In this video I discuss the three main areas of your peripheral artery disease diet: (1) dietary changes, (2) physical activity, and (3) lifestyle changes.
Yes, we all (well, most of us) have peripheral artery disease. It’s true. It’s bad. It’s a leading cause of death from heart disease, and a major cause of disability from stroke.
It’s also a major cause of death from stroke. In fact, the leading cause of death from a stroke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is peripheral artery disease. So if you want to reduce your risk of a stroke, it’s important to take your diet and physical activity seriously. In my talk I give you three dietary changes, two physical activity, and three lifestyle changes that can help you keep your arteries healthy and prevent future strokes.
I also recommend that, if you’re looking to do something different with your diet and fitness, consider taking a class/treat that teaches you how to cook with raw food. I myself am a huge fan of raw food.
As it turns out, there is really no secret to cooking with raw food. If you’ve eaten a raw food diet in the past, you probably know what I mean. One of the biggest benefits of raw food is that the food gets cooked in a way that has much less of an impact on your digestive tract than other ways of cooking.
Raw food diets tend to have some fairly strict guidelines and they are a lot of work, but the payoff is huge. In a raw food diet I can eat anything I want anytime. I can eat meat, chicken, fish, seafood, nuts, vegetables, fruits, and fruit juices. I can also eat nuts, grains, bread, pasta, cheeses, pasta sauces, vinegars, and alcohol.
As a raw food dieter, I find that it’s pretty easy to make a big mess with my food and not have to clean up too soon. I would be the first to admit that I’m not a particularly tidy person. But, if I just make a mess and don’t clean it up as soon as I can, that’s just not a problem. If I’m in a rush, I can just throw it in the garbage.
I’m sure many readers are familiar with the disease known as peripheral artery disease, or PAD, which affects the peripheral arteries that supply blood to the brain and heart. It’s not just your arteries that get affected, but every one of the small blood vessels, including the arteries that run between the brain and heart.
The good people at the University of Rochester Medical Center have been studying the connection between diet and PAD for years. They’ve found that people who eat low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets don’t have significant problems with PAD. The culprit may be a protein called plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), which helps blood clots form in the arteries. PAI-1 is produced by the liver, and is found in your blood.
Basically, when people who are overweight or obese do the right thing – eat a diet of fat, eat less carbs, and exercise more, their arteries dilate and block. But because they dont eat enough fat and more carbs, they also tend to have a higher risk of having an aortic aneurysm. The cause of aortic aneurysm is probably atherosclerotic plaque, but the cause of PAD is unknown.