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Advice From a Vegan Cardiologist
When dealing with patients who are overweight and struggling with hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol, most doctors suggest a change in diet. One doctor specifically suggests a vegan diet. Dr. Kim A. Williams, the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology has been vegan for 11 years because of his high cholesterol. He has been criticized for basing his knowledge of veganism only off of his personal experience, and has been accused of trying to get the college of cardiology to encourage everyone to go vegan, which he dismissed. He is understanding that the vegan lifestyle is simply not going to be adopted by everyone, but he continues to stress its importance to his patients. “I recommend a plant-based diet because I know it’s going to lower their blood pressure, improve their insulin sensitivity and decrease their cholesterol,” he said. “And so I recommend it in all those conditions. Some patients are able to do it, and some are not.” With plant-based diets clearly being a positive health move, what is stopping you from putting down that bacon? Read the full article here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/advice-from-a-vegan-cardiologist/
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Ever since becoming pescatarian my blood pressure has gone down immensely. You cant argue with results as quick and apparent as that!
I truly believe that food is the best medicine. Eating right affects your health in incredible ways!
I agree that it has its benefits but have to say that I don't necessarily think going vegan is the only way to get those benefits! just encorporating some elements makes a difference, too