Preventing cardio vascular disease is crucial for longevity. The disease develops in childhood, progresses with age and is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Depending on one’s age and health, making appropriate changes to diet and lifestyle patterns can prevent, slow and even reverse the progression of this life-threatening disease.Fortunately, many dietary strategies have been established that reduce the risks for cardio vascular disease. Furthermore, people with raised cholesterol levels may even prevent their need for drug therapies when adopting these eating patterns. This food-first approach has been shown to be as effective as statin medications in bringing cholesterol levels back into the normal range. I maintain a current and thorough knowledge of all relevant diet and lifestyle strategies relating to cardiovascular disease. As such, I draw upon the most appropriate and sustainable strategies for each individual, to manage this serious health condition.