Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn isn't messing around. He will tell you that heart disease is a disease NOBODY should have and he will tell you why, how to prevent it, and how to reverse it. But first, he wants you to understand what heart disease is and that what you thought you knew about it is probably misleading, confusing and wrong, plus it won't save your life. The way we treat heart disease in western medicine is totally backward and isn't designed to prevent disease. It's all done too late and won't prevent further complications that will require medical intervention, in addition to dependence on drugs and the cost associated with them. BUT don't beat yourself up - if you didn't know the information in the first half of the book, take a deep breath and move on. It's not your fault, and now you can learn how to be an active participant in saving your own health and life.
Esselstyn has led a distinguished career. He was a surgeon, researcher and clinician at The Cleveland Clinic for over thirty-five years, and is now a celebrated health hero among advocates of a plant-based diet. He brings decades of epidemiological studies and patient proof that what you eat can cure you of disease. If you know anyone who is struggling with heart disease and is open to making a lifestyle change to save their own life, this book is a must have.
The second half of the book is full of recipes that you will need to follow to reverse heart disease! The science at the beginning is simple to comprehend and the stories are encouraging. Share this book with someone you love.