The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Eat for Life) (Paperback)
The New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity, The End of Diabetes, and The End of Dieting presents a scientifically proven, practical program to prevent and reverse heart disease, the leading cause of death in America—coinciding with the author’s new medical study revealing headline-making findings.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, one of the country’s leading experts on preventative medicine, offers his science-backed nutritional plan that addresses the leading cause of death in America: heart disease. An expert in the science of food, Dr. Fuhrman speaks directly to readers who want to take control of their health and avoid taking medication or undergoing complicated, expensive surgery, the two standard treatments prescribed today.
Following the model of his previous programs that have successfully tackled conditions from diabetes to dieting, Dr. Fuhrman’s plan begins with the food we eat. He focuses on a high nutrient per calorie ratio, with a range of options for different needs and conditions. He shows us what to remove and what to add to our diets for optimum heart health, provides menu plans and recipes for heart-healthy meals and snacks, and includes helpful questions for doctors and patients.
By understanding heart disease and its triggers, Dr. Fuhrman gives us the knowledge to counter-attack this widespread epidemic and lead longer, healthier lives.
About the Author
JOEL FUHRMAN, M.D. is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, a board-certified family physician, President of the Nutritional Research Foundation, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Dr. Fuhrman has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including his own successful PBS specials, which have raised millions for public broadcasting stations.
Dr. Fuhrman is the author of six New York Times best-sellers: Eat to Live (Little Brown, 2003); Super Immunity (HarperOne, 2012); The End of Diabetes (HarperOne, 2013); The Eat to Live Cookbook (HarperOne, 2013); The End of Dieting (HarperOne, 2014) and The End of Heart Disease (HarperOne, 2016).
In addition to his New York Times best-sellers, Dr. Fuhrman has written several other popular books, which include: Fast Food Genocide (HarperOne, 2017); Eat to Live Quick & Easy Cookbook (HarperOne, 2017); Eat for Health (Gift of Health Press), Disease Proof Your Child (St. Martin’s Griffin), Fasting and Eating for Health (St. Martin’s Griffin) and the Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Handbook and ANDI Food Scoring Guide (Gift of Health Press).
“In the End of Heart Disease, Dr. Fuhrman lays out the science of ending and reversing heart disease using the most powerful drug on the planet; food.” — Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Pritzker Foundation Chair in Functional Medicine, author of the New York Times bestseller, Eat Fat Get Thin
“The End of Heart Disease means exactly what it says. This empowering plan will protect and strengthen your heart and transform your overall health. Dr. Fuhrman draws on a wealth of experience to present everything you need to know and answers your questions along the way.” — Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Washington, DC
“Dr. Fuhrman’s extensive review of the research and rich clinical career lay the foundation for true informed consent and empower people to choose the best treatment pathway to prevent, suspend and reverse the root causes of their heart disease. If you have heart disease this book is a must read!” — Scott Stoll, M.D., Author, Speaker, Olympian, Co-founder Plantrician Project
“The comprehensive information supplied by this book will empower patients and physicians to make healthier lifestyle choices, The End of Heart Disease may just save your life.” — Robert Ostfeld, M.D., MSc., FACC, Director, Preventive Cardiology, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
“The gift Dr. Fuhrman has shared with all of us, with the publication of this great work, is [the]descriptions of the seminal clinical work that have helped him... understand which nutritional approaches actually work to decrease the risk of heart disease.” — Gregory S. Weinstein, M.D. Professor and Vice Chair, Director, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Co-Director, The Center for Head and Neck Cancer, The Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Pennsylvania
“The End of Heart Disease lays out the science and steps to prevent and reverse the epidemic of heart disease. This must read book will be required for every one of my patients and family.” — Joel Kahn MD, Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity, Professor of Medicine, Author of The Whole Heart Solution
“Dr. Fuhrman’s new book The End of Heart Disease explains the downsides of conventional medical approaches in treating heart disease, and evaluates the most effective diets designed to promote heart health.” — Naila Khalaf, MD, PhD, MPH, M. Arch, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center
“In his latest book, Dr. Fuhrman demonstrates an evidence-based approach, demonstrating the multiple cardiovascular benefits of this whole food, high nutrient, plant-rich diet. If one day, this becomes the mainstream way of eating, society will become way healthier, happier, safer and more productive!” — Aram Shahparaki, MD, FRCPC, Internal Medicine
“Fuhrman shares the extensive knowledge he has gained via thorough research and more than 25 years of helping patients reverse their disease processes. It’s brilliant!” — Amanda McKinney, MD, CPE, Fellow ACOG, Director of Lifestyle Medicine, Beatrice Community Hospital
“On page one, Dr. Fuhrman makes the bold claim that this nutritional program can make it almost impossible for you to have a heart attack. He then backs that claim with science. The facts are there, the choice is yours. A must read for anyone interested in their heart health.” — Larry Antonucci, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Operating Officer, Lee Memorial Health System
“Spare yourself the platitudes of many other nutrition books and read the real thing!” — Basim Ayoub, MD, Hospitalist CMC-Union NC, Stroke Department Program Co-Director
“Dr. Fuhrman’s book discusses a powerful, scientifically documented approach for both preventing and reversing heart disease and diabetes. This book is a must read for both doctors and the public since Dr. Fuhrman gives hope, 25 years of clinical proof and scientific validity. This inspiring book can save lives!” — Roopa Chari, M.D., Medical Director, Chari Center of Health, Encinitas, CA
