Cardiovascular Clinic


Cardiovascular disease in New Zealand is on the rise and we need to combat this with changes to our lifestyle and diet, which are major contributors. Signs of a stressed cardiovascular system include high blood pressure, increasing abdominal fat, altered cholesterol and blood lipids, and high blood sugar levels among others. Cardiovascular disease is called the ‘silent killer’ as there are no symptoms meaning that if you have these you wont be able to tell yourself. This is why blood pressure must be taken regularly and abdominal weight gain acted on early. If  we don’t look after our cardiovascular system, then we may end up having a heart attack or stroke or having to go on a cocktail of drugs. Fortunately, many of us do get these checked at the doctor so what do we do if we have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol or been told to lose weight? You may need some assistance.

High blood pressure is dangerous because of the pressure this puts on our blood vessels, capillaries and the heart itself. Left untreated this leads to injury of the epithelium and an onslaught of inflammatory mediators rushing in to heal the damaged blood vessel lining. Cholesterol attaches to our blood vessel lining, leading to a narrowing of the arteries. Heart attack and stroke are a result of a lifetime of atherosclerosis. Stress levels and nutrient depletion also contribute to cardiovascular events. As the body increases stress hormones, the body increases blood pressure to match which can tip the balance. If we couple this with a genetic tendency {nature} and a diet high in oxidised fats and low in nutrients {nurture} this becomes a heart attack waiting to happen.

Our Cardiovascular Clinic specialises in helping you become more competent at learning how to influence the cardiovascular system with foods, herbs and self-care. In your appointment we go over the foods you are consuming and determine what you should be eating for your lifestyle, age and risk factors plus how to address deficiencies with diet and supplements. We start you off on a programme designed to identify your triggers and warning signs as we help treat your underlying drivers which may include stress, energy problems or nutritional deficiencies. As we see you in follow ups, we decide what works for you and we are able to paint you a picture of how to look after your heart and blood vessels.

If you want to discover how to reduce your cardiovascular risk factors, book into see one of our practitioners today:

  • 1 hour and 15 minute initial appointment ~ We go over your symptoms and talk about your diet, lifestyle, warning signs, risk factors & triggers. We alert you to what diet changes, herbs and nutrients you need to start the process of healing the cardiovascular system.
  • 45 minute follow up ~ You then go away and practice these new dietary and lifestyle habits, taking your prescribed herbs and supplements and finding nutrients from your diet, coming back for a 45 minute follow up appointment to discuss the changes and results.
  • 30 minute follow up ~ Further changes to your cardiovascular health as well as diet changes take longer to implement and if things are going well a referral back to your doctor for a decrease in medications may be warranted. For others, time and patience may require that you work on it for longer to get the desired results before going back to your GP.

Further follow ups may be needed to continue your new habits and further track your progress. All appointments involve a referral to a medical practitioner if necessary.

To make a booking, head to the booking section at the bottom of this page (the button below scrolls to that section). There you can choose your clinic service, your preferred practitioner, and select from the available times. Payments can be made by adding this product to your cart and completing the online checkout process, or in person after your clinic session.

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