Welcome to the Happy Heart Program - Focusing on Enhancing Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Health without Statins.
FoundationMED has developed an exciting cardiovascular health/cholesterol program solidly based on functional medicine principles and current research. By utilizing the latest research, our program is designed to integrate state of the art methods for enhancing cardiovascular health and addressing cholesterol issues. You are a candidate for this program if:
Statins are commonly used as the primary (or even the only) approach when “elevated cholesterol” is found on blood testing. Current research has shown that while statins do have a place, they are over utilized and poorly understood as to their side effects, as well as their net lifespan extending benefits.
Laboratory evaluation includes testing for Lipids, Lipoprotein particles and Apolipoproteins, several markers of Inflammation and Oxidation including Lp-PLA2, hs-CRP and others, Myocardial Stress/Structure and Function markers, Lipoprotein Genetic markers, Platelet Genetic markers, Coagulation Genetic markers including Factor V Leiden, MTHFR C677T and A1298C, Metabolic markers including insulin, HbA1c, Homocysteine, Vitamins including 25-OH Vitamin D, Renal markers including Cystatin C, Sterol Absorption markers, Sterol Synthesis markers, CBC, Metabolic Profile, Iron, TIBC, Ferritin, Thyroid Studies, HS-Omega Index (RBC EPA + DHA), Omega -3, Omega-6, and Other Fatty Acids, and the Diabetes Prevention and Management Panel (DPMP) including markers pertaining to insulin resistance such as Fructosamine and Glycation Gap, Leptin and Leptin:BMI ratio, Adiponectin and others.
This advanced look into your metabolic machinery helps us (along with an extensive historical review and nutritional analysis) to custom tailor a plan designed to your specific circumstances.