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Doctor insights on: Sacred Heart Diet Vegetarian

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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If i become a vegetarian will that lower my cholesterol and increase my chances of not having heart disease like my mom and grandmom?

If i become a vegetarian will that lower my cholesterol and increase my chances  of not having heart disease like  my mom and grandmom?

YES!!!: Vegetarians do have lower cholesterol & a much lower risk of heart disease, though the lower risk is not necessarily due to lower cholesterol! the real cause of heart disease is inflammation & a vegetarian diet is less inflammatory. There are many other health benefits to a vegetarian diet as well. See http://www.Vegetariantimes.Com/article/why-go-veg-learn-about-becoming-a-vegetarian/. ...Read more

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I am a 19 year old vegetarian male who exercises infrequently, usually rock climbing, but my resting heart rate is 46 bpm. Is this abnormal?

I am a 19 year old vegetarian male who exercises infrequently, usually rock climbing, but my resting heart rate is 46 bpm. Is this abnormal?

No worry: Are you on any medication that slows the heart rate? Your heart rate may slow down especially at rest and increase with activity. If your heart rate is slow and you feel dizzy or ill, some intervention may be required. However, if your heart rate increases with activity, and you have no symptoms, that's OK. ...Read more

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Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?

Why do healthy people (athletes, vegetarians, etc) who eat nutritious foods and exercise regularly still get heart attacks?

Multiple causes: Great question! a healthy diet & exercise significantly reduces risk of heart attack but not entirely. Young athletes who die suddenly usually have genetic/congenital causes. There are many genetic factors in heart disease. Inflammation, heavy metals & other environmental toxins, infection & stress are common causative factors. Diet & exercise may not be enough to always counteract these. ...Read more

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Is it proven thru large scale studies that vegetarians, who lead a healthy lifestyle, are any less likely to have heart attacks, strokes or cancer?

Is it proven thru large scale studies that vegetarians, who lead a healthy lifestyle, are any less likely to have heart attacks, strokes or cancer?

They aren't: The last few really big studies showed no differences at all between vegetarians and omnivores with respect to disability or death from any of the major categories of disease. Becoming a vegetarian is a moral choice rather than one that promotes health, and I honor these people for this reason. They may also have other healthy habits; control for these and the benefits vanish. Your choice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure. cancer and heart disease run strong in my family along with diabetes. what are some tips on a healthy vegetarian diet?

What to do if I have high blood pressure. cancer and heart disease run strong in my family along with diabetes. what are some tips on a healthy vegetarian diet?

Info: Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com ...Read more

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Can the sacred heart diet really work?

Diet: I can't find any legitimate medical information to support this diet. As far as i know the only diets with data are the mediterranean and the dash diets. ...Read more