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Dietitian for Cardiovascular Health Morganton NC

Local resource for dietitian for cardiovascular health in Morganton. 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.

Hudson Discount Drug
(828) 728-3561
510 Central St
Hudson, 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

Mc Dowell County School-Child
(828) 652-5633
2107 Sugar Hill Rd
Marion, 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

Roger Lee Seagle, MD
(828) 437-5812
505 E Parker Rd
Morganton, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1979

Data Provided By:
Ryan Vern Miller, MD
(704) 430-9050
149 W Parker Rd Ste C
Morganton, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided By:
Johnny Reyes Dy
(828) 754-3988
1041 Morganton Blvd Sw
Lenoir, NC
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Danae Olson, RD
(828) 426-8524
Caldwell County Health Department2345 Morganton Blvd SW Ste B
Lenoir, NC
 
Elizabeth D Hilliard, RD
(828) 695-5898
Catawba County Health Dept.3070 11th Ave Dr., SE
Hickory, NC
 
Andrew Michael Hume Ross, MD
(937) 461-4401
Morganton, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of London Fac Med-Guys Hosp Med Sch (See 917-21)
Graduation Year: 1971

Data Provided By:
Roger Lee Seagle
(828) 437-5812
505 E Parker Rd
Morganton, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided By:
Johnny Reyes Dy, MD
(828) 754-3988
1041 Morganton Blvd SW St 101
Lenoir, NC
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: De La Salle Univ Coll Of Med, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Robert Packer Hosp, Sayre, Pa
Group Practice: Hickory Cardiology Associates; North Penn Comprehensive Health Svs Laurel Health Ctr

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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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