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November 7, 2011

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Interviews Philip Paden, MD, about the China Study and Cleveland Clinic Diets.

Heart Healthy Vegan Diet to Lose Weight and Reduce Cardiovascular Disease

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water interviews Ophthalmologist and Vegan Diet Advocate Philip Paden, MD on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network, Apple iTunes and

Part Two

Phillip Paden, MD

Philip Paden. MD is an Ophthalmologist and advocate for the heart healthy China Study and Cleveland Clinic diets to improve health and reduce cardiovascular disease. On November 7, 2011, Dr. Paden was interviewed on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, hosted by Sharon Kleyne and heard on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network, Apple iTunes and

The China Study and Cleveland Clinic Study.

The China Study, Dr. Paden explained, describes a comprehensive rural health study in China, of the distribution of cancer. People in areas with the lowest cancer rates tended to eat far less meat and processed foods. The United States cancer rate varies much less and is high everywhere.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease describes a Cleveland Clinic study of 18 patients with advanced cardiovascular disease placed on a vegan diet. Twenty-six years later, 16 were still alive and all recorded a significant reduction in arterial blockage.

(See references, below)

Vegan diet.

Dr. Paden's diet recommendation excludes meat, fish, dairy and "extracted" plant foods such as potato chips, juice and bleached white flour.

Diet notes.

Legumes (beans) are highly recommended to even energy flow and clear arteries. Less recommended are high fat foods such as avocado, sesame seeds and nuts.

Arteriosclerosis is extremely common in the US, with most teenagers showing signs of blocked arteries. By age 50, the incidence is 100%. It CAN be reversed.

Dr. Paden recommends 10% of calories from fat in a 2,000 calorie daily diet, and 5% to 10% of calories from protein. We eat far too much protein, which stresses the kidney and liver. We need fat, protein and carbohydrates for energy but all in moderation.


Dr. Paden recommends a fiber and protein breakfast. Whole grain cereal is ideal, such as oatmeal (rolled oats) with fruit and vegetables. A smoothie or green smoothie is also good. Dr. Paden likes to put frozen vegetables in his oatmeal. He doesn't recommend most bread but Dave's Killer Bread is acceptable.


Avoid snack lunches with deep fried foods, burgers, white bread, candy or soda. Bean soup is good, as are casseroles and lasagna. Salads are great. Fried foods should be very low in oil.


Dinner entrees are similar to lunch. Stir fries are excellent, flavored with garlic, olive oil, soy sauce (not too much) or just a touch of bullion. Eat whole fruit deserts, blended is OK. Stevia (in moderation) is a good replacement for refined sugar. Sugar, however, is sugar, no matter where it comes from.

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water.

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Campbell, CT, MD, The China Study, Ben Bella, 2004

Esselstyn, C, MD, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Avery, 2008

Don't miss Part 1 of this fascinating interview.