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Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.: Response to The New England Journal of Medicine article “Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet” | The Engine 2 Diet

You have probably heard of the new study that just came out claiming that The Mediterranean Diet (olive oil, fish, nuts, etc.) is absolutely phenomenal for heart health. Please read Dr.Esselstyn’s response:

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Ending Coronary Disease

This is so good.  Laura

This Esselstyn Guy Knows His Stuff image

After Chemo or Radiation for Cancer

Many patients who undergo chemotherapy or radiation for cancer, particularly women with breast cancer, end up with damaged hearts as a result.  It’s a good news, bad news story.  Cancer patients are living longer, long enough that they can die from heart disease brought on by the cancer treatment.

Plain Dealer, 8/19/12

After a Heart Attack

After a heart attack, as much as half of the heart is so damaged it stops working.  And the rest of the heart has to work harder.  It’s like having two people on a bicycle built for two with only one of them pedaling, says Dr. Marco Costa, an interventional cardiologist with University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.   The person left pedaling has to pull more weight and becomes weaker and weaker over time.    


Plain Dealer 8/19/12

Heart Facts

Today, 2,541 people in the US will have a heart attack.

About 2,200 will die of cardiovascular disease.

Diane Suchetka/ Plain Dealer 8/19/2012

Dr. Esselstyn’s Rules

Here are the rules of my program in their simplest form:

• You may not eat anything with a mother or a face (no meat, poultry, or fish).

• You cannot eat dairy products.

• You must not consume oil of any kind—not a drop. (Yes, you devotees of the Mediterranean Diet, that includes olive oil, as I’ll explain in Chapter 10.)

• Generally, you cannot eat nuts or avocados.

You can eat a wonderful variety of delicious, nutrient-dense foods:

• All vegetables except avocado. Leafy green vegetables, root vegetables, veggies that are red, green, purple, orange, and yellowand everything in between

• All legumes—beans, peas, and lentils of all varieties.

• All whole grains and products, such as bread and pasta, that are made from them—as long as they do not contain added fats.

• All fruits.

-Chapter 1 Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease-

Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

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