The obvious answer to stroke is an alternative dietary lifestyle.
Dr. Kim William’s authored an essay about his experience with high LDL cholesterol; and the surprises and findings he made when he changed his diet. The doctor’s cholesterol was in the high hundreds when he checked it ten years ago. He was treating a patient when he realized that her blood levels began to normalize and her chest pain resolved after altering her diet.
“Reversing Heart Disease” had been addressed by a doctor named Dean Ornish. The patient had switched to a diet that was plant orientated, exercised and used mediation.
“I thought I had a healthy diet,” said Dr. Williams, “-no red meat, no fried foods, little dairy, just chicken breast and fish.” Dr. Williams researched further and found that the chicken-breast meals were loaded with bad cholesterol. He switched to meat substitutes and after a month his LDL cholesterol dipped drastically. There are dozens of companies that make meat substitute products, Morning Star Farm is a complete vegetable food company, that makes such things as “Black bean Burgers” and “Chick’n Nuggets” which are made primarily our of soy protein.
Dr. Williams criticizes the American Heart Association(AHA) for not promoting a plant based diet as primary tool for treating heart disease. The AHA guidelines do not specifically recommend a plant based diet. Dr. Williams states that more trial and error clinical research must be done to publish such guidelines but the AHA has a responsibility to further the study. Dr. Williams does joke that if the AHA declares that the cure to all heart disease is a vegan diet then all doctors at the American College of Cardiology will be bankrupt and out of business.
Stroke is no joke. Our associations should do more. Our associations should use their best efforts to educate and help the public learn about healthy diets.
The fact that the American Heart Association lashed about against Dr. Williams for just suggesting the diet is concerning.
Connor, Anahad: Advice from a Vegan Cardiologist. The New York Times
Retrieved from: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/advice-from-a-vegan-cardiologist/?ref=health
Williams, Kim: CardioBuzz: Vegan Diet, Healthy heart? Medpagetoday
Retrieved from: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Prevention/46860
MorningStar Farms: https://www.morningstarfarms.com/