Heart to Healthy Heart: Plant-Based Conversations That Could Save Your Life

05/30/2024 07:00 PM - 07:30 PM ET


  • Free  -  Accessible to All
  • $5.00  -  Community Rate (discounted)
  • $10.00  -  Sustainer Rate (pays for you)
  • $25.00  -  Supporter Rate (supports access for yourself and others)




Heart disease touches us all. It holds the long-standing title as the leading cause of death in the US despite the millions of statins, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, anticoagulants, and aspirin prescribed every year. Fortunately, there’s another promising path we can take to protect our hearts. In this monthly series, you’ll hear the powerful and evidence-based facts about the relationship between cardiovascular health and the food on your plate. We’ll explore the science and the health benefits of consuming a low-fat, whole food, plant-based diet with our guest medical experts, including cardiologists and nutritionists.

In May, we’re joined by Columbus Batiste, MD FACC FSCAI. Dr. Batiste is Chief of Cardiology for Kaiser Permanente Riverside and Moreno Valley Medical Centers. While he has performed nearly 2,000 coronary interventions and hundreds of pacemaker implants, he began to believe that cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes are preventable conditions in the United States. Known as the "Healthy Heart Doc", he is a strong advocate for the use of plants, exercise, and stress reduction to promote health and empower his patients. He received the Kaiser Permanente Physician Exceptional Contribution Award in 2017 and the NAACP Community Health Service Award in 2016.

This program is created and hosted by PPMNY community members, Ben Martens, Judy Zerden, and Jim Spellos, who have each experienced heart conditions and found healing and hope through a whole food, plant-based lifestyle.

Event access is by donation or free to anyone unable to contribute. Choose the option that fits you best and join us!

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