Low Carb-Diets Focusing On Vegetable-Based Sources Of Fat And Protein May Reduce Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:35pm
San Francisco Chronic Back Pain Center comments on recent study that seems to support the health benefits of a plant based diet.
As you know, we incorporate a plant based diet into our back and hand pain treatment protocols at our San Francisco and Marin County locations. Whether it be disc herniations, disc degeneration, or carpal tunnel syndrome, a plant based can help speed up the healing process because of it's inflammation reducing effects. In addition, patients tend to lose weight which puts less stress on the joints and increases the odds of a favorable outcome. Not to mention the fact that a plant based diet has been linked to lower rates of coronary heart disease and many other degenerative disease processes, including arthritis.
There is a study that appears in the November 9, 2006, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine that seems to support this even after you cut through all the mumbo-jumbo. I suggest you read this. The first sign of heart disease 38% of the time is a heart attack. I'm not sure off the top of my head what percentage of these are fatal, but it's pretty high. A plant based diet can give you some protection against CHD, as well as most of the other chronic, degenerative diseases, even cancer.