Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. – advisor and internationally known physician has proven without a doubt that changes in diet and nutrition can actually cure heart disease.

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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.

A groundbreaking program–backed by the irrefutable results from Dr. Esselstyn’s 20-year study–proving changes in diet and nutrition can actually cure heart disease

February is National Heart Month

Includes over 150 recipes to promote a heart healthy life
"Pioneering research demonstrating that the progression of even severe coronary heart disease can often be reversed by making comprehensive changes in diet and lifestyle."

–Dean Ornish, M.D., founder, president and director of Preventive Medicine Research Institute and author of Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reducing Heart Disease – "A hard nosed scientist shows us his secrets for successfully cleaning the rusting arteries of so many patients-and it doesn’t even hurt."

–Mehmet Oz, M.D., coauthor of You: On a Diet and You: The Owner’s Manual
"Dr. Esselstyn has always been ahead of his time. His focus on the healing powers of proper nutrition on diseased coronary arteries has now proven right, raising another unthinkable notion-that heart patients can cure themselves."

–Bernadine Healy, M.D., former director of the National Institute of Health
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. But, as Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., a former researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic, explains in PREVENT AND REVERSE HEART DISEASE (Avery/Penguin Group (USA); February 2007; 1583332726; $24.95, Hardcover) it can be prevented, reversed, and even abolished. Dr. Esselstyn argues that conventional cardiology has failed patients by developing treatments that focus only on the symptoms of heart disease, not the cause.

Based on the groundbreaking results of his 20-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. Here, Dr. Esselstyn convincingly argues that a plant-based, oil-free diet cannot only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease, but also reverse its effects.

The proof is in the results. The patients in Dr. Esselstyn’s initial study came to him with advanced coronary artery disease. Despite the aggressive treatment they received, among them bypasses and angioplasties, most were told by their cardiologists that they had less than a year to live. Within months on Dr. Esselstyn’s program, their cholesterol levels, angina symptoms, and blood flow improved dramatically. Twenty years later, they remain free of symptoms. Here are the documented results:

Drop in cholesterol levels: After 5 years on Dr. Esselstyn’s plant-based diet, the average total cholesterol levels of his research group dropped from 246 milligrams per deciliter to 137 mg/dL (Above 240 mg/dL is considered "high risk," below 150 mg/dL is the total cholesterol level seen in cultures wehre heart disease is essentially nonexistent..) This is the most profound drop in cholesterol ever documented in the medical literature in a study of this type.

Cardiac events: The 17 patients in the study had 49 cardiac events in the years leading up to the study, and had undergone aggressive treatment procedures. Several had multiple bypass operations. After beginning the eating plan, there were no more cardiac events in the group within a 12-year period.

Angiogram evidence: Angiograms taken of the participants in the study show a widening of the coronary arteries, and thus a reversal of the disease.

PREVENT AND REVERSE HEART DISEASE offers readers the same simple, nutrition-based plan that dramatically changed the lives of his patients forever. Here are the rules of the program:


Eat plenty of nutrient-dense (Rich) foods such as:

Vegetables (except avocados)
Legumes—beans, peas, and lentils of any varieties
Whole grains and products such as breads, cereals, and pastas
Fruits (except coconut)


Do not eat any of the following:

Meat, poultry or fish-nothing with a face or a mother
Dairy products
Oil of any kind—not a drop
Nuts or avocado for people with heart disease
With this eating plan, sufferers of heart disease will maintain cholesterol levels low enough to ensure that they will never have a heart attack. Best of all, the book offers more than 150 delicious recipes that Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have developed over the years–showing readers how easy it is to enjoy their new way of eating.

Backed by real science, startling angiograms, and inspiring personal stories PREVENT AND REVERSE HEART DISEASE is a powerful call for a paradigm shift in heart disease therapy. Dr. Esselstyn’s approach is an alternative to expensive surgical procedures and drugs that fail to be effective over time, and are dangerous to patients. This timely and important book could not only save the lives of millions who suffer from heart disease, but indeed could eradicate the illness and others related to it entirely.

About the Author:

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D has been a researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic for more than thirty-five years. In 1956, he was awarded a gold medal in rowing at the Olympic Games. In 1978, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star. He has served as President of Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He also chaired the Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. In 1991, Dr. Esselstyn served as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Heart Disease. In 2005, he became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have followed a plant-based diet for more than twenty years. They counsel patients in Cleveland, where they live, and in the summer at the farm in upstate New York where Dr. Esselstyn grew up

4 thoughts on “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease”

  1. No nuts but can seeds be eaten? How about hemp milk and hemp butter? Sesame and pumpkin seeds? Other than flax I do not see much in the way of fat intake.

  2. I have the book, just herad him speak, however, I have questions about certain foods and cannot seem to find them in the book. Like, can you eat jellies or jams? What about olives?

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