Tag: Heart Disease

After a Heart Attack, I Changed My Diet, Shocked My Cardiologist, and Avoided Bypass Surgery

On June 14, 2014, while on a fishing and camping trip with my son, I had a heart attack. I was 53…

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Type 2 Diabetes, Angina, Exhaustion, and 50 Pounds Gone in 18 Months

I have had a love affair with food my entire life. Growing up, my dinners consisted of meat, potatoes, fried vegetables, white…

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Breaking the Family Cycle of Heart Disease With Diet, Not Drugs

Many of the Fork Over Knives success stories describe stopping dozens of daily medicines after having endured massively invasive surgeries … then…

David de Hilster success story see article

How to Prevent High Blood Pressure With Diet, Not Drugs

In this NutritionFacts.org video, Dr. Michael Greger looks at the current research on the world’s deadliest risk factor and how it relates to the food…

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How to Prevent a Stroke

The belief that a high-fiber diet is inversely associated with some diseases has been around since the 1970s, and is supported by…

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Barely Survived a Massive Heart Attack … I Never Want Another One!

It was a normal Friday afternoon at work on the 28th day of March, 2014. While walking out of a meeting I…

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Patient Googles His Way Out of Bypass Surgery*

One of the most common operations performed in the world today is coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). I would like to…

As a gastric bypass alternative, a patient fully embraces a whole-food, plant-based diet & has the most remarkable turnaround ever seen—without any surgery. see article

Embracing Fat for a Healthy Heart Is a Notion Based on Flawed Science

I have been asked by several people to comment on the recent study from Tulane that was featured prominently in the New York…

Many studies confuse people and may motivate them to eat a diet high in red meat and “bad fats” that may be a harmful rather than an optimal health diet. see article

Dynamic Mother-Daughter Duo Discuss Their New Book “The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook”

Plant-based eating is a way of life for the Esselstyns. After all, the patriarch of the family is Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn,…

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After a Bypass and a Grim Diagnosis, a WFPB Diet Reversed My Husband’s Heart Disease

In the middle of March 2012, my husband Dale and I watched Forks Over Knives, and halfway through he said to me,…

We noticed vegan health benefits in only a month and a half! We dropped weight and felt better, and our blood tests proved we'd done the right thing! see article

The Plant-Based Lifestyle Is the Best Medicine I’ve Ever Prescribed

As a cardiologist, I am delighted to share the many ways Forks Over Knives has been an incredible resource for my patients,…

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Heart Attack at 67 Led to Diet Changes … Now Off Multiple Meds and Feeling Better Each Day!

In 2008, at 67, I had a heart attack and two stents were inserted. Although I appeared in good health, fit, and…

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