Sylvia & Me
Food, Healthy Heart and Dr. Klodas

Dr. Klodas is a cardiologist who is looking to put herself out of business, as she would say. Why? Because, according to the CDC, 80% of all heart disease should not exist. It’s proved by people who live in what’s called ‘Blue Zones’ around the globe. They’re home to some of the oldest, healthiest, and happiest people. A large reason comes from how they manage what they eat.

After years of treating her patients with statins, she noticed that the overarching cause of their heart issues were not because of a deficiency of the right drugs, but deficiency of eating the right foods. With tenacity and willpower in her blood, she decided to go out on her own and do something about it.

She started her own company, Step One Foods — a line of snack bars specifically designed to make changing diets as easy as taking a pill. Working with Mayo Clinic and University of Manitoba, Step One then performed a clinical trial to independently validate the effectiveness of the products and the results were astonishing. On average, people experienced nearly 10 percent reductions in LDL (bad) cholesterol in as little as 30 days. Some even saw close to 40 percent LDL reductions — all achieved simply by replacing two food components a day with Step One products.