After reading multiple sources on the science and justification for this diet, I decided to try it for 30 days. I had my physician order some blood work for later comparison, cleaned out my cabinets, and got to it.
The results forever changed how I would think of food. What I had originally thought was a diet of moderation and general health was in fact quite the opposite.
According to my pre-diet blood profile, I was quickly approaching necessary medical intervention. My total cholesterol and LDL levels were far too high. HDL levels were quite low as well.
After 30 days of eating only approved foods, every blood value I had tested had improved. The test ran values on 15 various markers and every single test came back healthier.