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Plant-Based Diet Best for Heart Disease and Obesity

Plant-Based Diet Best for Heart Disease and Obesity

A whole-food, plant-based diet is best for reducing weight and cholesterol, according to a study published this week in Nutrition & Diabetes. Researchers tracked weight and cholesterol levels for 65 overweight participants who also had at least one other metabolic condition (e.g., heart disease, type 2 diabetes) and randomized half into a low-fat, vegan dietary intervention group with no calorie […]

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Meet Dr. Heather Shenkman, Ironman Triathlete & Vegan Cardiologist

Meet Dr. Heather Shenkman, Ironman Triathlete & Vegan Cardiologist

Dr. Heather Shenkman is a vegan cardiologist in West Hills, California. In July of 2010 she completed Ironman Lake Placid, which was her first Ironman-level triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride, 26.2 mile race). She also competed internationally at the Maccabiah Games in the summer of 2013 and earned a bronze medal for the United States as a Masters […]

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Slower Heartbeat, Longer Life

Slower Heartbeat, Longer Life

To maximize our lifespan, the target resting heart rate may be one beat a second, or less. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Plant-Based Diets and Artery Function

Plant-Based Diets and Artery Function

The improvement of arterial function on a whole food, plant-based diet appears so pronounced that cardiac patients can achieve a 90% reduction in angina attacks. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Tea and Artery Function

Tea and Artery Function

Adding milk to tea can block its beneficial effects, potentially explaining why green tea drinkers appear better protected than consumers of black tea. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller

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Vegan Diet Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer

Vegan Diet Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer

A vegan diet improves health and protects against early death from disease, according to a meta-analysis published online in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. Researchers examined 96 articles comparing vegan diets to omnivorous diets for various risk factors, chronic conditions, and mortality rates. Those following vegan diets had lower weights, total and LDL-cholesterol levels, and glucose levels, compared […]

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What Explains the French Paradox of Heart Attack Rates?

What Explains the French Paradox of Heart Attack Rates?

Why do heart attack rates appear lower than expected in France given their saturated fat and cholesterol intake? Is it their red wine, their vegetable consumption, or something else? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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NIH: Humans Are Herbivores

NIH: Humans Are Herbivores

10 Questions about Atherosclerosis with William C. Roberts, MD, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Is atherosclerosis a disease affecting all animals or only certain animals? Atherosclerosis affects only herbivores. Dogs, cats, tigers, and lions can be saturated with fat and cholesterol, and atherosclerotic plaques do not develop. The only way to produce atherosclerosis in a carnivore is to take out […]

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Olive Oil and Artery Function

Olive Oil and Artery Function

Does extra virgin olive oil have the same adverse effect on arterial function as refined oils and animal fats? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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EATING: Trailer for Must-see DVD

EATING: Trailer for Must-see DVD

This award-winning DVD covers a lot of ground regarding health. You will get virtual one-on-one consultations with some of the world’s leading authorities on reversal of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases and more chronic diseases. Dr. Crowe and Dr. Esselstyn are from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and know something about heart disease. These interviews will convince you that cardiovascular […]

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