I have mentioned here before and told her today that the very first hint I had that I needed to go plant based was about four weeks after my heart attack when I saw a show on CNN. It was called "The Last Heart Attack." It was the first inkling I had that I really needed to drastically change how I lived my life--more than just watching my salt and fat intake. It was really the first tangible information I had on how to prevent another heart attack.
I never, ever would have taken the time to watch this if I had not just had a heart attack. What I learned shocked me. Now, I have to tell you that it did not come as a shock to learn that nacho cheese as its own food group wasn't healthy for you. I just did not think that my diet as a whole was any worse than most. Boy, was I ever wrong. I'm not saying I would have changed my diet had I really known prior to my heart attack. You see, I was like many of you who will read this and think it will never happen to me. It did happen to me and I hope by the information that I am able to share that it will not happen to you.
I had never been able to find a link to the show until I was searching again today to send it to my friend.
In my opinion, it is a very valuable 39 minutes and 48 seconds. Although I know a lot of people turn their nose up at the thought of a plant based diet, trust me when I tell you laying in the ICU post massive heart attack can change your views on a lot of things. I will give you that it is not an easy way to eat in our culture of fast food and barbecues. At least for me, it takes a lot of planning. I still recommend watching this video so you can see if it makes sense to you.