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“…the idea that whole foods, plant-based diets can protect against and even treat a wide variety of chronic diseases can no longer be denied…now there are hundreds of detailed, comprehensive, well-done research studies that point in the same direction….” T. Colin Campbell, The China Study

The Engine 2 Diet is based on peer-reviewed, medical research science that shows a low-fat, plant-based diet can prevent, and in many cases reverse chronic western diseases — cancer, heart disease, Type II Diabetes and more — with the added bonus of healthy weight loss! All by simply changing the foods we choose to eat.

Don’t take it from us — explore the research yourself.

A Strategy to Arrest and Reverse Coronary Artery Disease: A 5-Year Longitudinal Study of a Single Physician’s Practice

by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D

Background. Animal experiments and epidemiological studies have suggested that coronary disease could be prevented, arrested, or even reversed by maintaining total serum cholesterol levels below 150 mg/dL (3.88 mmol/ L). In 1985, we began to study how effective one physician could be in helping patients achieve this cholesterol level and what the associated effect of achieving and maintaining this cholesterol level has on coronary disease.

 

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Updating a 12-Year Experience With Arrest and Reversal Therapy for Coronary Heart Disease (An Overdue Requiem for Palliative Cardiology)

by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D

“Although coronary artery disease is the leading killer of men and women in the USA, it is rarely encountered in cultures that base their nutrition primarily on grains, legumes, lentils, vegetables, and fruit.3’4 In the Framingham study, people with cholesterol levels between 150 and 200 mg/dl accounted for 35% of those with coronary heart disease, but among those with levels <150 mg/dl, the disease was rarely encountered.”

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Reversing Heart Disease with Diet: Dr. T.Collin Campbell

by T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PHD

“Namely, if you switch from a high-fat diet to a low-fat diet, your initial response may at first be “Yuk!” However, if you exercise a little patience for, perhaps, three to four months, your taste preferences will change. ”

 

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Intensive Lifestyle Changes for Reversal of Coronary Heart Disease

by Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998

Researchers compare the effects of intensive lifestyle changes with usual-care on coronary heart disease. Subjects who maintained lifestyle changes for 5 years, including adoption of a low-fat vegetarian diet, experienced a improvement of vascular stenosis and fewer cardiac events.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998

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Researchers compare the effects of intensive lifestyle changes with usual-care on coronary heart disease.

by Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998

Researchers compare the effects of intensive lifestyle changes with usual-care on coronary heart disease. Subjects who maintained lifestyle changes for 5 years, including adoption of a low-fat vegetarian diet, experienced a improvement of vascular stenosis and fewer cardiac events.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998

 

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Moderation Kills – Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr, MD

by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D

“Even if all Americans kept their total cholesterol below 200 mg/dL, as recommended by the American Heart Association, millions would develop coronary artery disease.”

 

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Breaking Free From Dietary Pleasure Trap

by Doug Lisle, PHD, Allan Goldhammer, DRC

Dr. Doug Lisle and Dr. Allan Goldhammer

“If you are holding a copy of Health Science magazine, and know what it is all about, then you are one of the lucky ones. Of the 300 million people who live in our country, most will spend their whole lives confused about.”

 

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Dairy Consumption and Weight Loss Claims

by T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PHD

More troublesome, however, is the way in which most of this exceptionally compelling evidence has been hidden from public view and, further, the way in which research findings favoring dairy consumption is so often funded by the dairy industry. It has become more difficult these days to know which scientists are conflicted and which are not. When legal proceedings are required to reveal such conflicts, something is tragically wrong with our scientific research enterprise.

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Permanent Weight Control

by T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PHD

The best and least complicated choice for a healthier, longer, happier life is a weight-control program based on a low-fat, vegetarian diet high in complex carbohydrates, complemented by regular exercise.

 

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