How Can Hypertension Be Healed Naturally?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Hypertension has no symptoms, yet over time if it’s untreated, it can cause major issues such as heart disease or stroke. This condition affects many people, but fortunately, it can be treated in [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:56:53+00:00 January 30th, 2019|

What To Eat For A Healthy Heart

A heart-healthy diet is crucial in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. At Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island, we want to make sure our patients have access to both a nutritionist and a dietician so that they can implement the right foods that are good for their heart as well as their overall well being. [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:55:57+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|

Signs Your Inflammation Isn’t As Under Control As You Think

Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island is here to protect you from cardiovascular risks your body may be exposed to.  What happens, however, when these risks are perpetuated by your own immune system?  Diseases such as sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory conditions pose a threat to your internal organs, which can result in [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:54:56+00:00 January 16th, 2019|

Does Cholesterol Really Cause Heart Disease?

Cholesterol is a type of fat that travels through your bloodstream. When cholesterol is combined with proteins, it forms a lipoprotein. There are two main types of cholesterol. They are known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good cholesterol” and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol”. HDL is known as “good cholesterol” because it picks up [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:54:04+00:00 January 10th, 2019|

How To Tell You’ve Healed Your Inflammation

Inflammation is an immune response sent directly from the body. It’s a way for the body to protect itself against harmful stimuli. Without inflammation, the body wouldn't be able to heal from any infections or wounds. All forms of inflammation aren’t good though. Rather than just taking medication to ease your pain or diminish the [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:43:34+00:00 December 26th, 2018|

Having High LDL Raises Risk For A Cardiac Event

Cholesterol helps your body in many ways: building new cells, producing hormones and insulating nerves. Although the liver makes all the cholesterol your body needs, it can also enter the body from the food you consume, such as animal-based products like eggs, milk, and meat. High levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol may increase your risk [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:42:43+00:00 December 19th, 2018|

Hormonal Imbalances and Your Diet

Hormones play a critical role in stimulating appetite, adding extra weight, and slowing down your metabolism. If you are looking for a holistic nutritionist on Long Island, Carolina Brooks and Jacqueline Thompson are our certified nutritionists and dieticians at Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island. Contact us today to learn more about how hormonal imbalances [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:38:08+00:00 December 10th, 2018|

Holistic Health During the Holidays

Regardless of where you are, the holidays are a time for family, laughs, and food. During the holidays, it can be overwhelming to stick to a healthy diet with so much delicious food sitting around in abundance. Luckily, following a healthy set of tips can assist you in staying healthy throughout this holiday season. Eating [...]

By | 2018-12-05T21:08:07+00:00 December 4th, 2018|

Inflammation And Your Lymphatic System

Our body is capable of self-healing, but it doesn’t always heal itself. Why is that? When the lymphatic system, the system which cleans your body, neglects its duty, waste doesn’t get carried out, and the body enters an inflammatory state. At ICCLI, our functional medicine doctor on Long Island can help improve your quality of [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:35:14+00:00 November 26th, 2018|

Is Aspirin An Effective Intervention For Cardiac Risk Patients? A Recent Study Explored:

Over the past century, there has been a dramatic increase in life expectancy leading to a demographic shift toward an aging society. Maintaining good health in older individuals has become a public health aim, but cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of disability and death, therefore, a solution to these diseases has become a top [...]

By | 2019-01-24T20:33:03+00:00 November 20th, 2018|