In this video, Suzanne Steinbaum, DO, author of Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life and Bottom Line’s “At the Heart of It All” blog, discusses dietary changes that patients can make so that they won’t have to depend on statin drugs to keep their heart healthy. People underestimate the healing powers of food. Adopting the Mediterranean diet (consisting primarily of plant-based foods and healthy fats) can reduce your risk for heart disease up to 70% and also reduce the dosages of your statin drugs or possibly eliminate the need for them altogether. Dr. Steinbaum urges people to carefully choose what they eat because food really can be medicine.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum is a cardiologist, author and spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign. She has devoted her career to treating heart disease through early detection, education and prevention. For more great tips from Dr. Steinbaum, check out her other videos and Bottom Line blog, At The Heart Of It All.

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