287: DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE: Preventing Atherosclerosis: The Impact of Lifestyle Medicine and Plant-Based Nutrition

Healthy Lifestyle Solutions with Maya Acosta

Mar 27 2023 • 14 mins

Dr. Rizwan Bukhari, a vascular surgeon treating atherosclerosis, found out that about 80% of the disease he treats is preventable by lifestyle changes. He learned about lifestyle medicine and the benefits of plant-based nutrition and incorporated these into his practice. He encourages doctors to learn more about lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition to improve their patients' health. Do you know what steps you can take to prevent atherosclerosis?

Key Points:

  • Atherosclerosis is largely preventable, and lifestyle choices play a significant role in its development.
  • Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of lifestyle changes for preventing and treating atherosclerosis and other chronic diseases.
  • Doctors and specialists should do their own research and learn more about lifestyle medicine and plant-based nutrition to better educate and help their patients.

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About Dr. Rizwan H. Bukhari
Rizwan H, Bukhari, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified vascular surgeon who treats various vascular issues, including aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, lower extremity arterial blockages, gangrene, dialysis access grafts, and varicose veins. He has seen the ravaging effects of poor lifestyle choices on his patients’ health. Cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, such as obesity, tobacco use, hypertension, and diabetes, are mainly diseases secondary to the foods we eat and our lifestyle choices.

Dr. Bukhari promotes food as medicine and lifestyle medicine to help his patients and the general public prevent, halt, and sometimes even reverse disease. He owns North Texas Vascular Center, where he offers diagnostic services and minimally invasive outpatient procedures largely related to amputation prevention and limb salvage.

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