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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., M.D. - Author

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ISBN 9781583333006 | 320 pages | 31 Jan 2008 | Avery Trade Paperback | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A powerful call for a paradigm shift in heart disease therapy.

Based on the groundbreaking results of a twenty-year nutritional study by Dr. Esselstyn, a preeminent researcher and clinician, this book illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects. The proof lies in the incredible outcomes for patients who have followed Dr. Esselstyn's program, including a number of patients in his original study who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less than a year to live. Within months of starting the program, Dr. Esselstyn's patients began to improve dramatically, and twenty years later, they remain free of symptoms.

Complete with more than 150 delicious recipes, this book explains the science behind the simple plan that has drastically changed the lives of Dr. Esselstyn's patients forever. It will empower readers to take control of their heart health.

Mushroom Ratatouille
Makes 6-8 servings
This is absolutely delicious on top of brown rice, and best of all it’s so easy!

2 large onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped, or more if you love garlic
16 ounces button mushrooms, large ones halved
7 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and thickly sliced
1 eggplant, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon pepper
½ cup vegetable broth or water
½ cup sherry (optional)
Cilantro or parsley, chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Place all ingredients except cilantro into a roasting pan or other pan with sides. Stir and cook uncovered for 50 minutes. If it cooks a little longer, dish is even better. If it gets a little dry, add a nit more broth or water. Before serving, stir in as much cilantro or parsley as you dare.

Very Easy Blueberry Cobbler
Makes 4-6 servings

½ cup whole-wheat flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup oat, or nonfat soy milk
3 tablespoons maple syrup, sugar, or honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups blueberries

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl.
  3. Combine milk, maple syrup, and vanilla in a measuring cup and stir, then add to flour and mix until smooth. (Batter will be quite runny.)
  4. Pour batter into a nonstick 8-inch square pan. Sprinkle berries on top.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until lightly browned. A few tablespoons of any sorbet are delicious with this.
"Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., proved that changes in diet (and that alone) causes radical changes in the age and disease of your arteries-and that you can make your arteries much younger."
-Michael F. Roizen, M.D. coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual


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