"Vegan Cardiologist"



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Dr. Esselstyn on Sanjay Gupta's CNN Special (VIDEO)


Jeff, thanks for the link. I've posted it on my blog so that as many people as possible can see The Last Heart Attack.

I think it's a great piece, but Dr. Agatston tried to suggest that coronary calcium scanning should be the "standard of care." I disagree with this, and I posted about it on my blog,

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Dr. Klaper -- Plant-Only Medicine Man (VIDEO)


I think Dr. Klaper is great, and last night I was talking to someone whose mother went to True North and the experience changed her life.

However, is Dr. Klaper really a "Plant Only" doctor? Does this mean he doesn't prescribe medicines? I don't think that is the case, nor should we be providing anyone with the expectation that prescribing medicine is across-the-board the wrong thing to do.

I am a cardiologist who is plant-based. I am a minimalist when it comes to medications, but there are definitely instances when medications, even with a plant-based diet, can be life-saving. For example, if a patient has a cardiomyopathy (a weak heart) due to a virus. Regardless of his or her diet, ace-inhibitor and beta-blocking medications are life-saving to help improve the pumping function of the heart.

I think it's great to promote diet to treat heart disease, and I agree that a healthy diet is better than a medicine cabinet full of pills. But I think we need to be careful in how we relay this message.

p.s. I think the music is cheezy and distracting from his message.

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