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In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Dr. Robert Ostfeld about cholesterol, genes & Montefiore’s Cardiac Wellness Program. We break down the different stages of cardiovascular disease from how it develops, what’s happening inside the body and the role medication plays. If you are wondering if you’re jeopardizing your health by eating nuts regularly or vegan junk food from time to time, you’ll certainly get your answer in this episode. If you know people who think they’re destined for a life of cardiovascular events despite their choice in lifestyle, you’re going to want to share this show with them.

Robert Ostfeld, M.D., MSc., a cardiologist, is the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore, an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Associate Director of the Cardiology Fellowship at Montefiore-Einstein. His professional interests include cardiovascular disease prevention, medical education and clinical research. He earned the Outstanding Full Time Attending of the Year award at Montefiore for excellence in teaching medical residents; the Program Director’s Award for dedicated service on behalf of the Montefiore-Einstein Cardiology Fellowship; and was elected to the Leo M. Davidoff Society at Einstein for outstanding achievement in the teaching of medical students.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Montefiore & The Cardiac Wellness Program
  • Educating the public
  • Changing lives
  • Cholesterol
  • Added cholesterol for women
  • Blood pressure
  • Coming off medication
  • Baby aspirin
  • Effects of one junky meal on WFPB eaters
  • Healthy fats
  • Genes
  • Tips


Links to things we mentioned:

Dr. Robert Ostfeld: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Montefiore’s Cardiac Wellness Program

Montefiore Preventative Cardiology Conference – October 27, 2017

Nitric Oxide & Endothelial Cells – Forks Over Knives

How Not To Die with Michael Greger M.D. – PTP051

Forks Over Knives

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