Monthly Archives: October 2015
Have more questions? Feel free to contact us, we are always welcoming new patients! We service patients from all over the Greater Los Angeles area including: Agoura Hills, Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Carson, Century City, Century City, Culver City. In addition we take patients from Encino, Glendale, Granada Hills, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood. Furthermore, we are very close to Northridge, Redondo Beach, Reseda, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Studio City, Tarzana, Thousand Oaks, Topanga Canyon, Torrance, Universal City Studios, Van Nuys, Venice, Ventura, West hills, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Westwood, and Woodland Hills. We are dedicated to providing you with the most state-of-the-art and compassionate care available.
The FDA has recently approved two new drugs that belong to a new class of drugs known as PCSK-9 inhibitors, Praluent and Repatha. These drugs are a major pharmacologic breakthrough and are anticipated to revolutionize the way that cholesterol is managed. These new medications go above and beyond current available treatments and have been shown to lower your LDL cholesterol (“bad cholesterol”) by more than two to three times the current therapies! We are happy to discuss if this is the right treatment option for you.
While these new therapies are certainly effective and can be used lifelong, we would like to use these medicines only as a temporary approach. Our goal here is to fix your cholesterol problem permanently and lower your risk of a multitude of other health problems. We have shown time and time again that this can be achieved through a proper diet and exercise. Numerous patients have succeeded in lowering their cholesterol in as short as a month’s time through our highly recommended vegetable diet. Come to the Cardiovascular Institute where we can help you on your own road to health!.
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A key to having a healthy heart is making sure that the heart is receiving all of the nutrients and oxygen it needs to properly function. When the blood vessels that supply the heart become clogged with fat and cholesterol, the process of atherosclerosis is taking place which can result in damage to the heart leading to a heart attack and possibly death. Smoking and consumption of toxic chemicals only accelerates this process as it creates the initial damage that gives the fats a place to stick. Once the pathway to the heart is completely blocked, a heart attack occurs.
Limiting dietary consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol will help to prevent the “pipes” that provide the vital fluids to the heart from narrowing and clogging. At the same time including a high fiber, plant based diet and moderate amounts of exercise will ensure the blood reaches its required destination.
All of the food that is eaten is absorbed and transported through the blood system. Imagine that after eating a diet consisting of foods high in fat and cholesterol such as cookies, ice cream and red meat, that all of the excess fat and cholesterol has created a cement like sludge that is literally paving the remaining openings shut. The blood below is so full of fat and cholesterol that one cannot see through it: a heart attack in the making.
Through dietary and lifestyle changes, the thick greasy blood can be transformed to be free and clear from such harmful fats. By removing the unhealthy sweets and meats from the diet and living an active lifestyle, the life’s source of vitality can flow unobstructed to provide the heart with the nutrition it needs, ensuring that it continues to beat strong for a long healthy future. Observe the change that is possible with a combination of diet and exercise as this patient’s blood is now free from the excess fat, so that and the nutrients can reach the heart without blocking the way.
The Cardiovascular Institute of Greater Los Angeles
18200 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356
Phone – (818) 986-0911