About VeganCardiologist.com

Freeman2014-smallWelcome! VeganCardiologist.com started in 2014, to help enable the public to use food as medicine and reduce dependence on medicines, procedures, and bad outcomes. Founded by Andrew Freeman, MD, FACC, a preventive cardiologist in Denver, CO.

My story? Well it all started in 2012. I had spent the prior 3 years reading everything I could about nutrition and prevention. I watched every documentary I could find. I had been asking myself for years whenever I ate meat or cheese where exactly it came from and always had been uneasy about it. Finally, I read the last page of Dr. Colin Campbell’s The China Study and pulled the trigger. From that point forward, I would forever be a vegan. From there, I changed everything I ate, became an avid reader and evaluator of plant-based studies, and worked hard to integrate all of the new knowledge I had. I gave up my daily milk in my coffee, cheese at nearly every meal, and watched my waist size decrease. ¬†Growing up in NY meant giving up hot dogs, pastrami, pizza, deli, and home cooked brisket and burgers — bit within 2 weeks I never looked back or missed it… I even decided to re-do my life insurance physical and got a rebate check from my insurer — no kidding — it really does work!

From there, I was hooked. I became an exerciser, an advocate, and a impassioned speaker on the topic of lifestyle medicine. I aimed to educate, empower, and change the lives of my friends, family, and peers. Low and behold… the VeganCardiologist was born.

I decided that years of throwing meds at people couldn’t be right — there had to be a better way — and there was — fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and simple whole foods. A pinch of change and a pound of cure.

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