That's really amazing, and you're not the first person to relate such a drastic change. The producer of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, though promoting a juice diet, basically said that if you're diet's 90% veg, it's enough to promote health.Nutrition is like politics, such a triggering topic. I'm under the impression, as a healthcare worker, that nutrition effects everyone differently, just like medications do. What works for me (a whole foods, plant based diet), make not work for the next Joe down the road... people have reported getting very ill on every type of diet. For me, my strong familial history of heart disease and death for young men lead me to want to find something that worked. At 29, my Dr. wanted to put me on a blood pressure med and a cholesterol med. I wanted to try something else because meds are for life. I tried the DASH diet, no change. I tried the vitamin B option, with no effect other than body wide flushing. I found Dr. Esselstyn by happenstance and have it a try. 50 lbs lighter, normaltensive now, (I went from 150/90 average to 110/70 average), norocholesteremic (330 average to 110 average total). My Dr. said whatever I'm doing, to keep doing it... For me, this has worked for the last 10 years.