Dr. Ornish on Improving Well-Being

Looking for a good read on the benefits of a vegan diet? Check out what the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, says in its position paper on vegetarian and vegan diets. It concludes that vegan diets are not only safe for all stages of the lifecycle, but they provide benefits against cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

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Welcome Vice President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation and the Diné Power Plate Healthy Eating Challenge Participants from Window Rock, Arizona!

Today's Meal Plan:

A Message from Dr. Ornish


Part of the value of science is to help us to understand the powerful effects of the diet choices we make each day—and how changing these may dramatically improve our health and well-being. These improvements occur more quickly than once believed possible. Connect the dots between what you eat and how you feel. Eat predominantly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and soy products. These foods are rich in good carbs, good fats, good proteins, and other protective substances. There are at least 100,000 substances in these foods that have powerful anti-cancer, anti-heart-disease and anti-aging properties.

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Med School

Susan Says:

When you avoid animal fats and added oils, your blood becomes less viscous—that is, it’s less “thick.” It flows more easily through your arteries, making it easier on your heart and helping to lower blood pressure.