No. And we may not need one for heart disease very much longer…
If you missed the CNN Special “The Last Heart Attack” this past Sunday, you will have several opportunities to see it — described later in this post. Among other things, that “special” got me to thinking about all of the huge organizations that have been created for the diseases driven by our toxic Western diet: the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and the American Diabetes Association to name just a few. We’re talking about huge organizations with thousands of employees and billions of dollars.
Ever wondered what would happen to all of those organizations if each of their specialty “diseases” simply disappeared. Dr. Esselstyn says that heart disease (our number 1 killer) is a “toothless paper tiger that need never exist.” And he knows how to get rid of it quickly if it does exist — without the use of stents, statins and bypass surgery. By simply returning to the natural diet for our species, we can eliminate an estimated 80% of all diseases and their trillions of dollars of cost.
Thanks to Dr. Gupta and CNN this past Sunday, now millions more people know how to make themselves “heart attack proof.” And with no heart disease, there would be no more reason to have an American Heart Association than it would be to have an American Hangnail Association. Sounds ludicrous, but it’s true. Clearly, there is no need for a “hangnail association,” nor would there be much need for any specialty organizations focusing on diseases that no longer existed.
Then there’s the medical insurance business. When we all start eating the right foods and 80% of our cost of health care disappears, what will happen to the insurance business? Once again, there would be no need for insurance to cover screening for heart disease and colon cancer for example — if they didn’t exist. As with any insurance, when risk approaches zero, there is no need for insurance. And if there were, it would be very cheap — reducing the giant medical insurance business to a mere fraction of its former size. The same goes for big pharma and all of the other pieces of that vast system — there is just not much money to be made by people getting healthy.
Don’t think it will ever happen? Well, think again. Just this past Sunday, Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN let the cat out of the bag with his powerful “Last Heart Attack” special, starring a former president of the United States. Now, he’s doing follow-up interviews, which will lead to more interviews, more specials, more networks picking up the story, and more people challenging the vast inter-connected “system” that brought us the toxic Western diet and is dedicated to maintaining the status quo.
It would appear that Dr. Sanjay Gupta is now a man on a mission to promote a plant-based diet as an effective cure and prevention of heart disease. In this 4-minute CNN promo video, Dr. Gupta re-affirms research showing that people who followed Dr. Esselstyn’s diet became heart attack proof, while people who dropped out of his program and went back to the standard American diet — died of or got sicker with heart disease. A plant-based diet works, says Dr. Gupta. Good food heals, bad food kills. It’s really that simple.
Now, there is another CNN video with Dr. Gupta talking specifically about Bill Clinton’s success with a plant-based diet to reverse his heart disease. He also responds to the question that we all hear about a hundred times a week, “Where do you get your protein?” Dr. Gupta calls that argument a “fallacy.” Want to see the full “special,” see end of next paragraph.
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Now that we have a mainstream news organization sharing this amazing story without reservations, our grassroots revolution has just picked up a huge ally. CNN also will be airing “The Last Heart Attack” special again this Saturday, Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. Or you can watch it on video now, near the bottom of my review of that show.
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