Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Health

Headshot LOW RES Dr. Yates Coat Stethescope January 2010 3_IMG_9415 Reversing Heart Disease
Heart Disease is the number one killer of both women and men.  Heart disease kills more women than all kinds of cancer combined. Yet women's awareness of their risk for breast cancer is far higher than it is for heart disease.  Most people think of men, not women, as being the primary group at risk for heart disease.   

Dr. Beverly Yates is a nationally recognized expert on natural, integrative medicine approaches of effectively supporting and healing heart conditions, including mitral valve prolapse (also known as MVP), congestive heart failure (also known as CHF), dysrhythmias and atrial fibrillation.  She is able to work alongside your cardiologist and develop a plan that is customized for you.  In many cases, she is able to reverse heart disease and is equally able to help both women and men with cardiovascular disease. 

Dr. Yates is the author of Heart Health for Black Women: A Natural Approach to Healing and Preventing Heart Disease; Marlowe, 2000  She has been interviewed by hundreds of publications including national magazines, publishing houses, radio and TV shows, Internet outlets, satellite radio shows, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, and newspapers from around North America.  In March, 2010 Dr. Yates is a featured speaker at the California Naturopathic Doctors Association Merging Medicine VIII conference on Integrative Cardiology, presenting Continuing Medical Education (CME) about Women and Cardiovascular Disorders.  Visit http://www.CALND.org/ for more information on this event.

Addressing the problems of heart disease and its consequences holistically means looking at all elements of a person's life. This includes a person's acute and chronic stress levels, nutritional status, habitual responses to stress, exercise types and amounts, quality of sleep, spirituality or its absence, and personal relationships. 

Lab testing can further identify physical, physiologic and pathologic causes of heart disease and illuminate what needs to be done to create the conditions for better heart health.  Lab testing can also be used to identify the risk factors a person has for specific elements of heart disease, such as how your body processes cholesterol, oxidative stress and genetic blue prints (genomics) that may influence the expression and severity of heart disease.  Different kinds of cholesterol can be identified that lead to higher risks for heart attacks, strokes and atherosclerosis.  Lab testing can identify what kind of sub-fractions of cholesterol a person has, eliminating the need to guess at their actual risks for heart or vascular (blood vessel) diseases.  Inflammation, a significant factor in many aspects of health, also plays a major role in whether any kind of cholesterol is ultimately harmful.

If you have friends, acquaintances, or family members who are suffering from a heart condition, please let them know about the services and treatments Dr. Yates provides.

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