Twenty years ago Dr. Dean Ornish showed that heart disease could be stopped and reversed with a vegan diet.  Many studies have been done over the years to support this (Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease the natural way).

“Nearly a decade of extra life — that’s what you get when you move away from eating animal foods and toward a plant-based diet. This is really exciting science for anyone seeking healthy longevity (and who isn’t?)!  READ FULL STORY BY HUFFINGTON POST BY CLICKING HERE.

You wonder why the institutions are pushing powerful drugs and cardiovascular interventions–that oftentimes compromise and sometimes take people’s lives–instead of hiring more nutritionist, dietitians, and nurses trained as health-coaches to teach clients proper life-preserving lifestyle habits?

I ran 10.29 miles today hoping to spread this same message I’ve been harping on for some time now–Chronic diseases (lifestyle-and-preventable diseases) are robbing many of their lives and some of us in healthcare are still ignorant of ways to fix this problem while we run around trying to learn of potent and potentially dangerous drugs/intervention, etc, (many which are outdated and are quickly falling by the wayside) to treat our clients.

We need powerful Emergency medicine to keep people alive in dire situations and those who are in imminent threat of losing their lives, but we know that most of our chronic ills could be resolved by the simple solutions of right eating, daily exercise, smoking cessation, less stress, and etc, etc, etc.

OYE!  The article referenced above written by HuffingtonPost was beautiful, and I am celebrating such light coming out in a timely manner when people need to hear less about “Ask your doctor if ____medication (with a drum-load of potentially dangerous side effects) is right for you,” foolishness and more of “Please consult with your dietician and nutritionist, and possibly a health-coach,” for possible solutions to REVERSING your chronic problems!  I said it.  Yes I did. We need to start titrating ourselves off the stuff that could be very harmful (Remember this?  FIRST DO NOT HARM?) and go back to the natural life-sustaining ways.   And with this, I’mo eat this big plate of yummy green salad with colorful tomatoes and carrots (cancer hate carrots and REAL food), a dash of cilantro–that makes me want to dance–followed by a serving of red beans and brown rice to replenish some nutrients I just burned out during my 10 mile run today.