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Clinton Credits Rip’s Father for Decision to Eat Almost 100% Plant-Based

As mentioned in our last post, we are thrilled at Bill Clinton’s decision to eat plant-based for his health. We were doubly excited today to hear him share that he was inspired to make this change in his diet based on the research of Rip’s father, Cleveland Clinic surgeon, Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., along with the studies of Dean Ornish, MD and T. Colin Campbell, PhD, the author of The China Study.

In his CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer, he talks about the stents put in a clogged heart artery earlier this year and his desire to not go through it again. This last heart surgery follows his quadruple by-pass surgery in 2004.

Clinton said, “I did all this research and saw that 82% of the people since 1986 that have gone plant-based — no dairy or meat of any kind — 82% have begun to heal themselves.”

Since embracing a nearly 100% plant-based lifestyle, he has lost 24 pounds and is back to his high school weight.

Catch the video here.

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3 Responses to “Clinton Credits Rip’s Father for Decision to Eat Almost 100% Plant-Based”

  1. April says:

    Wow, this is a really big deal for the president of the United States to go plant strong and provide the references he did. I hope his influence will be able to get at least one person to change their diet.

  2. Joanie says:

    President Clinton will save more lives with the example he is setting than any health care legislation he might have enacted.

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