Heart disease cut by 50% through diet and lifestyle changes
I have achieved significantly lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels in many people we work with in thelifeplan (see below). It is not that hard actually.
“The reality is, we know more than enough to prevent 75% of heart disease and strokes, but we’re not doing everything we could be doing or even doing it at a reasonable level. We’ve made some gradual improvements over the years, but there is still a lot of progress to be made”
Dr Brent M. Egan, professor of medicine and pharmacology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
This new research has found controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol is a key step in cutting the heart disease risk in half.
Given heart disease is the biggest killer on the planet and half of us are predicted to die from it, lowering your risk by over 50% would seem to be a good strategy yes?
I have enough research and personal experience on heart disease being cured through diet for its own book (which I will finish one day!). Here is a small selection of the results I have had working with people and their heart health on thelifeplan:
“Hi Jason, Just a wee update working with my doctor I am down to half my statin (10mg) and no longer take beta blocker. I have had a round of blood tests and everything is normal. Happy days! This plant-based wholefood lifestyle really works”
Tom on thelifeplan, May, 2013.
“It’s been a remarkable journey and life changing experience for me during the past 14 months on thelifeplan. The program has totally changed my life and the way I see towards things around especially the food and medicine. The program gave me the tools and knowledge I was missing to heal myself from chronic infections without using medicine or antibiotics. Last month when I visited my GP for a general check-up “WOF”, he was surprised to see my weight, blood pressure, blood results including cholesterol level and said “Wow!” On November, 2010 my cholesterol reading was 5.5+ and now is below 4 and my blood pressure is normal. I feel great, full of energy, better concentration in my work and studies, my skin is pimple free and I have lost 15KGS and 10cm of waist. Thanks for the guidance, advice and wisdom”
Mohammad on thelifeplan, April, 2012.
“Dear JSB, I weighed in last Thursday and shed another 3kg! Something else that I’ve noticed – no angina attacks. I even had a spray for under my tongue, so it’s been a horrible intermittent pain, over the past 3 years, caused by the heart not getting enough oxygen. How fantastic is that! I’m still feeling and looking amazingly well”
Janette on thelifeplan, May, 2013.
“Blood pressure with medication was 142/90 six weeks ago. Yesterday I passed medical with no other problems and now it is 134/80!”
Gary on thelifeplan, August, 2012.
"Hi Jason, I had the annual check-up with my GP. He actually asked me if I was on medication because my cholesterol was so good...”
Mary on thelifeplan, May, 2013.
“I would like to let you know some results I’ve had. After 6 weeks on thelifeplan I had to reduce one of my two blood pressure medications by 50% because my blood pressure was so low. I have almost reached my 3 month goal weight in two months”
Jane on thelifeplan, July, 2012.
“The doctor insisted that I take 1x cholesterol drug twice a day to bring my levels down to normal range of under 5. My doctor said at my age my cholesterol levels will not come down without medication but will increase as I get older. I made a decision to go the natural route without medication by eating thelifeplan plant-based
wholefood diet. Yesterday I went for a cholesterol blood test and got the results this morning from my doctor. My cholesterol levels have come down from 6.1 to 4.5, which is now in normal range. Thank you for bringing my cholesterol levels down naturally without medication”
Valerie on thelifeplan, November, 2012.
“Made it below 64kg (started at 77kg) and the good news is that I am completely off high blood pressure tablets, Vit B12 level is excellent and cholesterol ratio is 2.7 with HDL at 2.02. As you can guess, I am very pleased with myself but really and truly, without the knowledge that you and Tracey have imparted along the way, healthwise, life may have been a very different story. Thank you both so much”
Vicki on thelifeplan, May, 2013.
“I’m finally off the 7 mark for my cholesterol!! It was nice to read after having been up to 7.4 at one stage in the last 3 years. My LDL is down .2 and my HDL is up .15. That was good to read so all in all, a happy result with more to come. Thank you for helping me to get back on track"
Anne on thelifeplan, July, 2012.
“I had an interesting visit with my GP on last Friday. Good news my total cholesterol is down to 5 (was 5.3), and had good decreases in Triglycerides and LDL. The doctor even commented on my nice low pulse rate, and great blood pressure"
Iain on thelifeplan, February, 2012.
“I finally got up the courage to go and have my Medical Check-up and Blood Tests. Results were good. Majority of test results were very normal including PSA, B12, Folate, Renal Function, iron, Diabetic Profile (Fasting Glucose Test), Complete Blood Count, C-Reactive Protein and Lipids. My previous results 18 months ago were: Cholesterol – 6.1mmol/l, but now it is 4.3mmol/l Cholesterol and LDL is the lowest they have been in a very long time”
Darryl on thelifeplan, August, 2011.
“My weight on the program has gone from 76kg down to 66kg and now maintaining at 65kg! My blood pressure is the best it has ever been – from 120/80 down to 112/72! My cholesterol is down from 4.6 to 3.8”
Linda on thelifeplan, August, 2012.
So you can significantly and dramatically influence your blood pressure and cholesterol levels through diet and lifestyle changes as you can see; IF you are willing to do the work.
Study by Brent M. Egan, MD, professor of medicine and pharmacology at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and colleagues as published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, 2013. The research was analysed from more than 17,000 American adults who were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) during three key study periods: 1988-1994, 1999-2004 and 2005-2010. Blood pressure, cholesterol levels, race, age, insurance status, smoking status, diabetes, and heart health or chronic kidney disease were all measured and monitored as part of the study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state of South Carolina and the National Institutes of Health partly funded the study. As reported by redorbit.com on July 2, 2013.