Recommended Resources

Dr. Michael Klaper offers the following links to important information on other web sites. Although Dr. Klaper has reviewed and carefully considered each of these links, he is not responsible for content that is not his own, including content on external web sites.

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- Nutrition and Coronary Heart Disease (CAD)

A long-time mentor, colleague, and friend, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, is a pioneer who has demonstrated the ability of a whole-food, plant-based diet to reverse arteries clogged by atherosclerosis.

The July 2014 issue of the Journal of Family Practice includes the results of a study by Dr. Esselstyn and others that begins, “Though current medical and surgical treatments manage coronary artery disease, they do little to prevent or stop it. Nutritional intervention, as shown in our study and others, has halted and even reversed CAD.”

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Dr. Esselstyn’s follow-up paper, published in Experimental & Clinical Cardiology, presents three, real-life cases that demonstrate the power of plant-based nutrition to arrest and reverse atherosclerotic clogging of arteries. They’re dramatic in their magnitude and breathtaking in their implication for Western medicine. He throws down the gauntlet to cardiology – and, indeed, to all of medicine – to recognize the power of a whole-food, plant-based diet to reverse most of the degenerative diseases we face.

Dr. Esselstyn concludes, “All patients in a non-emergency situation should be offered the option of plant-based nutrition to halt and reverse their disease by practitioners who are knowledgeable with this approach. The present standard cardiology approach cannot cure patients, nor halt disease development, and is financially unsustainable. The tools are available to end the epidemic of vascular disease. Now is the time for legendary work.”

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- Support the Labeling of GMO Food

Supporting sustainable agriculture is critically important. Opinion polls show that 90% of Americans support GE food labeling. One way to support sustainable agriculture is to support the required labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO’s).

Learn about GMO food labeling and what you can do…

Write to your representatives in Congress to encourage support for legislation requiring the labeling of GMO’s. You can find out who your representatives are and how to contact them at:

- Preventive Medicine

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine promotes preventive medicine and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. PCRM leads efforts to reform federal nutrition policies and provides vital information to the public.

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