Every player needs a good coach, and the same is true when embarking on such a great lifestyle change. I had some questions a few months back and sent an email to Dr. Esselstyn in hopes he might ask a member of staff to respond on his behalf. To my great surprise, a few days later I answered my telephone, and he was there! He insisted I get Arlene on the line, so we could all chat (I was eager to do so anyway) and went on to explain in detail the answers I sought.
He also told me about a great program he is running pretty much monthly at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, which is essentially a day with him explaining the diet in great detail and answering questions from the participants. Not long afterward, I was on the phone to his excellent assistant, Jacqueline Frey, to book our attendance. About a week before the seminar, he called again to cover any questions I might want to ask prior to the class and continue to reinforce our resolve.
To say we enjoyed the seminar would be vastly under-rating the experience. It was truly outstanding! Dr. Esselstyn is a not only a knowledgeable and caring person – he is a true visionary. It is my belief that history will someday recognize him as the key person who began the change to our healthcare mentality from “sick care” to wellness. His wife Ann, who wrote the recipe section of Dr. Esselstyn’s bestselling book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and is co-author of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook with her daughter, Jane Esselstyn, gave us an informative and entertaining session on recipes, menus and meal preparation. Jane was also on hand to help with the preparation of some of the tasty dishes we enjoyed on the day and lend her expertise.
If you are even remotely interested in beginning a low fat plant-based diet program, you should consider this program. If you already have heart disease, it is a must! You can learn more directly from Dr. Esselstyn’s website.