It’s Possible to Turn Back the Clock & Experience Vibrant Health
Cardiometabolic health covers a range of conditions and risk factors such as high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, high cholesterol, and being overweight. Your cardiometabolic risk rises over time due to the natural aging process itself. However, it’s the cumulative lifestyle choices that add up and put you most at risk of chronic heart disease, vascular disease, stroke & diabetes.
Chronic inflammation, insulin resistance, and stress lie at the root of your risk for cardiometabolic disease. If the source of these root causes is not addressed, your risk can become a reality.
If you’ve made some unhealthy choices over your lifetime, there’s hope: you can change your cardiovascular health and improve your overall well-being. The functional medicine approach addresses what’s driving your chronic inflammation and helps you harness the power of healthy lifestyle choices to lower your risk.
Schedule a Discovery Call to learn how we can help you reduce your risk and experience vibrant health. We are located in Concord, MA, and can also serve the surrounding communities.
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Target Your Area(s) of Cardiometabolic Disease and Reboot Your Health
Elevated cholesterol can be caused by several factors, not just a diet high in saturated fat. In fact, a diet that is high in carbs and low in fiber can also create inflammation that indirectly leads to increased cholesterol levels. Similarly, the health of your gut and your mouth can impact your cholesterol levels.
Reducing your cholesterol levels and lowering your risk of cardio-metabolic disease involves assessing all these factors as well as your lifestyle to create a customized plan that focuses on your root causes.
Elevated Blood Pressure (BP)
Chronic high BP often goes undetected until it’s identified during a doctor’s visit. Prolonged high BP not only puts stress on your heart and your arteries (leading to diseases such as coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral arterial disease), but it can also be detrimental to your vision, kidney function, cognitive function, and sexual function.
Numerous conditions contribute to high BP including insulin resistance, poor nutrition, nutrient deficiencies, sleep apnea, obesity, chronic stress, & other sources of chronic inflammation. A functional medicine doctor addresses what’s driving your high BP & charts your path back to vibrant health.
Elevated Blood Sugar
Elevated blood sugar levels are a major source of chronic inflammation. In fact, high blood sugar increases your risk of not only developing many chronic illnesses such as insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and liver disease, but it also increases your risk for certain cancers.
Lifestyle choices play a major role in the development of elevated blood sugar levels. That’s why the functional medicine approach examines not only your diet but also your lifestyle: your level of stress & physical activity, the quality & quantity of your sleep, the presence of environmental toxins as well as the health of your gut. This works for minimizing risk factors, as well as increasing your overall health.
Looking for an individualized approach to improve your cardiometabolic health that uses food as medicine and promotes healthy lifestyle changes? Our healthcare team is ready to help! Call us today.
Healthy Blood Vessels
Healthy blood vessels are essential for the proper functioning of every organ and every tissue in your body. Elevated blood sugar, high cholesterol levels, chronic stress, smoking, alcohol consumption, and lack of physical activity can over time damage your arteries and the blood vessels which bring oxygen-rich blood to your organs and tissues.
When your blood vessels are healthy, you can experience:
- Improved mental clarity
- Better stamina & athletic performance
- Healthy skin tone and color
- Fewer muscle cramps
- Reduced headaches
- Less nerve discomfort
Overview of Vascular Disease
Learn more about the causes of hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis here.
Using Food as Medicine for a Healthy Cardiovascular System
A healthy diet can significantly reduce and reverse your risk of cardiometabolic disease. Smart food choices help you control your blood sugar, reach a healthy weight, and reduce cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure. What’s on your plate can be one of the most powerful ways you can improve your health and age well.
The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied and healthiest ways of eating. It consists of a high intake of anti-inflammatory foods like olive oil, nuts, seeds, fish as well as fresh vegetables and fruits with only a small portion of dairy products. It also consists of reduced meat consumption as well as minimal amounts of processed foods, refined carbs, and foods high in sugar.
Interested in seeing what a healthy plate looks like? Interested in learning how you can reduce your cholesterol levels, promote healthy blood sugar levels or reduce your blood pressure? Click here.