What foods did elizabeth taylor eat to die of congestive heart failure at 79 yrs old?!

Question: What foods did elizabeth taylor eat to die of congestive heart failure at 79 yrs old?
I eat egg omelette's with tomato, onion, mushroom fried in olive oil once a week for breakfast the other 6 days i eat cheerios, oat meal with no fat milk. Should i stop eating fried eggs ?
I eat grilled red meat once a week also, should i eliminate it?
But mostly eat turkey burgers with lettuce,tomato but the patties are fried in olive oil..
Does eating to much food fried in olive oil a recipe for congestive heart failure?
I am 33 yrs old give me a good veggie cuisine..


Whoa! Hold on, food is not usually the cause of congestive heart failure. Diet and exercise play a vital role in total wellness, but eating junk will not cause you to develop congestive heart failure.

Remember that there is a genetic component in most cases, so while the disease itself is not congenital (inherited) the tendencies do exist in families much like diabetes and cancer.

Also remember that genes must be given the OPPORTUNITY to manifest. Poor diet and bad habits give genetic problems all the room they need to make themselves known.

Fried foods, meat, and sugars should be consumed in moderation (if at all). Like everything in your life, balance and good research is key. While there is no doubt that vegetarian life might have extended Mrs. Taylor's legacy, the fact remains that she abused drugs, alcohol, and so on which means that there was already significant damage unaddressed. A good friend of mine lost his mother to this disease and damage is more key than diet.

No, olive oil will not give you congestive heart failure and neither will the occasional piece of meat (although eating meat does put you at risk for heart conditions and digestive disorders). Really, it's all about colourful fruits and veggies and looking at the food pyramid in a different way. Here is what should be followed- Group 1: Carbs and Fibers, Group 2: Greens (light and dark) Group 3: Reds, Yellows, and Oranges; Group 4: Browns, Purples, and Blues; Group 5: Proteins; Group 6: Omega 3 Fats and Acids. When we think of what NUTRIENTS we are eating rather than trying to have a dollar menu constantly cued up in our mind, we eat a lot better.

Here are my suggestions for healthier breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (I am a vegetarian, but if you are not interested in that lifestyle then consider only lean meats like organic-humane chicken and fish . . . compassionate carnivores also live longer than the average eater):

Oatmeal, always a good choice (nuts, fruits, and berries are great flavors and boosts for vitamins and proteins).
Miso, believe it or not this tastes great in the morning and is very filling. If you can't get into the flavor starting off, add a little soy sauce or some mushrooms. Udon is also great for breakfast if you prefer the mushroom flavor.
Poached organic eggs, steamed mushrooms, steamed onion sauteing in olive oil is also acceptable, remember that olive and sesame oils are probably the best out there for you, the fats in them are the god kind).

Other meals:
Garden Salad (without a ton of dressing or cheese, again moderation is key)
Homemade soup (anything home-made that does not come from a box or a can is already better for you)
Veggie Delite Sandwich (again, home made is best)

I hope that helps. Be calm and centered, you are not likely to develop CHF from olive oil omelets and turkey burgers! When in doubt, consult your physician for a once over.

((On a personal note, I just had a surgery that was also needed 10 years ago. Being a vegetarian made the surgery more efficient, recovery shorter, pain a lot lessened, and a better chance for complete health restoration afterward. I have also done better in school and community activities since becoming a vegetarian four years ago. Think about doing the 'part-time' vegetarian lifestyle if you are really that concerned about your heart's health. Really, though, more importantly than eating better, you increase your heart health tremendously with one word . . . MEDITATION.))

Healing Foods by Dr. Penny Stanway
Diet and Nutrition Therapy with Aynn Jenkins at MTC
Hallelujah Acres: Recipes from God's Garden (a book on getting the most from your food from a spiritual standpoint, these authors are totally vegan)
Vegetarianism for Beginners
-personal experience . . .

Actually, Daisy, Dinshah died in 2000 aged 66, reputedly of a chronic heart ailment unrelated to diet. Atkins had a heart attack at age 71. That had nothing to do with his diet. So why does Dinshah's heart condition have to have anything to do with his?

I wouldn't base your outlook on a vegan or omnivorous diet on just one individual.


There are many different factors that lead to this condition. In her case food might not have even been a factor. You will have to talk to her doctor.

I think she was a vegetarian in her younger days. Isn't she on the "famous vegetarian" list that's maintained somewhere? Too bad that going back to eating meat only allowed her to live until almost 80.

You do know that H. Jay Dinshah, lifetime vegan and founder of the American Vegan Society, only lived to be 66 and was sick for much of his life? While meat eating Dr. Atkins was 72 when he died in an accident? Atkins was fit enough to still be playing tennis on a regular basis when he died. Dinshah was almost an invalid when he died.


ADDED: Veganism is built on lies. From CNN:

"Dr. Robert Atkins, creator of the high-protein, low-carbohydrate Atkins Diet, died Thursday after an accidental fall on April 8 left him comatose.

Atkins, 72, was rushed to New York Weill Cornell Medical Center by his colleague, Dr. Keith Berkowitz, where surgeons removed a blood clot to relieve pressure in his brain on April 9.

Atkins slipped on an icy sidewalk outside his New York office.

"We are hoping for a miracle," Richard Rothstein, a spokesman for Atkins told CNN April 11, "but the chances for a meaningful recovery are slim."


I guess CNN didn't even notice the death of H. Jay Dinshah. Vegans would certainly like to ignore the fact he had a relatively short life....especially since he was a life long vegan. So much for vegans living longer, huh?

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