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Cardiovascular Health

Simple changes to a person’s lifestyle and diet can often prevent and, in many cases, reverse heart conditions.

Cardiovascular health | Meyer Clinic

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. It’s usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries and an increased risk of blood clots.

It can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes.

CVD is one of the main causes of death and disability in the UK, but it can often largely be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle.

If you have been diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition, you may wish to try nutritional therapy to help you bring your blood pressure or cholesterol into a normal range.


Diet & Lifestyle

Diet and lifestyle are strongly linked to both these conditions, especially the following which are all widely considered to be risk factors or both conditions: stress, being overweight, genetic sensitivity to sodium, lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, highly refined or processed diet, excess sugar or carbohydrates, low vegetable and fruit intake (less than 5 servings a day), Type 2 diabetes, nutrient and mineral deficiencies, and certain genetic predisposition.

Nutritional Therapy

Our Nutritional Therapist Dominique Ludwig can work with you by helping you make easy changes to your diet. 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. An appointment with Dominique is supported by handouts, recipes and a 7-day food programme to help get you started.

DNA Testing

You may also wish to book a consultation with Dr Meyer who can organise genetic testing such as DNA Health which can support your therapy and help you understand your genetic predisposition as well as seeing first hand if you are sensitive to caffeine or sodium. DNA analysis and testing can help to give you completely individual advice based on your genes to support your body naturally.

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