Is Oil Healthy?

Editorial Is Oil Healthy? Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD In 1898, William osler gave a presentation about angina pectoris. His statement on the rarity of this disorder in 1898 is poignant considering the frequency with which cardiovascular illness is encountered today [1]. scholars debate what has caused a disease that was once considered a rarity…

Reverse & Prevent Heart Disease

The Scientific Foundation of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Reverse & Prevent Heart Disease We examined the ability of patients enrolled in the Lifestyle Heart Trial to sustain intensive lifestyle changes for a total of five years and the effects of these lifestyle changes on coronary heart disease. We measured adherence to lifestyle changes, changes in coronary…

Plant-Based Diets Recognized by Diabetes Associations

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  July 29th, 2019  Volume 47 Plant-based diets as the single most important, yet underutilized, opportunity to reverse the pending obesity and diabetes-induced epidemic of disease and death. Dr. Kim Williams, immediate past president of the American College of Cardiology, started out an editorial on plant-based diets with the classic Schopenhauer quote that “All…

Heart Attacks & Cholesterol: Dying Under Normal Circumstances

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  December 19th, 2011  Volume 6 Most people hospitalized with heart attacks have cholesterol levels considered “desirable” under the current recommendations. Having a “normal” cholesterol in a society where it’s normal to die of heart disease is not necessarily a good thing. The current official recommendation is to have a total cholesterol under 200.…

Heart Attacks & Cholesterol: Agribusiness Sees It Differently

Michael Greger M.D. FACLM  December 20th, 2011  Volume 6 The average “bad” cholesterol (LDL) level in people having heart attacks is in the “near-optimal” range, suggesting that the current guidelines are too lax.Subscribe to VideosDiscussREPUBLISH The level of LDL cholesterol in our blood—our “bad” cholesterol—may be the single most important indicator of heart disease risk, and is,…