Optimizing Health in Alaska with Plant-based Nutrition | Line One

From Gardens to Naturopathy: Exploring the Benefits of Plant-Based Living for Healthy Living and Sustainability

Local residents in the community are actively engaging in growing a variety of vegetables, showcasing their commitment to healthy living and sustainability. This is evident in the photo captured by Kavelina Torres, APRN-Anchorage, highlighting the effort put into cultivating fresh produce.

While heart disease remains a significant health concern in the United States, adopting a plant-based diet can substantially reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 25%. In fact, statistics from the CDC indicate that 1 in 5 deaths in the country is attributed to heart-related complications. Dr. Jillian Woodruff delves into the advantages of a plant-based diet and naturopathic medicine on the latest episode of Line One: Your Health Connection.

The program features guest experts in the field, including Dr. Cameron O’Connell, ND, FABNE, a doctor of naturopathic medicine specializing in medical care at Coordinates Health Care in Kenai, Copper River, and Yukon River. Additionally, Zaneta Stetsunova, co-founder of Anchorage VegFest and founder of the Sunday Fresh Market at O’Malley in Anchorage, contributes valuable insights into promoting plant-based diets within the community.

The program offers a wealth of resources, documentaries, and easy-to-replicate recipes to support individuals in incorporating plant-based choices into their daily lives. Listeners can tune in to the live broadcast scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 10 a.m. AKDT with a repeat airing later that same day at 8 p.m. AKDT for more updates on Line One: Your Health Connection and other Alaska Public Media podcasts. Subscription options are available to stay informed about this topic and many others related to healthy living and sustainability within our community.

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