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Tag: Heart Disease

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…

Unhappy businessman suffering from toothache, which can be a sign of heart disease, while sitting in office near manager see article

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…

Two photos showing Sharon Dunmall Before and AFter Widowmaker Heart Attack and Oil-Free Plant-Based Diet - on the left, she wears a red shirt and backpack and stands in front of a lake; on the right, she stands in cycling gear, holding her bike see article

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…

A corked clear glass bottle of olive oil lies on its side surrounded by a circle of green olives see article

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,…

elderly man wearing green cardigan and sitting on bed having chest pains, face not visible see article

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,…

Mike Lewis - On the left, in his hospital bed immediately after his stroke and seizure, on the right, two years later, on a mountain bike, looking healthier see article

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…

Cardiologist Columbus Batiste, MD, speaking see article

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…

Elderly couple smiles at each other as they chop vegetables to make a salad see article

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