Podcast: How to Get Into the Flow!

Welcome! and Thank you for listening!.  I am a plant based cardiologist that specializes in reversing lifestyle diseases through plant based nutrition and movement.  This allows me to eliminate the need for medications that many people think they will require for a lifetime.  

Athletes and sports psychologists talk about the flow state.  As a cardiologist the flow state that I am referring to is through the blood vessels. These tiny conducts have an inner most lining of endothelial cells that secret nitric oxide resulting in dilatation or enlargement of the blood vessel.  That means more blood flow carrying oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.  Want to run fast? You had better be able to get more blood flow to your legs.  Want to have a good memory?  You had better have good blood flow to your brain.  Want to restore health?  Supply the body with more nutrients through unobstructed blood flow.  

There was a study published this month by Lima et all in JAMA Cardiol. that looked at endothelial dilatation in response to the stress of a public speaking exercise on blood flow or endothelial reactivity.  The people studied had know coronary artery disease.  In the patients that had worsening endothelial dilatation after the stress of public speaking, there were a greater number of follow up deaths, heart failure episodes and unstable angina.  It was suggested that screening patients with this method may determine those at greater risk for cardiovascular events.  

Ok now, we know that people with endothelial dysfunction are at risk if they have known coronary artery disease.  How are we going to fix it? 

If we improve endothelial reactivity, will athletic performance improve? If eating oil causes vasoconstriction will that impair athletic performance? 

I hope you are going to see The Game Changers Premier September 16, 2019.  I believe it will change the lives of many athletes that want to take their performance to a new level.  

I discuss these things and more on this episode. 

Meet the Dietitian, Addie Majnaric, RDN, and get your Plant Based Wellness Cookbook Signed and taste a few treats.  She will be located at 2718 Old Chocolate Bayou Rd, Pearland, Texas 77584 at Sprouts Market Saturday, September 14, from 1pm to 4pm.  

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Stay tuned for some exciting new about how you can participate in our 7 day immersion program associated with our spring wellness conference March 28, 2020.  

Thank you for listening

  1. Reply

    Loved the part about being truthful to yourself and others. It often is a struggle eating out with others that not only don’t understand why you eat plant-based (even though you have explained it a million times) but try to sabotage your choices (oh, a bit won’t hurt you/you deserve a treat/ it’s a special occasion). Your point that it might not be a relationship that encourages you and that you might need to take a hard/closer look at the relationship is difficult to consider but probably spot on. Thanks for reminding us that we are the one responsible for the choices we make. Good luck in Chattanooga –GO DOC GO!!!

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    Jim Lee

    Well done! Especially the part about being truthful to ourself, the choices we make are our responsibility.
    Have fun in Chattanooga and when you return John Deere would like to talk to you about marketing other uses for their lawn equipment line.
    Keep moving Doc and Enjoy yourself!

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