ICP 26: Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn-
Halt and Reverse Heart Disease with diet
In my book, one of the top 5 most influential doctors in this lifestyle medicine movement of all time, Dr. Esselstyn has a way of connecting with people that makes the information he spreads more palatable, even if that information isn’t exactly what people want to hear. No oil, no meat, no dairy…Some would call what he is recommending as ‘extreme’…but when you’ve shown in multiple peer reviewed studies that his dietary and lifestyle interventions halt and reverse the ravages of the #1 killer of men and women in this country, the argument of ‘extreme’ no longer applies. Especially when the status quo of treating that #1 killer is opening up someone’s chest and stitching a vein from the patients leg onto their heart. That treatment is expensive, dangerous AND ironically, doesn’t treat the underlying cause of the problem and is just a really expensive ‘band-aid’. I’ll take plants over procedures. Check out Dr. Esselstyn's book HERE.
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