A hard-nosed scientist shows us his secrets for successfully cleaning the rusting arteries of so many patients. -- Mehmet Oz, M.D, coauthor of You: The Owner's Manual and You: On a Diet
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., is certainly the father (and the mother) of the now proven hypothesis that you can reverse severe arterial disease... even if you only want to try this plan five days a week, this book is a must purchase. -- Michael Roizen, M.D., coauthor of YOU: The Owner's Manual and You: On a Diet
One of the most outstanding projects in health research of the past century. It's relevant, it's caring, it's innovative, it's extremely well executed and it's very, very useful. -- T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., author of The China Study
Pioneering research demonstrating that the progression of even severe coronary heart disease can often be reversed by making changes in diet and lifestyle. -- Dean Ornish, M.D., founder, president, and director of Preventive Medicine Research Institute and author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
About the Author
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, JR., M.D., was a researcher and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic for more than thirty-five years. In 1991, he served as the president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Heart Disease. In 2005, he became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have followed a plant-based diet for more than twenty years. They work together to counsel patients in Cleveland and at the farm in upstate New York where Dr. Esselstyn grew up.