RE: Vegans have hearts attacks too!
Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 6:44 PM
You must be in shock. I am sorry this happened. Please share your reflections with us as you have time to think things through.
I read your Chubby Vegan blog, and enjoy it. The current post was fascinating. Imagine a vegan with completely clean arteries having a stress induced heart attack!
There is no guarantee that healthy eating will absolutely prevent any particular health condition, especially in such a short time, and especially the health conditions that are caused by stress, not food. None the less, I am sure you will be getting more than your share of flack from friends and family about a vegan having a heart attack. It would be a great help to all of us if you would continue to keep us informed, both of your feelings and thoughts as you go through the coming months, and of the reactions of friends, family and the medical team.
We have a PCRM member doctor in our small town. I interviewed him recently for our documentary and he told me that there are three things that cause health crisis, not just food. According to him it is
1. what you put into your body... being vegan is the best response here
2. what you do with your body... it is being active and staying fit that is the best response here
3. what you have around your body, in your environment... this is what we call STRESS.
We plant-based, whole-foods, low-fat lifestyle folk can learn a lot from our chubby vegan friends and remember to take care of ourselves on all three fronts. I hope she lives to a hundred!
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