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Tag: Heart Disease

Meet Columbus Batiste, MD, the Plant-Based Cardiologist Changing Hearts and Minds

After watching his father suffer from diabetes, cardiologist Columbus Batiste, MD, went plant-based and launched the Integrative Cardiovascular Disease Program at California’s…

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New Studies Show Eating Plant-Based at Any Age Can Protect Against Heart Disease Later In Life

Two large-scale observational studies published last week in the Journal of the American Heart Association came to the same conclusion: the more…

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I Put High Cholesterol and Severe Arthritis Behind Me on a Plant-Based Diet

I’ve always loved exercise, but after I began having meniscus tears in my knees that required surgery, I didn’t exercise much, if…

Bill McGrail Before and After Adopting a Plant-Based Diet for His Arthritis - On the left, a photo of him heavier set, standing in the kitchen next to a turkey; on the right, a photo of him crossing the finish line of a race see article

A Carb-Centric Diet Helped Me Recover from Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes has plagued my family for generations. I have early childhood memories of my grandma eating chocolate cake and saying, “I’ll just…

Two side by side photos showing couple Amy and Rod Horn before and after adopting a plant-based diet for diabetes and heart health see article

I Suffered a Widowmaker Heart Attack at 45. Today I’m Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

I’ve lived in Texas my whole life, raised by parents who liked to fry stuff. I played high school football and ate…

Side by side photo shows a man before and after a heart attack inspired him to adopt a plant-based diet. On the left, he is heavier; on the right, he is thinner and smiling see article

I Dropped 100 Pounds in One Year by Ditching Animal Products, Processed Foods

I’ve been big for most of my life. I wasn’t an obese child, but I was tall and overweight, and I knew…

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Getting Healthier Together on a Plant-Based Diet

Last year, my husband and I reached a turning point in our health. After several years of gradual weight gain, our BMIs…

Carrie and Steve shown before and after adopting a plant-based diet see article

From Cheese-Loving Vegetarian with Sky-High Blood Pressure to Whole-Food, Plant-Based and Healthy

Around 10 years ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I knew in the back of my mind…

Anurag Darshan shown before and after he went from vegetarian to plant-based, with weight loss see article

A Plant-Based Diet Cut My LDL Cholesterol in Half

Like many people, I struggled with my weight from a very early age. I tried nearly every diet you can think of….

Man before and after plant-based diet - side by side images of weight loss, lower LDL cholesterol see article

I Went Vegan After Cardiac Arrest Nearly Killed Me

February 12, 2013, will live in infamy as my “death day,” but perhaps it would be more accurate to call it my…

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I Went Plant-Based to Avoid Needing Statins. The Results Have Been Incredible

My family was self-sufficient on our small Iowa farm in the 1960s and ’70s. We raised, butchered, and packaged cattle, pigs, and…

Mary Snyder Before After adopting a plant-based diet to avoid statins see article

I Fully Recovered From a Heart Attack in 3 Months of Eating Plants

Two years ago, in January 2018, I had a heart attack. I wasn’t a candidate for one: I had no particular family…

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