Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

The episode features a discussion between doctors Warrick Bishop and Jason Kaplan about lifestyle choices to prevent heart disease. Dr. Kaplan shares that he follows a mostly plant-based diet and engages in regular exercise like swimming and yoga. He noticed improvements in his cholesterol and biomarkers after changing his diet. The doctors discuss research showing that a low-fat plant-based diet can potentially reverse coronary artery disease. They emphasize educating patients so they have the tools to make heart-healthy lifestyle changes.

An interesting point discussed is research by Dean Ornish in the 1990s that used angiography to show regression of plaque in patients following a plant-based diet, providing evidence that diet can potentially reverse heart disease progression.


  • Jason Kaplan follows a mostly plant-based diet and has seen improvements in his LDL cholesterol levels, inflammation markers, and triglycerides.
  • Both Jason and Dr. Bishop aim to educate people on lifestyle changes that can prevent heart disease and reduce the need for medical interventions like stents and bypass surgery.
  • Dean Ornish's research from the 1990s showed regression of plaque in coronary arteries through lifestyle changes including a plant-based diet.
  • Aerobic exercise and getting adequate sleep are important parts of Jason's routine for heart health.
  • Moving towards a plant-based diet can be challenging but making gradual changes a few nights a week is a good starting point.
  • The blue zones like Loma Linda and the Mediterranean diet involve predominantly plant-based eating patterns.
  • Olive oil, nuts, legumes, whole grains are components of the Mediterranean diet associated with heart benefits.
  • Reviewing studies like PREDIMED can provide more evidence for plant-based diets and heart health.
  • Virtualheartcheck.com.au is mentioned as a website people can use to assess their heart disease risk.
  • The podcast aims to educate listeners on preventing heart disease through lifestyle.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all of this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their health literacy and gain information to help them make the best decisions about their risk of heart attack, their cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, weight loss and general health. Join me on my personal mission journey to prevent Heart Attack on a global scale. If you like this podcast, I would be honoured by a 5-star review and appreciate if you let your friends and family know about this podcast; you may even save the life of someone you love!

Are You at Risk of a Sudden Heart Attack? How Healthy is Your Heart? Really?

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.

  • 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
  •  59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
  •  Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.

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