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Ep. 148: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. - How to Build an Endothelial Fortress and More

Ep. 148: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. - How to Build an Endothelial Fortress and More

Update: 2022-06-162
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In honor of Father’s Day, we're thrilled to welcome Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. back on the podcast to answer YOUR questions.

He answers questions related to cholesterol, exercise, sodium, fat, atrial fibrillation, the best diagnostic tests, and – of course – how to build an ENDOTHELIUM FORTRESS.

The best Father's Day gift is sharing the wisdom and knowledge of this pioneer so let’s get right to it.

Episode Timestamps

4:50 It’s Showtime!

5:55 I’m 100% plant-based, but have high cholesterol. Do I still need statins?

8:30 What is the best diagnostic test to see if my arteries are clogged?

9:52 Question about sodium consumption. The data is so confusing!

12:50 What are the best heart health tests I should take at 50?

14:15 LPa - What is it, and how can I improve it?

16:00 How do I build an endothelial fortress and lower my triglycerides?

18:15 Atrial fibrillation - Can it be reversed via diet?

21:45 Could I potentially have familial hypercholesterolemia?

26:39 Talk about the role of fats in a plant-based diet. Aren't some fats healthy?

31:30 What is your opinion on meds for clotting and atrial fibrillation?

33:30 Could I impact familial hypercholesterolemia with a whole foods plant-based diet?

34:14 Opinions on cardio exercise? Can too much be bad?

37:00 Can my HDL be too high?

44:05 How can I best treat mild atherosclerosis?

Episode Resources

Watch the Episode on YouTube

Order Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Program Website

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Promo Music: Your Love by Atch License: Creative Commons License - Attribution 3.0

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Ep. 148: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. - How to Build an Endothelial Fortress and More

Ep. 148: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. - How to Build an Endothelial Fortress and More

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