Your trusted health, nutrition, and personalized lifestyle medicine resource

Cardiometabolic

Filter By:
Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Functional Medicine

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD Abstract. Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, is not a single disease. It encompasses three different pathophysiological processes that involve the heart or the blood vessels. When considering whether omega-3 fatty acids have any benefit for our cardiovascular system, there is an enormous amount of misinformation in the news and reputable medical journals. Several articles state that omega-3 fatty acids have no role in cardiovascular disease, but…

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD Abstract. Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, is not a single disease. It encompasses three different pathophysiological processes that involve…

Studies show that 50-70% of men have their first heart attack before they have any chest pain.  There are two issues with the traditional treatment of LDL cholesterol. First, many people experience adverse effects with statin therapy, requiring alternative approaches via diet and supplements to get their LDL cholesterol levels under control. The second issue is LDL cholesterol evaluation. We need to be looking at LDL particle number and size as well as whether or not it’s been modified. LDL…

Studies show that 50-70% of men have their first heart attack before they have any chest pain.  There are two issues with the traditional treatment of LDL cholesterol. First, many people experience adverse…

Cardiometabolic, Functional Medicine, MAPS, Video

Mark Houston, MD, MS, FAHA, FASH, DABC; Internist & Cardiovascular Specialist; Director, Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology HDL cholesterol plays vital roles in lipid biology and coronary heart disease pathophysiology. The main function of HDL is to scavenge for and carry LDL cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, for redistribution, metabolism, and excretion. A high HDL measurement was previously thought to represent high reverse cholesterol transport, conferring heart-protective benefits for patients. But newer research indicates a…

Mark Houston, MD, MS, FAHA, FASH, DABC; Internist & Cardiovascular Specialist; Director, Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology HDL cholesterol plays vital roles in lipid biology and coronary heart disease pathophysiology. The main function…

Cardiometabolic, Functional Medicine, Video

Understand components and mechanisms of HDL particles, reverse cholesterol transport,  and how to treat dysfunctional HDL.  

Understand components and mechanisms of HDL particles, reverse cholesterol transport,  and how to treat dysfunctional HDL.  

Cardiometabolic, Nutritionists, Pulse Patrol

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Ali Miller, RD "One person’s superfood can be another’s kryptonite.” – Ali Miller, RD In this discussion, Ali Miller, RD, and Deanna Minich, PhD explore all things food and mood. Their conversations provides an overview of the gut-brain axis and the role that the gut and microbiome play in mood. Ali opens the discussion by describing her personal experience with anxiety. Her unexplained symptoms helped her realize the impact stress could have on the HPA-axis, and…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD Guest: Ali Miller, RD "One person’s superfood can be another’s kryptonite.” – Ali Miller, RD In this discussion, Ali Miller, RD, and Deanna Minich, PhD explore all things food and…

Cardiometabolic, Functional Medicine, Podcasts, Video

Get the inside scoop from Sara Gottfried, MD on the latest research on intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and the relationship to your metabolism and detoxification abilities. Explore several periodic fasting regimens and how to implement them.

Get the inside scoop from Sara Gottfried, MD on the latest research on intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and the relationship to your metabolism and detoxification abilities. Explore several periodic fasting regimens and how…

Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Foundational, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD The top five cardiovascular risk factors are hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity and smoking. Numerous clinical trials suggest that we have reached  a limit in our ability to lower the incidence of coronary heart disease with conventional diagnostic evaluation, prevention and treatment strategies for these risk factors. About 80% of heart disease (heart attacks, angina, coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure) can be prevented by optimal nutrition, optimal exercise, optimal weight…

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD The top five cardiovascular risk factors are hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, obesity and smoking. Numerous clinical trials suggest that we have reached  a limit in…

Cardiometabolic, Integrative, Podcasts, Video

Alan Christianson, NMD specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. In this episode, Dr. Christianson explores a 28-day approach to weight management designed to reset the metabolism.  

Alan Christianson, NMD specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. In this episode, Dr. Christianson explores a 28-day approach to weight management designed to reset the metabolism.  

Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Functional Medicine

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD Abstract. Hypertension is the most common and modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Rather than a disease, hypertension is a manifestation of an abnormal vascular system. Therein is both the problem and opportunity: we need a systems biology approach to address the root cause of hypertension and reduce our patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease. In 2017, new guidelines lowered the criteria for the diagnosis of hypertension from 140/90 to 130/80. As more patients…

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD Abstract. Hypertension is the most common and modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Rather than a disease, hypertension is a manifestation of an abnormal vascular system.…

Blogs, Cardiometabolic, Functional Medicine, Integrative, Naturopathic, Nutritionists

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD In the past, most of the emphasis on treating dyslipidemia and dyslipidemia-induced heart disease such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and myocardial infarction (MI) was directed toward low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (LDL-C). The mainstay in the traditional cardiovascular community for treating LDL-C has been to prescribe statins. Herein a two-fold problem emerges. First, many people cannot take statins due to their adverse effects; others choose not to take them. Second, evaluation of…

by Mark Houston, MD and Sara Gottfried, MD In the past, most of the emphasis on treating dyslipidemia and dyslipidemia-induced heart disease such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and myocardial infarction (MI) was…

Metagenics Institute is a trusted, peer-to-peer, evidence-based educational resource for nutrition and personalized medicine.
At Metagenics Institute, we translate credible research with scientific integrity into innovative and actionable clinical
decision-making. Metagenics Institute supports a diverse practitioner base to optimize patient outcomes by shifting existing paradigms in healthcare. Our mission is to transform healthcare by inspiring and educating practitioners, and their patients, about personalized lifestyle medicine.

Sponsored by
© 2020 Metagenics Institute. All Rights Reserved