Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. Appearing on Marlene & Friends
My Guest today on Marlene & Friends Dr. Caldwell B.Esselstyn Jr, an internationally known surgeon, researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, will share with us how heart disease can be prevented, reversed and even ABOLISHED. Dr. Esselstyn, a former Olympic rowing champion. is the author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, which argues for a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet.
Twenty-three years ago, while chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force, he grew disappointed in the way he and his colleagues were treating cancer and heart disease. This was particularly frustrating given that research studies had already suggested an obvious culprit. The fatty American diet was, in all likelihood, responsible for heart disease and many Western cancers.
Targeting heart disease, Dr. Esselstyn’s experiment started at home. He and his wife Ann adopted a plant-based diet, cutting out oil, meat, fish, fowl and dairy. They are truly unique and known for their personal approach supporting and sharing food and recipes with their patients.
As Doctor Esselstyn says “It means a lot to patients to know their doctor is making the same changes they are,” studies show a craving for fat diminishes the less fat one eats, and since patients have hundreds of recipes from which to choose, the doctor and his heart patients have grown comfortable with their routine over time. How amazing is that? Simply one of the many reasons why I simply adore the work they both do.
You will find details of Dr. Esselstyn’s books, dvd’s and other information about his incredible work on his website at www.dresselstyn.com – He is truly a gift to the world. Please share Dr. Esselstyn’s work with family, friends and help grow his life-saving message across the planet. Dr. Esselstyn’s work is featured in the feature film Forks Over Knives that examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Knowledge is Power.
In good health