40 min

"Reversing Heart Disease" with Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD The Whole Health Cure

    • Education

In honor of #HeartHealth month we are highlighting leading experts in heart health and heart disease prevention. This episode originally aired on July 2nd, 2021 .

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is a physician, best-selling author and former Olympic rowing champion. Dr. Esselstyn has been a surgeon, researcher, and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic for more than 35 years and is the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association in 2009. Dr. Esselstyn summarized his pioneering research in his best-selling book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and has written for more than 150 scientific publications. He currently directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. He is also is a lecturer for the CNS and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate.

In this conversation we talk about not only preventing and arresting, but also reversing heart disease. Dr. Esselstyn walks us thought the science, evidence and his experience in cardiac disease reversal. He helps us understand the meaning calcium score, the role of nitric oxide, and the function of endothelial cells. In that context, Dr. Esselstyn talks about the role of the diet, and shares the evidence available comparing various diets in their effectiveness to promote heart health and reverse heart disease. Finally, Dr. Esselstyn share specific strategies you can apply today to improve your heart and vascular health. Tune in to learn more!

This podcast is brought to you by Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. To learn more about our work, please visit

https://bit.ly/EmoryLM

In honor of #HeartHealth month we are highlighting leading experts in heart health and heart disease prevention. This episode originally aired on July 2nd, 2021 .

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is a physician, best-selling author and former Olympic rowing champion. Dr. Esselstyn has been a surgeon, researcher, and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic for more than 35 years and is the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association in 2009. Dr. Esselstyn summarized his pioneering research in his best-selling book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and has written for more than 150 scientific publications. He currently directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. He is also is a lecturer for the CNS and eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate.

In this conversation we talk about not only preventing and arresting, but also reversing heart disease. Dr. Esselstyn walks us thought the science, evidence and his experience in cardiac disease reversal. He helps us understand the meaning calcium score, the role of nitric oxide, and the function of endothelial cells. In that context, Dr. Esselstyn talks about the role of the diet, and shares the evidence available comparing various diets in their effectiveness to promote heart health and reverse heart disease. Finally, Dr. Esselstyn share specific strategies you can apply today to improve your heart and vascular health. Tune in to learn more!

This podcast is brought to you by Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness. To learn more about our work, please visit

https://bit.ly/EmoryLM

40 min

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