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Dietitian for Cardiovascular Health Long Island City NY

Local resource for dietitian for cardiovascular health in Long Island 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.

Radiant Living Wellness- Nicole Ohebshalom
(914) 843-6456
37 West 39th Street, Suite 404
NY, NY
Speciality
Diet(ician) / weightloss

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ReNew...for a new you- Nutrition for the Mind & Body
(310) 428-6443
By appointment only in NYC office or via the phone
New York, NY
Speciality
Diet(ician) / weightloss

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www.ReflectionsofWellness.com
(516) 426-2531
Oceanside
Oceanside, NY
Speciality
Diet(ician) / weightloss

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Rachel Berman, CDN, RD
New York, NY
 
Andrea Schaeffer, RD
(718) 956-7988
2322 30th Ave
Astoria, NY
 
NAO Nutrition
(646) 996-1088
363 W. 51st Street Suite 2E
New York, NY
Speciality
Diet(ician) / weightloss

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Healthy Chef Alex
(917) 345-2302
Brooklyn
New York City, NY
Speciality
Diet(ician) / weightloss

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Heather Biattman, CDN, MS, RD
(917) 572-3683
Journey to Nutrition110 E 55th St 15th Fl
New York, NY
 
Jennifer Andrus
(212) 541-7111
51 E 42nd St,# 621
New York, NY
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

Amy N. Marlow, CDN, MPH, RD
(646) 215-5153
201 E 69th St
New York, NY
 
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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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