Sharon Kleyne on Coronary Artery Disease and a Plant Based Diet

Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, interviewed on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water

Coronary artery disease can be prevented or even reversed by following a strict plant based diet. That was the conclusion of Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD, whose findings on coronary artery disease and diet are reported in his best selling book Prevent and Reverse Hearth Disease (Avery Trade, 2008). Esselstyn was interviewed on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show of April 9, 2012.

In 1984 Esselstyn began a study of 24 patients with advanced coronary artery disease. Who were placed on a strict plant based diet and monitored for 20 years. Not one person experienced a cardiac event (the group had previously experienced 47 cardiac events).

According to Dr. Esselstyn, for optimum heart health, the following foods should be avoided: (1) Red meat. (2) Chicken and poultry. (3) Fish. (4) Dairy products. (5) Eggs and egg whites. (6) Oil, including olive and canola oil. (7) Refined flour and white rice. (8) Fruit juice. (9) Nuts. (10) Avocados. (11) Coconuts. (12) Soy products that are highly processed and heavy in oil and salt (Light tofu is fine, soy cheese is not).

Things that are good to eat include virtually all fruits and vegetables, legumes (peas and beans), whole grains and tubers (potatoes).

The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water is broadcast live on Mondays, 10 a.m., PST/PDT. The syndicated talk show is heard on Voice America/World Talk Radio, Green Talk Network and Apple iTunes. For more information about Sharon Kleyne, Bio Logic Aqua Research and Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® go to For written summaries or an on-demand podcast of this interview, go to

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