I was shocked to learn that Carrie Fisher, the actress who played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars movies, died today from complications of a massive heart attack. She was only 60. Her passing left me feeling empty, like a piece of my childhood was gone. After all, I was just a little … [Read more...]
Keeling over from a heart attack not your idea of a good time? Learn how plant-based nutrition can help keep your ticker in tip-top condition.
Author’s note: This is part 2 in our 6-week Plant-Based 101 series. (See Part 1: What is a Plant Based Diet? and Part 3: What No One Tells You About Protein) Are you thinking of eating a plant-based diet, or do you already eat this way? If so, congratulations! You’re taking an epic step for … [Read more...]
Did you know that heart disease—the leading cause of death in the U.S.—can start before you're even born? Or that erectile dysfunction isn’t just fodder for goofy commercials involving bathtubs and innuendo, but a warning sign that a heart attack may be lurking a few years around the bend? I … [Read more...]
This past Friday and Saturday, I attended the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease, hosted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and the George Washington University. Given my love of all things nutrition, for me the event was bliss: I got to hear … [Read more...]