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Becoming Heart Attack Proof: Ending the Coronary Artery Disease Epidemic
Bastyr University Auditorium
Kenmore, WA
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Thursday Jan 09, 2014 6:00 AM - Thursday Jan 09, 2014 9:00 AM | $10.00 - $25.00



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Becoming Heart Attack Proof: Ending the Coronary Artery Disease Epidemic
"Heart Disease Need Never Exist!!" Dr. Esselstyn will review the epidemiology of coronary artery disease, establishing this is a food borne illness.  He will examine the method and result of a lifestyle nutrition change that may halt and reverse coronary artery disease. You will learn to:

Appreciate why certain cultures are completely without coronary heart disease.

Understand what foods injure arteries and how that occurs.

Learn how to become heart attack proof.

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. 6 oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George's Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic's Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. In 1991, Dr. Esselstyn served as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, That same year he organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease, which was held in Tucson, Arizona. In 1997, he chaired a follow-up conference, the Summit on Cholesterol and Coronary Disease, which brought together more than 500 physicians and health-care workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

In April, 2005, Dr. Esselstyn became 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. In September 2010, he received the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame Award. His scientific publications number over 150, "The Best Doctors in America" 1994-1995 published by Woodward and White cites Dr. Esselstyn's surgical expertise in the categories of endocrine and breast disease. In 1995 he published his bench mark long-term nutritional research arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years and reviewed beyond twenty years in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type. It is most compelling, as no compliant patients have sustained disease progression.

Today, beyond 20 years, compliant patients continue to thrive. Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have followed a plant-based diet for more than 26 years. Dr. Esselstyn presently directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. The Esselstyn's have four children and eight grandchildren.

The Thrive Fresh Film and Speaker Series is sponsored by Whole Foods and Align Wellness.

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Bastyr University Auditorium (View)
14500 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
United States


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Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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