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Enhancing Cardiovascular Health: A Functional Medicine Perspective

 

Cardiovascular health is a critical aspect of overall wellness, particularly for middle-aged women. As the leading cause of death for women, heart disease is a serious concern that requires proactive measures. In this blog, we’ll explore cardiovascular health from a functional medicine perspective, addressing risk factors, prevention strategies, and personalized approaches to maintaining a healthy heart.

Understanding Cardiovascular Health

The cardiovascular system, comprising the heart and blood vessels, is responsible for circulating blood throughout the body, delivering oxygen and nutrients, and removing waste products. Maintaining its health is essential for preventing heart disease, stroke, and other related conditions.

Common Cardiovascular Issues

  1. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD): This condition occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked. Symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue.

  2. Hypertension (High...

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Finding Balance

“A condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.”

 

I was reminded of balance today from the owner of The Dailey Method in Lake Forest where I work out.  She was discussing the importance of finding the time for yourself, regardless of the obstacles and joys in your life.  

 

Balance has a different meaning for everyone, but I want to focus on the importance of health in your life and how that plays a huge role in feeling centered.  We’ve all been in a place where we ate whatever was convenient, didn’t have the time to work out and went to bed still answering emails. More than likely this caused a need for more coffee in the morning and the entire cycle started over.  Not only will this decrease your energy and your mental focus, but this will start to increase pain in your entire body.

 

How do we find balance in a world where we are pulled in multiple directions everyday?  It comes...

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