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Diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol #statin drugs work together to mess with your gut #Microbiome and make you sicker. Consuming these three different types of drugs lead to depletion of butyrate-producing bacteria.
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As noted by nutritional researcher Zoe Harcombe, a researcher in dietary fat who has a Ph.D. in public health nutrition, "It is virtually impossible to explain how vital cholesterol is to the human body. If you had no cholesterol in your body you would be dead."
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High-Fiber Diet Tied to Lower CV Risk in Diabetes, Hypertension

Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW
October 10, 2019

High-fiber diets can improve blood pressure, cholesterol level, and fasting glucose in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a new study suggests.
Researchers studied 200 adults with T2DM and hypertension who increased their dietary intake of fiber over a 6-month period from the recommended dietary allowance for dietary fiber by 20% to 25%. Participants also adhered to a low-glycemic diet.
Those adhering to the dietary changes had a significant improvement in brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), systolic and diastolic hypertension, serum cholesterol, low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol, and fasting glucose.
"This study shall help clinicians all around the world to learn three important things," lead author Rohit Kapoor, MD, medical director, Care Well Heart and Super Specialty Hospital, Amritsar, India, told theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology.
"A high-fiber diet is important to be prescribed in cases of diabetes and hypertension for future cardiovascular disease prevention, and this type of diet, in combination with medical treatment, can improve dyslipidemia, pulse wave velocity, waist-to-hip ratio, and hypertension," he said.
Moreover, he added, "medical nutrition therapy and regular counseling sessions also hold a great importance in treating and preventing diabetes and hypertension."
The researchers' results were presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Middle East Conference 2019 and the 10th Emirates Cardiac Society Conference.
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What you eat affects your gut Microbiome!
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Diet is a critical determinant of variation in gut microbial structure and function, outweighing even host genetics.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-019-0569-4
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Havoc wrecked by #antibiotics on your immune system is measurable and shouldn't be underestimated

https://immunology.sciencemag.org/content/4/40/eaaz6074.long

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Yes, remember commensal bacteria produce the amino acids that our body uses to make protein https://t.co/VxC7pzl874

This is particularly relevant to low-fiber consuming meat-based diet eaters https://t.co/n8iFMuEbxQ

Look at this-- antibiotics potentiate the dysbiotic presence of pathogenic organisms https://t.co/nI6qGohRcV
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Amy Proal @microbeminded2
Important 👉 In adults w/ #UTI e.coli can transition in/out of a cell wall deficient (L-form) state to promote its chronic persistence...even in the presence of long rounds of #antibiotic treatment☝️In fact, antibiotic use PROMOTES L-form survival: https://t.co/GUPlmy1xF2 https://t.co/XyXXCFsnOl

This research will lead to treatment for NPH https://t.co/MAJOuwo0Y5

Taking antibiotics before cancer treatment will harm you

https://t.co/IabhUrw5Cm

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Our Vision

The Columbia Center for Integrative Medicine offers the highest quality continual healthcare in the world today.

Our Mission

The mission of CCIM is to help patients restore optimal and physiologic and psycho-spiritual functioning by resolving chronic inflammation, creating dynamic clinical support systems, and by providing the highest quality integrative medical service available today.

Philosophy

Our philosophy is inherently universalist: we acknowledge the mutally interdependent and inter-connected systems of the body, of the human heart, of the species, and of the planet.

Awards & Certifications

Dr DV is dual board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine. He is licensed to practiced medicine in California and Maryland. As a result of his work with CCIM, Dr DV was named “Top Internist and Integrative Medicine Specialist” in Maryland in 2013, and among the “Top 10 Holistic Doctors” in Los Angeles in 2015.

I have significantly increased muscle mass, tone, flexibility and strength, and am leaner and in better shape than I have ever been, and have increased confidence as well! Working with Dr. DV in the SCULPT program provided me with the right tools, support and medical foundation that expertly fit together all the interlocking pieces to succeed. Dr DV’s deep-level, detailed diagnoses and solutions, and his ongoing meticulous and caring attention was effective to reverse physiological imbalances that were limiting me and causing deteriorating health, and then continued to support me to take the next steps to lose weight, tone my muscles, build strength and achieve overall good health. I am really enjoying the program and the results! -Nantz Rickard Washington, DC 12/22/15

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