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Trying Bill Clinton’s Heart-Healthy Diet for 10 Days

Kyle Stack, a blogger at Huffington Post, tried my diet for 10 days – actually it was “Bill Clinton’s” diet which is Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s diet. You can read his honest and balanced post here. It is  President Clinton’s remarkable story that inspired me to start down a similar path.


The only thing I see in Kyle’s description that is not in the diet are the tortillas which have sunflower oil. Everything else follows Dr. Esselstyn’s recommended program, I think (I’m still getting educated). Read Kyle’s post to see what he did about food at a Major League Baseball game.

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Taking Back My Life

This blog was inspired by reading the book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and by learning about President Bill Clinton’s diet successes.

I was motivated by the book, but also by two films: “Food, Inc.” and “Forks Over Knives.

I stopped eating meat after watching the documentary “Food, Inc.”

In December 2012, I joined the Plant Strong movement after watching the documentary “Forks Over Knives.”

I am writing this blog, in part, so I don’t annoy my friends by always talking about “my diet.” It’s also an excellent way to catalog and share information that seems especially relevant to people switching to a whole food plant-based diet.

Today (March 5, 2013) is Day 10 of my journey towards “healthy pipes” (healthy arteries).

Important Disclaimer: I am not an M.D., nutritionist, registered dietician, scientist, or expert of any kind. I make no expert claims about anything I write here.  Be sure to check with your health provider before embarking on any diet or nutritional change. This blog is intended to share information based in my Internet browsing, but I can make no claims about the quality, accuracy, or usefulness of the information other than how I apply it to my own situation.