12 August 2008
A growing number of physicians now claim that a healthful plant-based, oil-free diet can prevent and (in some cases) even reverse heart disease.
Dr. Esselstyn has meticulously followed more than a dozen patients with advanced coronary disease who adopted his program. He writes in his book (see below) that patients saw cholesterol levels plummet and their angina disappear. After five years, 11 patients who underwent follow-up angiograms had stopped or reversed progression of the disease, he wrote.
A Strategy to Arrest and Reverse Coronary Artery Disease: A 5 -Year Longitudinal Study of a Single Physician's Practice Esselstyn CB Jr. et al: The Journal of Family Practice 1995 December; 41(6): 560-68
"Ex-surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. espouses a noninvasive cure for heart disease" by Harlan Spector, June 09, 2008 – The Cleveland Plain Dealer www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2008/06/exsurgeon_caldwell_esselstyn_e.html
Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., MD
Dr. Dean Ornish – Preventative Medicine Research Institute
* LEARN MORE:
"Ex-surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. espouses a noninvasive cure for heart disease" http://www.cleveland.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2008/06/exsurgeon_caldwell_esselstyn_e.html
No More Heart Attacks – Ever – 8 minute video featuring Dr. Esselstyn
* FURTHER READING:
"Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" by Dr. Calwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D. Dr. Esselstyn’s 20-year study proving changes in diet and nutrition can actually cure heart disease
"Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery"