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Dr. Kate Henry
February 20, 2024

The Guide to Preventing Heart Attacks and Improving Your Cardiovascular Health (Part 1)

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In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss the importance of diet, lifestyle changes, and personalized approaches to improve cardiovascular health with Dr. Sanjay Bhojraj. You’ll hear us discuss:

  1. The different types of plaque that can cause heart attacks

  2. How to assess cardiovascular risk

  3. Personalized approaches to cardiovascular health

  4. The role of diet and lifestyle in cardiovascular health

  5. Misconceptions surrounding cholesterol and triglycerides

Dr. Sanjay Bhojraj is a cardiologist and functional medicine practitioner, as well as an educator at Rupa Health. He is the founder of Well12.Health, specializing in the reduction and management of cardiometabolic risk. Before this, Dr. Sanjay was an Interventional Cardiologist at Mission Heritage Medical Group. Join Dr. Sanjay Bhojraj at our upcoming bootcamp, Clinical Decision Guides For Functional Medicine Lab Testing!

Labs Mentioned

  • Advanced lipid testing
  • Oxidized LDL
  • LDL particle number (LDL-P)
  • Glycated ldl
  • Urine microalbumin
  • Electrolyte test
  • Kidney function tests
  • Liver function tests
  • Mean corpuscular volume (MCV)
  • Vitamin deficiency test
  • White blood cell count
  • Basic lipid profile
  • Apolipoprotein B
  • Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)

Guest Details:

Rupa Health Details:


02:25 - Dr. Sanjay's journey to functional medicine

09:49 - The revolution behind the Well12.Health Program

11:40 - Managing the hidden risks of heart disease

16:14 - The critical role of the endothelium

18:57 - The key biomarkers for optimal metabolic and cardiovascular health

25:37 - Why cholesterol and triglycerides matter for heart health

33:01 - The role of fiber, supplements, and probiotics in cholesterol management

35:57 - Natural alternatives to statins

38:23 - Statins and CoQ10

44:18 - Understanding lipoprotein (a)

49:33 - Turning high genetic risk into a winning health plan

54:06 - The truth about coronary calcium scores

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