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Cardio ION(Individual-Optimal-Nutrition) Health Profile

The Cardio Ion is a combination of blood and urine nutritional tests that gives nutritional assessment and identifies risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Specifically, these tests measure levels of fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, organic acids, and risk factors for CVD. The tests reveal whether something is lacking in your nutrition, or if your body’s ability to produce energy from the food you eat is being disrupted. And equally important, it assesses your risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Over time, nutritional deficiencies can result in a variety of chronic health conditions. The cardio/ION Profile can help determine the source of these conditions.

According to the American Heart Association, more than 1 in 3 adults has some form of cardiovascular disease. The Cardio/ION identifies key risk factors for CVD,  that can be modified by improving nutrition, and measures:

Fatty Acid Imbalances, which can lead to chronic inflammation, a probable cause of CVD.

High Fibrinogen, which can make the blood more sticky, increasing risk of clots.

Homocysteine, an important risk factor for not only CVD, but stroke and dementia as well.

Coenzyme Q10, a fat-soluble, vitamin-like substance in every human cell that impacts energy production and acts as an antioxidant.

Fasting Insulin, an indicator of Insulin resistance in every human cell that impacts energy production and acts as an antioxidant.

Sufficient antioxidant protection, shown in studies to help reduce fatty deposits on artery walls and limit cell damage that can lead to metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and CVD.

C-Reactive Protein (HS), a marker of CVD inflammation.

The Cardio/ION Profile can aid your physician in evaluating and treating chronic illnesses such as Heart Disease, Obesity and Weight Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Immune System Disorders, Developmental Delays, Mental/Emotional Disorders, Mood Disorders, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Inflammatory Conditions.

More than 1 in 3 adults has some form of cardiovascular disease. An evaluation of standard lipid markers does not provide optimal assessment of risk. Half of all people who have Heart Attacks have “normal reference range” levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. See my article on “Heart Health” under the section WHAT WE HELP. The Cardio/ION nutritional test goes way beyond conventional lipid (cholesterol and triglycerides) markers!

This service is provided through Hoffman Clinic for Optimal Health.To see how the Cardio/ION Profile can help you, call for an appointment today at 813-985-1322.

01/13/2015. Kelly Miller, DC NMD FASA FBAARM CFDMP*, physician for Hoffman Clinic for Optimal Health.

*There is currently no licensure for Naturopathic Physicians (NMD) in the state of Florida and the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine does not currently recognize the credentialing of the Fellowship from the Brazil-American Academy for Aging and Regenerative Medicine (FBAARM), or the Certification in Functional Diagnostic Medicine (CFDMP) from Functional Medicine University.