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Offline Paleo Curmudgeon

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Dean Ornish looks like crap!
« on: April 14, 2010, 06:53:15 PM »
Today I am flipping through the channels and find a TV show with some guy named Dr. Oz.  He has these people on that reportedly reversed their heart disease following a plant based diet of 70 complex carbs, 20 protein and 10% fat.  

I think the average protein intake in the US is about 15%.  To get to 20% on a low fat plant based diet seems nearly impossible.  But, the people looked very healthy, none of them were over weight, and to back up their claims they had before and after heart scan images.  They were all patients of Dr. Dean Ornish, who was in the audience. If you don't know, Dr. Ornish is a low fat lunatic.  

However, my question is: If the Dean Ornish diet is so healthy, why does Dean ornish look like crap? Have you seen this guy?  He is 56 years old and looks like he is 76.  He has a huge double chin and so much fat under his jaw he doesn't appear to have a neck. Who could take health advice from a doctor that looks like this?

He looked fatter and worse than this claimed 2007 photo from Wikipedia:

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Offline TWC760

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Re: Dean Ornish looks like crap!
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 07:30:22 PM »
Eh, I know it's true, but it just sounds a little too ad hominem.

I know some vegetarians that were trying to discredit Gary Taubes because he looked overweight while giving one of his presentations. Of course the obvious repost is that it's an ad hominem(an argument which links the validity of a premise to a characteristic or belief of the person advocating the premise.) and does nothing to refute the science. I don't think Ornish or Taubes ever say that they are a perfect example of their own dietary advice.

Of course I know the Ornish diet is total bull, and that probably is why he looks like total bull.

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Re: Dean Ornish looks like crap!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 09:14:45 PM »
He has a mightily vacant expression like he's about to drool on his shirt. Must be the lack of neurotransmitter precursors.

Yes I know, ad hominem and a few other fallacies I'm sure.  ;D