May 24, 2024 12:47 am
Optimizing Health in Alaska with Plant-based Nutrition | Line One

In the community, there is a growing interest in healthy living and sustainability. People are actively involved in growing their own vegetables, as seen in the photo captured by Kavelina Torres, APRN-Anchorage.

Heart disease remains a significant health concern in the United States, with statistics from the CDC indicating that 1 in 5 deaths are attributed to heart-related complications. While numerous factors contribute to heart health, adopting a plant-based diet can substantially reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 25%. Coupled with regular exercise, stress management, and quality sleep, individuals can further mitigate their susceptibility to heart issues. Dr. Jillian Woodruff explores the benefits of a plant-based diet and naturopathic medicine on her latest episode of Line One.

The episode features expert guests including Dr. Cameron O’Connell, ND, FABNE, a doctor of naturopathic medicine specializing in medical care at Coordinates Health Care in Kenai, Copper River, and Yukon River. Zaneta Stetsunova, co-founder of Anchorage VegFest and founder of the Sunday Fresh Market at O’Malley in Anchorage also contributes valuable insights into promoting plant-based diets within the community.

The program offers an array of resources including documentaries and easy-to-replicate recipes for individuals looking to incorporate more plant-based choices into their daily lives. Listeners can tune in to catch the live broadcast on Wednesday, March 27th at 10 am AKDT with a repeat airing later that same day at 8 pm AKDT. Stay informed about Line One: Your Health Connection and other Alaska Public Media podcasts by subscribing for updates.

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