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Protecting Your Heart With Plants

Did you know that a plant-based diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 40 percent?

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Gregory J. Reiter Fund

This episode of The Exam Room™ Podcast is sponsored by The Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which supports organizations like the Physicians Committee that carry on Greg’s passion and love for animals through rescue efforts, veganism, and wildlife conservation.

Keep that in mind as esteemed plant-based cardiologist Robert Ostfeld, MD, joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll for a special episode of The Exam Room™ podcast!

The pair sat down together at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City to discuss the way Dr. Ostfeld is revolutionizing cardiac care for his patients by encouraging them to adopt a plant-based diet. As you’ll hear, many of those patients have experienced incredible health transformations and have impressive success stories to share.

Dr. Ostfeld also discusses why he views the keto diet as a medical mistake that can put your heart health at risk. He also expresses his concerns about misleading marketing and facts being used to promote the diet’s alleged health benefits.

Join Dr. Ostfeld on July 25 at the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Also, revisit a special one-on-one interview with the former president of the American College of Cardiology, Kim Williams, MD, who shares how one patient’s remarkable success story inspired him to adopt a plant-based diet himself. After seeing his own cholesterol plummet, he began prescribing the same diet for his patients and is now a leader in preventative medicine through nutrition!Then we’ll be examining the most anticipated presentations at the upcoming International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine in Washington, D.C., with organizer Natalie Hardcastle. She also happens to be Dr. Neal Barnard’s assistant extraordinaire!

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