Integrative Cardiac Care
Contemporary Holistic Cardiology
Integrative Medicine is science, humanity, art and imagination all in one. There are no cardiac conditions that would not benefit from considering a whole person in a context of their life, habits, beliefs, likes and dislikes. There are so many opportunities: from prevention at the cellular level for those at risk of cardiac disease to a full spectrum of nutritional, exercise and behavioral intervention in those with established risk factors or known disease. Contact Us for more information.
Dr. Druz and her team provide personalized, patient-centered care focused on identifying and treating cardiac and vascular conditions using traditional and functional medicine approaches. We take care of angina, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmia, chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, heart failure, passing out or dizziness (syncope), hypertension, dyslipidemia (cholesterol problems), and obesity. Personalized Genetic Testing is an integral component of our medication selection process. In addition to genetic testing to identify response to medications, we use expanded cholesterol profiles (particle analyses) and functional medicine testing.
Nutrition & Wellness
Let Your Genes Guide Us to Success
Nutrition is fundamental to good health. At the Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island, we use a holistic nutritional program based on metabolic profile and your testing results. We create a personalized nutritional "map" to help you achieve sustainable weight loss naturally with no hormones or drugs.
In addition to weight-loss, we create custom-tailored programs aimed to lower blood pressure, normalize cholesterol and blood glucose, and promote feelings of energy and wellness. Restoration of energy and vitality and prevention of hospitalizations are important goals for patients with heart disease. Vitamins, supplements and functional foods are integral components of our programs. All programs are physician-supervised.
ICCLI partnered with Sakara Life to provide an organic meal delivery service based on the science behind a plant-based, whole food diet. All meals are organic, non-GMO, gluten and dairy free and delivered ready-to-eat to your doorstep. All meals are freshly made to order and customizable for food allergies. Our patients enjoy exclusive free shipping -- please use the code DRDRUZLOVE at checkout.
Yoga & Stress Reduction
Find Your Inner Strength & Peace
Yoga has numerous benefits that go beyond just increase in flexibility. Whether you are a novice or a more seasoned yogi, our dedicated instructors will create a practice tailored to stress reduction, relaxation, improved breathing, and, ultimately, reduction in oxidative stress due to hypertension, hyperlipidemia and medications.
Yoga is beneficial for patients with disordered breathing and deconditioning, such as often seen in angina, atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, obesity, and emphysema. Patients recovering from bypass surgery or angioplasty often have discomfort in groin and chest area. Many patients experience chest pain or angina complicating their ability to exercise. A personalized, tailored practice creates better mood, alleviates anxiety and promotes well-being. Gentle stretching and conditioning leads to normalization of breathing. The exercises are physiologic, and promote cardiac muscle relaxation through low-intensity, persistent approach leading to improvement in symptoms. Our gifted instructors are the best in the region, and have extensive experience working with patients across all ranges of ability. They are expert practitioners of chair yoga, healing yoga, thai body work, mindfullness, meditation and weight-loss oriented practices.
Fit in Your GENES Weight Loss Program
A Revolutionary Approach to Weight Loss
Our Fit in Your GENES Weight Loss Program offers a ground-breaking approach to weight loss. The program is aimed at patients without known heart disease or cardiac disease risk factors. The program involves testing for a variety of genetic markers responsible for macronutrient metabolism, sensitivity to various types of exercise, and response to supplements. The goal of the program is achieving a sustained weight loss of at least 10% of pre-program body weight, reduction in visceral (intra-abdominal) fat, and increase in muscle mass. Increased metabolism, weight loss, hormonal stabilization and reset, and improved feelings of energy and well-being are the desired outcomes.
The Fit in Your GENES Weight Loss Program is an 12-24 week program conducted under physician supervision. The program fees include all genetic testing and interpreting, weekly physician and holistic nutritional visits, basic detoxification materials (excludes heavy metals), and personalized nutraceuticals and supplement plan. Daily meal selection support is provided through email and electronic visits.
Fit in Your GENES Metabolic Code
Functional Medicine At Work
The Fit in Your GENES Metabolic Code program is designed for patients with heart disease, or those with cardiac risk factors. The goal of the program is diagnosis and treatment of abnormal metabolic and biochemical changes that in many patients lead to heart disease and vascular damage. The program aims to achieve stabilization of heart disease, improvements in blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol control, and decrease in inflammation. Weight loss, decreased reliance or discontinuation of medications, improvements in blood sugar and cholesterol, improvements in symptoms of angina, palpitations and heart failure, increased energy and vitality are usual outcomes of the program. Program includes testing for a variety of genetic and inflammatory markers, including genes governing methylation, detoxification, and response to medications.
Fit in Your GENES Metabolic Code is an 12-24 week physician-supervised program. The program fees include genetic testing and interpretation, initial detoxification supplies (heavy metal excluded), weekly physician visits, weekly holistic nutrition sessions, and personalized selection of supplements and nutraceuticals. Stress reduction includes computer-guided sessions, coupled with use of essential oils.
Fit in Your GENES WellPath Program
Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Consult
You may be a picture of health on the outside but have you determined if the same is true on the inside? Conventional medicine evaluation and testing is directed at identifying disease states. Functional medicine is directed at identifying organ reserve and optimizing their function to prevent disease.
The WellPath Program is a functional medicine program that relies on genetic testing to guide and design individualized wellness and anti-aging strategy. The program is provided utilizing an artificial intelligence decision-support software to guide optimal regenerative and anti-aging effort. The program involves monthly physician visits, a series of nutritional consultations, and personalized selection of supplements and nutraceuticals. A minimum of 3 months enrollment is required.