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

A growing community of local residents are actively pursuing a healthy and sustainable lifestyle by cultivating their own vegetables. This commitment to well-being is evident in the photo captured by Kavelina Torres, APRN-Anchorage, which showcases the effort put into growing fresh produce.

Heart disease remains a significant health concern in the United States, with statistics from the CDC indicating that 1 in 5 deaths in the country are attributed to heart-related complications. However, adopting a plant-based diet can substantially reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 25%. In addition to regular exercise, stress management, and quality sleep, individuals can further mitigate their susceptibility to heart issues by incorporating a plant-based diet into their daily lives.

On the latest episode of Line One: Your Health Connection, Dr. Jillian Woodruff delves into the benefits of a plant-based diet and naturopathic medicine for promoting overall health and wellness. 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. Zaneta Stetsunova, co-founder of Anchorage VegFest and founder of the Sunday Fresh Market at O’Malley in Anchorage also shares valuable insights on promoting plant-based diets within the community.

The program offers an abundance of resources, documentaries and easy-to-replicate recipes to support individuals in making informed choices about their health and wellbeing. Listeners can tune in to the live broadcast scheduled for Wednesday March 27th at 10 am AKDT with a repeat airing later that same day at 8 pm AKDT on Alaska Public Media’s Line One: Your Health Connection podcast series. To stay informed on other podcasts from Alaska Public Media subscription options are available.

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