Feb 8, 2023
Today’s guest grew up, like so many of us, on the Standard American Diet. But after watching the seminal documentary, Forks Over Knives, Dr. Steven Lome charted a new course in his life, both personally and professionally, by adopting a vegan diet, losing 100 pounds, and spreading the message about the healing power of plants. Dr. Lome is a board certified cardiologist, the founder of the Plant Based Nutrition Movement, and a member of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, where he fights to improve America’s diet at a legislative level. And, you may have heard about him in the news recently for his heroics at the Monterey Bay Half Marathon.
We’re super excited to have him here today to share his passion for plant-based eating, and discuss the benefits it has on cardiovascular health.
“Maybe 20 percent of being healthy is exercise, but 80 percent of it is diet. Predominantly diet related. And I’ve been a cardiologist in practice for almost thirteen years now. I’ve seen at least a dozen or more ironman triathletes, marathon runners, elite cyclists, end up having significant heart disease, coronary artery disease, despite how much they exercise. If you’re not focusing on eating a very healthy diet that keeps your cholesterol numbers low, protects your endothelium from damage and inflammation, it doesn’t matter how much you exercise.” - Dr. Steven Lome
What we discuss in this episode:
How a plant-based diet transformed Dr. Lome’s health.
How to overcome the challenges of getting children to eat plant based.
Saturated fats, LDLs and heart disease.
The myths of olive oil consumption and health.
How processed foods inflame and damage arteries.
How to keep your endothelium healthy.
His work with the Plant Based Nutrition Movement.
How plant-based eating affects artery blockage.
Steven's practice: Steven Lome | Monterey, CA
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