Elimination of Angina, Comprehensive Cardio-Metabolic Risk Reduction, and 50-Pound Weight Loss in a US Navy Veteran with Myasthenia Gravis
Keywords:Coronary Artery Disease, Atherosclerosis, Healthy Lifestyle, Plant Based Diet, Veterans, Angina, Anestis
The following case report documents the personal story of a 65 year-old male veteran of the US Navy who participated in an interdisciplinary lifestyle intervention called the Heart Disease Reversal Program at his local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. After having two heart attacks within 62 days and feeling demoralized, he adopted a whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet, as defined by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. His story suggests that patients with multimorbidity, including autoimmune diseases that limit physical activity, may find the WFPB diet to be a feasible and effective treatment for severe angina and comprehensive cardio-metabolic risk reduction.