Reversing Heart Disease

September 24th, 2010

Bill Clinton explained in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that his recent weight loss was an unintended side effect of the mostly plant-based diet he’s adopted in a bid to reverse his heart disease.

Former President Clinton revealed that the grafted vein from his heart bypass surgery had started clogging up with cholesterol. Concerned, he read several books, including Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, M.D., Dr. Dean Ornish’s Programme for Reversing Heart Disease, and The China Study by researchers T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II.

Mr. Clinton was convinced that the scientific research is converging on the notion that a plant-based diet can not only prevent, but actually reverse coronary heart disease.

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Global & Personal Energies

September 17th, 2010

“If you just painted all the black tarpaper roofs on apartment houses in New York City white — if you just did that one thing — it would save a huge amount of electricity, cut greenhouse gasses and put hundreds and hundreds of people to work.” — President Bill Clinton

Green rooftops would be good too, and maybe produce some foods! — Dr. Cathie

About his nearly-vegan diet:

“Since 1986 several hundred people who have tried essentially a plant-based diet — not ingesting any cholesterol from any source — have seen their bodies start to heal themselves; break up the arterial blockage, break up the calcium deposits around the heart. 82% of the people who’ve done this have had that result, so I wanna see if I can be one of them.” — ibid.