Meet Jane Esselstyn, RN

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She is a woman on a mission.  And it includes teaching women about heart disease. Jane Esselstyn’s out to let everyone know that heart disease is the number one killer of women.  According to www.goredforwomen.org, “Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.”

Just today, I was getting ready to go swimming at my local gym when I noticed a lady arriving to the pool with a towel, a water bottle, and a little, amber-colored medicine bottle.  I said to her, “What’s in the pill bottle?”  She told me it was her nitroglycerin, and she used it if she had chest pain.  I am basically very curious, but something told me to “leave this alone,” because health, much like food, is a very personal subject.

I wanted to know all about her medical status, and I wanted to stand on a floating soapbox to tell her about the health benefits of following a plant-based diet.  And, I wanted to have Jane Esselstyn right at my side to reinforce everything I would have said to this very nice lady.  Because, what I have learned, simply, is that “food is medicine.”

Jane, a mother of three, and the busiest person I’ve ever known, can’t be everywhere!  That’s why she’s created the inaugural “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease for Women” in Cleveland, this coming March 12.  The format of the event is to empower women and put them in charge of their health and well-being.  Women are generally the appointment makers of healthcare appointments, and why not give them more information for their “life kit?”

Grab some of your friends, and head to Cleveland.  It might be as close to an Esselstyn family reunion as it will get, as Jane has assembled an amazing roster of speakers, that also includes Robert Ostfeld, MD, cardiologist from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.

Check out her Eventbrite page to see everyone who’ll be there.  And, yes, Rip will be there to finish off the day with an exciting discussion.

To learn more and to -pre-register, head to this website:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prevent-and-reverse-heart-disease-for-women-tickets-19499038148

Jane says to bring your dancing shoes and get ready to dance, have fun, and to strip kale.  She’s also excited to report that the food will be provided by The Cleveland Vegan (http://clevelandvegan.com/), who will serve a heart-healthy, plant-based lunch.  Look for some great door prizes, and pure, heart-healthy fun, too!

Now, if I could only get the lady from the pool to come to Cleveland with me.

See you in March!

 

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