Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

Don Felton had been experiencing severe chest pain since the age of 27. His doctor advised against operating because his heart was so weak, gave him about a year to live and sent him home. His only prescription?

Instructions from the hospital dietician to eat a stick of “heart-healthy” corn oil margarine every day!

Felton struggled to get the margarine down, so he switched to a bedtime glass of corn oil. Not surprisingly, he grew sicker and sicker. Finally, at 48, he underwent bypass surgery.

Soon, however, he was back in the hospital bearing told his only chance of survival lay in an experimental study being conducted by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. In desperation, Felton agreed — and with Dr. Esselstyn’s help, he reversed his heart disease. How?

By following the four general rules of Dr. Esselstyn’s nutritional philosophy, as he lays them out early in his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease:

  • You may not eat anything with a mother or a face (no meat, poultry, or fish).

  • You cannot eat dairy products.

  • You must not consume oil of any kind — not a drip. (Yes, that includes… olive oil…)

  • Generally, you cannot eat nuts or avocados.

In Prevent and Reverse Heat Disease’s following chapters, Dr. Esselstyn convinced me that his rules aren’t simply beneficial; they’re absolutely essential for the health of my arterial walls!

With its wealth of scientific data punctuated by the moving, real-life stories of patients who turned to Dr. Esselstyn in desperation, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease moved me between tearing up in sympathy and laughing out loud.

By its last page, the doctor and his wife Ann had won my heart. And as for Don Felton?

At the time Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease was written — and over 20 years after he joined Dr. Esselstyn’s experimental study in a last-ditch effort to save his life — Don was still enjoying an active and healthy life!

It turned out he had more than a year to live, after all!

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