How fast does a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet work?
Results of the Esselstyn Plan.
Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet in Action
The images below demonstrate the dramatic improvement in coronary artery blood flow that can be achieved with lifestyle changes alone.
The Esselstyn Diet consists of whole plants: whole grains, legumes, vegetables, greens, roots, and fruit. The diet minimizes all processed foods including sugar, white flour, white rice, and other refined or “fractionated” foods. The diet eliminates all animal products as well as all oils, nuts, seeds, avocado, and coconut. The Esselstyn Diet is basically a Whole-Food Plant-Based diet that also avoids high fat plant foods such as nuts, avocados, and coconut.
Below: The images below are from the cardiac PET scans on 4 different patients. The left hand images demonstrate significant ischemia at baseline. The right hand images demonstrate normal or near-normal myocardial perfusion after adopting the Esselstyn diet. Note how rapidly the improvement is demonstrated. Also note the profound drop in cholesterol.