My Spiel on Reversing Heart Disease with Lifestyle Change and Plant Based Nutrition

This is Dr. Steven Lome, cardiologist and author of HeartStrong.com. In this video blog, I would like to share with you the “spiel” that I give to my patients who are really in need of make significant lifestyle changes. This helps them understand their heart disease, how they reached this point in their life and health, and how they can dig themselves out.

Certainly giving the same talk to all patients is not ideal and each patient is different. Each person may have different motivating factors or mental triggers that can best help get them to change their lifestyle. Having said that, this video in a comprehensive talk of the topics I share with my patients. Many of these are a part of the HeartStrong.com Heart Health Program. Here are the links to individual talks below which expand on many of the topics on this video blog. Hope you enjoy this talk and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Basics of Heart Disease
Not Your Fault
Play The Guitar
Turn Off The Faucet…Do Not Mop The Floor
Whole Food Plant Based Diet
Reversing Heart Disease with Diet

7 Comments
  1. Ellen 8 months ago

    I think this is a great video. Very straightforward with meaningful, memorable examples (monkey/rabbit, faucet). Covered all the basics in a short amount of time. Thank you!

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      Steven Lome 8 months ago

      Thank you Ellen! Once a person understands the cause of their disease and how them came to this point in their life, they will have so much more power to overcome it!

  2. Michelle 8 months ago

    Kudos to you for creating this website. I enjoyed your “Spiel.” My husband is also a cardiologist who promotes plant based eating to his patients. Once he began researching this lifestyle (after watching Forks Over Knives nearly six years ago) it made so much sense. May I add your website to the handout he gives his patients? It’s a great resource!
    Thanks!

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      Steven Lome 7 months ago

      Thank you for your kind words! Absolutely please share HeartStrong.com. I hope to continuously improve the content to help more people transition to a healthier lifestyle!

  3. Gwendolyn Campbell 6 months ago

    Excellent video! I shared it 4 times before I was 15 minutes into it. It is SO rare to find an MD that understands the impact of a whole foods diet plant based diet on health! ♡♡♡

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      Steven Lome 6 months ago

      Thank you for your kind words! I hope you find HeartStrong.com helpful. Let me know how I can help you throughout your plant based journey!!!

  4. Gene Pisaneschi 4 months ago

    Hello, I just wanted to let everyone know that this “Spiel” and Dr Lome are both, the real-deal!
    On March 04, 2017 I had a massive heart attack. In fact five or six minutes after arriving in ER, I flat-lined. Once stabilized, I was flown to a Heart Care hospital and stented. Life style changes were in order. My wonderful wife told me that whatever path that was best for me would have both of us on it. So we followed the AHA guidelines and went beyond. We were on a 60 – 70% vegan diet, and I was doing great. Losing weight, getting stronger with a cardiac rehab program and then seven weeks later I started having night pains in my back and chest. Back to the ER. A nuclear stress test was ordered, and that is where I initially met Dr Lome. He was there to monitor my stress test. A problem occurred after my test while I was in a state of recovery. It was determined that I had an abnormality and had to have a return trip to the catherization lab for re-stenting. I was as down as I have ever been. Dr Lome talked to me, and explained that if I was to go on 100% plant-based diet eliminating oils, that I could get exactly where I needed to be, and then in time, live a long and healthy life. Dr Lome, fortunately for me, became my cardiologist that day! Ten months into this plant-based lifestyle change, I’m 65 lbs. lighter, my BP and bloodwork numbers are, well….what I thought a few years ago, to be unobtainable. We are both healthier than we have been for 30 years or better. I owe it all to that talk with Dr Lome, last April! He told it like it is, truthfully, but with a plan to succeed and enjoy life for a long time! He will be my Dr for as long as he’ll have me!
    So I want to tell any of you folks out there who may be having heart issues. This whole foods diet works. And if I can do it, you can too! Remember….every journey begins with a few steps and those continued steps, bring us to our goal of enjoying our lives and those of our families and friends, for a long, long time. Thank you Dr Lome!
    Peace to you all and good luck in your journeys!

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