The Deficit of Nutrition Education of Physicians

The Deficit of Nutrition Education of Physicians

Globally, death rates from cardiovascular disease are increasing, rising 41% between 1990 and 2013, and are often attributed, at least in part, to poor diet quality. With urbanization, economic development, and mass marketing, global dietary patterns have become more Westernized to include more sugar-sweetened beverages, highly processed foods, animal-based foods, and fewer fruits and vegetables,…



Nurse Kristin Presents Stories of Self-Healing Podcast

Nurse Kristin Presents Stories of Self-Healing Podcast

A conversation between Nurse Kristin and Dr. Monica Aggarwal. In this interview they discuss: Being Diagnosed with RA Going from MD to becoming a patient What is the Leaky Gut and what is it’s association with auto-immune disease and inflammatory illnesses The Impact of dairy and inflammation and it’s connection to Leaky Gut The work…



How Pure is PURE? Dietary Lessons Learned and Not Learned From the PURE Trials

How Pure is PURE? Dietary Lessons Learned and Not Learned From the PURE Trials

The findings of the PURE trial are eye-opening with respect to the nutritional concerns that are likely different in areas of poverty. These trials have largely compared many differences and can therefore only guide us on relative, not absolute, dangers or benefits of nutritional components. Consistent with several recent publications indicating higher mortality with refined…


  
How to Health Podcast with Dr. Laurie Marbas

How to Health Podcast with Dr. Laurie Marbas

Meet Dr. Monica Aggarwal a talented cardiologist who is a also a wife and mom of three. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and suffered with tremendous pain which had severe impact on her ability to even go upstairs to care for her new baby. Her story is one of incredible perseverance, resilience and new…



A Deficiency of Nutrition Education and Practice in Cardiology

A Deficiency of Nutrition Education and Practice in Cardiology

Nutrition is one of the foundations of cardiovascular guidelines for risk reduction and treatment. However, little is known about whether cardiologists, cardiology fellows-in-training, and cardiovascular team members have the nutrition education and knowledge necessary to implement these guidelines. The aim of this study was to describe the educational experiences, attitudes, and practices relating to nutrition…



Integrative Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention

Integrative Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is traditionally treated through medications and lifestyle modifications, yet adherence to these treatments is often poor. The use of complementary therapies is increasing, and it is vital for physicians to be aware of the risks and benefits of these options. This article summarizes the current evidence base on integrative therapies for the…


 
Podcast I did with Lee Fulkerson, Forks over Knives

Podcast I did with Lee Fulkerson, Forks over Knives

Dr. Monica Aggarwal and Lee discuss her diet growing up and a crippling chronic illness that she suffered shortly after the birth of her third child. She shares how her condition threatened to end her life as she knew it, including her medical practice. Dr. Aggarwal describes the terrible side effects of the medications she…