Integrative Healthcare Treatment For Cardiovascular Conditions

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other cardiovascular related conditions are, in most cases, caused by poor diet and lifestyle. I imagine, this is not probably not news to you. Many fall into the trap that they have poor genetics and therefore they have to take medication for their cholesterol and blood pressure. This may be true, but for most it is simply easier to take a pill for the problem. So what can diet and lifestyle actually do for you if you have poor genetics?........... A lot.

Our genes respond to the environment they are in. If you expose your genes to healthy diet and lifestyle, they will make proteins that are healthy. This is, of course, an over simplification of how things actually work. The truth is the things our genes produce are not static fixed products. Some genes can be turned on or off like a light switch or turned up or down like a dimmer switch. The thing that controls the light switch and dimmer switch......... your environment (diet and lifestyle).

At Southwest Integrative Medicine our goal is to give you integrative healthcare solutions. This means finding the most holistic and effective solution for you to treat your cardiovascular condition. This may mean taking a medication and it may mean loosing 10-20lbs with Phoenix weight loss techniques. It may simply take adding one single food to your diet. Whatever the solution is, we can help you do it safely and effectively.


  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Family history


High Blood Pressure

It has been know for years that high blood pressure leads to more cardiovascular problems, but did you know that even mild elevations can lead to problems down the road. It is important to keep your blood pressure under control over the long term as increased pressure in the arteries leads to stroke and heart attacks.

The first thing to do with blood pressure is to identify the cause. Deficiencies in vitamins can cause elevated blood pressure. Sometimes a simple diet modification can do the trick. Check out Free DASH Diet guide for high blood pressure. In other cases blood work is required to identify the cause. Our doctors feel it is important to know their patients before providing treatment plan. It's important because if you are in no way interested in making diet changes, that treatment won't work well. Our doctors will help you find high blood pressure natural solutions you can use.


High Cholesterol

Our cholesterol comes form two places, the cholesterol we eat and the cholesterol our bodies make. I'm sure you have heard of both good and bad cholesterol, but have you heard of the small dense and fluffy puffy cholesterol? There is newer understanding of how different sizes of cholesterol effect our risk of cardiovascular disease. This newer research suggests we should be more concerned about the particle size than particle number.

To determine your particle size our doctors utilize advanced testing to determine both particle size and number giving us a better understanding of your risks. Once they know your risk, they can give effective treatments that address the cause and keep your risks for future problems at a minimum utilizing natural solutions for high cholesterol


Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a condition that results from poor utilization of the food you consume, in particular glucose. This occurs mostly from insulin insensitivity at the level of your cells.


Coronary Artery Disease

When the arteries become overburdened with plaque they can no longer deliver oxygen and nutrients to the heart tissue. This happens from years of damage to the coronary arteries. In most cases, this is discovered with an angiogram, CT scan of the arteries, or a stress test. Once you have coronary heart disease, treatment needs to be aggressive and timely. The longer you wait with decreased oxygen to the heart the more risk for having a heart attack or stroke.

Traditional treatment for this condition is by-pass surgery, angioplasty, or the like. There are alternative treatment options for this that are effective and long lasting. Very specific dietary approaches in conjunction with lifestyle changes are well document to reverse coronary heard disease. In conjunction with dietary supplements and sometimes medications, you can reverse your coronary artery disease holistically.


Peripheral Artery Disease

If the arteries that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the legs arms and feet become blocked the tissue will no longer be able to function properly. This process is referred to as peripheral arterial disease.


Family History

Did you know that 50% of the people that have heart attacks have normal cholesterol and blood pressure? Yet these remain to be the main focal point for controlling an individuals risk. The integrative treatment options we use here go beyond cholesterol and blood pressure. Yes these are very important risks to consider, but there are other you should be following as well.


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