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Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine





ISBN 9781003137849
Published April 19, 2022 by CRC Press
426 Pages 38 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Despite decades of aggressive pharmaceutical and surgical interventions, coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the number one killer of both men and women in the Western world. The most important aspect in the treatment of CAD is to focus on prevention. Indeed, prevention is easier than cure and when CAD does present itself, a combination of conventional and alternative methodologies can truly make a difference in people’s lives. Building upon its predecessor, Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine, Second Edition, provides scientific and clinical insight from leaders in the field of cardiovascular medicine who explore an integrative approach to treating and curing cardiovascular diseases through conventional and non-allopathic methodologies.

Nutritional interventions with both appropriate non-inflammatory diets and targeted nutraceutical supports are simple and basic strategies to prevent as well as help manage CAD and congestive heart failure (CHF). In fact, nutritional strategies in the treatment of CHF have not only afforded patients a better quality of life but increased survival as well. This evidence-based book describes how to integrate nutrition, supplements, lifestyle changes, and medications for improved outcomes in hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, infectious myocarditis and much more.

Topics include:

  • Covid-19: An evidence-based integrative approach to supporting the myocardium
  • Metabolic cardiology: An exciting new way to manage heart failure
  • Contains information on hypertension and dyslipidemia
  • Naturopathic approaches
  • Mediterranean diet as the longevity diet of the world
  • Value of omega-3s and other fats
  • Role of botanicals in the treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • Integrative care of the patient in extending quality of life
  • Gender-specific medicine – Perhaps a new evolving cardiovascular sub-specialty
  • Role of dental disease inflammation and cardiovascular disease
  • Environmental toxins and the heart
  • Earthing and grounding as an energetic nutrition in healing the heart
  • Autophagy and mTOR – the "new medicine" of the future

Nutritional medicine is vitally important in the integrative care of the patient. This book will assist established health professionals as well as students preparing for advanced degrees in healthcare and offer cutting-edge and new information in cardiovascular medicine. It offers simple nutritional supports that can make the difference between not only easing human suffering, but also life and death.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction.......................................................................................................................................vii

Contributors.......................................................................................................................................ix

Chapter 1 Nutrition, the Mediterranean Diet and Selected Supplements for the Prevention

and Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease...................................................................1

Mark C. Houston

Chapter 2 Coronary Artery Disease: The Impact of the Mediterranean Cuisine, Targeted

Nutritional Supplements and Their Relationship to Autophagy/mTOR.....................31

Stephen T. Sinatra

Chapter 3 Naturopathic Medicine and the Prevention and Treatment

of Cardiovascular Disease........................................................................................... 45

Drew Sinatra and Michael Murray

Chapter 4 Marine-Derived Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease..........................77

Thomas G. Guilliams and Jørn Dyerberg

Chapter 5 Nutrition and Nutritional Supplements in the Management of Dyslipidemia and

Dyslipidemia-Induced Cardiovascular Disease..........................................................97

Mark C. Houston

Chapter 6 The Role of Nitric Oxide Supplements and Foods in Cardiovascular Disease......... 131

Nathan S. Bryan and Ernst R. von Schwarz

Chapter 7 The Treatment of Hypertension with Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements,

Lifestyle and Pharmacologic Therapies.................................................................... 143

Mark C. Houston

Chapter 8 Metabolic Cardiology: Management of Congestive Heart Failure........................... 189

Stephen T. Sinatra

Chapter 9 Cardiovascular Disease in Women............................................................................ 217

Stephen T. Sinatra and Sara Gottfried

Chapter 10 Hormones and Cardiovascular Disease..................................................................... 231

Sara Gottfried and Myles Spar

Chapter 11 The Heartbreak of Wheat-Related Disorders: Wheat, Gluten and

Cardiovascular Disease.............................................................................................249

Thomas O’Bryan

Chapter 12 The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Cardiovascular Disease...................................265

Jill C. Carnahan

Chapter 13 Environmental Toxins and Cardiovascular Disease................................................. 281

Joseph Pizzorno

Chapter 14 Dental Disease, Inflammation, Cardiovascular Disease, Nutrition and

Nutritional Supplements............................................................................................293

Douglas G. Thompson, Gregori M. Kurtzman, and Chelsea Q. Watkins

Chapter 15 COVID-19: An Evidence-Based Integrative Approach to Disease Management..... 335

Douglas S. Harrington

Chapter 16 Lymphstasis, Inflammation and Atherogenesis– Connecting the Dots...................349

