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#1 Old 02-25-2015, 11:51 AM
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Question Looking for health minded cardiologist near Temecula, CA

Hi Everyone,

I am attempting to follow the engine 2 diet for health reasons. I've just been doing it for a week and so far so good.

I also have some health issues and I am seeing a cardiologist who is pretty ambivalent about nutrition. Does anyone know of a good cardiologist near Temecula, CA that believes in food as medicine. Or could someone direct me to a directory or forum where nutrition minded cardiologist are listed?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks, Coney
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#2 Old 02-26-2015, 12:19 AM
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What are the principles for this diet? Is it vegan (no milk, cheese, eggs)?

My usual answer: I have never heard a convincing reason to eat meat.
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Hi Coney and welcome to Veggieboards! Good for you for taking charge of your health! Below are some links which list vegetarian/vegan doctors around the United States and more specifically California. I am aware that Dr. Michael Klapper practices in California but I don't know how easy it would be to contact him as he is quite famous and very busy. I included info below.



http://doctorklaper.com/contact/ (Dr. Michael Klapper practices in Northern California and also has an online option to contact him with questions)

http://www.pcrm.org/about/about/about-pcrm (this site is more of a physician research and ethics site but may provide lots of information on clinical research etc and you can contact people on this site for information. I have done this myself).

Hope this helps and good luck!

I believe the Engine 2 diet is very much vegan. The author is Rip Esselstyn, a vegan and son of the famed cardiologist from the Cleveland Clinic Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is is a staunch supporter of plant based diets and is also vegan.

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#4 Old 05-26-2015, 08:37 AM
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I believe the Engine 2 diet is very much vegan. The author is Rip Esselstyn, a vegan and son of the famed cardiologist from the Cleveland Clinic Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn is is a staunch supporter of plant based diets and is also vegan.
Yep!! However, the Esselstyn's steer clear of the hot-button label "Vegan"...preferring "plant-strong" or "plant-based"

Many vegans will cut out the animal products, but still indulge in the other processed junk; donuts, candy bars, soda pop, saturated fats, etc.

Of course that's their prerogative. And cutting out animal products is a HUGE step in avoiding the diseases that are killing Americans at an alarming rate.

But more than one of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's patients made tremendous strides in reversing heart disease and diabetes and then got sick again. Because they fell completely off the plant-based wagon? No, because they started messing around again with added processed junky "no-no's."

That's why Dr. Esselstyn says, "Moderation kills"


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#5 Old 05-26-2015, 09:37 AM
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Hi coneyo,

Definitely ditch your current cardiologist. If he/she is ambivalent about nutrition, then he/she is not really serious about making the patient well.

Another possibility is to find a local Registered Dietitian. They can work with you and your (new) cardiologist to continue your low-fat plant-based diet. You can find a local Registered Dietitian at this website: http://www.eatright.org . Just click on the red "Find An Expert" button in the upper right hand part of the webpage. You can select a Dietitian that specializes in vegetarian nutrition and heart health.


Specific recommendations for a healthy diet include: eating more fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains; cutting down on salt, sugar and fats. It is also advisable to choose unsaturated fats, instead of saturated fats and towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids."
- United Nations' World Health Organization

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