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Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine

1st Edition

Edited by Stephen T. Sinatra, Mark C. Houston

CRC Press

436 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 52 B/W Illus.

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Despite 40 years of aggressive pharmaceutical and surgical interventions, coronary artery disease (CAD) remains the number one killer of women and men in Western civilization. When it comes to CAD, prevention is easier than cure, and if CAD does present itself, a combination of conventional and alternative methodologies can truly make a difference in people’s lives. Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine 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 noninflammatory diets and targeted nutraceutical supports are simple and basic strategies to prevent as well as help manage CAD and congestive heart failure (CHF). This evidence-based book describes how to integrate nutrition, supplements, lifestyle changes, and medications for improved outcomes in hypertension, lipids, diabetes, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, and much more. Topics include:

  • Nutrigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics in heart disease
  • The risks and side effects of statin drugs
  • The value of omega-3s and other fats
  • Naturopathic approaches
  • Gender-specific medicine
  • Nutrient-drug interactions in cardiovascular medicine

Nutritional medicine and understanding nutrigenomics for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease will become the recommended practice of medicine in the very near future. This book is designed to help established health professionals as well as students preparing for degrees in healthcare.

Table of Contents

Myths of Cholesterol: Rethinking a Paradigm

Jonny Bowden and Stephen T. Sinatra

Fats and Cardiovascular Disease: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Beverly B. Teter

Has Statin Therapy Been Oversold? A Call for a Reevaluation of the Standards for Treatment

Stephen T. Sinatra and Jonny Bowden

Lipid Subfraction Testing

Richard Delany

The Role of Nutrition and Nutritional Supplements in the Treatment of Dyslipidemia

Mark Houston

Healing the Heart with Whole Foods and Food Bioactives

Deanna Minich and Benjamin Brown

Potential of Diet and Dietary Supplementation to Ameliorate the Chronic Clinical Perturbations of the Metabolic Syndrome

Harry G. Preuss and Dallas Clouatre

Naturopathic Medicine and the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Drew Sinatra

Nutrition and Nutraceutical Supplements for the Treatment of Hypertension

Mark Houston

The Role of Dentistry in Cardiovascular Health and General Well-Being

Mark A. Breiner

Lyme Disease and the Heart

William Lee Cowden

Metabolic Cardiology: The Missing Link in the Treatment and Management of Heart Failure

Stephen T. Sinatra

Be the Willow: Stress, Resiliency, and Diseases of the Heart

Mimi Guarneri and Ryan Bradley

Women and Heart Disease: Special Considerations

Stephen T. Sinatra

Hormones and Their Effect on the Cardiovascular System

Pamela Smith

Consequences of Cardiovascular Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

James B. LaValle

About the Editors

Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist with over 40 years of experience in treating cardiovascular disease. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut, and a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. Certified as a bioenergetic psychotherapist and nutrition and antiaging specialist, he integrates psychological, nutraceutical, and energy medicine/electroceutical therapies in the matrix of healing.

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 Saint Thomas Medical Group, Saint Thomas Hospital and Health Services in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also on the faculty of A4M for the FAARM and USF, the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and the Metabolic Medicine Institute (MMI) and George Washington University (GWU). He is one of the opinion leaders and faculty for Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Nutrition