Does This Sound Like You?

Are you struggling with high cholesterol or signs of poor heart health?

Are you currently taking statins for high cholesterol or have a family history of heart attacks?

Are you also carrying annoying weight around your midsection that just doesn’t budge, no matter what you do?

Perhaps you are looking for support from an integrative practitioner who can address all your concerns?

Well, you're in the right place!

New Findings on Heart Disease

For years, red meat and fat, high cholesterol, and a family history of heart attacks were the primary culprits for heart health issues.

While all of these can be factors, new scientific research has shown that there are even more important and concerning factors (never previously considered) that play a big part in how healthy your heart is. 

The real culprit, according to recent studies, is a diet high in inflammatory foods – such as fast foods and highly processed foods loaded with sugar and refined carbohydrates. Other factors contribute as well... like regular alcohol consumption (busting the “red wine is good for you” myth), stealth infections, exposures to environmental toxins along with a general lack of exercise, and high levels of stress.

The Functional Medicine Approach To Heart Health

It is estimated that 90% of cardiovascular disease is preventable, but what most people and conventionally-trained doctors don’t know is that in order to prevent heart disease, you have to follow a whole-body approach.

What we have found is that so many areas of our health and lifestyle directly impact heart health, including how high your current levels of inflammation are, your blood sugar levels, if you are eating an inflammatory diet, if exercise takes a “back seat” in your life, what your toxic load is currently and if you have unresolved stealth infections.

It's also important to explore how supplementation can impact your heart health. For example, most people do not know that one needs to be on C0Q10 when taking a statin. CoQ10 is the most important nutrient for brain and heart health and statins rob the body of this essential nutrient. This is crucial for blood vessels, as blood flow is controlled by the size of the blood vessels, high blood pressure versus low, and how well your vascular system is working.

Plaquex has much more information on heart disease and its treatment, it can be discussed along with Chelation therapy. Herbal treatments can be used to address issues that have no side effects. Other views on treating heart issues are vast and can be discussed. Likewise, Horizons of Health can go over the medicine and associated side effects for heart disease if desired.

At Horizons of Health, we know that your risk of heart attack and stroke can be drastically lowered without medication or in tandem with medication you may be currently taking under your doctor's guidance. We can improve cardiac health by addressing lifestyle factors informed by the appropriate advanced lab testing to understand exactly what your true risks are. Some of this testing includes advanced lipid testing which shows the number of atherogenic (dangerous) particles and the size of these particles.Other tests for specific vitamins, fatty acids, and metabolites, as well as genetic markers, provide valuable information that will influence your healing protocol. With in-depth functional medicine and advanced lipid testing, we can catch the beginning stages of cardiovascular disease and also zero in on other issues that can impact the health of your whole body.

So, how do you know if you are at risk or what your level of risk is? Here are some of the risks factors that you should consider, but testing is required to show all the factors:

  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • A diet high in processed sugars and processed fats
  • Family history/ genetics
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol/lipids
  • Abnormal homocysteine levels
  • High fibrinogen levels
  • Abnormal Lp(a) levels (how cholesterol, fats, and proteins are transported in your blood)
  • High inflammation levels

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with cardiovascular disorders and are looking for answers Register As A New Patient.

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Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.

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About Horizons of Health

Known for her successful approach towards chronic wellness issues, Jennifer Baer, Nurse Practitioner and her team at Horizons of Health combine an integrative, functional medicine approach.

Our unique approach to diagnosing and resolving chronic health issues recognizes that lasting health depends on resolving the root causes of your symptoms. Click here to learn more »

Your Next Steps

After you have reviewed the information on our website and in our downloadable guides, we’d love to hear from you – to answer more specific questions about our approach and track record.

Simply register to become a new patient by calling us at (518) 755-6870 or via our online New Patient Registration Form.

Areas Served

​Horizons of Health is located in Clifton Park, New York, and serves patients throughout Albany County, Schenactady County and Saratoga County including Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, Amsterdam, Schenactady, and Albany.
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