The ENDOTHELIUM Association
All heart attacks and most strokes are caused by a sick endothelium


William C. Aird  Endothelial Biomedicine, Cambridge University Press  2007

The author is Chief, Division of Molecular and Vascular Medicine, Beth Isreal Deaconesse Medical Center,
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

T. Colin Campbell, The China Study

The author, an emeritus professor at Cornell, tells us of his evolution from being a boy raised on a dairy
farm who wanted to spread the word on American agriculture and dairy farming to the world to a leading
opponent of American agriculture, dairy farming and meat production.  This was the result of peer
reviewed science.  He, along with a student from China, started an ongoing study of the effects of dietary
change now going on in China that is now the China, Cornell, Oxford Project of the Effects of Dietary
Change on a Population.

Cooke JP, Zimmer J: , The Cardiovascular Cure:  Your self-defense against Heart Attack and Stroke.  
Random House 2002

The author is a professor and a researcher at Stanford Medical School.  The book , published in 2002 is
an excellent comprehensive and very understandable view of the endothelium, its function, dysfunction  
and cure, with recipes to aid the process of individual change.

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease  Penguin Group
The author was the a surgeon at the famed Cleveland Clinic. He tells how in 1985 he had some 24
patients who could no longer benefit from surgery and were quite literally on death door.  His treatment of
going on a vegan diet worked.  Today I think all but one of the original 24 are still living and still functional
people. The book gives a clear idea of the endothelium and heart attacks.  It answers the  questions most
people ask and has many excellent recipes by Ann Esselstyn.

John A. McDougall & Mary A. McDougall:  The McDougall Plan  1983 (paperbook)

Louis J. Ignarro, NO More Heart Disease   Healthwell Ventures  2005

The author is a professor at UCLA.  He tells about his exciting discovery of nitric oxide (NO) for which he
received the Nobel prize in 1998. In the book he provides a very detailed discussion, in non technical
terms, of what nitric oxide does for us.  It does a lot. He also discusses the endothelium and a program for
reversing heart disease.

David A. Kesssler, The end of overeating   Rodale  2009

Dr. Kessler, former head of the  Federal Drug Administration (FDA) points out that the food industry
manufacturers carefully manipulate salt, sugar and fat in their products so that the products become
addictive products.  In fact, they are as addictive as cocaine.

Daniel E. Lieberman,  The Evolution of the Human Head, Harvard 2010

Professor Lieberman is the head of the new Department of Evolutionary Biology at Harvard
His book draws together both his work and that of others in discussion of the evolutionary changes such
as  why our noses are shaped as they are or the relationship between our feet and the skull

Dean Ornish,  Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease  Random House 1990
Dean Ornish, The Source  Ballantine Books 2007
Dr. Dean Ornish’s book on Reversing Heart Disease published in 1990 was the first to clinically document
the reversal of heart disease.   In medical circles, it was generally considered to be impossible.  With a
strict diet, exercise and meditation he demonstrated that  heart disease could be reversed and he had the
angiograms to prove it.

Stephen T. Sinatra and James C, Roberts,  Reverse Heart Disease Now  Wiley  2006

The authors are cardiologist that got tired of having patients fail after using their best surgical efforts.   
They went back to school and studied nutrition and the effect of  adding of supplements to the diet. Today,
they report their patients are dong very well with this new therapeutic focus.

Julian M. Whitaker, Reversing Heart Disease . Warner Books 1985

The author was another pioneer cardiologist that turned away from surgery to diet and supplements.  He
too found that he was way out of the mainstream of medical thinking. His book cover his wholes program of
diet, supplements and exercise.

Rethink by Dr. Donald B. Louria    LouWalt  2010

The author introduces the ides of  “system thinking” or an analysis of all the societal factors that are
related to a specific mass action.  He takes the example of taking fish oil and asks the question of “What
if…” and the traces down all the various implications and the moral dilemmas that are created..  Similarly
the implication of our meat loving tongue are disastrously clear when the implications of meat eating is
considered in its entirety.  It is not just personal health.  The economic health of the nation is on the table
because of health care costs.  In addition there is energy used, global warming, soil loss, pollution of air
and water and then the dead area, the size of Massachusetts in the Gulf of Mexico. Finally our humanity is
on the table for we allow the animals that feed us to live in the most inhumane manner imaginable.  From
most of us there is not a word of protest. The term "factory farms" is used but "concentration farms" is a
better description.


Dr. Neal D..Barnard  The Cancer Project

The author is a nutrition researcher, author, and health advocate. As an adjunct associate professor of
medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Barnard conducts studies on the
role of nutrition in diabetes, obesity, and lipid management, among other health issues. His most recent
clinical trial, funded by the National Institutes of Health, established the value of a novel dietary program
for type 2 diabetes and set a new standard for dietary approaches to this increasingly common condition.  
He is also a founder of The Physicians Committee  for Responsible Medicine, The Cancer Project and the
Washington Center for Clinical Research.

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