- Dr McDougall's Program: Vegan. No oils (not even olive oil) allowed. Very limited fats. But it is centered on starches like rice, bread and potatoes. And this is a huge plus. In my view, it is very easy to follow. It is the one I follow the most closely to for the rest of my family. I really like that he offers many of his contents for free through a very clear website, so it is inexpensive in terms of the food itself, as well as the materials.
- Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian Diet Style: Mostly vegan, also no oils, but he does allow for some healthy fats, like nuts and avocados. No salt. He has a lot of information on his website, but most of the recipes and good information are behind a paying wall. I don't have any doubt his program works. I just think it may be a bit difficult, particularly the no salt.
- Crazy, Sexy, Diet: This is also a low fat, vegan diet, but it focuses more on the acid/alkaline distinction in foods. I think this diet is perfect for anyone facing a health crisis at the moment. I also highly recommend the author's website, Crazy. Sexy, Life, for daily posts about health, mind and spirit. Kris Carr has been my inspiration in my latest journey. I could not think of a better hero to have.Her book also has many tips that go beyond diet (like meditation, dry-brushing or supplements) so it is a great book to have even if you decide not to follow her diet.
After I read the book The China Study, I basically converted to a vegan diet.That was five years ago, four years after my first cancer diagnosis. I was convinced that I would never get cancer again because of my diet change. Well, I did get cancer again BUT I honestly feel that, because of my diet, I have been able to stay healthy despite the cancer. So, in other words, I don't think that a change in diet can protect you 100% against anything but I do believe, from experience, that, if you eat well, you will feel better and you will be healthier without a doubt (hey, my cholesterol levels are really low! At least something!).
In any case, I highly recommend any of the diets above, or a combination of them.
What do you eat that has helped you feel healthier and happier? I would love to know!