Heart Disease Nutritionists Birmingham AL

Local resource for heart disease nutritionists in Birmingham. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to dietary recommendations, low cholesterol eating, obesity prevention, stress management, nutrition therapy, and heart disease vitamin therapy, as well as advice and content on the risks of heart disease.

Healing Waters, Inc
(205) 323-7582
720 23rd St., South
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Aromatherapy, Biofeedback, Chelation Therapy, Colon Therapy, Color Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, EPFX (QXCI) / SCIO, Feng Shui, Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Neurofeedback, Nutrition, Remote Healing, Sound Therapy, Wellness Centers

Roland Louis Weinsier, MD
(205) 934-6103
2000 6th Ave S # F
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1968

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Axel Kenneth Olson, MD
(205) 592-5049
840 Montclair Rd
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Bradford Health Services At Bi, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Baptist Health Ctr

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Axel K Olson Md Pc
(205) 592-5049
840 Montclair Rd Ste 602
Birmingham, AL
 
Affinity Hospital Llc
(205) 592-1488
800 Montclair Rd
Birmingham, AL
 
Douglas C Heimburger II, MD
930 South 20th Street,
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Alabama Hosp, Birmingham, Al; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr -Bir, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Nutrition Clinic

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Clay Hyght
(205) 743-9419
P.O. Box 382074
Birmingham, AL
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Affinity Hospital Llc
(205) 592-1488
800 Montclair Rd
Birmingham, AL
 
Axel K Olson Md Pc
(205) 592-5049
840 Montclair Rd Ste 602
Birmingham, AL
 
Ralph Joe Teague, MD
(205) 502-6600
1600 Carraway Blvd Ste 460
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1975

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Is Saturated Fat REALLY at the Heart of Heart Disease?

Is Saturated Fat REALLY at the Heart of Heart Disease?

Is Saturated Fat REALLY at the Heart of Heart Disease? Dr. Gary Huber : Head Medical Ego
Is Saturated Fat REALLY at the Heart of Heart Disease?

Life is a dance, a rhythmic flow of movement that gracefully undulates with give and take. Unless you’ve seen me dance, then it’s more like a manic seizure set to music. But I digress. My point is that sometimes you have to take a step back to look forward, and that’s where our story begins. Let’s review saturated fats relationship with heart disease. Back in the 1950’s we were told to eat corn and sunflower oils as healthy alternatives to saturated fat. As our consumption of polyunsaturated fats rose so did the rate of heart disease. Food companies developed new “non-fat” versions replacing fat with carbohydrates and synthetic chemicals and thus heart disease flourished. The net result was a population scared of saturated fat yet driving themselves to diabetes and heart disease in record numbers by eating an abundance of high glycemic carbohydrates and processed food.

More Good, Less Bad
The term “saturated fat” became synonymous with red meat and eggs. Once again I will take one step back by saying I am about to discuss grass fed organic beef because that is the only red meat any health conscious carnivore would eat, right? Your standard grocery store beef is full of hormones and antibiotics and we’re just not going to go there. Break red meat down into its components and you will find that most of its fat is the healthy oleic acid, the same fat in olive oil that we have been encouraged to eat. Only 35% of the total fat is saturated and that is the very component that helps increase our beneficial HDL. Multiple studies have shown us that an elevated HDL is good for our heart and blood vessels. A low HDL level is the very factor that most reliably predicts those at risk for heart attacks. Saturated fats actually increase the beneficial HDL in our bodies, which in turn have a direct function in removing the harmful LDL. Oh, and by the way, lets not overlook the healthy omega 3 fats that come naturally when you feed cattle grass instead of grain.

Enough “Experts” – What Do Population Studies Tell Us?
Cultural studies of Polynesian tribes who consume a diet high in saturated fat show low occurrence of heart disease. The Swiss have higher cholesterol levels than Americans yet suffer fewer heart attacks. A Swedish study looking at obesity in children showed that a LOW fat intake was associated with a higher BMI (body fat) and blamed insulin resistance secondary to high carbohydrate diets. These diets lacked adequate omega 3 fats, vitamin D, and iron. A recent study of low fat diets showed that patients placed on a low (18%) fat diet experienced a 9% reduction in cardiovascular risk while those on a moderate fat (33%) enjoyed a 14% reduction in cardiovascular risk.

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