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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we are honoured to talk about how to prevent and reverse heart disease with Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is known for being one of the founding fathers of the plant-based lifestyle and is the author of the book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. He is widely recognized for his role in the documentary film, Forks Over Knives. Twenty-three years ago, while chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn wanted his peers to do more in the way of preventing heart disease as he found the research on plant-based diets to be extremely strong. He and his family adopted a plant-based lifestyle and he is responsible for so many others following suit with tremendous results. He is 82 years old and he is his wife, Ann are full of energy and spirit.

During our talk with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn we cover a lot of the questions and uncertainties out there. So many people seem to hear the research, see others getting results, but just aren’t yet convinced that this is the time to hop on board. We are hoping this conversation today will help you or someone you care about cross that line from uncertainty to taking action. To be able to prevent and reverse heart disease and many other chronic illnesses is a gift that can change the lives of millions of people. Towards the end of the show we talk about an event in The Doctor’s life many people don’t know about! 


In this episode we discuss:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Preventing heart disease
  • Reversing Heart disease
  • Why people who feel healthy should go plant-based
  • All food groups in moderation
  • Oils for brain function
  • Egg whites
  • Different plant-based camps
  • Message to parents who are feeding their children cow’s milk
  • Exercise
  • Chelation therapy


Links to things we mentioned:

Dr. Esselstyn’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D.

Forks Over Knives

Micronutrients That Improve Heart Health

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9 thoughts on “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – PTP149”
  1. Avatar Aaron Kulik

    I really enjoyed listening to this podcast! It was really informative with regards to the effects that a normal diet can have in the heart, as well as all of the benefits of having a plant based diet. Thank you guys!!!

  2. Avatar Noah Zaionz

    This podcast showed me how healthy and life-changing switching to a plant based diet can be. I will take what I have learned in the podcast and apply it to my life to try and create healthier eating habits.

    • Avatar admin

      That’s awesome Noah…let us know if you need help!

  3. Avatar Uri Rafailov

    I enjoyed Adam’s and Shoshana’s questions to Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and his answers as well. I do believe that becoming plant based can change someone’s life and allow an individual to perform better (as it was proven by Adam himself).

    Thank you!

    • Avatar admin

      Thanks so much Uri! We can all do it!

  4. Avatar Hila Shnitzer

    I learned a lot from the conversation with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. It is amazing how a plant based diet could fully prevent any cardiovascular disease. Many people do not know the effects of the very foods they are putting in their bodies. I enjoyed the podcast very much and learned very interesting and important facts about nutrition and heart disease! Thank you Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn!

    • Avatar admin

      Thanks Hila, Dr. Esselstyn is an incredible guy!

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