Have a (Healthy) Heart

Many leading experts agree: A good plant-based diet  — a healthy heart diet — and an exercise routine can prevent heart disease.

In more than a decade of interviews and reviews, Dr. Ed Dodge has explored the research and delivered the experts’ sound advice in his Wellness Newsletter.

Explore the editions below to discover how to keep your heart healthy.

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Planting our Fall Garden

It’s mid-August and still hot in San Antonio, but I started planting our fall garden this week. By the time the seeds sprout in September, the weather will be moderating. Growing conditions will be ideal for many plants for the next few months. So, what did I plant? Mustard greens…

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USA Nutrition Crisis: Our Food is Killing Us

“Our country is facing a nutrition crisis,” states Dr. Mozaffarian, Dean of Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy. “Few other challenges cause more deaths, disability, and associated preventable health costs. Congress is actively debating how to improve health and reduce costs – fixing our food system is among…

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Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Ed Dodge, MD

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Annual Conference held October 23-26 in Naples, Florida was the best yet. The setting at the Naples Grande Resort was beautiful. The conference theme was “Healthy People, Healthy Planet.” Plant-based eating is healthier than the standard American diet for both people and the…

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How Not to Die

How Not to Die is a book by Dr. Michael Greger published in December 2015. It has become a top-rated book on Amazon, with over 1,000 five-star reviews. Dr. Greger is a remarkable physician who has made it his life mission to make accurate up-to-date nutritional information easily available to…

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News Flash about Healthy Eating!

The editorial in the March 2016 American Family Physician, which I received yesterday, states: “Consistently strong evidence supports the benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables; in addition, moderate to strong evidence indicates the consumption of whole grains should be increased.” The editorial goes on to say: “Moderate to strong…

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Precious Gems

Meagan Learey and Ed Dodge

I took a round-about trip during the last ten days of October and first half of November to visit family and attend a couple conferences along the way. I put 4000 miles on my little Toyota pickup as I traveled to Florida, Nashville, Indianapolis, and then back to San Antonio.…

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Odyssey Through Today’s Nutritional Jungle – A Fable

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The hero of Homer’s epic Greek poem, Odysseus, encounters one deadly peril after another during his tumultuous ten-year voyage home after the Trojan war. Eventually, after countless close calls, he reaches his home island of Ithaca. There, after a last bit of drama, he is finally reunited with his loving…

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