What is the true cause of atherosclerosis? How does imbalance in the autonomic nervous system cause heart disease? How can heart attacks happen without a blockage? What biomarkers are worth monitoring for understanding cardiovascular risk? Tune in to hear us explore all these questions and more with Dr. Stephen Hussey, a Chiropractor, Functional Medicine Practitioner, and heart health expert.
In this episode, we interview Dr. Stephen Hussey, author of Understanding The Heart. As a Type 1 Diabetic, Dr. Hussey knew he was at increased risk of heart disease from a young age and suffered a heart attack in his early 30s. He made it his mission to learn everything he could about the heart and share it with the masses. Learn about the origins of heart disease, why heart attacks happen, and what you can do to modify your risk in this enlightening episode.
About Dr. Stephen Hussey:
Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine practitioner. He attained both his Doctorate of Chiropractic and Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR. He is a health coach, speaker, and the author of two books on health; The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health and Understanding The Heart: Surprising Insights Into The Evolutionary Origins Of Heart Disease – And Why It Matters. Dr. Hussey guides clients from around the world back to health by using the latest research and health attaining strategies. In his down time, he likes to be outdoors, play sports, read, write, and travel.
Also in this episode:
- CoQ10 200mg
- Heart Health Bundle
- Dr. Stephen’s personal story
- Origins of heart disease
- How the imbalance in the autonomic nervous system contributes to heart disease
- The true root cause of atherosclerosis
- LDL and cholesterol myths
- Naturally Nourished Episode 157 Cholesterol as Medicine
- Biomarkers to monitor
- Fasting Insulin
- HDL ratio
- Cardiometabolic lab – use code FEB20 for savings
- Heart rate variability
- Coronary calcium scan
- Regulating the ANS
- Infrared Sauna for heart health
- Sunlighten use code ALIMILLERRD for savings
- Food as medicine for heart health
- Where to find Dr. Hussey
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