Plant-Based Dieting: How to Lower Your Heart Disease Risk and Other Health Benefits

By Eleanor Harrison Mar27,2024
Boosting Health in Alaska with Plant-Based Power

In the community, residents are actively involved in growing their own vegetables. This initiative is captured in a photo by Kavelina Torres, APRN-Anchorage.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S., with 1 out of every 5 deaths being attributed to heart disease, according to the CDC. While various factors contribute to heart health, adopting a plant-based diet can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 25%. In addition to a plant-based diet, incorporating regular exercise, stress management, and good sleep practices can further lower one’s risk.

On Line One’s latest episode, host Dr. Jillian Woodruff and her guests explore the advantages of a plant-based diet and naturopathic medicine. Dr. Justin Clark serves as the host for this episode, with guests including Dr. Cameron O’Connell, ND, FABNE – a practitioner of naturopathic medicine associated with Coordinates Health Care in Kenai, Copper River, and Yukon River; and Zaneta Stetsunova – co-founder of Anchorage VegFest and creator of Sunday Fresh Market at O’Malley in Anchorage.

The show offers resources, recommended documentaries, and easy-to-replicate recipes provided by the guests for viewers who want to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets. Line One: Your Health Connection is broadcast live on Wednesday March 27th at 10am AKDT with a repeat broadcast at 8pm AKDT on the same day on Alaska Public Media. Viewers can find more health and science links on Line One’s website or subscribe to receive updates on Line One: Your Health Connection and other Alaska Public Media podcasts [/](https://www

By Eleanor Harrison

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