Is The Cardiometabolic Food Plan Right For You?
There are various conditions to think of when you talk about heart health risk. Many people are familiar with diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal waist size, and abnormal cholesterol. In functional medicine, we use a different lens, focusing on the things that tie cardiovascular disease to metabolic disease. This includes things like inflammation, insulin resistance, and stress. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a food plan that addressed both cardiovascular risks, and metabolic disease risks?!?! That’s where the cardiometabolic food plan comes in. If you’re someone with an increased risk of developing heart disease due to current risk factors or genetics, you already know how important it is to live a lifestyle that manages and reduces that risk, rather than having a lifestyle and diet that perpetuates those risks. Because remember, while genes may load the gun, it’s diet and lifestyle that pull the trigger.