Dr. Teeters explains that he was born and raised in North Carolina where he learned to smoke his own meat, now he smokes veggies! His epiphany occurred when he heard a presentation at a cardiology conference about heart disease and veganism. Dr Teeters reflected that “one of the sad things is that doctors don’t get a lot of training in nutrition.”
The head of the conference, Kim Williams, MD, the president-elect of the American College of Cardiology is also a vegan! Dr. Williams often sees patients who are overweight and struggling with hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. One of the things Dr. Williams advises them to do is to change their diets. Specifically, he tells them to go vegan.
If you have a heart problem, Wildlife Watch urges you to listen to this interview.
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