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Friday, August 19, 2011

"The Last Heart Attack" on CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta SUNDAY. Sexy Plant Based Stud Caldwell Esselstyn Tells All.

This is old footage, but also on CNN & the boys talking about Plants.  Tune in THIS SUNDAY, August 21, The Last Heart Attack 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Yes, I typically roll my eyes when they have health "news" on the tely.  For one, usually it isn't "news" at all.  It's information that's been out there for years, but just now, it becomes "socially acceptable" to write about, or they can't ignore facts anymore, because technology gets information out there too quickly.  Well,  Vegan Hearthrob Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn (from Forks Over Knives) will be on "The Last Heart Attack", a CNN "Presents" with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.  Good ol' Bill Clinton will be on, talking about his nearly vegan diet, and how it is helping to save his life.  I was so hoping that when he kept having heart trouble, that someone "high up" in the vegan world, would take him aside & tell him what's up.  That no stent was going to help him long-term.  That you couldn't "buy" your way out of heart disease.  And that's the truth.  It doesn't really matter the amount of material wealth you have on this planet, there are certain things you can't buy.  Apparently it started with Hillary (I always knew she was just a tad smarter than him) as it sounds like she enlisted the help of Dean Ornish (who is not as strict as Esselstyn on diet) while they were still in the White House.  But Bill didn't "go all the way" then-ha ha.  He didn't adopt an entirely plant based, low-fat diet.  Now, he has.  All of this stuff hitting "News" stations like CNN, which make me gag, except when I get pleasure from watching all the girls flirt endlessly with Anderson Cooper, because he's "safe"-since when do Chick Journalists just flirt shamelessly, Katie Couric style, on "regular news"??  Argh.  Makes me vomit & laugh hysterically at the same time.

Anyway, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is HOT HOT HOT.  They are going to talk about his claims that Heart Disease is preventable & often reversible with diet.  And that often there are NO warning signs that your heart is in trouble, until ya die.  AND, about cholesterol numbers.  There are a bunch of people out there eating raw, local butter out there, that they got from the cow chained up on their backyard patio in Berkeley, claiming cholesterol is bogus while drinking Krill Oil out of a Keg (Gag Me Ms. Fallon & Mr. Price). my opinion it is the cholesterol test that we do currently that is bogus.  Get a VAP test done & that will tell you some shit!  Particle Size baby.  Do you have small dense particles?  Or nice, floaty, big ones?  What are ALL your LDL numbers??  I have a feeling that Dr. Hearthrob Esselstyn will blow the lid off the statin industry & IF it really saves anyone from anything.   So yeah, your number could be "normal" (according to "Industry Standards")  and you still have trouble, but is that according to a VAP test or just the normal tests they run, day in and day out, that don't give a whole lot of information.  Anyhoot, I am just thrilled that they are even talking about this.  And why is Esselstyn a hearthrob??  Well, I believe he is saving lives and it is his work (along with Colin Campbell), that is really gaining some "clout" these days.  And this shit is important.  We are in a time that people are losing their jobs left & right AND their health insurance.  So all those diabetes, heart, blood pressure drugs either the government is going to pay for OR people will have to stop taking, at some point.  OR we will all have to get a bit more educated on what we can do in our own lives so our entire lives are left in the hands of a drug company.  Or a government that subsidizes dead chicken.  ICK.  

CNN article about Bill Clinton & his plant based diet.  As far as a cheating politician who thinks with his weiner (like almost ALL of them), I am grateful that he is taking on this cause.  Of course it's the women in his family lit the fire, but he went with it.  And the guy is still trying to improve the world, he isn't on his ranch shootin' off guns for fun & barbecuing cows.  A Woo-Hoo for change!!  So small talent crush for him today.  Geez Louise, at least he was in office before tweeting.  We just had to speculate, we didn't actually have graphics!

Clip From UpComing "The Last Heart Attack" Show on CNN
August 21, Sunday.  8:00 pm ET.

Article on "The Last Heart Attack Show" with Sanjay Gupta.  Check the link out to read about this upcoming special AND about Sanjay himself.  He has heart disease in his own family & his quest is to be heart attack proof.  They will talk about the tests and lifestyle changes you can make to keep ALL your organs happy.  I lost my grandfather to a heart attack.  He died in his early 40's and I never got to "meet" him.  He did smoke, and he did have previous heart attacks.  But most people who smoke an "average" amount don't die at 40.  His triglycerides were high.  It's not that I want to live forever, because I REALLY don't!!! I just want all the people around me, that I hold dear in my heart, to stay alive & healthy as long as possible and not to die of truly preventible diseases.

And oh, Dr. Sanjay.  Get Anupy Singla on your show next.  A match made in heaven (a food match!) as she cooks up the tastiest vegan Indian food EVER AND it is pretty "heart attack proof" as well.  Yep, Vegan Indian food full of Whole Grains, Beans, Healing Spices, Veggies.  Hmmm.....Do I see a Cooking Segment on Sanjay's "Morning Show"??  You guys all know I am already in LOVE with "The Indian Slow Cooker" book, but she is coming out with an ALL Vegan Indian book in 2012 AND rumor has it there are Dosas included.  Along with a bunch of other stuff you won't be able to live without, provided you are spicy people.  And deep down we are all "Spicy People".  We just don't all show it in public :)

The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes

In this book you can make awesome heart healthy food like:
Split Urad Dal & Mustard/Spinach Greens.
Post Coming!

Ginger Garlic Eggplant

Tart Whole Pigeon Peas 

Aloo Gobi

Vegan Chana Dal

Sounds True, Inc.

1 comment:

  1. I was in the midst of typing a comment about how urgent and passionate your post felt, as well as telling you that I love your gorgeous dishes, when the screen blinked on me and sent me away from this comment page. My computer needs a time out.