89 - Former President of the American College of Cardiology Dr Kim Williams

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and its risk factors mirror those of the coronavirus. Dr. Kim Williams, President of the American College of Cardiology and current Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University, explains the overlap between cardiovascular risk and the deathly serious cases of COVID-19. Hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes put us at severe risk for both of these ailments, but there are ways to keep yourself safe. Take a dive with us as we learn more about heart disease, LDL cholesterol, and nutrition-based prevention measures we can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones from disease.

What we discuss in this episode:

- The overlap between coronavirus and cardiovascular disease risk factors

- Dr. Kim’s own experience with the plant-based diet

- The importance of plant-based iron

- The Ornish Diet

- The connection between heart disease and diabetes

- Understanding cholesterol

- How to “SAVE” yourself

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