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The Goal of the Healthy Heart Program at NHC
The Healthy Heart program is directed towards reducing risk factors contributing to various Cardiovascular Diseases. This program is suited for those who have one or more risk factor or have a family history of heart disease.

Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing the risk factors, some of which includes physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, being overweight or obese, tobacco use, elevated blood pressure, poor stress management, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Lifestyle changes with a focus on specific heart-healthy foods along with an exercise program strengthen the heart and improve the overall function of the cardiovascular system. Schedule your 15 mins free consultation with our Naturopath in Oakville and learn how this program can help you achieve optimal health function.

This individualized program considers your lifestyle, mental/emotional stress factors, diet, and activity level. Our practitioners will create a treatment plan that is manageable and best suited for your condition to prevent and/or treat any cardiovascular condition.

References:
(1) WHO | Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). 2014. WHO | Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).[ONLINE] Available at: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) [Accessed 19 May 2014].

(2) Cardiovascular Disease – CVD | Canadian Best Practices Portal – CBPP. 2014.Cardiovascular Disease – CVD | Canadian Best Practices Portal – CBPP. [Accessed 19 May 2014].

Overview of the Cardiovascular System

The cardiovascular system has three main components: the heart, the blood vessels, and the blood itself.

The heart serves the action of the system’s pump and the blood vessels are the delivery routes. Blood is the fluid which gets pumped throughout the body providing oxygen and other nutrients to vital tissues and also aids in the removal of wastes. Therefore, the main function of the cardiovascular system is the maintenance of blood flow to all parts of the body to ensure survival.

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
The following behavioral risk factors contribute to approximately 80% of coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease (1).

1. Unhealthy diet

2. Physical inactivity

3. Tobacco use and alcohol consumption

Unhealthy diet and physical inactivity can elevate blood pressure, blood glucose, lipid levels, and also increases weight. These measurable risk factors are known as “intermediate risk factors” indicating an increased risk of developing heart failure, stroke, heart attack and other comorbidities (1).

Facts & Figures:

The following data is obtained from the World Health Organization & from the Public Health Agency of Canada.who
According to WHO, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally.
“CVDs are the number one cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause (1).”
“In 2007, 1.3 million Canadians (4.8%) reported having heart disease diagnosed by a health professional (2).”
“Men are more likely to report having heart disease than women – 5.3% of men and 4.2% of women (2).”
“Men were more likely to die of CVD than women – almost three times higher for those under 65 years of age (2).”
“Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, diabetes and raised lipids (1).”
“9.4 million deaths each year, or 16.5% of all deaths can be attributed to high blood pressure. This includes 51% of deaths due to strokes and 45% of deaths due to coronary heart disease (1).”

Lab Tests

We provide different types of lab tests
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Naturopathic Clinic Services

Naturopathic doctors are primary healthcare providers that manages variety of conditions. Some of which include the following:

Women's Health and Wellness

Women's Health and Wellness

Naturopathic doctors often specialize in women's health and wellness, providing preventive care and support for women during all stages of life.

Women's Health and Wellness

Men’s Health and Wellness

Men’s Health and Wellness

Naturopathic doctors may also recommend specific dietary changes or supplements to support overall health and well-being. Naturopathic Health can help improve symptoms such as hormone imbalances, sexual health issues, prostate problems, and low testosterone levels.

Men’s Health and Wellness

Mental Health

Mental Health

Naturopathic Health is safe and effective for treating a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Holistic approach may be particularly beneficial for people with mental health concerns, as it can help to address the underlying causes of their symptoms.

  • Attention problems – ADD and ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional issues – anger, frustration, irritability
  • Insomnia/sleep disturbance
  • Panic attacks
  • Stress management
Mental Health Treatment

Integumentary System, Skin Conditions

Integumentary System, Skin Conditions

Naturopathic doctor specializes in the integumentary system, which includes the skin, hair, and nails. Naturopathic doctors can treat a variety of skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Naturopathic doctors typically use complex academic jargon when discussing treatment options with their patients.

Integumentary System, Skin Diseases

Endocrinology Conditions

Endocrinology Conditions

This is because naturopaths have extensive training in anatomy, physiology, and pathology, as well as in the use of natural therapies. Some of the most common endocrine conditions that naturopaths help to treat include diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, and adrenal fatigue.

  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • High Cortisol
  • Thyroid Issues – Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid Issues – Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Endocrinology Conditions

Cardiovascular Conditions

Cardiovascular Conditions

Naturopathic doctors provides holistic care and are able to help people with a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. They use natural therapies to help improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • High cholesterol, Hypercholesterolemia
  • High blood pressure/hypertension
  • Palpitations
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Varicose veins
Cardiovascular Conditions

Immune System Condition, Autoimmune disorders

Immune System Condition, Autoimmune disorders

An immune system condition is any condition that affects the immune system. This can include things like infections, autoimmune diseases, and allergies.

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Immune deficiency
  • Hypersensitivity disorders – allergies, food/chemical sensitivity, anaphylaxis, urticaria
  • Infections – colds and flu, ear infections (otitis media, otitis externa), tonsillitis, bronchitis, sinusitis
  • Upper respiratory infections (symptoms include: a sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, facial pain, shortness of breath/wheezing, productive and non-productive cough)
Immune System Condition, Autoimmune disorders

Rheumatologic and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Rheumatologic and Musculoskeletal Conditions

A Naturopathic Doctor (ND) is a licensed health care provider who uses natural therapies to treat a variety of medical conditions, including rheumatologic and musculoskeletal conditions. Rheumatologic and musculoskeletal conditions are a type of medical problem that can cause pain, inflammation, and limited movement in the joints.

  • Arthritis / Arthralgia (joint pain)
  • Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia
  • Muscle tension
  • Nerve/Neurological pain
  • Neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
Rheumatologic and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Respiratory System Conditions

Respiratory System Conditions

A naturopathic doctor (ND) holistic approach that focuses on the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of the illness. Naturopaths believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.

  • Allergies
  • Asthma, Bronchitis
  • Colds and Flus
  • Coughs - productive and non-productive
  • Pneumonia
Respiratory System Conditions

Gastrointestinal Conditions

Gastrointestinal Conditions

A naturopathic doctor for gastrointestinal conditions typically uses a variety of natural therapies to help restore the health of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Food intolerance
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), H.Pylori, Heartburn
  • General abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – constipation, diarrhea
  • Infant Colic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Peptic ulcers
Gastrointestinal Conditions

Neurology and Pain Management

Neurology and Pain Management

Naturopathic doctors are trained in a variety of natural therapies which can be used to help treat neurological conditions. Some of these therapies include botanical medicine, homeopathy, and acupuncture.

  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Genitourinary/Renal System Conditions
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Sciatica
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) – urinary frequency, urgency, burning on urination
  • Vertigo and dizziness
Neurology and Pain Management

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