CNN's Ali Velshi: Can you really cure heart disease with food?
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The answer is yes! We found living proof of this.
Sharon Kintz is the woman we profiled. A 66 year old woman--had a heart attack--she needed to have heart surgery & she said, "No!"
She's adopted a plant-based diet. She's very strict about it. She's been doing it for over a year & it's quite remarkable. Not only in how much she hasn't had any symptoms of heart disease, but in terms of her energy levels.
She could barely walk before all of this & literally now--a year later--on a plant-based diet, she's able to jump rope & has high energy levels.
CNN's Ali Velshi: OK, so the plant-based diet is good for your heart, but can you really get enough protein on this diet?
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The answer is yes! The protein argument is a fallacy.
It's simply not true that you can't get enough protein on a plant-based diet. If you do even a little research you find out that broccoli has more protein per gram than most meat. Spinach has the same amount. And of course there's tofu.
People who do this diet feel good & have a lot more energy.
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Even though I watched the entire CNN "Last Heart Attack" special on Sunday--this promo really "Takes the Kale" for bringing home Dr. Sanjay Gupta's main point: Heart disease--the No. 1 killer in the U.S. is a food-borne illness. It need never exist. Food can cure it--and make you heart-attack proof!
Please take the four minutes to watch this promo--yes, even if you watched the special! I promise you--it's worth it.
Gupta comes clean with exactly what he learned after a year's worth of research on heart disease. Talking to the experts. Talking with patients. Studying the research. And Gupta's not just a TV doc--he's a practicing neurosurgeon at Emory University in Atlanta who graduated from the University of Michigan--undergrad & med school.
If you missed my post that summarized the special--& included the entire video, click here for "Dr. Sanjay Gupta's "The Last Heart Attack" Finally Airs on CNN - Looks Like Diet & Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing Win Over Bypasses & Stents - The Cliff Notes, the Collected Transcripts, & the Entire Documentary"
And if you missed "The Last Heart Attack" you can catch it again on Saturday, September 3 at 8:00 PM EST--or watch it now, without the commercials--right here!
Can Food Cure Heart Disease?
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Eating Your Way to Health--What About Protein on a Plant-Based Diet?
So, What About Those Energy Levels? And What Exactly Do You Eat on This Diet?
Yesterday, I was up at 6:00 am--and I ended up working much later than I expected. Like over 11 hours. Got home about 9:15 pm--and my day included about 2 1/2 hours of moving heavy medical journals from one floor to the next--on & off shelves & pushing a heavy journal-laden trolley between floors.
Good thing I had packed my "lunch box" with breakfast, lunch, & snacks. It easily got me through the day--until I could finally get home & eat dinner--at 9:30 pm.
Here's what got me through the day.
Check back for the Taco Salad, the No-Fat Creamy Chipotle Dressing, & the Chickpea & Spinach Burger recipes tomorrow--no time to post it right now--I'm off to exercise, and then I'm working late, again, tonight!
My Breakfast & Snack: "Cheezy Savory Oatmeal" with Spinach, Chia Seed, & a Peach
Cheezy Savory Oatmeal with Shiitake Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Spinach--Ready to Eat
OMG Amazing Taco Salad with Black Beans & My No-Fat Version of NYC's Famous Candle Cafe Chipotle Dressing. YUM! Next Time I'll Add Roasted Corn.
Packed & Portable Taco Salad for Lunch
My Green Smoothie Mid-Day Sipping Snack-27 Ounces of Spinach, Carrots, Kiwi, Berries, & an Orange
And sometime this weekend--I promise--Part II of my 15+ months on a plant-based no-oil diet. The tips, my favorite pantry staples, the supplements, & what's for lunch & dinner.
Readers Keep Asking for Updated Photos of Me & My Husband - This Week's 2 Hour Bike Ride on the Tow Path