Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine
Clinicians need this exciting book! Despite aggressive pharmaceutical and surgical interventions, coronary artery disease (CAD) is still the number #1 killer. Learn evidence-based nutrition and integrative therapies by leading experts in cardiovascular medicine. Topics include: nutrigenomics, omega-3s and other fats, gender-specific medicine, nutraceuticals, drug-nutrient interactions, toxins that affect Lyme carditis, and statin drug side effects, plus many other topics.
Although it has been proven that nitric oxide is effective in blood vessel signally, which won a Noble Prize, making standardized nitric oxide supplements is difficult due to its short half-life, and many products may not be effective.
One author of Chapter 6, The Role of Nitric Oxide Supplements and Foods in Cardiovascular Disease, Nathan S. Bryan, PhD, patented several of the products mentioned in this chapter on page 137. His Disclosure Statement is: “I have over a dozen issued US and international patents based on my discoveries. This intellectual property is integrated into several products currently on the market. If you wish to see a full disclosure, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org”
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Identify four metabolic promoters of heart disease.
2. Explain how the “French Paradox” was invented to explain the connection between saturated fat and the incidence of heart disease.
3. Describe three mechanisms through which cholesterol is normally regulated.
4. Discuss two benefits of the statin drugs and three negative effects.
5. Be adept at using a Personal Risk Factor calculator to assess coronary heart disease or stroke risk in others.
6. Explain physiologically the link between hypertension, atherosclerosis, C-reactive protein, and serum lipid levels.
7. Identify ten ways nutrients and nutrition can positively affect dyslipidemia, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome.
8. Give four ways Naturopathic Medicine differs from traditional medicine in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
9. Name three roles that dentistry plays in the cardiovascular and well-being of a person.
10. Describe how two man-made toxins affect Lyme carditis.
11. Give three unique considerations for women and heart disease, as compared to men.
Why we chose this book
This book was edited and written by 22 experts in the integrative cardiovascular field. It contains the newest evidence-based research on the development, delay, or reversal of CV disease.
About the author
Dr. Stephen Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist with over 40 years of experience treating CV disease. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT.
Dr. Mark Houston is an associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular biology, and medical director of the Division of Human Nutrition at St Thomas Medical group in Nashville.