Gerald M. Lemole

Chapter 17 Vitamin G. Grounding as Energetic Nutrition and Its Role in Oxidative

Defense and Cardiovascular Disease........................................................................ 359

Stephen T. Sinatra, Gaetan Chevalier, and Drew Sinatra

Chapter 18 The Role of Botanicals in Cardiovascular Health.....................................................369

Tieraona Low Dog

Chapter 19 Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Spirituality in Cardiovascular Disease................ 381

Erminia Guarneri and Shyamia Stone

Index...............................................................................................................................................405

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Biography

Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. He is certified as a bioenergetic psychotherapist, and nutrition and anti-aging specialist. He is the founder of www.heartmdinstitute.com, an informational website dedicated to promoting public awareness of integrative medicine as well as www.vervana.com a website focused on high vibrational living and foods.

His expertise if grounded in more than forty years of clinical practice, research, and study beginning as an attending physician at Manchester Memorial Hospital. His career included nine years as Chief of Cardiology, nineteen years as Director of Medical Education and seven years as Director of Echocardiography. 

Today, Dr. Sinatra is active primarily as an author, speaker, and advisor for the research and development of targeted nutritional supplements. He joined the Healthy Directions family in 1995 and his nutritional supplements are offered on drsinatra.com. His credentials include the following: 

Board-certified, American Board of Internal Medicine

Board-certified, American College of Cardiology

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), American Board of Nutrition

Fellow, American College of Nutrition

Certified Bioenergetic Psychotherapist

Certified American Board of Anti-aging Medicine

Dr. Sinatra was one of the first cardiologists to recognize the important healing power of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)—which sparks energy production in every cell of your body, including your heart. In fact, he personally met Fred Crane, the researcher who discovered it. He began using CoQ10 with his patients in the early 1980s and has done extensive research on CoQ10 in rodent, human, and equine models. He has published more than two dozen articles on the impact of coenzymeQ10 in supporting animal as well as human health. After utilizing CoQ10 in his own pets for more than two decades, he realized that CoQ10 not only supported the animal’s health and wellbeing, but also longevity as well, which he also observed in his own cardiac patients.

In fact, Dr. Sinatra feels his greatest contributions to health and healing include his research on Coenzyme Q10 and metabolic cardiology as well as earthing’s beneficial relationship to zeta potential, blood thinning, and blood viscosity.

He has authored 20 books including The Great Cholesterol Myth, The Sinatra Solution – Metabolic Cardiology, Earthing: The most important health discovery ever, Heartbreak and Heart Disease, Health Revelations from Heaven and Earth, etc. His most recent book is "Get Grounded, Get Well."

Dr. Sinatra has also appeared on many TV shows including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, The Today Show, The 700 Club, Fox on Health, MSNBC and Your Health. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards in the integrative medical field including Excellence in Health Journalism. He feels his most significant legacy is his contribution on metabolic cardiology.

Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, MSc, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, ABAARM, FAARM, DABC, is the Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition and Medical Director of Clinical Research at the Hypertension Institute in Nashville, TN. He is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Science. He served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine then as an Associate Professor of Medicine from 1978-1990 at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, (VUMS) (1990-2012).

He has four board certifications by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) (FASH-Fellow), the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM, FAARM) and American Board of Cardiology (ABC) Certification in Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease (DABC). He holds two Masters of Science degrees in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT (MS) and another in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine (University of South Florida School of Medicine-Tampa (MSc). He was selected as one of the top physicians in the US in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2018 by the US Consumer Research Council. Dr Houston was also was named as one of the Top Physicians in Hypertension in the US in 2008-2014 by the Consumer Research Council.

He was honored by USA Today as one of the Most Influential Doctors in the US in both Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia twice in 2009- 2010. He was selected as The Patient’s Choice Award in 2010 -2012 by Consumer Reports USA. He was selected one of the Top 100 physicians in the US by the American Health Council in 2017 and one of the Top 50 Functional and Integrative Medical Doctors in the USA in August 2017. He was also named one of America’s Best Physicians in Cardiology 2018 by the National Consumer Advisory Board. In 2019 he was elected to the Continental WHO’S WHO as a Top Doctor in the field of Medicine as the Medical Director and Founder of the Hypertension Institute. Dr. Houston has presented over 10,000 lectures, nationally and internationally and published over 250 medical articles, scientific abstracts in peer reviewed medical journals, books and book chapters. He is an author, teacher, clinician and researcher. He has published nine books.