My husband, daughter and I just finished watching the special by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN tonight titled “The Last Heart Attack”. I would encourage you to watch this however you can. Dr. Gupta interviewed former president Bill Clinton on his health problems from the past and what he has done to take care of himself. Also interviewed is Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn from the Cleveland Clinic, who I have been following for 5 or 6 months now and have great respect for him. Dr. Dean Ornish has been the doctor to the former president and he is also his friend. Also, Dr. Arthur Agatston who is known for his South Beach Diet is a cardiologist. This program has shown heart disease from 2 sides. One man had to go in for quadruple bypass surgery after he having open heart surgery. This man felt terrible for a long time after surgery. The other person is a lady who had a heart attack a year ago and refused to have surgery!! She chose the route of eating a plant based diet, that is eating NO meat, No dairy, No eggs, and No oil…sounds drastic, but is it really considering what the other choice is? A year later she is feeling great and tests show her arteries are already healing themselves…coincidence? I don’t think so!! And what about the cost involved? Heart surgery costs over $100,000. Changing your diet….a few extra dollars on your food budget!! Not only is eating a plant based diet much easier on the wallet compared to the latter, but in the long run, you won’t be seeing the doctor as often, therefore, less money spent out of pocket for health care!!
There is proof that eating a plant based diet, can prevent you from having a heart attack…it can even reverse the damage that has already been done!
Why do people think changing your diet lifestyle by going to a plant based diet is drastic? For those who think eating a plant based diet and cutting out animal products is drastic, my question for you is…Is having your chest cut open, having your heart stopped to “fix” blockages NOT drastic? Personally I would much rather eat a healthier diet and have a much better quality of life than worrying about whether or not I will have a heart attack and/or die.
We ALL have expiration dates, but why play Russian roulette with your life?