“Are you truly committed to the most efffective dietary change to lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and reduce your risk from heart disease? Dr. Fuhrman’s carefully researched book can serve as a guidepost to a natural nutrient (nutritional) life style to help achieve your goal.” — Austin "Ken" Kutscher, M.D. FACC, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson University of Medicine
“The information in Dr. Fuhrman’s series of books develops a nutritional foundational and a practical way to deal with the number one killer in the USA.” — Sal Lacagnina, D.O., Fort Myers, Florida
“Once again, Joel Fuhrman, MD, has hit the mark with his most recent book. His “nutritarian” diet is supported by clinical evidence and illustrated with clear charts, graphs, and recipes. Many people could reduce their risk of both systemic and eye diseases by adhering to this diet.” — Joshua L. Dunaief, MD, PhD, Adele Niessen Professor of Ophthalmology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
“Even for those reluctant to be a convert to the “nutritarian” standard of living, reflection on his accomplishments to date may induce beneficial changes in how a reader lives.” — Eli A. Friedman, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P. Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine, SUNY, Downstate Medical Center
“It’s not if, it’s when...when your heart disease will reverse is quite simply whenever you start this diet!” — Alona Pulde, M.D., Matthew Lederman, M.D., Transition To Health Medical & Wellness Center
“Another brilliant book by Dr. Fuhrman calling patients and doctors alike to “End Heart Disease” by following a Nutritarian Diet. This is a great read for all those wishing to promote health in themselves and their patients. Thank you Dr. Fuhrman.” — Jaimela Dulaney, M.D., FACC
“A shot that needs to be heard around the world to empower people everywhere to better understand Dr. Fuhrman’s NDPR diet (Nutrient-Dense, Plant-Rich diet) largely consisting of “foods-as-grown” as a safe and proven reversal strategy for heart disease and other lifestyle-related chronic diseases.” — Hans Diehl, DrHsc, MPH, FACN, Best-selling author, Founder of the CHIP program & the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Clin. Prof. Prev. Medicine, Loma Linda School of Medicine, CA
“As an orthopedic surgeon, I look for evidence - based treatments, results that can stand up to the scrutiny of research. [Dr. Fuhrman’s] program is solid science and should be a mainstay of preventative care for the young and old.” — George Tischenko, M.D., Muir Orthopaedic Specialists
“Dr. Fuhrman has written a Magnum Opus about nutrition and the heart! Reading this book and following the dietary recommendations with delicious recipes he prescribes may save your life!” — Jill R. Baron, MD, Integrative and Functional Medicine Physician
“Dr. Fuhrman’s 25 years of clinical experience, extensive research and knowledge of nutrition has resulted in this book that outlines an eating plan that will make patients not just survive, but thrive.” — Ashwani Garg, M.D., Family Physician and Lifestyle Medicine Specialist
“A MUST read for everyone wanting to be truly informed of their options to not only treat but to REVERSE heart disease and it’s risk factors. This book is a game changer!” — Arvinpal Singh, M.D., Medical Director, Emory Bariatric Center - Atlanta, GA, Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine
When it comes to protecting your heart and melting away plaque in your arteries, you will not find better guidance than Dr. Fuhrman’s, The End of Heart Disease.” — Michael Klaper, M.D., Physician, True North Health Center, Santa Rosa, CA
“Easy to read. Clearly explains why and how to implement this health-saving strategy. Being open to this simpler lifestyle has allowed my patients and me to decrease medication dependence.” — Romeo A. Caballes, Jr., MD, Internal Medicine
“Dr. Fuhrman is able to shine a light on the true role of food in our lives, which is to sustain us, keep us healthy, and not to promote disease. Simply said, food is medicine, and in this book, Dr. Fuhrman provides us with a perfect prescription.” — Suzanne Steinbaum, D.O., Director, Women's Heart Health, Heart and Vascular Institute, Lenox Hill Hospital
“Once again, Dr. Fuhrman as taken a huge amount of scientific information and made it accessible to the layperson to understand, and done it in such a way that they can apply this knowledge (including recipes) and make monumental improvements in their overall health.” — David Bullock, MSW, D.O., BCIM, President, Life Enhancement Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist
“Finally, a scientific compilation of studies proving that food is medicine as well as an excellent alternative. In fact, just to be sure this eating plan was do-able, I tried it myself and my LDL cholesterol went from 120 to 65 in 6 months.” — Connie Hahn, D.O., Family Physician, Bozeman, MT
“Dr. Fuhrman clearly lays out how a healthy enough diet can not only be cheaper and safer than pills and procedures for heart disease and high blood pressure but, critically, more effective.” — Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, Founder of NutritionFacts.org
“My only criticism is having had to wait this long for it to be written! Nothing will help you prevent or reverse cardiovascular disease more powerfully than the ideas and recommendations in this book. Thank you Dr. Fuhrman. You just made my job a whole lot easier!” — Daniel Chong, ND, Portland, Oregon
“Lifestyle medicine is the most important and fastest-growing trend in health care today. In this important book, Dr. Joel Fuhrman describes why.” — Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder & President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF author, Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease and The Spectrum
“In The End of Heart Disease Dr. Fuhrman points us toward a solid, scientific path for dealing with heart disease by treating its cause with nutritional excellence.” — Marc Braman, MD, MPH, FACLM, FACPM, President, The Lifestyle Medicine Foundation, Former President, The American College of Lifestyle Medicine
“If you are a patient with heart disease, you owe it to yourself and loved ones to follow Dr. Fuhrman’s advice. If you are a physician treating patients with heart disease, you owe it to your patients to share Dr. Fuhrman’s information with them.” — Dennis J. O'Connell, D.O. Ophthalmologist and Retina Specialist