Did you know that you can prevent and reverse heart disease through diet? My special guest was lucky enough to stumble across this information, which he says saved his life.

At age 58, Grant was rushed to hospital with a heart attack and was told he needed open heart surgery. By chance, he discovered the power of diet which reversed his condition. He was shocked that this information was not more widely known.

Grant was inspired to make a documentary – The Big Fat Lie – which details his journey back to health through following a whole food plant-based diet. It follows his  quest for answers as to why government and medical guidelines don’t promote the use of such a diet given the evidence to support it.

The episode at a glance…
  • [1:43] The lead-up to making the documentary, why Grant started.
  • [2:38] The moment Grant realized this was something people needed to know about.
  • [5:28] The first thing Grant changed after his decision to go plant-based?
  • [9:08] How Grant first realized the plant-based diet was working to improve his health.
  • [11:10] Discussing the social aspect – how Grant’s friends and family responded to his dietary change.
  • [13:58] Why Grant doesn’t call himself vegan (he goes by plant-based).
  • [17:58] Grant’s take on one small change anyone could make to improve their heart health?
Reviewing a few key take-aways from the interview:
  • [20:20] Medications and operations are high risk.
  • [22:56] Failures and mistakes are a natural and important part of the process.
  • [24:15] Having a partner on the journey will make it much easier.
  • [24:57] Baseline tests are super important.
  • [26:15] Your body and preferences will change dramatically if you stick with it.
Links mentioned in this episode

Gabrielle is an evidence-based vegan coach who believes that health transformation begins when you switch to a plant-based diet. Her mission is to help midlife women eat in alignment with who they are and what they value so that they can lead a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

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