Heart disease scares me. I am terrified of having a heart attack or stroke and beginning a long and painful process of fading away. I read Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. in 2012. Around the same time, I watched the documentary Forks Over Knives. This was the first time I learned that heart disease is preventable… and completely reversible. Up until that point, I felt completely ignorant of heart disease – which is the leading cause of death globally.