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August 31st, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Can you cure heart disease with food? Sanjay Gupta explains

Dr. Sanjay Gupta has spent the last year looking into heart disease for his documentary, "The Last Heart Attack," set to air on CNN this Saturday at 8pm ET.

Along the way, he met a woman who needed emergency heart surgery and turned it down, opting for a plant-based diet instead.

Today on American Morning, Dr. Gupta explains how the this woman's new diet has benefited her health and shows before and after heart scans from a patient who had clogged arteries before reforming their eating habits.


Filed under: Health • Heart disease
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Michael

    Seemingly healthy people are dying every day. Just because you aren't overweight, doesn't mean you are safe from heart disease. I have seen two very active people who loved to exercise, rock climb, run marathons die from heart disease in the last 2 years. I am a personal trainer who will be trying to influence my clients to eat this type of diet.

    September 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
  2. Juliie

    I think you can cure heart desease with foods. I believe also cancer can be cured with foods. Biochemists at AP Johns cancer institute has been extremely successful.
    I read where too many are getting too many antibiotics and eat way too much sugar, and there is a great link to fungus and cancer. sugar feeds on fungus. Alchohol is fungus wine, and mushrooms. Better to drink water and eat pebbles and rocks.

    September 2, 2011 at 4:28 am |
  3. Kathryn

    Plant-based diet "extreme", huh? What about open-heart bypass surgery, or having to take multiple medications on a daily basis to deal with symptoms of cardiovascular disease?

    September 1, 2011 at 11:28 pm |