Quantcast Vegetarian StarCaldwell Esselstyn

On Wednesday, April 27, Dr. Oz will share the stage with several other doctors–all known for advocating a vegan diet for good health.

Joining Oz for his special vegan episode will be Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, and Neal Barnard, MD. Rip Esselstyn, son of Dr. Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet and firefighter who convinced his station to go vegan to solve many of their health problems, will also be present.

Two years ago, Oz featured a meat-loving cowboy named Rocco who embarked on a 28-day vegan diet. Rocco lost 6 inches from his waist, reduced his blood sugar from dangerously high to almost completely normal and raised his good HDL cholesterol levels.

A preview of Wednesday’s show can be viewed below.


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Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

“If you start to use the v-word, people get nervous. Somehow, there’s a feeling from years ago that vegans are strange. There are so many negative connotations. There’s so much more to talk about apart from a word. It’s about nutrition and improving your health.”

Dr. Caldwell Essestyn, cardiologist and author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, who saw a trend in the cholesterol levels of his patients who adopted a plant-based diet. Esselstyn recently attended a screening of Forks Over Knives, a film which examines the claim that major diseases that prematurely claim so many lives each year are caused by diet, particularly one heavy in animal products.

Esselstyn is a vegan, but told ┬áCNN’s Eatocracy the film’s creators tried to leave it out of the film as much as possible.

Because it’s not about the “V” word. It’s about the “P” word. Go plant power!

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A film that follows the paths of two advocates of a plant based diet, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, is set for release later this year.

The film, Forks Over Knives, examines the idea that most medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease can be prevented by avoiding animal products.

The film also follows patients who have been diagnosed with these types of diseases after putting them on a plant based diet.

Watch the trailer for more.

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