Tag: Heart Disease

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….

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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…

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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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After 40 Years in the Pizza Business, I Went Plant-Based and Transformed My Health

Feb. 28, 2018, started out like an ordinary day. In the morning, I went to my doctor’s office for my quarterly blood…

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Understanding Heart Disease and Your Diet’s Role in Prevention

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. Heart disease…

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New Study: For Stable Heart Disease, Lifestyle Changes and Meds Just as Effective as Bypass, Stents

For people with stable coronary artery disease, stents and bypass surgery are no more effective at reducing rates of heart attack and…

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At 73, I Went Plant-Based and Said Goodbye to Obesity, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, and Arthritis

Rick McKeon shares his journey from obesity, heart disease, and stage 3 kidney disease back to health on a plant-based diet. Eight…

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How Erectile Dysfunction Can Save a Life (and Be Reversed)

Nearly 10 percent of men have had a diagnosis of coronary heart disease, which is a term for clogged heart arteries causing…

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Post–Double Bypass Surgery, I’m Soaring on a Plant-Based Diet

Dawn was a smoker who loved rich Southern foods. Then chest pains landed her in the ER. After double bypass surgery for…

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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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