Dr. Ornish Says Plant-Based Diets Can Actually Reverse Heart Disease

There’s great news for folks who are consciously working on a plant-based diet.

According to Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute, a plant-based diet with 10% or less of fat (preferably polyunsaturated or monosaturated) can actually reverse damage and reduce the risk of a heart attack.

Dr. Ornish has published many articles and is also famous for inspiring Bill Clinton to shift to a mostly plant-based, or vegan, diet.   Bill Clinton said he decided to try a vegan diet after learning that approximately 82% of the high risk people who went dairy-free and meat-free began to heal their arterial blockage.  That’s really inspiring!

So, if you have high cholesterol, or you know people who do, please share this story on Google+ and/ or Facebook.  It’s worth checking with your health practitioners to see if a plant-based diet is right for you.  Adjusting your diet may be one way to begin lowering your cholesterol. Need some recipes to get started? Browse our vegan recipes section and learn how to get started with the Yummy Plants 101.

If you have personally been able to change your cholesterol through diet, we would love to hear your story.

Note: this site does not provide medical advice. It is for information only.


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