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Cardiovascular Disease

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The Cause of Cardiovascular Disease

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Cardiovascular Disease

Over the last several years, we seem to have lost sight of the most common killer in our country. Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease accounts for almost 660,000 deaths in America every year. This often silent disease has been the number one killer in our nation for over 50 years.   Consider these…

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Cardiovascular Disease 2 of 4

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Cardiovascular Disease

Last week we started our discussion on cardiovascular disease, the number one killer in our country. We talked about many risk factors and the root causes of heart disease: inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune dysregulation.   Today, we’ll look at the traditional markers for heart disease and see why these screening tools are inadequate for…

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Cardiovascular Disease 3 of 4: Nutrients that Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Cardiovascular Disease

What does a personalized approach look like when working with an integrative functional medicine practitioner to prevent or treat cardiovascular disease? With the aim of reducing the risk of heart attack, strokes, and other vascular disease, we consider the person’s history, their nutritional status, their environment, their gut health, and more in order to create…

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Cardiovascular Disease 4 of 4: Food as Medicine: Preventing Heart Disease with Diet Alone

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Cardiovascular Disease

Food as Medicine: Preventing Heart Disease with Diet Alone   Where’s the proof? For those who have been following me for more than a few days, the statistic that 50% of all chronic disease can be attributed to processed food is not news. What I’d like to do today is take a deep dive into…