Supportive Oligonucleotide Therapy (SOT) for Lyme & Others

Anti-Sense Oligonucleotide Therapy (AOT) for Lyme, Lyme co-infections and other viruses RGCC Laboratory, located in Greece, is a genetic laboratory capable of identifying the specific gene sequences of different targets such as cancer, Lyme and other viruses.  SOT is...

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...
High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)

High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hs-CRP)

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a blood test in our basic metabolic lab panel. Elevated levels of CRP are very common and most patients in our Tulsa, Oklahoma Functional Medicine Clinic want to know what they can do to reduce it. What is CRP? High sensitivity C-reactive...

Fibrinogen

Fibrinogen is a soluble precursor of the insoluble fibrin, the major component of a blood clot. Fibrinogen is a glycoprotein, which consists of three pairs of polypeptide chains, Aa, Bb, and γ.2   Different ways to measure fibrinogen Several laboratory methods...

Apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-I)

Test Description Apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) is the major protein component of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in plasma. HDL particles can carry from one to four apoA-I molecules per particle. The liver and intestine synthesize lipid-poor apoA-I. The protein promotes...

High-Density Lipoprotein Particle Number (HDL-P)

The idea that HDL cholesterol is cardioprotective is well accepted. What is not as well appreciated is that, similar to the discordant relationship between the level of LDL‐C and number of low density lipoprotein particles in patients with residual CHD risk, the...