How healthy is your heart? Do you suffer from high blood pressure? Are you overweight, especially around the middle! Is your cholesterol high? Is there a history of cardiovascular disease in your family? Have you been a smoker? Don’t do much exercise?
If you answered YES to any of these, chances are you need to take better care of your heart and cardiovascular health.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, but it is also one of the most preventable diseases. There are many different causes of cardiovascular disease, but the biggest are diets rich in bad fats and refined carbohydrates, obesity and smoking. However, it is never too late to start looking after your heart and managing your cholesterol levels.
Your Path to a Healthy Heart
Frances uses a three step approach to determine the cause of your cardiovascular issues and devise a treatment plan for you:
The good news is that diet, lifestyle and some clinically proven supplements can assist in preventing and managing cardiovascular health and cholesterol issues. We now know that the managing cardiovascular health is not just about eating good fats and cutting out the bad fats; it is also about blood sugar balance and carbohydrate metabolism, healthy gut probiotics, foods rich in antioxidants and prebiotics. Frances helps to make sense of all the heart-health information by recommending a simple yet comprehensive proven dietary plan and Practitioner-only nutritional supplements.
- An initial fact finding consultation and assessment of your current diet, lifestyle, exercise regime, personal and family medical history.
- An assessment and testing session. Frances will assess:
- Your nutritional status
- Your Body Composition
- Your blood sugar levels and biochemistry
- Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels
- Additional Pathology assessment may include Methylation profile, MTHFR and homocysteine levels
- A tailored heart health management program specifically based on your assessment results, your personal goals, your lifestyle, and what is “do-able” for you. This will include a healthy eating plan, natural supplements specific to your needs, and a health exercise regime that is “do-able” for you.
Frances recommends regular follow-up consultations to continually monitor your improvement and adjust your treatment accordingly.