EXCELLENT blog post from the Medical Librarian. Excellent blog. Highly recommended.
Since starting Happy Healthy Long Life over four years ago I’ve heard from a number of physicians who have shared their personal success stories following an Esselstyn-style plant-based diet. They represent a wide range of specialties.
The stories all share similar elements. And the physicians are all surprised (some even shocked) & pleased by the non-pharmaceutical results:
- Effortless weight loss
- Significant improvements in cholesterol numbers, blood pressure, CRP, and other health markers or symptoms.
- Everyone’s surprised at how much easier the diet is to follow than they expected.
- Their food tastes & preferences changed.
But, let’s face it. A plant-based, no-added oil diet is far from mainstream, or standard medical practice. Many physicians aren’t ready to “go public” about how well this is working for them, or for their patients who have hopped onboard.
To me it speaks volumes, when a cardiologist, in particular, chooses to adopt a plant-based diet. And, of course, I want to know why. I figured you would, too.
That’s why I decided to share the experiences of two cardiologists & one cardiac surgeon.