October 2011

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

by Dr. Esselstyn

Heart disease is one of the most common ailments in our country, and its effects can be devastating.  While many people can keep major heart problems at bay by following traditional medicine, for others medicine and contemporary diet advice is just not enough.  Being dependent on medications can be a big concern for sufferers of heart disease, but what can be done?

As it turns out, a change in diet can not only reduce the severity of heart disease for some people, it can actually completely reverse it.  Researcher Dr. Esselstyn proves just that in a twenty-year study of patients with heart disease.  Some of these patients were terminally ill from heart disease, given less than a year to live.

The China Study

The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health

Something is wrong with our Western diet.  We all know it.  Our kids are fatter, we’re fatter - even our pets are fatter - and we are all plagued with diabetes, cancers and heart disease.  Scientists and nutritionists have tried to tell us why, pointing the finger at this single ingredient or this particular nutrient, but still we keep getting sicker and bigger.

The China Study is a jaw-dropping revelation into why what we’re doing isn’t working.  Around the world, we are the perfect example of how not to eat, and The China Study goes a long way toward revealing why that is.  In a comprehensive set of studies across 2,500 counties in China and Taiwan, researchers looked at 350 variables of nutrition and health in 6,500 adults.

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

I first read this book in the spring of 2009, and it has really changed my outlook on my health and food in general.  Sally Fallon, co-founder of the Weston Price Foundation, expounds on the research of Weston Price into the health and eating habits of non-industrialized societies all around the world.

The Seven Pillars of Health by Donald and Mary Colbert

Moving away from the Western diet and back to the diet of common sense

The Seven Pillars of Health addresses the root cause of many of our modern disease: poor diet, unhealthy lifestyles, lack of exercise, inadequate sleep and stress.  This seven-week program is designed to restore our bodies to the way they were designed to operate.

Not only about diet plans and the body’s requirements, Seven Pillars is a motivational journey to look past the immediate concerns of our world and into a long-term, healthy lifestyle that promotes all of the body’s necessary components, the seven pillars of health:

  • Water
  • Sleep and rest
  • Living food
  • Exercise
  • Detoxification
  • Supplements
  • Coping with stress

With a daily devotional feel, The Seven Pillars of Health includes verses from Scripture, although religion is not the main focus of the book.

Dr. Colbert talks about the food choices we make today, including all of the refined sugars and flours so prevalent in the Western diet.  He advocates limited or doing away with these empty calories and focusing instead on organic foods, proper supplements and following the seven pillars to a total lifestyle change.

With a nearly perfect review score on Amazon, this book has been very well-received in the health conscious community, and continues to be a favorite among its readers, staying high on Amazon’s list despite the fact that its publish date was five years ago.
Seven Pillars aims to restore us to what we were before the industrial food world began taking over our food choices and urging us toward a highly processed, refined way of eating.