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CGH Health Foundation hosts a free program by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., Friday, May 6

Foundation news | Monday, April 25, 2022

Contact: Nicole Bollman

Sterling, IL (April 25, 2022) – The CGH Health Foundation is offering a free health-related program, “The Arrest and Reversal of Cardiovascular Diseases with Nutrition: Fact or Fiction?” presented by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. a former internationally renowned surgeon, researcher, and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic. The program will be online on Friday, May 6 from 12 – 1 pm CT via Zoom.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women. But, as Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. explains it can be prevented, reversed, and even abolished. Dr. Esselstyn argues that conventional cardiology has failed patients by developing treatments that focus only on the symptoms of heart disease, not the cause. Based on the groundbreaking results of his 20-year nutritional study, the longest study of its kind ever conducted, he explains, using irrefutable scientific evidence, how we can end the heart disease epidemic in the country by changing what we eat.

Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have followed a plant-based diet since 1984. Dr. Esselstyn presently directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition Based Cure.

Please join us for this presentation. Visit for the Zoom link. For questions call Sherry DeWalt at 815-625-0400, ext. 5716, or visit the program’s Facebook event page at


The CGH Health Foundation is committed to pursuing healthier lives for the people of the Sauk Valley. Since 1987, generous donors and volunteers have impacted the lives of 618,000 children and adults by way of patient services, local health-related programs, scholarships and equipment. To find out more visit or contact Executive Director Joan Hermes at 815-625-0400, ext. 5672