"Anything someone does to move away from the Standard American Diet will make a huge difference in terms of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease," said Williams, referring to the nation's high consumption of sugar, saturated fat and processed foods.
"Given the health implications of diet, putting the issue [of considering alternative diets like veganism] in front of people who live with an epidemic of heart disease is not a bad thing," he added.
"The day that there is similar data on the dangers of processed soy as there is on processed meat, I will drop it like a hot potato, or perhaps just eat the potato," Williams wrote in defense of his essay.
The truth be told, coronary artery disease, the most common form of heart disease which is responsible for heart attacks need never exist and if it does exist, it need never progress. - Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. Source
The goal was to remove every last morsel of animal food, dairy, processed flour, and oils that were causing the disease and to eat a diet of vegetables, fruit, legumes and whole grains,
In all compliant patients results were prompt and enduring. Angina heart pain diminished or disappeared as cholesterol levels promptly lowered and both physicians found that x-rays of the hearts’ arteries confirmed the disease could be reversed.