He was having a heart attack. He was only forty-four years old. He had no family history of heart disease, was not overweight or diabetic, and did not have high. We Can Prevent and Even Reverse Coronary Artery Heart Disease. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD, Preventive Medicine Consultant. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. By Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., MD. The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure.

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Esselstyn began his research with a group of patients who joined his study after traditional medical procedures to treat their advanced heart disease had failed.

We Can Prevent and Even Reverse Coronary Artery Heart Disease

diseade I felt like I knew a very important secret that could save their lives. Esselstyn provides more than delicious recipes that he and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have enjoyed for years and used with their patients.

Their diet consists of about 19 varieties of sweet potatoes and minimal animal products, ergo they live very long lives in spite of all the tobacco they consume. In short, he was not the usual candidate for a heart attack. I believe that we in the medical profession have taken the wrong course. On the day of his follow-up angiogram, I went to Dr.

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But as I always tell my patients, I am a caring presence. Although heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the United States for men and for women, it can be prevented and even reversed. Esselstyn, although not a cardiologist, has been doing research regarding plant based diets and the prevention, arrestment, and in some cases reversal of heart disease. Following all this important information, Caldwell dedicates a whole section to simple strategies on how to thrive on this lifestyle.

I usually lose a good amount of weight during the first week, and fall off them during the second week. First off, I’m not sure why I didn’t read this book sooner. Each of us has friends, family, and acquaintances who are the victims of coronary disease. Physicians and researchers increasingly agree that lifestyle changes—controlling blood pressure, stopping smoking, reducing cholesterol, exercising, and modifying diets—are essential to overall health.

Patients are empowered when they know they can control their disease, rather than rely on risky expensive inconsistent drugs, stents, or bypasses. If plaque formation is left unchecked, it will eventually cause the arteries to rupture and leach fatty deposits into the bloodstream. We have very strong social and emotional ties to the foods we grew up loving, that we share with family and friends, and celebrate through long standing traditions.


Then, after all my loved ones are done, everyone else should join us. I wish everyone I love would read and carefully consider what Dr. No trivia or quizzes yet. My cardiologist at the clinic said it would be a great diet for cardiovascular health if “you can stick to it. Open Preview See a Problem? A minute or two after that, the chest pain started. These are the words of Joe Crowe, the doctor who succeeded me as chairman of the breast cancer task force at the Cleveland Clinic.

Eating foods that are bad for you even in moderate amounts is like spraying gasoline on a fire. I have an ambitious goal: So, if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, or are at risk of developing any of these – read this book – get healthy – eat smart! They also went back for follow-up stress tests which came back normal, and most saw a shrinkage if not total reversal of the blockages in their arteries. No more racing heartbeat episodes.

Clearly written and backed by irrefutable scientific evidence, startling photos of angiograms, and inspiring personal stories, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease will empower readers to take charge of their heart health.

We Can Prevent and Even Reverse Coronary Artery Heart Disease

These people are often vigorous, in the prime of life, when they are struck down by a heart attack. Esselstyn gives a lot of information about his group of 23 cardiac patients who had no more hope with the surgical medical community who came to him for his nutrition program which advocates NO fat–not even the so-called “healthy fats”- olive or canola oils, NO animal products, and lots of vegetables, some fruits, and lots of whole grains on a daily basis.

Over the past one hundred years, the mechanical treatment of disease has increasingly dominated the reverrse profession in the United States. I have ‘gone off’ sugar a few times and find the same thing to be the case with sweet stuff. They often go above and beyond, because you are certain to spread the good news of their wonderful service. If you like recipes, they take up more than half the csldwell space of this book. Plant-based nutrition can dieease some diseases. Colin Campbell Foreword by.


The sample set is small, but his results are intriguing and have held up over time. A few years ago, I was on a cruise capdwell giving a presentation about my nutrition program and its dramatic results in patients with severe coronary artery disease.

Dec 13, Dsselstyn rated it really liked it. Giving some of them up for good may be just too Surgery is the prototype, and its dramatic progress— light-years removed from the cathartics, bloodletting, and amputations that dominated medicine in previous centuries—is nothing short of breathtaking.

I finished, said good-bye to my last patient, and got a very, very bad headache. I found this book when I saw an interview with Prevnet. Your arteries at the age of ninety ought to work as efficiently as they did when you were nine.

He just wants to starve the body of fat, and it has to lose weight, I said. Esselstyn argues that conventional cardiology has failed patients by developing treatments that focus only on the symptoms of heart disease, not the cause.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

But it is extremely strict — more strict even than the Pritikin Plan, the first one I ever attempted. The other BONUS is that I have had chronic binge disorder for decades probably since age 9 and I am now a couple months shy of znd – that is gone.

In this book he quotes Dr.

Drawing on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Dr. She said no and joined his study. This is the most profound drop in cholesterol ever documented in the medical literature in a study of this type. I’m eating delicious plant-based meals, so I haven’t even craved meat, and at last check a few days ago I have already lost 8 pounds.

When my uncle passed away from a heart attack at 37 I was shocked.