The Heart-Healthy Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet: A Comprehensive Guide Featuring Dr. Jillian Woodruff and Guests

Boosting Health in Alaska with Plant-Based Power

In the U.S., heart disease remains a leading cause of death, with the CDC reporting that 1 in every 5 deaths is due to this condition. Despite many factors contributing to heart health, adopting a plant-based diet can reduce the risk by up to 25%. By incorporating regular exercise, stress management, and good sleep practices, individuals can further decrease their risk.

On Line One: Your Health Connection, host Dr. Jillian Woodruff and her guests delve into the benefits of a plant-based diet and naturopathic medicine. The episode features Dr. Justin Clark as host, with guests including Dr. Cameron O’Connell, ND, FABNE—a practitioner associated with Coordinates Health Care in Kenai, Copper River, and Yukon River—and Zaneta Stetsunova—the co-founder of Anchorage VegFest and creator of the Sunday Fresh Market at O’Malley in Anchorage.

The guests provide resources, recommended documentaries, and easy-to-replicate recipes for viewers to implement into their lives. The live broadcast is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27th at 10 a.m. AKDT with a repeat broadcast at 8 p.m on the same day on Alaska Public Media’s website and listeners can subscribe to receive updates on Line One: Your Health Connection and other podcasts from Alaska Public Media.

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