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Doctors send Rush Limbaugh a fruit basket and encourage a vegan diet

By admin | February 24, 2011


Daelyn Fortney Vegetarian Culture Examiner

  • December 31st, 2009 8:39 pm ET

Rush Limbaugh is recovering at a Honolulu hospital.

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The doctors at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) delivered a fruit basket to Rush Limbaugh who is being monitored at Queen’s Medical Center after experiencing chest pains yesterday.

Pictures of the 1/1/10 press conference, Queen’s Medical Center, and Rush Limbaugh fans

The basket, containing vegetables, fruits, and other vegetarian foods, was accompanied by well wishes and an invitation to join PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program which begins on January 1.

PCRM President Neal D. Barnard, MD, wrote to the radio talk show host, “In our grandparents’ day, people knew the value of humble beans, vegetables, and fruits, often growing them in their own family gardens. These foods have essentially no cholesterol and very little saturated fat. Nowadays, many Americans are very liberal with meat, dairy products, and end up needing to rely on medications to counteract the effects of their diets.”

Read more about the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart weight-loss program.

Dr. Walter E. Williams, the guest host on Limbaugh’s radio show Thursday, told listeners that Limbaugh is in “good, stable condition” and “continues to rest very comfortably” at the hospital in Honolulu. Limbaugh is the most listened to radio talk show host in America with an audience of over 14 million.

UPDATE 1/1: Rush Limbaugh held a press conference today reporting that doctors found nothing wrong with him after he was hospitalized for chest pains on Wednesday. “They found absolutely nothing wrong. It was a blessing. No arterial disease, no coronary disease whatsoever,” Limbaugh told reporters at Honolulu’s Queen’s Medical Center. The conservative talk show host was quick to point out his thoughts on our nation’s health care system, “Based on what happened to me here, I don’t think there is one thing wrong with the American healthcare system. It is working just fine.” [end update]
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. Follow me on Twitter
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