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  1. James Rock on December 24, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks Doctor !!

  2. NHMO OYTIS on December 24, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I’m sort of a cross between Keto and Mediterranean, and eat organic/ free range foods. I don’t eat grains except very infrequently brown rice, eat very little sugar (for fruit I like blueberries and mangos),, lots of fish, grass fed lean meat, free range chicken, only dairy is Greek yoghurt. Use rice bran oil. I cook mostly Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian dishe. TONS of onions, garlic and hot peppers. 1 cup of organic coffee a day, otherwise only organic Yerba mate or herbal tea, no soda. At 67 I’ve lost over 100 pounds in 4 years, BP is 120/70, I take no meds, only supplement is sublingual B12.

  3. Hotwheel66 on December 24, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Keto

  4. Brian Richards on December 24, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I think doctors are afraid to recommend a vegan diet because it is considered too radical for most people. Granted, the so called Mediterranean diet is a step in the right direction, and in itself is radical enough, for say, most Americans who are used to lots of fried and processed meats. I can almost guarantee any American switching to a Mediterranean diet is going to go heavy on the meat
    and fish and probably eat leafy salads with dressings and think they are adhering to the diet. Bite the bullet and just recommend a vegan diet rich in dark leafy greens and whole fruits, beans, legumes, tempeh, etc. Remember to get 2500 micrograms of B12 a week and get your blood work done to check on your general health.

  5. James Kantor on December 24, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Dr Gupta , do you like fish oil to lower LDL, if yes how much fish oil. Have not had a heart attack. I do have diabetes type 2 under good control. Cholesterol yesterday was 167 mg/dL, LDL 120 mg/dL, HDL 47 mg/dL, Triglycerides 66 mg/dL, blood sugar 104 mg/dL. Blood pressure 134/84 with Edarbi 40& Amlodipine 5 mg. Thank you for your thoughts.

  6. Frank Brown on December 24, 2020 at 9:35 pm
  7. 168windmillroad on December 24, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    worth looking into KETO and why people live to some extraordinary age on Sardinia with a lot of dairy and sheep in the diet

  8. pamela Redman on December 24, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks doc, I had a heart attack last January while I was in the Philippines and diagnosed severe mitral regurgitation, this July ( I am now in Illinois) I had stress echo and echocardiogram and Praise God results normal and now mild regurgitation, I follow strict low salt diet, less sugar, more vegetables and fruits. I watch your videos, very helpful, more power to you doc.

  9. Alpha Scorpii on December 24, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Always good to listen to you and learn a lot;)

  10. Alexander nånting on December 24, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Why wouldent you just recomend a plant based diet should be even better when you eliminate all LDL colesterol and most saturated fats that is high in all dairy products like cheese, milk, meats etc, and also pure fat like olive oil dosent seem like somthing our bodys are made to consume ?

  11. violet v on December 24, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    but i am from israel and we all eat Mediterranean diet and we have so many ppl suffering from heart attack…im one of them. so it dosent really help…

  12. Thomas Family on December 24, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Bit gutted that I’ve just come across this video after watching yours this morning – https://youtu.be/KoDx040V2_A

  13. Springteen on December 24, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    How much do you know about benefits of fasting and ketosis to the heart? Thank you

  14. Junaid Shamim on December 24, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    is olive oil good for the heart?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BctehF-wtfQ

  15. Christina Briggs on December 24, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    What are your thoughts on the straight carnivore diet, with very little dairy if any.

  16. Cacticollector on December 24, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I’ve heard that keto genetic diet is even better because you stay under 20 grams of carbs per day. Therefore cancer can’t feed on the sugar you eat.

  17. French Viking on December 24, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Distilled water!

  18. Andrea Wisner on December 24, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Plant-based. Language is deceptive. The studies showed that people should reduce meat consumption, not that they "should eat" small amounts of meat. In other words, best is to reduce meat consumption to zero or close to it. Dr. Michael Greger is an M.D. who is a nutrition expert.

  19. el-bo V on December 24, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Do you even Caldwell Esselstyn? SMH!

  20. Jake Hayes on December 24, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for the sage advice…. very open and honest!
    Thank you for your kindness and generosity!!

  21. John Snow on December 24, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    If I would have known that I could have avoided my stroke. I followed a stupid LCHF diet with lots of animal products and it almost killed me. I curse those who fool others with that shit – including me. Now for me, animal products are close to zero and I eat almost only whole plant foods and it really really saved my life!!!

  22. Stuart Kelly on December 24, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Mediterranean is high in omega 6 due to olive oil. People that have Med diet also have more sunlight.

