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Dietitian for Cardiovascular Health Picayune MS

Local resource for dietitian for cardiovascular health in Picayune. 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.

Noel L Mills, MD, FACC
(504) 588-2345
38 Tierra Lago Dr
Carriere, MS
Specialties
Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Rogelio Angeles Casama, MD
(985) 735-8382
2807 S Columbia Rd
Bogalusa, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1962

Data Provided By:
Ali Amkieh, MD
(985) 892-9233
433 Plaza St Fl 2
Bogalusa, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tichreen, Fac Of Med, Lattakia, Syria (Univ Latakia)
Graduation Year: 1987

Data Provided By:
Tchefuncte Cardiovascular Associates
(985) 732-1660
335 Austin St
Bogalusa, LA

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Kathryn L Simmons, RD
(662) 459-2642
Greenwood Leflore Hospital1401 River Rd
Greenwood, MS
 
Allan Garigue Cougle, MD
(985) 847-9200
908 Morgan Bluff Rd
Pearl River, LA
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Northshore Reg Med Ctr, Slidell, La; Wesley Med Ctr, Hattiesburg, Ms
Group Practice: Gulf South Cardiology

Data Provided By:
Naveed Malik, MD
(985) 674-9500
537 Kentucky Ave Ste A
Bogalusa, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided By:
Richard Colon, MD
(985) 732-3689
537 Kentucky Ave Ste A
Bogalusa, LA
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1986

Data Provided By:
Allison Walker, LD, MS, RD
(228) 831-5886
PO Box 8161
Gulfport, MS
 
Shelley Jones
(662) 377-6275
4250 S Eason Blvd
Tupelo, MS
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

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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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