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[Health] Heart Disease is the Number One Killer - Eating Plant-Based Can Change That

Eating 100% plant-based whole food diet just once a day could dramatically reduce one’s risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .  The research specifically pointed to dinner as the pivotal meal that determined one’s risk. Data collected from over 27,000 adults extracted from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that those who consumed a plant-based diet rich in whole carbohydrates and low in saturated fats reduced their risk of heart disease by up to 10 percent. How to Reverse Heart Failure with Diet An entire issue of a cardiology journal dedicated to plant-based nutrition explores the role an evidence-based diet can play in the reversal of congestive heart failure. DOCTOR'S NOTE    Wait, did I say reverse coronary heart disease? As in reversing the #1 killer of men and women?  I’ve got lots of videos on the topic, but How Not to Die from Heart

[Health] How Vegan Diets Fight Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Disease by Neal Barnard, M.D.

Dr. Neal Barnard describes how a plant-based diet  can help improve ED and cardiovascular health.       Erectile dysfunction is a sign of narrowed arteries throughout a man’s body, including the arteries to his heart and brain, putting him at high risk for heart attack, stroke, and death.  Join us in urging the FDA to alert men to this important issue! Take action at​.

[Health] Are vegan diets good for your heart?

  Some people turn to a vegan diet in the hopes it will benefit their heart health. YES! (The definition of a plant-based diets, veganism, specifically, is the complete exclusion of animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, seafood, dairy, and eggs.)  The vegan diet has been found to be significantly associated with beneficial changes in cardiometabolic CVD risk factors, such as lower BMIs, serum total cholesterol levels, serum glucose levels, inflammation, and blood pressure, compared to omnivorous diets, which are typically lower in whole grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables   Such positive cardiovascular health effects may result from lower intakes of dietary cholesterol, saturated fat, and red and processed meat, as well as higher intakes of fiber, plant protein, and phytonutrients.  These observations suggest that the vegan diet may have therapeutic potential in preventing or treating cardiovascular disease. Michael Greger, M.D. shares a personal story about reversing  CVD..

[Health] Why A Plant-Based Diet Can Be Better Than Meds For Heart Disease

  'Plant-based diets aren’t just safer and cheaper. They can work better because they let us treat the actual cause of the disease' Lifestyle approaches aren’t only safer and cheaper – they can work better, because they let us treat the actual cause of the disease. The most likely reason most of our loved ones will die is heart disease. It’s up to each of us to make our own decisions about what to eat and how to live, but we should make these choices consciously by educating ourselves about the predictable consequences of our actions.   Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, begins in childhood . The arteries of nearly all kids raised on the standard American diet already have fatty streaks marking the first stage of the disease – by the time they are 10 years old. After that, the plaques start forming in our 20s, get worse in our 30s, and then can start killing us off. In our heart, it’s called a heart attack, and in our brain, it can manifest as a st