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Posts Tagged ‘cardiovascular’

Cardiovascular health and solutions to prevent heart disease

Special guest: Steven Masley, MD

Steven Masley, MD, is a physician, nutritionist, author, speaker and award-winning patient educator. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Nutrition, and American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Masley is a clinical associate professor at the University of South Florida and teaches programs at Eckerd College. He sees patients from across North America at the Masley Optimal Health Center in St. Petersburg, FL, and has published numerous scientific articles, as well as several books: SMART FAT, The 30 Day Heart Tune-Up, and Ten Years Younger. He has devoted his medical career to the study of heart disease and aging, working to empower people to achieve optimal health through comprehensive medical assessments and lifestyle changes.

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“News you can use,” including controversies in health and nutrition, the need for sufficient vitamin D and magnesium when taking calcium, talcum powder and cancer risk, the US government’s reversal of dietary and cardiovascular recommendations, fluoride recommendations, autism, and the autoimmune solution.

Special Guest: Dana Laake

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist in the Washington, DC area, who has provided preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes the nutritional evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting children and adults. Dana holds a Master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland.

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Cardiovascular health

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Joseph J. Lamb will discuss cardiovascular health.

Joseph J. Lamb, MD, is a clinical consultant in Integrative and Functional Medicine. He also served as the past Director of Intramural Clinical Research at The Functional Medicine Research Center for Metagenics where he was the principal investigator for clinical trials. He works with patients to create optimal health by using functional medical approaches including lifestyle modification, herbal and nutritional therapies, and cognitive therapy. He’s also active in community service and frequently invited to lecture on integrative health topics ranging from pain management and healthy aging to women’s health and complementary cancer care.

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Prevention of heart attack and stroke

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Jeffrey Boone will be discussing the prevention of heart attack and stroke.

Dr. Boone is an internationally recognized expert on the effects of mental stress on the heart. Dr. Boone’s unique clinical approach focuses on aggressive prevention of cardiovascular disease, including the evaluation of the cardiovascular consequences of mental stress, the early clinical use of the latest cardiac imaging techniques, and the advanced detection and treatment of cardiometabolic risk. As an active clinician and researcher, he has authored and co-authored numerous professional articles and books on preventive cardiology, cardiometabolic risk, and stress medicine.

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Nutrition controversies and news you can use

Dana Laake will be discussing “news you can use” and controversies related to health and nutrition.

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist who has been providing preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes nutritional evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting children and adults. Dana holds a Master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland.

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PQQ – an important antioxidant for cardiovascular health and cognitive function

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dallas Cloutre, Ph.D., will be discussing PQQ – an important antioxidant for cardiovascular health and cognitive function
Dr. Clouatre earned his A.B. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. A Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, he is a prominent industry consultant, author of numerous books and a sought-after speaker. Dr. Clouatre is the New Product Development & Marketing Consultant for Jarrow Formulas.

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Is L-carnitine the link between red meat and heart disease?

Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Stacey J. Bell, D.Sc., R.D., will be discussing if L-carnitine is the link between red meat and heart disease.

Stacey J. Bell is a nutritional science doctor with more than 30 years of clinical experience and corporate work in the food and dietary supplement industries. Dr. Bell is renowned for scientific rigor, innovation in product development, and explaining the merits of products to customers. She was formerly on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, where she conducted clinical studies.

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LPP, an advanced lipoprotein test for better cardiovascular risk assessment

Dana Laake and her special guest Jan M. Troup, Ph.D., will be discussing LPP, an advanced lipoprotein test for better cardiovascular risk assessment.

Jan M. Troup has over 30 years experience in the development of new analytical technology. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1974. In 2001 Dr. Troup started LipidLabs, Inc. and developed the Lipoprotein Particle Profile (LPP), the most advanced test for the separation of lipoproteins and measurement of lipoprotein particle numbers. LipidLabs was purchased by SpectraCell Laboratories in January 2006 and Dr. Troup is now the Director of Lipid Science at SpectraCell Laboratories.

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Cardiometabolic syndrome – hypertension, high cholesterol, impaired blood sugar metabolism, and cardiovascular disease.

Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Andrew Wong will be discussing hypertension, high cholesterol, impaired blood sugar metabolism, and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Andrew Wong has special expertise in integrative and functional medicine with a focus on optimal health and wellness. Dr. Wong believes healing is achieved by combining a team-based, holistic approach that emphasizes personalized lifestyle and nutritional changes to balance of mind, body, and spirit.

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Cardiovascular Health for Women

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Deanna Minich will be discussing cardiovascular health for women.

Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS is Vice President for Research & Development Communications for Metagenics. She has published over 15 articles in peer-reviewed, scientific journals, and has published three books on nutrition. At Metagenics, Dr. Minich’s numerous responsibilites include research and innovation, formulation, investigation, education and communication, as well as counseling patients at the Functional Medicine Research Center.

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