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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Study of over 1 Million men shows that eating a low-fat, vegetable based diet gives a 7-fold increased risk of heart disease

This post includes a summary of a study published in the British Heart Journal 1967, 29, 895 and a recipe for plain chili.

Study title and author:
Epidemiology of Ischamic Heart Disease in India with Special Reference to Causation
The Doctor's Heart Cure, Beyond the Modern Myths of Diet and Exercise: The Clinically-Proven Plan of Breakthrough Health Secrets That Helps You Build a Powerful, Disease-Free Heart
From the Medical Department, Western Railway, Bombay, India

This study can be accessed at:
The study concerns 1,150,000  railway workers between the ages of 18-55 years serving on the railways in different parts of India.
In the north the consumption of fats, (most of which are animal fats), is 19 times more than in the south, heart disease is 7 times less in the north than in the south. Moreover, while the milk fats eaten in the north have a preponderance of saturated fatty acids, the seed oils used in the south are mainly composed of unsaturated fatty acids.
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Recipe of the day

Plain Chili

2 pounds ground beef
Grass-fed Ground Beef - 6 pounds
Food Mall: Ground Beef
1 bell pepper
6 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
fresh ground pepper to taste
3 Tbsp cumin, or to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder, or to taste
1 can tomatoes (28-32 oz)

Light coals in grill. While coals are setting, 30-45 minutes, form ground beef into large patties. Clean, deseed, and chop the pepper. Mince garlic. In a large deep-shouldered skillet, heat olive oil, milling in fresh pepper to taste. Add bell pepper and sauté 5-7 minutes. Turn heat off and stir in minced garlic. Grill patties over coals until medium rare, no more than 5 minutes on each side. Turn heat on high under skillet and place patties in skillet with garlic, oil, and pepper mixture. Break up patties into small pieces with spatula and brown meat thoroughly. Add tomatoes. Mash and break up tomatoes with spatula, and mix in thoroughly. Add enough water to cover all ingredients, reduce heat to low, and let simmer 2 hours or more.