories with host David Letterman. Several years ago, Bill had a quadruple heart bypass, but Dave has done him one better with his own quintuple bypass surgery.
Since this operation in 2004, Clinton has become much healthier, and has tamed his love for fast food, meaning that clips like this one are no longer strictly accurate. (Although we’re still big fans of the late, great Phil Hartman’s Clinton impersonation.) Bill told Letterman that he now weighs the same amount that he did in high school. “You look fantastic,” Dave said.
The 64-year-old ex-President promised his daughter Chelsea that he would lose fifteen pounds for her wedding — in fact, he lost more than that, dropping twenty pounds in total. (Chelsea herself shed more than twenty-five pounds before getting married.) Bill also revealed an additional factor in his recent weight-loss. He’s had another operation within the past year, and following that, he began paying attention to his lifestyle — “I read all those books I should have read after the [first] surgery [six years ago], I changed my diet accordingly; the weight-loss was sort of a side benefit.”
After this new operation, Clinton took part in a type of treatment where he, in his own words, became “a medical experiment.” He cut out all cholesterol and ate a strictly plant-based diet. According to Bill, only a few hundred people have attempted this, but 82 percent of them have seen positive results. It was this plan that helped him drop all those pounds before Chelsea’s wedding, so good job on being a guinea pig, Mr. President!