2018 Scientific Sessions: Lipids Are My Lifestyle

Last Updated: Monday, 30-Apr-2018 14:00:00 EDT

Lipids Are My Lifestyle

Nutrition and CV Mortality: Taking the DIE out of Your DIET
Kim A. Williams, Sr., MD
James B. Herrick Professor
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Heart disease mortality is increasing in the United States and around the world. In this presentation, in this presentation, Kim Williams, Sr., MD, shared proven lifestyle changes that can help with cardiovascular disease prevention.

The recommendations included avoiding processed foods, smoking cessation, boosting serotonin, satisfying your sweet tooth with natural sweeteners such as Stevia and Lakanto, drinking plenty of water, keeping blood sugar stable, eating plenty of greens, eating more sea vegetables, enjoying fermented foods and drinks and eating cultured vegetables, which can help control the desire for sweets. Dr. Williams also said meditation can help ward off unhealthy cravings by helping reduce stress, along with Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).


Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease: Brief Review of the Current Scientific Evidence and Tips for
Practical Application

Carol Kirkpatrick, PhD, RDN, MPH, CLS, FNLA
Wellness Center Director
Clinical Assistant Professor
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID

Dietary fats and their impact on cardiovascular disease (CVD) seems to be a never-ending controversy. Health professionals are frequently asked questions by their patients about headlines they see in the media that conflict with the evidence-based dietary guidelines regarding dietary fat intake.

In this presentation, Dr. Kirkpatrick will review the current scientific evidence regarding the relationship between dietary fats and CVD and provide practical application tips for health professionals to use as they educate their patients on achieving a balance for dietary fats intake that is supported by the evidence and tips for cardioprotective eating habits, in general.