Even heart surgeons can be wrong about nutrition. And this particular surgeon was evidently wrong about the dangers of egg yolks…or at least badly misinformed.
by James Corbett
The International Forecaster
When I was 13 or 14 we had our family friends, the Armstrongs, over for dinner. Mr. Armstrong was funny and engaging and a lively story-teller. In his typical colorful way, he told us about the time he attended a business conference where breakfast was served. He watched as the man seated next to him very carefully and deliberately cut the yolks out of each of the fried eggs on his plate and placed them to the side before eating the egg whites.
[…] Mr. Armstrong demonstrated how he leaned over to the man and asked, “Excuse me, sir, I notice you’re very methodical about the way you’re eating your eggs. Is there any particular reason you eat them like that?”
The answer was blunt, and Mr. Armstrong delivered it in the deadpan way the man himself must have said it, as a mundane matter of fact. “I’m a heart surgeon.”
Mr. Armstrong stopped, raised his eyebrows, nodded and said, “OK.” And from that day forward, he explained, he always made sure to avoid egg yolks.