Can You Reverse Heart Disease?

Can you reverse heart disease, hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol? Many experts are saying either “yes” or “that’s difficult to do”.

While heart disease has been the #1 cause of death in the U.S. and other countries, many are not aware of how to best deal with cardiovascular diseases (also known as cardiometabolic diseases), including associated conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

I recently published a patient guide to address misconceptions about herniated disc treatment options.  I realized that a patient guide is a great way to help people make intelligent informed decisions regarding their health conditions.  Having just returned from the Functional Medicine conference on cardiovascular diseases, I decided to write the Patient Guide to Heart Disease… while lots of life-altering information is at the top of my mind.

While I have been successfully helping patients reverse heart disease and other cardiometabolic diseases, it was a great experience for me to gather vital evidence supporting the functional medicine approach for cardiometabolic diseases into one booklet.  While there are many research studies available, I only selected  what’s vital – what everyone needs to know.

I think everyone should read this patient guide, because we all know someone who has one or more of these conditions.  I wish I could reprint the entire patient guide here.  But since it won’t fit in this newsletter, I’ll share the misconceptions that I debunk in the guide using evidence from research studies and medical journals.  Here are some common misconceptions:

  1. You cannot reverse heart disease high cholesterol, clogged arteries, hypertension and diabetes. You just have to manage these conditions for life through cholesterol lowering drugs, blood thinning drugs, hypertension and diabetes medications.
  2. There is no reliable evidence that nutrients and lifestyle methods reverse heart disease and other cardiometabolic disease. All evidence is purely anecdotal.
  3. High total cholesterol will increase my risk for heart attack, so I should lower my cholesterol as much as possible.
  4. High HDL cholesterol (the “good cholesterol”) is always a good thing.
  5. Since egg yolks are high in cholesterol, if my cholesterol is up, eggs should be avoided.
  6. As long as I lose weight, I’ll be decreasing my risk for cardiometabolic disease.
  7. My cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and lab tests are all normal according to my doctor when I last checked, so I’m fine.
  8. I could just take a pill or herbal remedy for diabetes.
  9. There’s no cure for type 2 diabetes.
  10. My family has a history of heart disease (or diabetes or hypertension), so I’ll probably have that, too.

I invite you to get a FREE copy of the patient guide.  It is enlightening.  Visit our office to get the booklet (see address on page 4), or get the ebook at   The number of booklets are limited, so call now to reserve your copy.  If you want to reverse heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and other cardiometabolic conditions, I think you’ll find this guide very helpful.