Sooo... This just happened... And I think it is pretty cool! Every year we lose 500,000 to 600,000 people to Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Attacks. I've had 2 heart attacks - First was on my 50th Birthday and Fathers Day... the second was one week later, and I was given a 'cardiac intervention' and stented at that time. That was in 2008. After the heart attacks a good friend gave me the book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B Esselstyn M.D., the renowned Cleveland Clinic surgeon. At the end of the "First Year Post Heart Attack Protocol" my Cardiac Dr took me off all meds but kept me on statins even though I was posting GREAT lipid panels. (105 was first lipid panel while on the diet, 99 was the second lipid panel, I run about 125 to 130 without statins.) I just left his office after not seeing him for 12 years. He was pretty surprised that I was not on statins (My new Primary Physician wanted me to see him as my Primary Phys. is also on statins, and can't believe I am surviving without them!). Bottom line - Cardio DR says... "I'm not going to change anything as you clearly have been doing well, wanna come back in a couple years?"... I said let's check in next year to get another data point, I'll get you my fresh lipid panel, and we will review in one year. After that, we started talking about Shooting Sports and how we can possibly get his 19 and 21 year old sons into the local shooting sports... *SWEET* - I was afraid he was gonna put me back on statins (Simvastatin gave me ugly cramps in my calves) but by GOD's grace, I'm not going to add any medications to my life! The Moral Of The Story - DIET can change the course of your GENETICS if you take it seriously!!! THANK YOU Dr. Esselstyn!!! You ROCK!!! This particular alternative medicine methodology DOES WORK... and I'm very pleased that it works so well! Now that i'm about to turn 62, and getting healthier, time to go ride the bike some more! Hope your day is Awesome, you State is letting you out of the house, and that God Smiles on you and yours!