Integrative Cardiac Care for High Cholesterol on Long Island

Mineola Cardiologist

Cholesterol is solid lipid found within every cell in our bodies, it is used in the production of  cell membranes, hormones, and digestive substances. Doubtlessly cholesterol is essential for growth and digestive functions, but the it is often connoted as a harmful byproduct of fatty foods due to the frequency of high cholesterol causing heart complications. While cholesterol is a ubiquitous lipid found in every cell of our bodies it is responsible for coronary heart disease which clogs arteries through a buildup of plaque. On a yearly basis 3 million U.S. Americans are diagnosed with high cholesterol and risk coronary heart disease, which begs the question: how do we balance something so essential to bodily growth and function?

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Current Genetic Research for Heart Arrhythmia

Mineola Cardiologist

Arrhythmia is somewhat of an autological word as it it literally means ‘symptomatic lack of rhythm’. The most rhythmic organ in the human physiology is the heart, which maintains a specific pace in accordance to strength of the organ and stature of the body. When someone is diagnosed with arrhythmia it could describe a variety of abnormalities with a heart’s pace. Any rhythm that is inconsistent with a person’s typical heart rate with no discernible physical cause is attributed to the sinoatrial node which controls the electrical impulse setting the pace of your heart.

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Integrative Cardiac Care for Heart Palpitations

Nassau County Cardiologist

Heart palpitations are feelings of rapid fluttering or pounding that people experience in their heart, but can be felt in the chest, throat, or neck as well. They can be triggered by stress, exercise, medication, or rarely, a medical condition. Heart palpitations can make you feel like your heart is skipping a beat or is beating too fast.  Heart palpitations can happen at any time whether you are being active or at rest.

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How Statins Adversely Affect Your Health

Nassau County Holistic Cardiology

High cholesterol is a condition that 30% of all Americans contend with. Often, high cholesterol is a precursor, but it can also be a symptom of coronary heart disease.  Depending on the severity of your cholesterol, your physician may prescribe to you a statin, a medication designed specifically to lower the cholesterol created in the liver by inhibiting strategic enzymes.

Although this does help lower your overall cholesterol numbers, it fails to address many of the root causes of cholesterol while negatively affecting other aspects of your health. In fact, you are still at risk for coronary heart disease when taking statins, despite an overall improvement in cholesterol statistics. Essentially, Statins provides a superficial fix to a life-threatening problem.

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The benefits of Our Fit in your GENES program

Nassau County Metabolic Screening

 

Losing weight and getting healthy does not fall solely on the calories you eat and the calories you burn. There are a variety of factors that contribute to your overall cardiac health and waistline that require thorough examination. Our Fit in Your GENES program uses functional and integrative therapy based on genome, environment, nutrition, exercise and supplements as an integrative medicine program to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease and risk factor modification. Fit in Your GENES can also be used for using nutraceuticals, medical foods and supplements for patients with dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, and for weight loss. Our Fit in Your GENES program incorporates scientifically-validated and emerging technologies, such as nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics, activity trackers, as well as behavioral, detoxification and nutraceutical protocols.

The five areas Fit in Your GENES touches are genome, environment, nutrition, exercise and supplements.

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The difference between healthy fat and non-healthy fat

Long Island Cardiologist

When trying to lose weight, the first thing people think about eliminating from their diet is fat. When you do that, you are actually taking away a key factor that helps you to lose weight! As long as you’re eating the healthy type of fat, in moderation, your body will receive the essential macronutrients for losing weight as well as support for various bodily functions. Even some vitamins need fat in order to be properly broken down and absorbed by the body. By cutting fat out of your diet completely or by focusing on a severely low fat diet, you are doing yourself a disservice.  Creating a healthy diet for yourself by replacing the bad fats with the good fat is a good approach when planning your meals.

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