Author of Roots: Living a Healthy, Joyful, Vegan Life
Food and Health
Health Care is Self-Care: Thriving Beyond Covid-19
Mar 30, 2020 by Sherra Aguirre
The message that "health care is self-care" has never been more timely or fundamental than now, as we battle Coronovirus-19 around the globe. Each of us is our own first line of defense for ourselves, families and communities. Here are some tips to help us thrive during and beyond the pandemic, by envisioning what this experience can teach us.
Book Review of The Alzheimer's Solution: A Breakthrough Program to Prevent and Reverse the Symptoms of Cognitive Decline at Every Age
Oct 18, 2019 by Sherra Aguirre
This book by neurologists Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai has good news for anyone concerned about mild memory loss or “brain fog” either personally or for a friend or family member. That can be the beginning of a decline into Alzheimer’s disease, other types of dementia or cognitive loss. Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai are neurological researchers and physicians specializing in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and the reversal of its early to moderate symptoms. They are co-directors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California and have dedicated their medical careers to public education, prevention and early stage reversal of this disease.
How I Reversed My Heart Disease Symptoms with Food - Video
Sep 23, 2019 by Sherra Aguirre
Please check out my video on preventing and reversing heart disease naturally with a plant-based diet. For those without high blood pressure or other signs of heart disease you need never have them! For those who do it's not too late. Consult your physician to develop a plan that includes a plant-based diet in your treatment plan.
Book Review: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Caldwell B. Esselstyn MD
Feb 14, 2019 by Sherra Aguirre
What does the research on food as the cure for diseases like diabetes, stroke and heart attack have in common with climate change research? The science for both was ignored or suppressed for decades because of the potential to disrupt big business. Diet as the cure for the most common and costly diseases is more effective than drugs, and is a threat to the pharmaceutical industry. Here's "food for thought" as we celebrate the heart in February and especially today!
As I reached my mid to late 40’s, my blood pressure crept up year by year until I had to go on medication to control it, even after limiting meat, eliminating fried foods and moving to a mostly vegetarian diet. I read everything I could about various supplements, herbs, teas, etc., which helped but I still could not get my blood pressure to consistently healthy levels without medication. Then I had the good luck to get referred to a cardiologist who also happened to be a vegan...