A Message from Dr. Esselstyn
I often ask patients to compare their coronary artery disease to a house fire. Your house is on fire because eating meat and dairy products has given you heart disease. You are spraying gasoline on the fire by continuing to eat the very same foods that caused the disease in the first place. Stopping the gasoline puts out the fire. Eating a plant-based diet will end heart disease. If you eat to save your heart, you can cut health care costs and save yourself from other diseases of nutritional extravagance: strokes, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis, adult-onset diabetes, and cancer.