Preventing Heart Disease

Posted on: 9:42 am, May 8, 2012, by

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – If someone in your family has heart disease, are you automatically predisposed to it? Do you just surrender to that face because “it’s in my genes?” Dr. Dean Ornish from the Preventative Medicine Research Institute says that’s not necessarily true.

There are three key lifestyle changes that you can make:
Low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet high in fruits and vegetables, unrefined grains and legumes, low in refined carbs
-30 minutes moderate aerobic exercise, 6 days a week
-Stress management: breathing, yoga, meditation, imagery and progressive relaxation techniques)