Dr. Riz Bukhari on Better Cardiovascular Health
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WEEK 7 – BETTER CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Featured Doctor: Rizwan “Riz” Bukhari, MD
Dr. Rizwan “Riz” Bukhari is a vascular surgeon in Mesquite, Texas and is one of 3 doctors at Dallas Regional Medical Center who specializes in vascular surgery. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Riz is a third generation physician within his family and his mission statement includes treating each of his patients with dignity and respect and offering the best possible care.
Today, as part of his lifestyle and risk factor modification program, Dr. Riz recommends a whole food plant-based diet to help reverse diabetes and cardiovascular disease as well as other chronic conditions.
Learn more from Dr. Riz and watch the replay of the Tuesday Live Physicians On Call Interview – Challenge Empowerment Call
Dr. Riz’s Challenge to You: “Eat More Green Leafy Vegetables for Better Cardiovascular Health”
Our standard American diet of hamburgers, french fries and all the trimmings (fast food and otherwise) is the biggest culprit to the problem of heart disease. When you consume green leafy vegetables daily, you reduce the risk factors and if already in suffering, reverse the damage doing this 1 thing.
Here are some easy to follow steps to help you meet This Week’s Challenge:
1. Eat at least 2 meals with a serving of green leafy vegetables.
2. Drink plenty of water!
3. Try some of these Green Leafy Greats
– mustard greens
– collard greens
– swiss chard
Be heart healthy by eating more green leafy vegetables.
Here are some of Dr. Riz’s personal favorite resources:
1. Biggest Challenge Tip: Use this great information from the USDA on the powerful health affects of greens! Eat them up!
2. Favorite plant-based nutrition information and recipes: It’s Fall and it’s time to get your kale in the ground! LeAnne Campbell, PhD explains the best reasons to eat more kale and how to grow it yourself. It’s really not that hard.
Plus there are 4 delicious recipes to help you enjoy your kale. Kale Yeah!!
Other great information: What if you fall off the wagon? No worries! Just get back on. Chuck Underwood, of BrandNewVegan.com, shares his personal experience of staying on track with a plant based diet.
… and of course he highly recommends that you keep your Subscription active and participate in the Just 1 Thing 4 Health Program.
The 7 Original Heroes of the Movement
Featured Hero: Dr. John A. McDougall
A physician and nutrition expert who teaches better health through vegetarian cuisine, John A. McDougall, MD has been studying, writing, and speaking out about the effects of nutrition on disease for over 50 years. The McDougalls founded the nationally renowned McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, CA where medical miracles occur through diet and lifestyle changes.
Born a passionate person, with a larger-than-life type-A personality, Dr. McDougall lived with this high enthusiasm, for better or worse, every single day. His most memorable childhood lesson was about the importance of honesty.
Dr. McDougall’s education began in October of 1965, at age 18, when he suffered a massive stroke that left him completely paralyzed on the left side of his body for 2 weeks, and he remains noticeably physically weakened 44 years later. This was his first real contact with the businesses of medicine, and without this opportunity he says he would have never become a physician.
In the News
1] Dr. T. Colin Campbell Responds to Reports on Cornell Scientist Brian Wansink…
Dr. Campbell’s response to articles in The New York Times, More Evidence That Nutrition Studies Don’t Always Add Up and The Atlantic, A Credibility Crisis in Food Science: “There is the rightful concern about the details involved in this case, but there is much more to the story. I believe these news reports are superficial and ill-informed.” reponds Dr. T. Colin Campbell.
“While also a professor at Cornell, I have never met Professor Brian Wansink. Nevertheless, I understand that his research is behavioral, not biological and, in my experience, incorrectly relies on the age-old idea that the primary effect of nutrition on health is attributed to the amount of food eaten, not to the kind of food eaten. In a very powerful way, this type of message has been long welcomed by influential food industry interests who prefer that the public buy whatever products they choose to advertise. I am not suggesting the food industry directly supported this research; as I said, I have never even met Professor Wansink. What I am saying is that this research is an example of the kind of research that has sown so much confusion within our community.
