Cardiovascular Health – Elevated Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure
Good cardiovascular health is important. If you have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular conditions, you may wish to try nutritional therapy to see if it can positively affect your blood pressure or cholesterol.
Diet and Lifestyle are strongly linked to both these conditions, especially the following list, which are all widely considered to be risk factors or both these conditions.
- Being Overweight
- Genetic sensitivity to sodium
- Lack of exercise
- Highly refined or processed diet
- Excess sugar
- Excess carbohydrates
- Low vegetable and fruit intake (less than 5 servings a day)
- Type 2 diabetes
- Certain genetic predisposition
- Nutrient and Mineral deficiencies
Nutritional Therapy works by helping you make changes to your diet easily! Simple changes, such as adding ground flax seeds to your porridge, reducing sugar and refined carbohydrates as well as finding ways to eat more vegetables and lean protein can all help you on your way.
Each appointment is supported by handouts, recipes and a 7 day food programme to help get you started.
At my clinics, and often in conjunction with Dr Annelize Meyer, I can offer advanced laboratory testing to assess your cardiovascular health, from genetic testing, such as DNA HEALTH, to identify genetic risk factors as well as a sensitivity to caffeine or salt to forward thinking LDL particle size testing to assess your cholesterol risk factors. Please ask for further details.