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Tag: Heart Disease

On an Oil-Free Plant-Based Diet, I’ve Normalized My Cholesterol and Improved My Eyesight

Before finding the whole-food, plant-based way of eating, I had high cholesterol (280 total), and my husband, Jim, had to have quadruple…

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Eating “All Things in Moderation” Ravaged My Athletic Husband’s Arteries

In July 2021, we were at mile 700-ish of a 1,000-mile bike trip from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Washington, D.C., staying at a…

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On a Healthy Plant-Based Diet, I’ve Reversed Type 2 Diabetes and Sky-High Cholesterol

Before going whole-food, plant-based (WFPB), I ate a standard American diet—lots of processed breads, pasta, pizza, and salads with fat-laden dressings. I…

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Metabolic Syndrome and Diet: Here’s What You Need To Know

Affecting 1 in 3 adults, metabolic syndrome is fairly common in the United States. A constellation of conditions, it puts people at…

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4 out of 5 Americans Have ‘Suboptimal’ Heart Health, American Heart Association Says in New Report

Just 1 in 5 people in the United States have optimal cardiovascular health, while 4 out of 5 have suboptimal (“low” or…

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Don’t Overlook These 5 Sneaky Signs of Heart Disease

Heart disease kills more than 659,000 Americans each year and one person every 36 seconds in the United States, making it the…

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What Is Cholesterol? How It Works, Foods to Avoid, and the Truth About HDL

Cholesterol is a little molecule with huge implications for human health. Read on for a breakdown of how cholesterol works—including why HDL…

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1 in 4 Adults Has Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Most Go Undiagnosed, Posing Heart Risks

One in 4 adults worldwide are at risk of cardiovascular incidents due to an often-missed liver disorder, according to a new scientific…

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A Widowmaker Cardiac Event Was the Wake-Up Call I Needed to Change My Diet

Biking in the Colorado mountains can be challenging any day. But on Aug. 1, 2018, it was life-changing.  My husband, Chris, and…

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New Olive Oil Study Sparks Questions for Whole-Food, Plant-Based Eaters

A large new study out of Harvard suggests that a small daily dose of olive oil may substantially reduce the risk of…

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What’s the Difference Between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest?

In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Every year, more than 800,000 Americans have a heart attack,…

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A Life-Threatening Stroke Spurred Me to Try a Plant-Based Diet, and I’ve Never Looked Back

Growing up in Southeastern Pennsylvania, I was a pretty active kid. I lived for playing outdoors with my brothers, Bryan and Bobby,…

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