These articles once again missed the greatest fraud of all, which is the corruption of our field by powerful economic interests. Once understood and properly adopted, nutrition can create far more human health than all the pills and procedures combined, both in prevention and treatment of disease.”
Dr. Campbell’s response was powerful and sound. There is more and it’s worth the full read.
2] Cancer Charity Promotes Recipe Containing ‘Carcinogenic’ Bacon…
As part of the promotion for its fundraising ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ event, a leading cancer support charity has shared a recipe containing bacon – a group 1 carcinogen. The World Health Organization says there is ‘no amount’ of processed meat that’s safe for consumption
The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that processed meat, including bacon, is a major contributor to colorectal cancer, classifying it as ‘carcinogenic to humans’,” Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., Director of Nutrition Education at non-profit health organization PCRM, told Plant Based News. “WHO warns that there is no amount safe for consumption, and explains that its assessment is ‘…based on sufficient evidence from epidemiological studies that eating processed meat causes colorectal cancer’. “The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research have also found that ‘the evidence on processed meat and cancer is clear-cut’. A recent report shows that processed meats, including bacon, can increase risk of colorectal cancer while eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk.
3] Universal Studios Adds Vegan Options to 7 Restaurants…
Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida has added vegan options by Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Gardein, and Follow Your Heart to its menus in seven restaurants.
Around the world, as media outlet, Mike Blue Media notes, Disney parks have become more vegan-friendly. Last summer, it was reported that Walt Disney World Epcot was to host its annual International Food and Wine Festival with a full meat-free menu on offer. And at Disney’s California Adventure, a meatball sub featuring vegan Impossible meatballs was launched at the Paradise Garden Grill.
4] Data Shows Major Rise In Veganism Among Young People…
Recent reports, surveys and news stories show that plant-based eating has become mainstream – especially among young people who are concerned about the environment and animal welfare. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report stating that the Earth is, in no uncertain terms, doomed if we continue as we are. The most significant recommendation was to reduce our consumption of meat and dairy products, more than all motorized transport combined. The younger generations who have to live on this planet in the future will want to preserve it for themselves, and any future generations, and they are easily seeing the impact changing to a diet eliminating meats will have.
5] New data shows a large number of people are buying meat-free cooking manuals…
Vegan and veggie are the third most popular type of cookbooks according to new data. Withing vegan/veggie, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall topped the list with four books, followed by Delia Smith and Ella Mills (aka Deliciously Ella) who have written two of the top 14 books each. “The UK is a nation united by hearty home-cooked meals,” GoCompare concluded from the study.
While not part of the dataset, BOSH!’s debut cookbook was the fastest-selling cook book of 2018 according to Nielsen BookScan, and the fastest-selling title of its kind since records began. It sold 80,000 copies within 15 weeks of its release and it won praise from celebrities and influencers including Pamela Anderson and The Hairy Bikers, who dubbed it ‘really great’.
6] Ikea’s Vegan Hotdog Has Launched In The USA And Europe…
The Veggie Dog is aimed at vegans, vegetarians, and flexitarians. The highly-anticipated vegan hotdog from Ikea exceeded all sales targets, selling more than 1 million in a relatively short time, according to Forbes. It was revealed that the product had received a 95 percent approval rating, and would be rolled out across further territories in the near future.
Sustainability was a key factor in the brand engineering a meat-free dog. The company’s press release quoted Michael La Cour, Managing Director at Ikea Food Services AB, saying: “We are facing many challenges in the food production industry today and one of those challenges is that we need to be more sustainable. “With the global reach that we have at Ikea we believe that we have a responsibility and a great opportunity to serve food that is good for the planet.”
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Tips from the Kitchen
Adding greens to your menu is easy to do. This is one we think you’ll enjoy.
Try this delicious flavor filled recipe from Vegan Richa!
Click this link or the Image and check out the recipe details.
Whole Food, Plant-Based Resources
Evidence based, medical research and stories that will impact you:
From all of us at Hippocrates Docs, on behalf of Just 1 Thing 4 Health,
have a great week and remember your Challenge for this week is to:
“Eat More Green Leafy Vegetables for Better Cardiovascular Health”
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