Posted by Max Banfield at 07/02/2011
I was diagnosed with angina in 1997 and put on angina medication.
Soon afterwards a specialist recommended that I have bypass surgery within a few weeks to avoid having a heart attack. I became a vegetarian to treat the problem and the symptoms very gradually became less of a problem so I didn't have the bypass, and I was able to stop taking the medication six months later and haven't had any problems since. However, I have met people on medication for angina, and they are still taking their tablets, and I have known people who have had bypass surgery who made successful, and quick recoveries, and I have also seen and read about many celebrities who have died of heart attacks during those years, despite having medication and surgery. I am curious to know why my recent report here hasn't had any comments. I think the information is useful as it reinforces other reports about the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Even people who are on medication and who have had bypass surgery would benefit from knowing this, as it would reduce the incidence of recurrence of problems.