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Integrative Cardiology: Nutrition as the Cornerstone of Heart Health

Integrative Cardiology: Nutrition as the Cornerstone of Heart Health Integrative Cardiology Nutrition as the Cornerstone of Heart Health Stephen Devries, MD Q: What are some of the most common issues related to Stephen Devries, MD, practiced as a university-based clin- heart health that clinicians are encountering in practice for ical cardiologist for 25 years and now focuses on outreach which a preventive and integrative approach would help? for evidence-based integrative approaches to heart health. In Dr. Devries: The heart is the ultimate common pathway this column, Dr. Devries shares his knowledge of an integra- through which myriad inputs pass. Our environment is the tive approach to common heart conditions seen in clinical source of these converging signals, which are, at times, favor- practice, emphasizing the critical role of nutrition. able, but, in turn, can be problematic. Environmental signals affect heart health in so many ways: from the air we breathe; Q: What does integrative cardiology encompass today in the food and water we ingest; and the emotional environment clinical practice? in our social relations. Distressing inputs from any of these sources can present as heart disease, despite the fact that a Stephen Devries: Integrative cardiology maximizes the role patient’s heart is entirely normal, but only trying to adapt http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Alternative and Complementary Therapies Mary Ann Liebert

Integrative Cardiology: Nutrition as the Cornerstone of Heart Health

Alternative and Complementary Therapies , Volume 20 (5): 4 – Oct 1, 2014

Integrative Cardiology: Nutrition as the Cornerstone of Heart Health

Alternative and Complementary Therapies , Volume 20 (5): 4 – Oct 1, 2014

Abstract

Integrative Cardiology Nutrition as the Cornerstone of Heart Health Stephen Devries, MD Q: What are some of the most common issues related to Stephen Devries, MD, practiced as a university-based clin- heart health that clinicians are encountering in practice for ical cardiologist for 25 years and now focuses on outreach which a preventive and integrative approach would help? for evidence-based integrative approaches to heart health. In Dr. Devries: The heart is the ultimate common pathway this column, Dr. Devries shares his knowledge of an integra- through which myriad inputs pass. Our environment is the tive approach to common heart conditions seen in clinical source of these converging signals, which are, at times, favor- practice, emphasizing the critical role of nutrition. able, but, in turn, can be problematic. Environmental signals affect heart health in so many ways: from the air we breathe; Q: What does integrative cardiology encompass today in the food and water we ingest; and the emotional environment clinical practice? in our social relations. Distressing inputs from any of these sources can present as heart disease, despite the fact that a Stephen Devries: Integrative cardiology maximizes the role patient’s heart is entirely normal, but only trying to adapt

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Mary Ann Liebert
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1076-2809
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1557-9085
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Abstract

Integrative Cardiology Nutrition as the Cornerstone of Heart Health Stephen Devries, MD Q: What are some of the most common issues related to Stephen Devries, MD, practiced as a university-based clin- heart health that clinicians are encountering in practice for ical cardiologist for 25 years and now focuses on outreach which a preventive and integrative approach would help? for evidence-based integrative approaches to heart health. In Dr. Devries: The heart is the ultimate common pathway this column, Dr. Devries shares his knowledge of an integra- through which myriad inputs pass. Our environment is the tive approach to common heart conditions seen in clinical source of these converging signals, which are, at times, favor- practice, emphasizing the critical role of nutrition. able, but, in turn, can be problematic. Environmental signals affect heart health in so many ways: from the air we breathe; Q: What does integrative cardiology encompass today in the food and water we ingest; and the emotional environment clinical practice? in our social relations. Distressing inputs from any of these sources can present as heart disease, despite the fact that a Stephen Devries: Integrative cardiology maximizes the role patient’s heart is entirely normal, but only trying to adapt

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Alternative and Complementary TherapiesMary Ann Liebert

Published: Oct 1, 2014

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