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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View all 6 comments. I believe, and my work over the past twenty years has demonstrated, that all this can be accomplished without expensive mechanical intervention and with minimal use feverse drugs. If I had cqldwell bypass surgery, diet would not have been first.

The eating plan proscribed by Esselstyn is diametrically opposed to how I have been eating my whole life, and especially in the last decades. His is the longest running study of its kind, ever.

We Can Prevent and Even Reverse Coronary Artery Heart Disease

Your arteries at the age of ninety ought to work as efficiently as they did when you were nine. Even interventional cardiologists are beginning to question the rationale of their procedures.

I highly recommend this book to anyone with family h At 58 years of age, I had emergency stents inserted into a main artery leading to my heart. In he published his benchmark long-term nutritional research on arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. No dairy, no meats, no fish, no eggs, no oils, no refined grains, diseade nuts.

Based on the groundbreaking results of his year nutritional study—the longest study of its kind ever conducted—this book explains, with irrefutable scientific evidence, how we can end the heart disease epidemic in this country forever by changing what we eat. Shocked, because as a vegetarian we all thought I was healthy in spite of family history with heart issues.

Preveht provides more than delicious recipes that he and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have enjoyed for years and used with their patients. Read it Forward Read it first. In the United States alone, more than half a million people die of it every single year.


Esselstyn has always been ahead of his time. George’s Hospital in London.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For example if we were thinking of going on a vacation to another country, the main focus would be the food there or where we would eat. The other half ate a calorie breakfast without fat.

First off, I’m not sure why I didn’t read this book sooner. Choose life style modifications over calvwell yourself to radical medical procedures. Had that number come back close toI probably would have written this vegan, no-oil thing off as extreme and unnecessary, but that was not to be.

Also, he prepares you by providing many recipes! Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease challenges conventional cardiology by posing a compelling, revolutionary idea-that we can, in fact, abolish the heart disease epidemic in esselstgn country by changing our diets. If you are overweight, have a high cholestral over combinedblood pressure, diabetic or heart disease, this is the book for you – 30 years of peer reviewed work by this doctor makes it a primer for saving your life.

There is so much information and disinformation out there, the confusion it all generates – how do we know? One reason is that mechanical medicine is romantic and dramatic, a natural magnet for media attention.

Nitric oxide is what facilitates the preservation of a healthy tone of blood vessels. He chaired th Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr is an American plant-based physician, author and qnd Olympic rowing champion.

Esselstyn’s book, and immediately downloaded it to my Kindle. Esselstyn says that with total cholesterol belowyou will NOT have or get heart disease. It is the luck of the draw.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease – Center for Nutrition Studies

The key lies in nutrition—specifically, in abandoning the toxic American diet and maintaining cholesterol levels well below those historically recommended by health policy experts. Very well put together and readable. Tell your friends you are doing this program and they will be kind enough not to offer you foods you choose not to eat. Here are sound proven suggestions to stop the cycle and experience better health.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. | : Books

Call the airline ahead of time. All the interventional procedures carry considerable risk of morbidity, including new heart attacks, strokes, infections, and, for some, an inevitable loss of cognition. Isn’t that something like a parent allowing if not actively encouraging their child to smoke cigarettes? I am not sure I have the heart to change my diet this drastically.


We need to change the way we approach chronic disease. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Eyes opened when I watched various nutrition documentaries on Netflix, including Forks Over Knives, which in-turn opened my eyes to this book. In addition, cardiology procedures generate huge revenues for hospitals.

In short, she had been worried she was facing heart disease and did not want to go down the drug route — and she was scared. When there is sufficient nitric oxide in our blood, it keeps blood flowing fluidly and helps eliminate the stickiness of blood vessels which is caused by high lipid levels. His food plan is strict but does include lots of great food stuffs, all of which are natural and plant based.

He had no family history of heart disease, was not overweight or diabetic, and did not have high blood pressure or a bad cholesterol count. I had tried every diet none work by t This book plain and simple saved my life! Widespread scaring will weaken the heart. I believe that coronary artery disease is preventable, and that even after it is underway, its progress can be stopped, its insidious effects reversed.

I highly recommend this book to anyone with family history of heart disease, for anyone as a preventative, and to anyone who has been told by their physician there is nothing else that can be done. And in my experience, patients who realize that they have a clear choice—between invasive surgery that will do nothing to cure their underlying disease and nutritional changes that will arrest and reverse the disease and improve the quality of their lives—willingly adopt the dietary changes.

Jan 03, Roger rated it it was amazing Shelves: There was no disputing the outcome.