Revolution Exercise Plan

Revolution Exercise Plan If you want to be healthy and slow the aging process then you need to exercise. But it isn’t just about IF you exercise or really even how much you exercise. It is HOW you exercise that matters. The Revolution Exercise Plan provides an...

The DASH-2 Diet (DASH-II) | Tulsa Preventive Cardiology

The DASH-2 Diet (DASH-II) Four years after the DASH Diet was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the DASH-2 Diet (DASH-II) study was published. The DASH Diet showed good improvement in blood pressure. However, the study authors wanted to further evaluate...

The DASH Diet

The DASH Diet In 1997, the DASH Diet was published in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled “A Clinical Trial of the Effects of Dietary Patterns on Blood Pressure.” This trial was called the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH). This study...

How to Fix Lp(a)

Lp(a) is a real problem! In fact, Bob Harper (Biggest Loser trainer) attributes his “widow maker” heart attack to Lp(a). If you have elevated levels then you have a significantly increased risk of having a heart attack. Part of the problem is that most...

Omega | High Quality Fish Oil | Omega-3

Clinical Applications: Positively Affects the Production of Arachidonic Acid-Derived Eicosanoids* Supports Cardiovascular Health* Supports Healthy Mental Functioning* Supports Healthy Glucose and Insulin Metabolism* By Supplying the Precursors EPA and DHA, Helps the...

Computerized Arterial Pulse Wave Analysis (CAPWA)

Alterations in arterial wall function and structure precede atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events. Endothelial dysfunction is the earliest marker of these changes.78 Pharmacological treatment of hypertension has reduced CVA to predicted levels but CHD reduction...

Exercise Your Way to Revolutionary Health

The healthiest people I know all exercise regularly. And most of them exercise with a lot of intensity. The most unhealthy people I know don’t move much at all much less exercise. If you want revolutionary health then you absolutely must exercise. Many patients...

HALO Nutritional Plan

There are tons of “diets” out there promoting health. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) was developed as a nutritional plan to improve blood pressure. The Traditional Mediterranean Diet (TMD) has tons of data validating its health...

9p21 – Genetic Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

**This page is under construction** Genetic differentiation is what makes us unique. It also changes our risk for certain diseases. In regards to cardiovascular disease, 9p21 stands out as having a consistent association with increased cardiovascular disease risk....

DASH Diet

DASH Diet This post is largely a reproduction of a report on the DASH diet. I don’t necessarily agree with all of these recommendations. These are simply the recommendations for the DASH Diet. DASH stands for “Dietary Approaches to Stop...

Executive Cardiovascular Evaluation Program (ECEP)

There is a killer lurking within your body and you probably don’t even know its there. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States for men and women. It kills more people than all forms of cancer combined. In 2010, there were 788,000...
How To Read Your CIMT Test Report

How To Read Your CIMT Test Report

How To Read Your CIMT Test Report This is one post in a series of posts on CIMT Testing and will give you the information you need in order to read your CIMT Test Report. The CIMT Test report provides quite a bit of information and it is broken down in to sections....
CIMT Testing Vs Carotid Duplex Doppler Ultrasound

CIMT Testing Vs Carotid Duplex Doppler Ultrasound

Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death for men and women. Many people have significant cardiovascular disease and are high risk for a heart attack yet they have absolutely no idea. We recommend and perform CIMT Testing in our clinic. All men over the age of...
White Coat Hypertension & Masked Hypertension

White Coat Hypertension & Masked Hypertension

White coat hypertension is a condition where your blood pressure is elevated when you are at the doctor’s office but nowhere else. I would argue that most of the patients in our Tulsa, OK Functional Medicine clinic have blood pressure greater than 120/80. If you...
Central Blood Pressure

Central Blood Pressure

You know the drill. Traffic is terrible on your way to see your doctor. You are running behind and doing the best you can to get there on time. The parking lot is full and you struggle to find a parking place. When you walk in they remind you that you are a bit late...
Arterial Remodeling With Hypertension

Arterial Remodeling With Hypertension

We know that hypertension is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We also know that hypertension is caused by a number of different mechanisms that result in elevated blood pressure. The blood vessel responds appropriately in an attempt to...
Never Take Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)

Never Take Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a very common blood pressure medication and you should NOT be taking it! HCTZ is a thiazide class anti-hypertensive medication. It works in the kidney at the distal convoluted tubule by reducing sodium (Na+) reabsorption. Since it...
Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2)

Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2)

What is Lp-PLA2? Lp-PLA2, also known as platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH), was initially identified as the enzyme responsible for hydrolyzing and inactivating the inflammatory phospholipid PAF (1-O-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine).1-3 PAF...

Small Dense LDL (sdLDL)

As discussed previously, apoB-containing LDL particles exist as a heterogeneous collection of variable sized particles, from small to large. There are technologies that size or measure peak particle diameters (in Angstroms or nanometers).1,2 Phenotype or Pattern A...