Atherosclerosis Affects Arteries Throughout the Body

Did you know that the high-fat, high-cholesterol diet enjoyed by most Americans closes down their arteries and robs them of their function through a disease process known as atherosclerosis?  Atherosclerosis damages arteries throughout the body, not just the coronary arteries.

For example, atherosclerosis damages arteries in the retina leading to macular degeneration, in the inner ear leading to hearing loss, in the arteries of the brain leading to stroke, in the coronary arteries leading to heart attacks, in the aorta leading to aneurysm, in the renal arteries leading to kidney failure, and in the lumbar arteries leading to degenerative disk disease and many others as well.

A whole foods plant based diet can halt and reverse atherosclerosis.