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- Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure
- Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D.
- 22 June 2020
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FREE READ ↠ Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. ☆ 0 FREE READ CHARACTERS é PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. Argues that a plant based oil free diet can not only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease but also reverse its effects Further it can eliminate the need for expensive and invasive surgical interventions such as bypass and stents no matter how far the disease has progressed Dr Esselstyn began his research with a group of patients who joined his study after traditional. My cardiologist sent me for a CT coronary angiogram which put me in the top few percent most likely to have a heart attackI found this book on the net and have followed the diet exactly for 10 months In the first 6 7 months I lost another 44 pound and have held that weight rock steady for the last three months My total cholesterol has gone from 79 down to 42 and the LDL from nearly 6 to 26 Not uite enough with established artery disease but done without any statins and to the amazement of my cardiologist who said it would not happen or at least said I wouldn t be able to follow the dietThe author is a retired general surgeon who on a theory asked his cardio colleagues to permit him to try his dietary lifestyle change on willing cardio patients all of whom had had heart attacks or bypasses etc After six months I think seven knew they couldn t cut the diet and returned to standard cardio care One of the remaining died of an arrythmia that was unrelated to the diet The remaining 16 were all alive without a single further cardiac event 12 years later and beyond Of the 7 that had gone back to standard care all had had some kind of cardiac event including deathIt is not sufficiently explanatory to call this simply a vegan diet I could eat lots of olive oil refined flour white bread white rice white pasta cakes peanuts avocado fake meats refined breakfast cereals sugar etc etc and call myself a vegan however I would not be on Dr Esselstyn s whole food plant based dietThis book was only the kickstart for me I have constantly looked at what I am eating and refined it to be and in line with the books proposals and to cover as many of the bases as possible eg don t spike blood sugar don t eat too many wholegrains which will change the omege 6 to 3 ratioThere are a few doctors who also propose similar diets for heart disease but the only other one I give any real integrity to is Dean Ornish The latter advocates some Omega 3 from fish oil and other lifestyle changes Both diets have the facility for a milder version for those without heart disease Dean Ornish offer levels of the diet and Esselstyns son offers a lenient versionEdit 7 April 2019 A year after following this very low fat diet to the letter I slowly became side tracked I read a lot about high fat low carb ketogenic diets and how these diets were a solution to the inflammation that high carb plant based diets allegedly caused A little research seemed to indicate that most diabetics die in heart attacks and the two issues of heart disease and diabetes often goprogress hand in hand I bought a Contour Next blood glucose meter and have tested my blood glucose levels at 45 60 and 90 minutes after most meals for the last three and a bit years with the aim of getting these postprandial after eating blood glucose levels down Eventually I couldn t do it without cutting carbs and adding significant fat albeit mostly in the form of avocado and nuts still no added oils I also ate only twice a day The first meal carbs and the last meal mostly avocado and nuts Although I had lower postprandial blood glucose my morning fasting levels slowly rose to approaching prediabetic levelsI will cut a long story short I was confounded for a couple of years listening to the arguments for high fat ketogenic diets and low fat plant based ones very difficult when usually the promoters are selling books or supplements or trying to become famous So much crap and egos to sift through and most are as bad as each other on both sides and hard to trust any of them What settled it for me was a recent 50 minute video I saw on youtube Just go to youtube and search Denise Minger In defence of low fat Denise Minger is or was the poster girl of high fat ketogenic diets and a couple of years ago appraised a ton of low fat diets and then seemed to rip to pieces the low fat argument for diet however in this latest video she now admits a flaw in her previous assessment Her previous appraisal was of low fat studies in the last 50 years In the last 50 years a low fat diet has been anything with up to 30% of the daily calories coming from fat and these according to Denise Minger do not work for disease however she since went further back and looked at the research dating from the 1930 s where low fat diets were closer to 10% daily calories from fat and these diets appear or show to have arrested or reversed heart disease diabetes and MS So in a nutshell modern day definition of a low fat is simply not low enoughFor myself I am back on the very low fat diet 15% or less calories from fat or oils I do not know for certain but it might be important than being strictly plant based My morning fasting blood glucose uickly returned to what it was before my excursion into eating fat People pushing ketogenic diets dismiss this as unimportant physiological insulin resistance but there is no evidence that it is unimportant or even really what the long term effects of keto will be and they have some of the most dubious people proposing itSignificant fat in my blood does not seem to be good or the way to go The blood vessels in our capillary beds are so thin that red blood cells can only pass through in single file and white blood cells often have to suish themselves to get through After eating significant fat the circulation often comes to a standstill in the capillary beds until the fat is reduced After eating carbohydrates the peak of blood glucose in the blood is usually about 45 minutes after which insulin usually has it under control and gets it right back down to base levels within two hours The fat in the blood from a high fat meal however might not peak in the blood for five or six hours and might take another five or six to return to previous levels And significant fat in the blood seems to interfere with the bodies normal ability to clear those blood glucose levels too keeping them high for several hours with the body responding by pumping out insulin to try and get them down It doesn t appear to be a good mix There are a couple of short youtube videos titled Blood flow after a fatty meal 1 and Blood flow after a fatty meal 2 They are well worth a lookThe difference between doing just a little bit of daily exercise and doing absolutely nothing also seems enormously important on several levels If you are not exercise orientated then just to do five minutes of something that ends up raising your heart rate significantly enough to just get you out of breath a bit It is the