Go Plant-Strong!
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

“…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.

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Abolishing Heart Disease

by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr, MD

“The truth be told, coronary artery disease, the most common form of heart disease which is responsible for heart attacks need never exist and if it does exist, it need never progress. ”

 

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Is the Present Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease the Radical Mastectomy of the Twenty-First Century?

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

“There is widespread agreement that the Western diet of processed oils, white flour, dairy, and meat progressively causes endothelial dysfunction and injury, diminution of nitric oxide, increased vascular adhesion molecules, endothelial permeability, low-density lipoprotein oxidation, foam cell formation, generation of reactive oxygen species, plaque cap thinning, and plaque rupture, which lead to clinical events.”

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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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Nutritional Foundations a Lesson in Basic Nutrition

by John McDougall, MD

Nutrients are substances which are essential for the maintenance, repair, growth, and reproduction of all our body tissues. Our foods contain the following basic nutrients: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water.

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