Think Whole Food, Not ‘Out of the Box’ for Heart Healthy Diet

Think Whole Food, Not ‘Out of the Box’ for Heart Healthy Diet

Mayo Clinic cardiologists Stephen Kopecky, M.D., and Robert Frantz, M.D., discuss the link between diet and cardiovascular health. For more information on cardiovascular health or to request an appointment, visit

Research has shown that diet plays an important role in cardiovascular health. Through this research, it has been shown that diets such as the Ornish Diet, DASH Diet, and Mediterranean Diet can lower the risk of cardiovascular events. Research has also shown that an unhealthy diet decreases the benefit of statins.

In a video originally posted on on Medscape Cardiology, Stephen Kopecky, M.D., and Robert Frantz, M.D., break down the dos and don’ts of a healthy cardiovascular diet.

Video Content Outline:
Following In My Father’s Footsteps (1:15)
Lowering Cardiovascular Events with Diet (4:47)
Highly Processed Oils and Other Foods (8:34)
Practical Advice for Patients (11:22)
Do Statins Negate a Poor Diet (15:48)
Conclusion (18:15)


  1. Tomeka Pompey on August 29, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    You can use Woo&Pep instructions to learn about diet guys.

  2. LeaderOfWolves on August 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Who is the beautiful girl???

  3. Joe Smith on August 29, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks for the video; I am very happy what I saw. I follow the Starch Solution strictly so I’m pretty biased since I saw very stark improvement quickly. I was pleased to see these doctors give very good advice. The Starch Solution is like the Dean Ornish diet, mentioned in this presentation, in a way that it is what many deem ‘radical’ but it has extremely good results.

    Of course, many of the unhealthy foods are designed for maximum addictiveness and that is a big reason people can’t stop. I believe that moderation of such addictive foods works for a select few, lucky people but most cannot. I chose to quit them altogether. This also allows my taste to become acclimated to a new level of taste.

    I have been lucky to have a life situation living alone, with plenty of time and lower amount of stress, plus plenty of sleep, which lends itself to avoiding very unhealthy foods.

    For people that are willing to do what it takes all the way to stop heart disease, the whole food-plant based diets work, I feel: Caldwell Esselstyn, Dean Ornish, Nathan Pritikin, John Mcdougall. Good luck to you all staying healthy.

  4. Robert222 Lewis on August 29, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I had to wake myself up several times during this video

  5. mysweetpepper on August 29, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    thank you for taking the time to do this video

  6. Larry G on August 29, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    I purchased pollock and cod at Walmart. It was not too expensive and today I cooked it in olive oil with peppers, tomatoes, onions, lemon pepper, and wine. It was very good! I am going to try to eat a small fish a day. Thanks for the video!

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