difference between keeping that heart muscle toned or it degenerating Exercise kickstarts all sorts of physiological processes that I read and failed to fully understand but knew enough to see they were important And a little bit of exercise raises mood and leads to the desire to be a bit active Swimming yoga brisk walk three minutes on a treadmill just raise the heartbeat momentarily just enough to get a bit out of breath I leave the vein popping I m gonna vomit exercise to the youngstersThe other factor that seems likely beneficial to people like myself with CAD is not to be eating all day especially late at night and definitely not fat late at night I try to eat all my calories within a six hour window or less that ends no later that 6pm every day It looks like our bodies like to repair themselves while we are safe and asleep The subject is autophagy if anyone wants to look into it further and I would recommend a book by a Dr Valter Longo called The Longevity Diet He can also be found in interviews on youtubeThere is a bit of a fashion at the moment to eat one meal a day A pretty big meal if you goal is not to lose weight The advantage is to not be spiking blood glucose and insulin all day long I have also practised this one meal a day after I became adapted to eating in six hours or less I did notice that not eating for 22 hours and then eating a high carb plant based meal sent my blood glucose through the roof Perhaps my insulin producing pancreas was asleep after 23 hours of no activity and was caught on the hop The solution to this is to eat a small amount of carbs like half a banana or to eat significant protein 30 minutes before the main carb meal Protein disproportionaly stimulates insulin Training myself to eat my one meal earlier and earlier in the day has also produced better results with blood glucose coming down earlier and uicker Either way eating after 6pm has to be a rarity because it appears humans do not clear glucose from the blood into the tissues as uickly later there are biological circadian rthymn reason for this
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FREE READ ↠ Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. ☆ 0 FREE READ CHARACTERS é PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. Medical procedures to treat their advanced heart disease had failed Within months of following a plant based oil free diet their angina symptoms eased their cholesterol levels dropped significantly and they experienced a marked improvement in blood flow to the heart Twenty years later the majority of Dr Esselstyns patients continue to follow his program and remain heart attack proo. I bought this book following my husband having to have an angioplasty and insertion of a stent to a blocked coronary artery It seemed to garner favourable reviews and appeared to be informative plus there was the additional recipes However when I received the book the full horror of the author s Life Changing Diet became obvious The regime reuires you to follow a strict and restrictive diet The rules areYou cannot eat anything that has a face or a mother his words no meat poultry eggs or fishYou cannot eat dairy products no milk not even skimmed no cheese butter yoghurt ice creamYou cannot eat ANY oils not a dropYou cannot eat nuts in any shape or formYou cannot eat AvocadosYou cannot eat any refined grains you must only eat the unrefined versions of pasta rice breads etcEverything that is acceptable is entirely Plant based you can eat fruit but limit to only 3 pieces a day all milks must be plant based as well soy oat rice but presumably no nut milks such as almond You can eat as many vegetables as your digestive system will tolerate Legumes whole grains and certain beverages are allowed Alcohol is fine in moderationSo why do I consider this regime unhealthy and dangerous If you have had a heart problem and are under a Cardiac Dietician or have access to a formal Cardiac Rehabilitation programme through your GP then you should be given sensible dietary advice and support through the programme If you are trying to muddle through on your own in order to prevent or reverse heart disease then this book is a dangerous path to tread Cutting out all sources of meat proteins might be fine if you are skilled and knowledgeable about diet but you would probably still be relying on certain other sources of protein vitamins and minerals by eating eggs for example or milks yoghurt and various oils rich in Omegas perhaps including fish such as mackerel The use of soy products is known to exacerbate Thyroid disorders and should be avoided as should certain goiterogenic vegetables from the cruciferous family such as broccoli kale etcIn the recipes there is a heavy dependence on carbohydrate based vegetables potatoes and yams sweet potatoes plus the use of a lot of grains rice and beans again heavy on the carbs A carb heavy diet is not recommended if you are diabetic as carbs convert to sugars Despite assurances that this diet will provide all you need the author still advocates the use of dietary supplementation to fill in the gaps so there must be a danger of deficiency it may even leave you prone to exacerbating existing health problems making them worseI believe that the road to a healthy heart does not lie in restricting yourself in the way this book advocates I think it would take a saint to follow this diet for any significant length of time to be of benefit especially if you are also running a busy home and family where there are other different dietary reuirements I believe it is dangerous to the uneducated in nutrition left to get on with this book unsupervised and runs the risk of causing deficiencies in essential nutrients vitamins and minerals such causing anaemia low B vitamins D A and E due to not consuming good oils I defy anyone to stick to it without caving in and heading for the biscuit barrel If you want to follow a decent diet go to The British Heart Foundation Eatwell Guide or Heart UK for advice on healthy sensible eating for your cardiovascular healthDo not buy into this Americanised hype and rubbish It may well treat the heart but it does not treat the whole body and leaves it deficient and open to making things worse It s like putting a new gear box in your car and not replacing the tyres or the brakesCHARACTERS é PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D.
FREE READ ↠ Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. ☆ 0 FREE READ CHARACTERS é PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease challenges conventional cardiology by posing a compelling revolutionary idea that we can in fact abolish the heart disease epidemic in this country by changing our diets Drawing on the groundbreaking results of his twenty year nutritional study Dr Caldwell B Esselstyn Jr a former surgeon researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic convincingly. Interesting and challenging book When the author says diet he means it as approximately everything you ever enjoyed in your plate is banned forever But this is better that ending on the surgery table or the morgue Can everybody be cured even at an advanced stage I would not know but this study runs over decades and seems both serious and tough