In recent years, local residents in the community have been actively engaged in growing a variety of vegetables, showcasing their commitment to healthy living and sustainability. This is evident in a photo taken by Kavelina Torres, APRN-Anchorage, which highlights the effort put into growing fresh produce.

Heart disease remains a significant health problem in the United States, as shown by CDC statistics that 1 in 5 deaths in the country is attributed to heart-related complications. While many factors contribute to heart health, adopting a plant-based diet can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 25%. Along with regular exercise, stress management and quality sleep, individuals can further reduce their susceptibility to heart problems.

In the latest episode of Line One: Your Health Connection, Dr. Jillian Woodruff explores the benefits of a plant-based diet and naturopathic medicine. The program features guest experts in the field, including Dr. Cameron O’Connell, ND, FABNE, a doctor of naturopathic medicine specializing in medical care at Coordinates Health Care in Kenai, Copper River and Yukon River. Zaneta Stetsunova, co-founder of Anchorage VegFest and founder of the Sunday Fresh Market on O’Malley in Anchorage also contributes valuable insights into promoting plant-based eating in the community.

The program offers a wealth of resources

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