Book Review: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Caldwell B. Esselstyn MD
Feb 14, 2019 by Sherra Aguirre
What does the research on food as the cure for diseases like diabetes, stroke and heart attack have in common with climate change research? The science for both was ignored or suppressed for decades because of the potential to disrupt big business. Diet as the cure for the most common and costly diseases is more effective than drugs, and is a threat to the pharmaceutical industry. Here's "food for thought" as we celebrate the heart in February and especially today!
I woke up this morning and took out the trash and recycling. Both bins in the garage were overflowing with a few bags surrounding them on the garage floor. No matter how we try to cut back, the holidays still come with loads of boxes, wrapping paper, food containers and more stuff. As great as it is to share food, fun and gift giving with family and friends, is all of the material excess really necessary? It’s the people who surround us, the good will, and the memories that really matter, right?
As I reached my mid to late 40’s, my blood pressure crept up year by year until I had to go on medication to control it, even after limiting meat, eliminating fried foods and moving to a mostly vegetarian diet. I read everything I could about various supplements, herbs, teas, etc., which helped but I still could not get my blood pressure to consistently healthy levels without medication. Then I had the good luck to get referred to a cardiologist who also happened to be a vegan...
Are you ready to love the food that loves you back?
Sep 18, 2018 by Sherra Aguirre
Are you ready to live a healthier life, avoid or reverse heart disease and diabetes, protect yourself and your family from most common cancers? How about aging wonderfully and joyfully? By increasing our connection with the Earth as a living system that provides everything we need for good health, I want to share how to connect with that natural abundance to feed our bodies and our spirits. The result is a celebration of simple, delicious, nutrient rich foods that we can love and that love us back with an infinite variety of recipes, tastes, textures and flavors.