Nutrition and Coronary Heart Disease
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From

Michael Klaper, M.D., Nutrition-Based Medicine
July 2014

All patients in a non-emergency situation should be offered the option of plant-based nutrition to halt and reverse their disease by practitioners who are knowledgeable with this approach.

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A long-time mentor, colleague, and friend, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, is a pioneer who has demonstrated the ability of a whole-food, plant-based diet to reverse arteries clogged by atherosclerosis.

The July 2014 issue of the Journal of Family Practice includes the results of a study by Dr. Esselstyn and others that begins, “Though current medical and surgical treatments manage coronary artery disease, they do little to prevent or stop it. Nutritional intervention, as shown in our study and others, has halted and even reversed CAD.”

You can download a copy of the article here: The Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease - Fact or Fiction? Three Case Reports, Caldwell Esselstyn and Mladen Golubic (PDF)

Dr. Esselstyn’s follow-up paper, published in Experimental & Clinical Cardiology, presents three, real-life cases that demonstrate the power of plant-based nutrition to arrest and reverse atherosclerotic clogging of arteries. They’re dramatic in their magnitude and breathtaking in their implication for Western medicine. He throws down the gauntlet to cardiology – and, indeed, to all of medicine – to recognize the power of a whole-food, plant-based diet to reverse most of the degenerative diseases we face.

Dr. Esselstyn concludes,

“All patients in a non-emergency situation should be offered the option of plant-based nutrition to halt and reverse their disease by practitioners who are knowledgeable with this approach. The present standard cardiology approach cannot cure patients, nor halt disease development, and is financially unsustainable. The tools are available to end the epidemic of vascular disease. Now is the time for legendary work.”


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