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What To Do with a Hypertension Diagnosis.

You don't want to leave a hypertension diagnosis left untreated. This is your time to change into healthy habits, and we can help! Contact index health to reverse disease using food and lifestyle changes.

Healthy Living: The Cardiometabolic Food Plan.

The cardiometabolic food plan effectively reduces and reverses most cardiometabolic conditions. Learn more about it here.

What Exactly Does an Electrolyte Panel Test.

An electrolyte panel can detect health problems with ease. If you would like to learn more about your health, then an electrolyte test is where it all starts.

What Happens if Endometriosis is Left Untreated.

Endometriosis is a relatively common but serious gynecological disorder that affects 10 million women worldwide. It most commonly affects females of reproductive age and is a commonly overlooked causative factor in infertility. It occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus inside instead forms outside the uterus. The exact cause of Endometriosis remains a mystery, and this has prevented a cure from being developed. When treated properly, the symptoms of Endometriosis are manageable, but what happens if Endometriosis is left untreated?

Heart Healthy Habits: Does Weight Affect Heart Health?

If you are struggling with being overweight, you know that more underlying health conditions may follow. Conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and other heart health related problems can occur. Heart healthy habits can prevent and reverse some of these conditions.

Gut Health Hacks: Why Is Gut Health Important?

Gut health entails the functions of major organs working together to properly digest food and balance good bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract. The organs involved are the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. These major organs help digest food without discomfort. Unfortunately, digestive diseases are common, so discomfort within the gastrointestinal tract can happen. That is why it is beneficial to learn what gut health hacks can help prevent digestive diseases.

Hormone Health and Wellness Versus Autoimmunity.

Hormone imbalances and autoimmunity may go hand in hand. There has been research that was done that expects them to occur together. Let’s look at the different diseases and disorders and see what they mean and how to prevent them.

Health Optimization: How to Optimize Your Health in 2022

If you are on the road to changing your lifestyle by fixing your health and incorporating exercise into your life, you've found the right place. There are so many diseases that can be prevented when you change your lifestyle for the better. Take advantage of health optimization, and learn more about your mind, body, and soul.

Why Is Sugar So Addictive?

Storytime! My father’s French and loves his wine. He also has quite the sweet tooth. He’s dabbled with Dry January where you start the year alcohol-free, so when chatting with him about his overall health and diet, I asked him “how about trying a month of no sugar?” to which he laughed and said, in his thick French accent, “I would give up alcohol before I would give up sugar.”

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.

Sleep Your Way To A Healthier Heart.

How does sleep specifically impact our heart health? As with most health-related questions, the answer is, in more ways than one! It turns out that sleep actually affects pretty much every process that takes place in the body, including our hard-working cardiovascular system. You’ll want to curl up in bed for this read…

4 Simple Steps To Avoid Heart Disease.

With heart disease being the number one killer globally, let’s look at some simple steps that you can take today to lower your risk of heart disease… even if you have a genetic predisposition!