Angina Can Be Reversed With a Plant-based Diet Angina Can Be Reversed With a Plant-based Diet

Another study confirms additional reasons why it pays to follow a plant-based diet. It turns out that a whole-food, plant-based diet can help reverse angina without medication and procedures. Angina is a type of chest pain or discomfort resulting from reduced blood flow to the heart. Angina is not the same as an heart attack, but it is an indicator that a person is at high risk of having an heart attack. In fact, angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease, which affects more than 12 million Americans.

Some Case Studies

A team of heart doctors at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, USA, advised a 60-year old man who presented with typical angina to adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet, which mainly consists of fruits, vegetables, legumes, potatoes, and whole grains. Before switching to a plant-based diet, the patient experienced discomfort in his chest after walking a distance of one-half block and had elevated blood pressure and lipid levels. Within a few months of making this dietary change, his symptoms improved tremendously; his blood pressure and cholesterol reduced significantly and he was able to walk a mile without any signs of angina. After 2 years on this dietary therapy, he could jog more than 4 miles, went off his medications for coronary artery disease, and even showed no sign of the disease. This massive improvement in the patient was achieved without a single drug or invasive procedure. 

Similar improvements were observed in a 77-year old woman suffering from angina who switched from a western diet to a whole-food, plant-based diet for 5 months. However, her angina symptoms returned when she returned to a western diet. 

These results are typical of what I often see happen with my patients when they adopt my Starch-Smart® System

The American Heart Association estimate that about 8.2 million Americans are suffering from angina. Angina is a warning sign of a heart disease, which in the past has been the leading cause of death in the United States, for most ethnicities. For individuals who are battling with angina, eating a vegan diet (free from animal products) is a heart-smart move, although a vegan who also eats ONLY oil-free whole foods which contain less than 20% of their calories from fat is even safer than ethical vegans. Whole food low fat plant based foods can help to prevent and reverse angina and improve cardiovascular health in general.

Additional Information:

(1) Nathan Pritikin Shows Heart Disease is Reversible

(2) Yes! Heart Disease Can be Reversed Using Diet!

(3) Plant-Based Treatment for Angina