At Enhanced Wellness Living Functional Medicine Clinic in Ridgeland, Mississippi we understand that healthcare is not a “one size fits all” practice and we offer a variety of healthcare treatments to ensure that our patients are building strength, immunity, hormone balance, sexual health, and a lifestyle of energy, vitality, and longevity! Throughout January, February, and March and we are focusing on building a lifestyle of health, energy, and longevity through your health health, hormone health, and nutritional health! Our hearth health and hormonal health impact every aspect of our lives, yet most of us do not truly understand how much our nutritional choices impact our overall health, mental health, mood, and support in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and premature death. Nurse Practitioners Kelly Engelmann and Leigh Gault, along with the EWL team, are here to support you on your Wellness Journey to Live Life Well!
Have Hope! Heart Disease is preventable and treatable!
We’ve all heard that Heart Disease is the #1 cause of death in the US. Heart Disease is often called the “silent killer” because it typically has no symptoms until after it has done significant damage to your heart….that’s why understanding your Heart Health is so important!
Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, refers to a collection of health conditions that involve narrow or blocked blood vessels and can lead to heart attack, chest pain or angina, stroke, arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, congenital heart disease, and heart failure.
A few facts about heart health:
- Your Heart Beats 115,000 times a day!
- The first open-heart surgery was performed in 1893 and the first pacemaker used in 1958
- Women’s heartbeats are slightly faster than men
- Erectile Dysfunction can be a sign of a heart problem
- 1 in 4 American deaths can be attributed to heart disease
- Stress, hormonal imbalances, obesity, poor diet, lack of sleep, and other underlying medical conditions may lead to heart disease
- Eating a whole foods, nutrient-dense diet support heart health, hormone balance, and overall health and wellness. Foods that support heart health include: berries, leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens, avocados, coconut oil, chia seeds, almonds, walnuts, and salmon.
- Foods for hormone balancing include, coconut, coconut oil, healthy fats like avocado and butter, pumpkin seeds, spinach, and wild-caught seafoods.
Pay attention to these early warning signs of heart disease: chest pain and tightness, shortness of breath, pain, numbing and/or weakness in your legs or arms, pain in the jaw, neck, throat, or upper abdomen and back, abnormal heart rate or fluttering, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, extreme fatigue, and exhaustion, or erectile dysfunction.
Treatment and Prevention! A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent heart disease! Understanding your heart health and hormone levels combined with diet and exercise helps you to prevent heart disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure and more. A few helpful hints: understand and control your blood pressure and cholesterol, quit smoking and limit alcohol, detox your body, exercise regularly, reduce your salt and fat intake, manage stress, get a good nights sleep, maintain a healthy weight and body composition, take appropriate vitamins and supplements!
Our Lab Special is only $60 for a full assessment of your heart health! Plus! Add on our Women’s Hormone Health Panel for only $70 or our Men’s Hormone Health Panel for only $50!
Women’s Hormone Health Panel: Estradiol, Estrone, and F/T Testosterone
Men’s Hormone Health Panel: Prostate-Specific Antigen, LH, F/T Testosterone
What you can do to prevent Heart Disease:
-Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Healthy nutrition includes salmon, mackerel, avocados, pomegranates, blueberries, turmeric, kale, beets, spinach, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, figs, sardines, and more!
-Limit sugar intake
-Understand your biomarkers through appropriate testing, complete a CNS VS test, and/or Cyrex LINX panel (all available through our Enhanced Wellness Living clinic!)
-Get at least 20 minutes of activity/movement/exercise each day
-Avoid tobacco, quit smoking
-Take care of your overall health; obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes will all negatively impact your heart
-Get good quality sleep, eliminate distractions and avoid screens close to bedtime
-Engage in positive social activity! Try yoga, join a book club, start a walking group, volunteer, go to church, plan Zoom nights with friends and family!
Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Know something is not right but keep being told your testing is “normal”? Trying your best but not seeing the results you deserve? Enhanced Wellness Living Functional Medicine Clinic and Nurse Practitioners in Ridgeland, Mississippi wants to hear your story! Our patients are empowered to take ownership of their health and the results are proudly life-changing! To schedule your new patient consultation, wellness consultation, nutritional consultation, or any other appointment you may need please contact us by calling 601-724-7885, Info@EnhancedWellness.com, or the “Get Started” form, on our site.