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Natural OptionsCardiovascular Benefits of a Plant-based Diet

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the US. Growing scientific evidence supports plant-based, or vegan, diets in halting and even reversing cardiovascular disease. There is also increasing interest among the public about the purported health benefits of vegan diets, in part due to many celebrities who Read more…

Medical NewsCT Coronary Angiogram: A Simpler Way to Detect Heart Disease

3D image of a heart taken with advanced CT technology

Coronary artery disease is the accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque within the walls of the arteries that supply the heart with oxygen and nutrients. This disease is the leading cause of death for men and women worldwide (especially postmenopausal women). When plaque ruptures in a coronary artery it can lead to Read more…

Integrated PracticesHyperlipidemia: Some Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Statins are the most widely prescribed class of drugs in the United States, with over 255 million prescriptions per year. Lipitor (atorvasatin) is the best-selling drug in the category, with sales of $7.2 billion annually. Crestor (rosuvastatin) has $3.8 billion in annual sales and is the 8th best-selling drug in Read more…

Integrated PracticesAlternative Options for High Cholesterol

Approximately 1 in 6 adult Americans has high cholesterol–a major risk factor for heart disease. High cholesterol levels can result from poor diet choices, limited exercise, high stress, or genetic predisposition. Heart disease, including heart attacks and clogged arteries, also results from inflammation in the cardiovascular system stemming from the Read more…

Health & BeautyTasty Topics for Heart Health

How many times in your life have you stopped, looked at the life choices you were making and thought, “I need to do better.” Maybe you thought you should change your diet, exercise more, stop smoking, or be more careful about blood pressure or cholesterol. You had the best intentions, Read more…