In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Colleen Montgomery all about a plant-based diet for cardiac rehab patients and the importance of lifestyle on our overall health. Colleen breaks down some cardiology information for us like what cardiac rehab is, who should be getting it, and what lifestyle changes can be made to improve cardiac health. We discuss statins and why you would want to try to avoid them, how to cautiously get to exercising and we also discuss why children and teens need to start making smart decisions for their health now.
Colleen Montgomery is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Certified Plant-Based Health Coach, and owner of Wellness Within LLC. During her 12 years working with heart patients she discovered the powerful medicinal effects of food and other lifestyle choices. Now, her clients improve their heart health in big ways by combining the most effective behavior change techniques with the healthiest habits on the planet.
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In this episode we discuss:
- Finding plant-based
- Dr Greger and Esselstyn
- Didn’t wait till she was sick
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Cardiac risk factors and genetics
- Preventing cardiac events
- Marking small changes or being predominantly plant-based
- Side effects of statins
- Don’t stop medications on your own
- What to look for to talk to your doctor about reducing meds
- Exercise and precautions
- Tips for teens
Links to things we mentioned:
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – PTP149
A Forefather of Plant-Based Nutrition, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn – PTP208
Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen – PTP069
How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP206
Undo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases with Dean Ornish – PTP295
Stress, Abuse, and Relationships with Dean Ornish, M.D. – PTP307
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