Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

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The New York Times bestselling guide to the lifesaving diet that can both prevent and help reverse the effects of heart disease

Based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn  illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects.  Dr. Esselstyn is an internationally known surgeon, researcher and ...

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Overview

The New York Times bestselling guide to the lifesaving diet that can both prevent and help reverse the effects of heart disease

Based on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn  illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects.  Dr. Esselstyn is an internationally known surgeon, researcher and former clinician at the Cleveland Clinic and a featured expert in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease has helped thousands across the country, and is the book behind Bill Clinton’s life-changing vegan diet.

The proof lies in the incredible outcomes for patients who have followed Dr. Esselstyn's program, including a number of patients in his original study who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less than a year to live. Within months of starting the program, all Dr. Esselstyn’s patients began to improve dramatically, and twenty years later, they remain free of symptoms.

Complete with more than 150 delicious recipes perfect for a plant-based diet, the national bestseller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease explains the science behind the simple plan that has drastically changed the lives of heart disease patients forever. It will empower readers and give them the tools to take control of their heart health.

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“Dr. Esselstyn's eminently successful arrest-and-reversal therapy for heart disease through patient education and empowerment as the treatment of choice will send shock waves through a mercenary medical system that focuses largely on pills and procedures.”
—Hans Diehl, Founder & Director of the Coronary Health Improvement Program (CHIP)
Dean Ornish
Pioneering research demonstrating that the progression of even sever coronary heart disease can often be reversed by making 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 Reversing Heart Disease)
Mehmet Oz
A hard-nosed scientist shows us his secrets for successfully cleaning the rusting arteries of so many patients. (Mehmet Oz, M.D, coauthor of You: The Owner's Manual and You: On a Diet)
Michael Roizen
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., is certainly the father (and the mother) of the now proven hypothesis that you can reverse severe arterial disease... even if you only want to try this plan five days a week, this book is a must purchase. (Michael Roizen, M.D., coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual and You: On a Diet)
T. Colin Campbell
One of the most outstanding projects in health research of the past century. It's relevant, it's caring, it's innovative, it's extremely well executed and it's very, very useful. (T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., author of The China Study)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583333006
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/31/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 19,800
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 5.84 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, JR., M.D., was a researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic for more than thirty-five years. In 1991, he served as the 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 work together to counsel patients in Cleveland and at the farm in upstate New York where Dr. Esselstyn grew up.
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Table of Contents

Foreword   T. Colin Campbell     viii
Introduction     x
The Heart of the Matter
Eating to Live     3
"Someday We'll Have to Get Smarter"     13
Seeking the Cure     19
A Primer on Heart Disease     29
Moderation Kills     35
Living, Breathing Proof     46
Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me?     57
Simple Steps     67
Frequently Asked Questions     76
Why Can't I Have "Heart Healthy" Oils?     82
Kindred Spirits     87
Brave New World     94
You Are in Control     101
The Joy of Eating
Simple Strategies     113
Advice from Ann Crile Esselstyn     119
Breaking the Fast     127
Feasting on Salads     138
Sauces, Dips, Dressings, and Gravies     157
Vegetables, Plain and Fancy     173
Soups, Thick and Delicious     186
Sandwiches for All Occasions     207
The Main Course     219
Wonderful, Easy Desserts     265
Acknowledgments     287
Notes     289
Safe Food     292
Resources     294
Publications on Heart Disease by the Author     300
Index     301
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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    as a doctor one of the best books on diet I've reviewed

    With the prvalence of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity in the USA this book is long overdue. It is a no holds barred book on diet and health;while not based totally onscience, the case histories are very pogninant. Most everyone can identify with the examples given. If you want to live a healthy life this is a great lifestyle to aspire. I recommend it for all ages who want to get and stay healthy.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2009

    I was #23 on the library list to check out "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease". After waiting over two months for my turn, it was due in 2 weeks. I had to go to the back of the line again! B&N solved my problem.

    This is a cookbook, a diet plan of sorts, and an inspirational explanation of why it works. The pictures of heart-disease reversals are straightforward for those who aren't readers (even though its an easy read), so it's a great gift for someone who doesn't like to read but is concerned about heart disease. Or put it on the coffee table when they visit. The basic premise is eat a vegetable/fruit diet that is oil, dairy and meat free; so I wanted/needed the inspiring stories, picures and recipes to help me stick with it until I began to feel and look better. Cheaper than statins, the price of a steak dinner and lasts longer. Hopefully, we will all last longer after following the strategies outlined in this book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    This book saved my life

    I used the book to follow a heart healthy diet and it worked! I recommend it to anyone who wants to avoid or reverse heart disease.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2014

    My cholesterol had been inching up over the last few years and b

    My cholesterol had been inching up over the last few years and being a stocky short male at 5'6" hit 279 and my weight was at 200 Sept 2013. I had some bad side effects from the statin's prescribed and didn't want to stay on them. So I made a deal with my cardiologist that I would stay off the statins and that I would lose some weight. I didn't tell him about the diet I was going on. I had seen Bill Clinton and the remarkable change in his appearance... We were vegetarian prior to starting the diet but still had to make some major changes in the kitchen, learning how to cook and eat for this diet. And I should say here that this is a lifestyle change not a diet. Diets come and go, this is an eating life change. We (my wife Joanne, she lost 20 lbs too.) threw lots of things out of the pantry and we started over. I do the cooking at our house so it was up to me to figure this out. 7 months later I walked back into the Cardiologist's office and had lost 35 lbs and lowered my cholesterol 112 points to 167. He joked this number was un-American, and that I was going to put him out of business. I joked that I was a little concerned about a capitalist cardiologist. He was very interested in what I did and took the information down... No meds for me, I feel great, just seeing the doc once a year. The next day I headed to Nordstrom to buy my new clothes...vowing never to need the fat ones anymore...Thanks Dr. Esselstyn...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

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    Best I've read on dealing with heart disease through nutrition. A must read.

    This book is a must read and is definitely the best I have read on dealing with heart disease through nutrition. Dr. Esselstyn presents compelling scientific evidence that diet is the problem and that changing to a plant-based nutrition regimen will make all the difference in becoming healthy. Easy to read and understand, and with many delicious recipes. This is another one of the books I feel presents the inconvenient truth about the rich, western diet and its problems. Don't pass on this book if you seriously care about your health.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease:

    A book that should be read by everyone. Eating wrong can cause changes in our bodies and eating the proper foods may remedy these problems. It shows that other nations have better health until they adopt the Standard American Diet. The US ranks 1st in degenerative diseases and 26th in longevity. Bill Clinton is attempting to stop the blockages that have occurred after his bypass, angioplasty and stent procedures. The process that is causing the blockages have been reversed by others who changed their lifestyles. The book shows the results of heart patients who were told there was nothing else that could be done for them. A must-read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    This book can save your life!

    Great gift item.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Excellent resource for diet answers.

    It is a succinct explanation and direction for those concerned about heart disease or at very high risk for a cardiovascular event. It also provides proof that it does what it says it will do!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    great book

    The product is great for getting healthy

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  • Posted June 25, 2011

    Highly Recommended!

    I have followed this diet for only 2 1/2 weeks. I have lost 6 pounds and am waiting to have my cholesterol checked. I do recommend it. This book is a "must read" for everyone who is interested in a healthy way of eating. It isn't easy to follow for me, but I do believe in it.

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  • Posted April 21, 2009

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    Change your health, Change your life

    This book is chock full of research and information from a very credible source, and the whole second half is filled with wonderful recipes to get you started on the road to better health. Awesome book.

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