In the USA, a heart attack occurs about every 20 seconds with a heart attack death about every minute. Nearly 600,000 deaths per year. Yet the medical community mainly addresses this problem with mechanical treatments after the fact rather than prevention, even though the first symptom of cardiovascular disease is often a sudden death heart attack. But there is a lot we can to stop this killer. In fact, in cultures where people eat a primarily plant based diet, heart attack is almost unknown. Here is Dr. Hans Diehl addressing a group of healthcare professionals in Portland, Oregon last year.
Dr. Hans Diehl is founder and director of CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project). He is an epidemiologist and heart researcher with a master's degree in Public Health Nutrition and a doctorate in Health Science. He is also founder and director of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in Loma Linda, California and is a Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine of Loma Linda University. He is also a successful author.
This video is a recording of his appearance at the 3rd annual co-sponsored Professional Conference on Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition, which took place in Portland, Oregon on September 20, 2013. Sponsorship of this event is by Northwest VEG and Adventist Medical Center. This presentation was part of an accredited educational package for health professionals, approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.