I recently attended an encouraging presentation at the Rush-Copley Heart Institute in Aurora, IL.
The presenter was cardiologist Dr. Steven Lome, and his talk was titled “Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease and other Chronic Disease.”
Dr. Lome shared his personal journey of losing 100 pounds, and how his eyes were opened to the cure for heart disease when he watched the “Forks over Knives” documentary several years ago. He confirmed what we already know, which is that medical doctors are not trained in nutrition!
Here are a few takeaways from Dr. Lome’s talk that I’d like to share:
- Our medical system maintains chronic illness (there’s no profit in healthy patients)
- America’s 3 main food groups: 63% processed food, 25% animal products, 12% plants (and that includes ketchup and fried foods)
- There is NO safe dietary amount of cholesterol, trans fats, or saturated fat. Our requirement for saturated fat is ZERO.
Dr. Lome’s in-depth presentation was spot on in demonstrating how a whole food, plant-based diet with no added oils is the ideal plan for the healing and reversal of heart disease.
The most encouraging thing I heard is this: There are now NINETEEN plant-based cardiologists at Rush-Copley! How exciting to know that the power of nutrition is making great strides.
Dr. Lome shared a quote by Dr. Kim Williams, past President of the American College of Cardiology and chief of cardiology at Rush University:
“There are two kinds of cardiologists: vegans and those who haven’t read the data.”
More information about Dr. Lome can be found at his website: www.heartstrong.com. He’s also a co-founder of a Chicago-based Meet-up group called Chicagoland Plant-Based Nutrition Movement, where you’ll find events and social gatherings which may interest you.
A wise person will listen and continue to learn,
and an understanding person will gain direction. (Proverbs 1:5, GW)
The “Plan A” Diet Food Pyramid – (the same diet that Dr. Lome promotes!)