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Dietitian for Cardiovascular Health Camp Lejeune NC

Local resource for dietitian for cardiovascular health in Camp Lejeune. Includes detailed information on diet tips that help with cardiovascular health, such as intake of fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, omega 3 fatty acids, nuts, beans and more. Read on for more advice and content on the Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular health.

Debra Gregory
(910) 347-2154
612 College St
Jacksonville, NC
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Lakshmi Narasimhan, MD
(910) 353-5111
158 Memorial Ct
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mysore Med Coll, Mysore Univ, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided By:
Richard K Leung
(910) 577-9100
29 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Richard Kin-Fook Leung, MD
(910) 577-9100
29 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hong Kong, Fac Of Med, Hong Kong
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided By:
Richard Di Nardo, DO
(910) 577-8881
322 Royal Bluff Rd
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1997

Data Provided By:
Tony Rodriguez, MD
Psc Box 322100 Bruster Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Andre Kon-Sang Tse, MD
(910) 353-5111
158 Memorial Ct
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hong Kong, Fac Of Med, Hong Kong
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, Nc

Data Provided By:
Kevin Michael Young, MD
(910) 577-8881
31 Office Park Dr
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided By:
Edgardo Hugo Bianchi, MD
(910) 455-9600
1703 Country Club Rd Ste 202
Jacksonville, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De Rosario, Fac De Med, Rosario-Sf, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1969

Data Provided By:
Cardiovascular Center Pa
(910) 455-7001
231 Memorial Dr
Jacksonville, NC

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BASICS OF A HEALTHY DIET

 



I recently attended an interesting conference on the effects of diet on cardiovascular risk facotrs. I was impressed with both the benefits of diet on vascular disease risk factors as well as the data that demonstrated diet to be even more effective than many "high powered" prescription medications in reversing the metabolic changes of abnormal glucose and lipid metabolism. I thought it would be fun to summarize a few of the ideas and then to speculate on what lifestyle changes one might easily make to keep themselves healthy. But before we go further, I want to stress again that this is about a baseline healthy lifestyle - and all evidence continues to point towards carbohydrates alone as the underpinning for the energy needs of the cyclist on their bike.

Abnormal lipids, probably as a result of abnormal glucose metabolism (insulin resistance or pre diabetes) are a significant factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. There are proven dietary and life style strategies that are proven to help pts with severe vascular disease (prior MI, stroke, etc.), so it would seem safe to speculate that the same strategies would be beneficial for everyone (but especially if they had undiagnosed insulin resistance). The current presumption is that this "prediabetic" condition can be present for years before full fledged diabetes with an elevated blood sugar is diagnosed - and the entire time blood vessel damage is ongoing.

Here is another way to look at this. There are multiple risk factors:

  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Sedentary lifestyle which are factors in aggravating insulin resistance. And the more severe the insulin resistance the greater the odds of
    • Dyslipidemia (decreased HDL, increased LDL and triglycerides)
    • Hypertension
    • Atherosclerosis Improve any of the multiple risk factors and the odds of developing blood vessel disease decreases.

      In reviewing the literature, it is extremely common to note that certain dietary changes improve both the risk of DM and risk of heart disease in the same direction and by the same relative amount. Again, strong suggestive evidence that it is insulin resistance that is the common factor for both development of overt diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. In fact, I heard one lecturere say that if one followed all the dietary and life style recommendations that follow, the chances of developing diabetes type 2 were almost nil.

      The dyslipidemia CV risk factors include

      • an increase in the LDL (or bad cholesterol) levels
      • a decrease in HDL - HDL functions to clear cholesterol from the periphery and transport it back to the liver. (a 1 mg/100ml increase in HDL = 2-4% lower risk of a cardiac event)
      • and an increase in triglycerides. Focusing on changing the balance of these three is the goal. Statin drugs will lower the LDL, but have no effect on the other two. Dietary changes will affect the balance in a way that is actually more effective than statins alone, an...

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