Tag: Heart Disease

Post Heart Attack, Living It Up at 84 on a Plant-Based Diet

At 75, Jerry Hunter Nissen didn’t realize he had heart disease—until he suffered a heart attack. Wanting to avoid surgery and prolonged…

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I Went Plant-Based and Conquered Heart Disease in a Year

I grew up as an athlete, which was awesome. Hockey was my main sport, and I played every day as a kid….

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“Are Eggs Good for Me?” New Study in JAMA

In recent years, there has been a growing perception that eggs and dietary cholesterol aren’t as bad as we once thought. But…

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Heart Disease in Women: Important Facts to Know

February is American Heart Month—every cardiologist’s favorite month to discuss heart health (and wear a lot of red). As a female physician,…

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Top Vegan Physicians Launch 7-Day Plant-Based Challenge for Heart Month

Just in time for American Heart Month, vegan cardiologist Danielle Belardo, MD, is kicking off a new Instagram-powered plant-based challenge. The free…

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8+ Striking Nutrition Studies Every Medical Student Should Read

In the United States, dietary factors are the most important risk factors for disease, yet medical schools fail to provide adequate nutrition…

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New Hypertension Guidelines Got Your Blood Pressure Up? Here’s How to Bring It Down Naturally

As scary as it sounds, half of U.S. adults now have high blood pressure, and more will have it as they age….

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Why Olive Oil Is Not Healthy for Your Heart

Olives conjure up images of the warm sun and deep blue seas of the Mediterranean, where the olive tree flourishes. In more…

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Are Butter and Dairy Back in 2017? A Look at the Latest Research

Let’s start in the spirit of agreement. All nutrition experts seriously interested in promoting health and longevity will agree that eliminating processed…

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Surprising New Study: Stents Don’t Work for Chest Pain

In a shock to cardiologists around the world, a new study reveals that one of the most common medical uses of stents—to…

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Diets High in Saturated Fat DO Cause Heart Disease

A new commentary just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine contends that saturated fat is uninvolved in coronary artery disease. Before…

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Why the Paleo Diet Doesn’t Make Sense

The Paleo diet seems like a great idea: eat like a caveman to avoid the diseases of civilization. The logic, so it…

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