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what changes can i make to my diet to reduce my risk of heart disease?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Cardiac risk factors: Lower the amount of saturated fats, simple sugars, and red meats in your diet. Reducing carbohydrates and replacing with lean protein choices (example fish), and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Overall, simulating the meditteranean diet may be quite heart-healthy and prove to aid in risk reduction.

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Do you believe dr ornish that you can reverse heart disease if you change your diet and lifestyle?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Yes avoid toxic food: While ornish did prove that lifestyle interventions could reverse heart disease, he erroneously concluded that it was the low fat component of his program that did the trick. Ornish employed various interventions including cigarette cessation, stress reduction and avoidance of toxic items in your diet. Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates.

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