Heart Disease Nutritionists Valparaiso IN

Local resource for heart disease nutritionists in Valparaiso. 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.

Jenny Craig
(219) 462-6560
2710 Laporte Ave
Valparaiso, IN
Alternate Phone Number
(219) 462-6560
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Rita A Fields
(219) 324-1700
900 I St
La Porte, IN
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Fred James Harris, MD
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In
Group Practice: Northwest Indiana Cardio Phys

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John Anthony Forchetti, MD
(219) 462-8188
502 Wall St
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1962
Hospital
Hospital: Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In; St Anthony Hosp, Michigan City, In
Group Practice: Northwest Indiana Cardio Phys

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Keith Atassi, MD
(219) 462-8188
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Mary Med Ctr, Hobart, In; Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In
Group Practice: NW Indiana Cardiovascular Phys

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Jenny Craig
(866) 622-9370
1670 E 80th Ave
Merrillville, IN
Alternate Phone Number
(866) 622-9370
Services
Weight Loss, Diet Plans

Michael Lee Wheat, MD
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In
Group Practice: Northwest Cardiology Physician

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Maturu Satya Rao
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Daniel Paul Linert, MD
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Med Ctr, Crown Point, In; Porter Mem Hosp, Valparaiso, In
Group Practice: Northwestern Indiana Cardvclr

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Akram Kholoki, MD
(219) 531-9419
2000 Roosevelt Rd
Valparaiso, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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