Cardiovascular Disease is Not Just About the Heart

I listened to another great podcast on Dr. Mark Hyman’s Farmacy – Longevity Roadmap series.  He and his guests from The Ultrawellness Center where they focus on a functional medicine approach to treat patients, talk about drivers of heart disease and what we can do to prevent it.

Here are the highlights:

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not just about the heart

You need to look at the whole vascular, endothelial and lymphatic system.

Insulin resistance is the enemy

CVD is NOT about cholesterol

Rather, it’s about inflammation and how cholesterol responds.

What to take to optimize your cholesterol

Genes may load the gun but the environment pulls the trigger

Adopt these 4 behaviors to prevent heart disease

Click here to listen to this podcast.