  23. Mark Ching on December 24, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Plant-based diet no question.

  24. bud row on December 24, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Great video. Thanks

  25. patricia bennett on December 24, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    This information Dr.Gupta is beneficial as I think it extremely helpful. I will take note as it is a good preventative measures!!! I have not had a heart attack but have lost four sisters to this. I do not eat red meat. Sounds really good to eat a Mediterranean diet. I value all what you do. I cannot praise you enough. I was recommended statins but refused . My sister takes them. I really do not know wether to take or not.l feel nutritional information is paramount. Thank you for video and blessings and greetings and hugs from the north east of England.

  26. hannah Otwa on December 24, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Bad news for me, I love real butter. I guess the med.diet is the winner. Thank you so much, you are the best.

  27. Matthew C. on December 24, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    This is such great information Doctor but I’ve always been just a tad confused with questions regarding different scenarios for people. What I mean is how can a Mediterranean lifestyle/diet be beneficial for people with type II diabetes? It seems it wouldn’t due to the amount of carbs one would need to eat. The person would not be able to rid themselves of all that excess glucose. Second reason is people who metabolize carbohydrates at a slower rate will seem to also struggle with this kind of lifestyle. I’m not denying the extreme benefits on this lifestyle. I’m more just a bit confused on how it can be helpful for certain populations.

  28. Debbie Rice on December 24, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Thank you for all your heartfelt advice bless you

  29. 2EternityButterflies on December 24, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you so much!

  30. Garry on December 24, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Go Dairy free
    Animal free
    Salt free (no more than 2.5gm/day)
    Sugar free
    Oil free
    Rainbow Salad and Fruits
    Don’t eat after Sun set at all.
    Thank me later

  31. * Islets * Diabetes Reversal Center on December 24, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    Its interesting doctors recommending alcohol… lol
    Mediterranean diet is only moderately effective unless whole food plant based diet.

  32. John Woods on December 24, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    I love your videos! So incredibly articulate and informative! Thanks for the consultation, it was fantastic.

  33. Aiza Anjum Chaudhry on December 24, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    When is orthostatic hypotension serious? Also, great videos!

  34. Ralph Stadler on December 24, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Exactly!!! Thank you!!

  35. Michael B on December 24, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Do you think we should be measuring our omega 3/omega 6 ratios?

  36. GetTheKnife on December 24, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Obviously it’s the WFPBD.

  37. NihilTimendumEst on December 24, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    Mediterranean diet? As in pasta and breads?

  38. Maria on December 24, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    A vegan lifestyle is imo the best.

  39. Joyce June on December 24, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    you look great … looks like you’ve lost weight since your previous videos … I’m changing my life due to your videos … thank you!

  40. Pamela Francis on December 24, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    GOOD MORNING ,, I WILL TRY WITH MY DIET.. I WILL NOT EAT SO MUCH RED MEAT ,,, HAVE A GOOD TRIP TO USA ,,,,, PAMELA…..

  41. Frank Brown on December 24, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Unfortunately, the science behind the “mediterranean diet” is slim. It appears that this was an invention by Ancel Keys who observed some slim people on a vacation to Italy or some such.

    https://youtu.be/A5_R13Luit0

    https://youtu.be/NUY_SDhxf4k

    https://youtu.be/BzTjPuikhQE

  42. Helen Ndow on December 24, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Your lovely soothing voice calms me down really well.

  43. James King on December 24, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Aren’t most heart attack victims insulin resistant to some extent? Metabolic syndrome is also quite often present. Keto diet is suggested by some that see diabetes as common ground for people suffering heart disease .

  44. Paul Fallows on December 24, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    That’s really interesting as a Cocktail of drugs are pushed on people to take and these may be needed but personally if I can get well through food and exercise I would much prefer that. Aspirin is starting to be recommended for older people who have not even had a heart attack to thin the blood. Statins work but get mixed reviews as to side effects. Blood Pressure tablets I am unsure on. Another drug is given to help rejection or the furring up of the stent implant for a 12 month period so seems really important. A Beta Blocker to ease and slow heart rate but what if your heart rate is low because you exercise and strength the muscle of your heart. Of course some of the answers to this probably depend on what condition your heart was in after your heart attack.

  45. drew bateman on December 24, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Another fantastic video. Thank you Dr. Sadly I won’t be in the UK during those dates but wish you every success.

  46. Kelly Vawter on December 24, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    I’m 29 and had an afib attack the other morning. I went to the hospital and they decided it would be best to do a cardioversion to get my rhythm back. How dangerous is this? Did I weaken my heart?

  47. sunshinegirl1967 on December 24, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Dr. Gupta, like your butterfly shirt. Now is there a reason why you do many of your videos by candlelight? Hope you aren’t being held against your will. If so blink real fast in your next video and we’ll send help!

  48. Catherine Auffrey on December 24, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I’m concerned about body aches my husband is having after his quad bypass. All these medications he is on. He takes a CoQ10 but still hip pain? Suggestion?

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