Nuts Increase Arterial Stiffness (VIDEO)

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Subject: Nuts Increase Arterial Stiffness (VIDEO)
Date: April 23rd 2019
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Nuts Will Break Your Heart


The Pulse Wave Velocity test reveals the elasticity of your arteries. Arterial elasticity is strongly associated with risk for heart disease, stroke, and dementia.

The nut industry has paid for many studies to see whether nuts improve arterial elasticity. Their results are very mixed, with most studies showing no effect.

But these were studies of people eating unhealthy Standard American or Mediterranean Diets. What happens when someone following a healthy plant based diet tests nuts with this modality?

Today we bring you the results of a fascinating case study - a longtime healthy vegan following Dr. Esselstyn's diet who used the Pulse Wave Velocity analysis - and found consuming 2 ounces of nuts decreased his arterial elasticity by 20 to 30%, in the hours after the meal.

If you're concerned about heart disease, these results confirm the advice of Drs. Ornish and Esselstyn to tightly restrict nut intake, along with other fats. Dr. Esselstyn appears in today's video discussing this test.

Watch video now (21 minutes):


Rip Esselstyn Plant-Strong PODCAST!

Guys - thrilled to announce the very exciting premiere of a podcast hosted by one of our favorite plant-strong leaders - Rip Esselstyn!

This is a brand new weekly 30-minute podcast, and it's amazing!

I listened to the first episode yesterday, and no matter how long or short a time you've been involved with the plant-based world - you will enjoy this new show. Guaranteed.

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Go listen right now, or whenever you can. Tune in using any podcast platform, or go over to Rip's new podcast website to listen, at:


Is Dr. Fuhrman Right About Nuts?

We sometimes hear that eating nuts extends life, that they prevent heart disease - and that it's "dangerous" to avoid eating them.

What evidence exists to support these ideas?

Today we examine a recent article written by Dr. Joel Fuhrman called "The Attack Against Nuts and Seeds."

We'll look at the data Dr. Fuhrman cites to see what it says, and - more importantly - what it doesn't say. This is part of my ongoing series about nuts and commercial research.

Watch now: (48 mins).


Succeeding on a Plant Based Diet - Matt Lederman MD

Today Matt Lederman MD shares winning strategies for success on a plant-based diet. Dr. Lederman appeared in Forks Over Knives and has written the bestselling Forks Over Knives series of books.

Some people find challenges with healthy eating, problems with friends, family and others who may not like your dietary changes.

Maybe you find it too difficult to eat healthy, and too easy to fall back into bad habits.

Dr. Lederman has a lot to share on these topics and more, and how to make sure you succeed.

This is Dr. Lederman's full talk from our 2013 Heathly Lifestyle Expo.

Watch now: (1 hr, 2 mins).



Peas and Love,
Jeff & Sabrina Nelson

PS: If you want a description of our daughters' new vegan book THE CLEAR SKIN DIET, go here:



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