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Dietitian for Cardiovascular Health Jefferson City MO

Local resource for dietitian for cardiovascular health in Jefferson City. 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.

Ginger R Meyer, LD, MS, RD
(573) 556-5774
Jefferson City Medical Group Weight Treatment Center1241 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
 
John F Sanfelippo
(573) 635-5264
1241 West Stadium Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Conrad S Balcer
(573) 635-5264
1241 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Jeffrey Stewart Sanders, MD
(573) 634-2620
1505 Southwest Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Capital Reg Med Ctr, Jefferson Cty, Mo
Group Practice: Internal Med Consultants Inc

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John Francis Sanfelippo, MD
(573) 635-0234
232 Burke Pl
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Center, Jefferson Cty, Mo; Capital Reg Med Ctr, Jefferson Cty, Mo
Group Practice: Jefferson Medical Grp

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Healthy Designs
(573) 636-2911
612 Shawn Dr
Jefferson City, MO
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

Patrick Joseph Morello, MD
(573) 636-0635
1616 Southridge Dr
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Center, Jefferson Cty, Mo
Group Practice: Central Missouri Cardiology

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James Frederick Tritz, MD
(573) 636-7183
1241 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Center, Jefferson Cty, Mo; Capital Reg Med Ctr, Jefferson Cty, Mo
Group Practice: Jefferson Medical Ctr

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Conrad S Balcer, DO
(573) 635-5264
1241 W Stadium Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1986

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Harold K Kanagawa, MD
(314) 636-7183
801 Primrose Ln
Jefferson City, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Health Center, Jefferson Cty, Mo; Capital Reg Med Ctr, Jefferson Cty, Mo
Group Practice: Jefferson Medical Grp

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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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