Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular Health

Our Naturopathic Physicians provide primary naturopathic health care services to individuals with cardiovascular health concerns, one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity. Dr. Jasmine Wong, ND has a special interest in this area, stemming from her undergraduate degree in cardiac rehab and kinesiology to her ongoing continuing education on the most current testing, evaluation and naturopathic treatment of various heart related concerns. Although CVD appears to have a strong genetic component, early detection and reduction of risk factors can slow down the progression and long term sequelae of illness. Our doctors are happy to work collaboratively with your cardiologist or primary provider.

Our Doctors offer naturopathic care for:

  • High blood pressure
  • Angina
  • High cholesterol and abnormal lipoprotein profiles
  • Diabetes Type 2 and insulin resistance
  • Healthy weight loss
  • Supportive care of atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias
  • Stroke and heart disease prevention and recovery support
  • Peripheral vascular disease

Laboratory Testing

Beyond basic cholesterol and blood sugar testing, our clinic offers more advanced screening tools. This provides for an extensive evaluation of numerous biomarkers of abnormal lipoprotein metabolism and oxidation, inflammation, coagulation factors, glomerular filtration and glucose levels. We can also assess the levels of key nutrients such as magnesium, iron, CoQ10 and antioxidants such as Vitamin E. These tests include:

  • Lipoprotein Fractionation, Particle Number and Oxidation Profile
  • L(p)a, ApoB, Apo A-1
  • CRP-hs and Homocysteine
  • Cystatin C
  • Fibrinogen and Blood Viscosity Profile
  • Hemoglobin A1c, Fasting and Non-fasting Insulin
  • Micronutrient Profile
  • Omega 3:6:9 Ratio
  • PULS testing
  • EKG/ECG and Holter Monitoring Referrals

Therapies Offered

Our Naturopathic Doctors offer comprehensive treatment programs including dietary counselling, IV and oral chelation protocols, vitamin/mineral infusions, organic and/or wild crafted botanical herbs, high grade nutriceuticals and pharmacological prescriptions when necessary. They are also trained to help patients manage drug combinations, minimize adverse reactions and nutrient depletions caused by common medications.