Picture this: actually taking the cholesterol out of your arteries. If you don’t think “you are what you eat,” think again. In this episode of My Healthy Life, we learn about the power of food as medicine in fueling our hearts, minds and bodies.
Each February, which is designated as Heart Month, we recognize the importance of taking care of our hearts. Heart disease is the leading cause of death each year in the United States. The good news is that it’s one of the 70-80 percent of chronic diseases that can be prevented — and even reversed — through healthy lifestyle choices. Actually being able to reverse a disease? That’s pretty amazing when you think about it. That in mind, we’re focusing our awareness efforts on the importance of nutrition and prevention and how healthy choices can be choices you feel good about as part of your every-day life — not just your diet.
Episode 9 – Reversing Heart Disease: Can Food Really Fuel Your Heart?
What’s the difference between a plant-based diet vs. a vegan diet? Is a plant-based diet for everyone? Am I at risk for heart disease? What programs and resources are available? What if heart disease runs in my family? Can food really fuel your heart? When it comes to taking care of our hearts, knowledge — and maybe a little discipline — is power.
This episode’s guest, Brian Asbill, MD, cardiologist and board-certified lipidologist at Asheville Cardiology Associates, an affiliate of Mission Health, inspires us to think about food as medicine for — not only preventing — but even reversing heart disease. His expertise and passion about heart health and prevention shines through in his knowledge and stories, including a story about one of his patients who changed his life and overall health through a plant-based diet.