I couldn’t agree more. But then, having seen the aggressive responses that leap out if ever a modification to diet - like cutting out chocolate ;>) - is suggested, I can almost understand why medical professionals don’t suggest lifestyle changes.
Food is plentiful in the Western world and an emotive subject for all the wrong reasons.
People do it when they have life-threatening conditions, so those with lifestyle-threatening conditions ought to be persuaded to do the same.
But I also take the point that what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for another - and there’s the get-out that convinces folk it’s not worth trying, sigh.
The “proof” of Swank’s regime (now modified by Jelinek) seems to be sound enough to start eating healthily, at least.
A balanced diet that’s low in saturated fat seems to be the way to go. I’m SO glad I switched 13 years ago; goodness knows what sort of state I’d be in now if I’d carried on going (downhill) as I had been.
Merry Christmas - have another herring with your sprouts!