Andrew Freeman, MD: A Cardiologist’s Plant-Based Diet Prescription

plant-based-dietNutrition was rarely discussed when Andrew Freeman, MD, FACC, FACP, was training in his cardiology fellowship. And his experience is not unique. A recent survey of about 1,000 cardiologists found that 90% received minimal nutrition education.

“When I started my practice, I was good at diagnostics and prescribing medicine,” says Dr. Freeman. “But many of my patients were dependent on pills and not getting better.”

So he started learning about how a plant-based diet, in addition to standard medical treatment, could help his patients fight heart disease. Then about 6 years ago, after months of research, his life changed personally and professionally. Continue reading “Andrew Freeman, MD: A Cardiologist’s Plant-Based Diet Prescription”

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