At Nutrition Link, we are Registered Dietitians that practice an integrative and functional approach to counsel your patients with our Cardiac Care Program.
Several genetic conditions, which run in families, are linked to heart disease, such as hypertension, abnormal blood lipids, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes, according to the World Heart Federation. Another genetic risk factor are specific race populations as stated by the American Heart Association.
Eating healthy meals is key to cardiovascular improvement. Reducing the intake of sugars and fats, lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels. We tailor a diet plan and promote heart health by educating patients and family members. This includes intake of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, olive oil and fish containing omega-3 fatty acids. These functional approaches help to decrease inflammation, increase HDL or “good” cholesterol and decrease blood pressure.