Heart Disease Reversal

Heart Disease Reversal Resources

Heart Disease Reversal by A Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

  • A Way to Prevent CAD? Abstract  Full Paper
  • A Strategy to Arrest and Reverse Coronary Artery Disease: A 5 -Year Longitudinal Study of a Single Physician’s Practice Abstract  Full Paper
  • Updating a 12 -Year Experience With Arrest and Reversal Therapy for Coronary Heart Disease  Abstract  Full Paper

More heart disease prevention & reversal papers by Caldwell Esselstyn MD

Heart Disease Reversal by A Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet & Lifestyle

  • Can Lifestyle Changes Reverse Coronary Heart Disease? The Lifestyle Heart Trial Abstract
  • Intensive Lifestyle Changes for Reversal of Coronary Heart Disease Abstract  Full Paper
  • Angina Pectoris and Atherosclerotic Risk Factors in the Multisite Cardiac Lifestyle Intervention Program Abstract Full Paper

More heart disease reversal papers by Dean Ornish, MD – click on Heart Disease

Books to Read

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD)
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook (Ann Crile Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn)
The Spectrum (Dean Ornish, MD)
Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease (Dean Ornish, MD)
The End of Heart Disease (Joel Fuhrman, MD)
Stop Inflammation Now! A Step-By-Step Plan to Prevent, Treat, and Reverse Inflammation – the Leading Cause of Heart Disease and Related Conditions (Richard Fleming, MD)

Podcasts with Cardiologists and Surgeons on
Reasons to Consume a
Whole-Food Plant-Based
Diet to Reverse Your Heart and Blood Vessel Disease

Patient Case Studies of Heart Attacks, Stroke, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Diabetes Reversal with Whole Food Plant-Based Approach

Coaching Programs For Reversing Heart Disease

Mastering Diabetes On-Line Coaching Program (same diet principles will work for heart disease reversal)

Kirk Hamilton’s On-Line Coaching Program for Heart Disease Reversal

How to Start A Plant-Based Diet That Can Reverse Heart Disease

Whole Food Plant-Based Meals Delivered to Your Door

Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes

Whole Food Plant-Based Cooking Courses Online

App to Find Plant-Based Restaurants Around the World

Whole-Food Plant Based Immersion Programs

Mastering Diabetes 4 Day Retreat, Cyrus Khambatta, PhD (same diet principles apply to heart disease reversal)
Dr. McDougall 3 & 10 Day Intensive Programs
2Forks Events

NEWSTART Lifestyle Programs

Websites to Visit

Videos To Watch On Heart, Chronic Disease and
Health Aspects of Eating A More Plant-Based Diet

Quick Start for Heart Disease Reversal

  • Eat out at and have a plant-based meal once or twice this week if desired HappyCow – Mobile Apps net
  • Get FREE plant based recipes Here and Here
  • Order plant based meals shipped to you! It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4 !
  • Click on each starter kit below and see which one resonates with you and follow it to get started today!:   Plant Pure Nation Jump Start Kits The Plant-Based Diet – A Healthier Way to Eat (Kaiser Permenante)
    Vegetarian Starter Kit      Plant-Base Nutrition Quick Start Guide
  • Get a cook book with recipes you like Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook or Forks Over Knives Cookbook and Plan
  • Take an online plant-based cooking course: Culinary-Rx.com or Forks Over Knives Online Cooking Course
  • Shop for and eat whole plant food only – vegetables (starchy and non-starchy), fruit, whole “intact” grains, beans/legumes, raw nuts (1 palm full or less daily) and seeds (1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed or chia seeds) (no dairy, eggs, poultry, meat, fish) OR add only 1 palm full or less of animal food per day to your whole food plant-based diet for 1 month as you make your transition to a heart disease reversal diet of only whole, unprocessed, no oil added, plant food.
  • Avoid adding oils or consuming processed foods with added oils to them (you may use 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil daily for 1 month as you move towards a total heart disease reversal diet then go on no added oils).
  • Avoid processed foods in general, especially processed grains or carbohydrates (baked goods, crackers, chips, muffins, breads, etc.). Eat whole grains in their cooked whole “intact” state and eat them “in a bowl” (meaning it is a cooked whole grained with no added oils or sugars). Just the whole grain with any herbs and spices desired.
  • Eat 1/2 – 1 cup of cooked beans daily (can get pre-cooked organic beans in a can)
  • Nuts/seeds – 1 palm full per day raw or less.
  • Good fats IN FOODS can be consumed daily – avocados (1/2 avocado), raw nuts and seeds (< palm full daily), olives, greens, 1-2 tablespoons of flax seed or chia seeds daily is encouraged. (If you have severe or unstable coronary artery disease you should hold the avocados and raw nuts until there is documented improvement or stabilization of your condition).
  • Have a large green salad daily and/or 75%/25% packed greens/fruit smoothie with ¼ cup flax seed or chia, and/or steamed or lightly cooked/boiled vegetables (5-6 cups per day at least).
  • 3 or more whole fruits per day – at least 1 serving, or, half cup at least is berries daily.
  • You are encouraged to use as many different herbs and spices as you desire. If you have high blood pressure don’t add salt.
  • Or, do “Kirk’s 21 Day Healthy Living Program” – 1 month (or less) to transition to a whole food plant-based dietSTART HERE)
  • For personal coaching sessions with Kirk Hamilton PA-C on applying a Heart Disease reversal program Click Here