Overview

65% of cardiovascular disease cases are attributed to known and preventable risk factors – Inflammation, excess weight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, excess alcohol and physical inactivity.

So when we talk about heart disease it is great that we have these markers to help us identify if we are at risk but cholesterol is really one part of the whole picture.

Overall heart health responds favourably to nutrition and lifestyle adjustments.

Typical concerns:

  • Raised cholesterol
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Stress
  • Inflammation and blood sugar imbalances
  • Lack of activity
  • Fat around the middle

How I Address This

1. Health Questionnaire and Food Diary

Before your consultation I send you a health questionnaire and food diary to complete and return to me 3 days before your appointment. This is so I can research your health concerns and any medication or treatment you may be currently be prescribed.

2. Initial Consultation

  • The initial consultation cost €80 and lasts 60-70 minutes.
  • At consultation we talk about all contributing factors to your heart health concerns and what you hope to achieve.
  • Body fat composition analysis. Waist: Hip ratio measurements
  • How to incorporate therapeutic foods for cardiovascular health into your daily diet
  • Testing: If you have had a recent blood test with your G.P. including
    a lipid profile (Total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) then this is useful
    to include for assessment.
  • You will receive personal recommendations including fact sheets, recipes or meal ideas that you are comfortable with, so you know exactly what you need to do next.
  • Practical lifestyle recommendations

3. Follow up visit

  • The follow up appointment cost €50 and lasts 45 minutes.
  • This visit is an opportunity for you to discuss any challenges you may encounter, ask questions or review your test results.
  • After every follow up appointment you will receive updated recommendations