30 Mar '12, 4pm

Medical Establishment Resistance: The Tomato Effect

Medical Establishment Resistance: The Tomato Effect

In today’s NutritionFacts.org video pick, I feature Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s landmark Preventive Cardiology editorial, “Resolving the Coronary Artery Disease Epidemic Through Plant-Based Nutrition.” Dr. Esselstyn, whose book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease inspired President Clinton’s dietary shift, details the “several mutually reinforcing institutional and commercial interests [that] oppose this lifestyle intervention,” from the billions raked in by the drug companies and stent manufacturers, to agribusiness influence resulting in USDA dietary recommendations “laden with foods that predispose millions of Americans to perish from cardiovascular disease.” (See my 2-minute video Dietary Guidelines: Science vs. Corporate Interests ) Financial interests and influence help explain institutional biases in government and among, say, cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional c...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/medical-establishment-re...

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