A functional medicine approach to heart health

The sad but true story in American healthcare is that cardiovascular disease is poorly managed and not actually well understood. Despite the high numbers of people with heart health issues, few people are actually focused on understanding and healing the reasons for which their heart is unhealthy.

A functional medicine approach to heart health goes wider and deeper than just your cholesterol levels. As functional medicine heart health doctor in Kansas City, we aim to uncover why it is that your heart is stressed, damaged or underperforming.

Cholesterol is made by your body for very specific and necessary reasons and is not the cause of your heart disease. Plaque buildup in arteries causing blockages is from inflammation.

The real work of functional medicine is determining your unique and specific sources of inflammation that are causing the damage to your arteries. Statin drugs cannot do this, and in fact, they contribute to more inflammation in the body. With our specialty lab testing we can truly assess your heart health more comprehensively to understand your true risk for cardiac issues, rather than the theoretical, assumed risk that a standard cholesterol panel provides.

You deserve better and we give you better heart health care. If you have had or at risk for any of the following cardiac issues, we have a background of knowledge and understanding of what your heart needs to be healthy:

  • Previous heart attack
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Have had stents or cardiac procedures done