Sherra Aguirre's family has struggled with heart disease as long as she could remember. She shares her journey enduring loss and ultimately embracing a plan-based diet to avoid heart disease in her own life. She now dedicates her life to helping others do the same.
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Hello dear friends,
As we start our new year, let’s dig deeper into something very important and personal: our health and nutrition journey.
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States, yet Heart Disease is mostly preventable with a plant-based diet.
Sherra Aguirre, our guest for this episode, is author of the book Joyful, Delicious, Vegan: Life Without Heart Disease. In this discussion she shares her journey from embracing an organic farm life to being in touch with the reality her family faces: heart disease.
Realizing that she needed to step out of her comfort zone to change the trajectory of her health, she jumped. If you’re interested in knowing more about her when, why’s, and how’s, have a delightful listen and a lovely start of 2022!
Love, Michelle and Toni
0:12 Sherra Aguirre in a Nutshell
0:32 Heart Disease: A Worldwide Population Threat
6:10 Texas: A Meat-eating State, But Also Very Rich In Fresh Food
06:53 Sherra & Growing Up Into a Farming Culture
08:00 Family Health Suffering
08:49 Chronic Diseases: Unfortunately A Huge Part of the American Family Experience
09:09 Heart Disease: Medications, Fears, and Losses
11:28 Stepping Back To Step Forward: The Start of a Health Journey
12:30 Making The Connection Between Health & Feeling
14:30 Meeting a Plant-Based Cardiologist
14:48 Terrifying Health Incidents Leading to Change
18:01 Being Referred to a Doctor Whose Goal is to Promote Plant-based Intervention For Healing
20:15 Saying No to a Plant-based Diet Then Realizing What Was at Stake
20:30 The Bigger Picture About Health Beyond Family History
22:40 Life is More of a Marathon Than a Sprint
23:24 Listen to Your Body!
25:40 More Than Physical Health, Plant-based Diet Improves Emotional and Mental Well-being
27:29 Eating Plant-based isn’t a Sacrifice, Rather a New Adventure to Discover New Food
30:07 Community Acceptance and Awareness
35:43 Sherra’s Book: Joyful, Delicious, Vegan: Life Without Heart Disease
We are so grateful to have the support of some of our favorite brands this season. Many thanks to the sponsors of this episode, Petal and Vital Body Therapeutics.
Petal is a certified organic botanical sparkling seltzer water. Sold in gorgeous flowery cans, Petal drinks contain natural extracts and essences and are lightly sweetened with agave. Petal blends florals, fruits, and herbs into the perfect refreshing beverage. It's a perfect healthy alternative to soda, plus it comes packed with powerful antioxidants. They have six incredible flavors: Original Rose, Mint Rose, Lychee Rose, Elderberry White Tea Flower, Peach Marigold, and Lemongrass Dandelion. Cheers to that!
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