Posted on March 15, 2016 in Success Stories

Without Surgery, This New Father Got Off the Transplant List and Reversed His Heart Disease

David Foster was a new father and only 57 years old when his doctor told him he needed a heart transplant. He had 100 percent blockages in his heart. Without going under the knife, he was able to reverse his heart disease by participating in the Ornish Reversal Program at his local hospital. During this nine week intensive program, doctors help at-risk patients transition to a plant-based diet and a healthier lifestyle. No pills or surgery are required.

Dr. Ornish‘s Reversal Program includes:

  • Nutrition education and instruction in shopping for and preparing low-fat, plant-based meals
  • Monitored exercise and stress management tools
  • Group support

This is the first integrative lifestyle program scientifically proven to reverse heart disease. The best part? Ninety percent of patients continue the lifestyle after one year.

Watch David Forster’s remarkable story below.

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About the Author

Julia Helms is an editorial intern at Forks Over Knives. She is a student at New York University earning her degree in Global Public Health and Communications. After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, she transferred from the Fashion Institute of Technology to NYU to pursue a career in public health, concentrating on plant-based nutrition as a proactive form of disease prevention.

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