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Heart Health and Related Health Conditions

Heart Health and Related Health Conditions


Benefits of Chelation

  • Helps to prevent Arteriosclerosis (Hardening of the arteries)
  • Helps to rejuvenate your cardiovascular system
  • Helps to improve conduction in all degrees of AV heart block
  • Helps to abolish extra heart beats, skipped beats and rapid heart beats
  • Helps as a pre-operative preparation
  • Helps remove lead and heavy metals from the system
  • Reduces toxic lead and metal deposits and abnormal calcium deposits
  • Reduces blood pressure and blood cholesterol
  • Improves circulation
  • Improves vision and hearing
  • Improves liver function
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Helps prevent abnormal cross linking of molecules that age tissue
  • Helps to relieve symptoms of senility by increasing circulation to the brain
  • Helps to relieve hypoglycemia, phlebitis and scleroderma
  • Dissolves fats in plaque lined arteries
  • Helps make blood slippery and prevents abnormal blood clotting
  • Helps increase tissue oxygenation

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Individualized Exercise Program

As with diet, exercise must be individualized for each patient. There is no drug or therapy that comes close to improving a person’s health than exercise. The systems that are affected positively by exercise are blood pressure, blood flow, cardiac output, dissolved oxygen in the blood, energy output, blood glucose/diabetes, metabolic rate, muscle health, obesity, pulmonary/lungs, sympathetic nervous system and bone health. Virtually every system in the human body is affected in some way by increasing levels of physical activity. Exercise can be categorized as muscular/strength training, anaerobic (sprinting), endurance training (aerobic)

The bottom line is the benefits of regular exercise causes a substantial decrease in all causes of mortality.

Exercise exerts a powerful acute and chronic effect on virtually every system in the human body. In assessing these effects and prescribing exercise, it is important to keep in mind the very different effects of aerobic versus resistance exercise. Both forms of exercise are recommended and should be a component of a comprehensive exercise program.

Dr. Hunt has an Honours Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) degree, which gives him the experience and knowledge to assist his patients with an appropriated exercise plan

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High Blood Pressure

Each heart beat pushes blood through your arteries. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to your body. Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in your arteries. Without blood pressure, blood wouldn’t flow through your blood vessels and you’d die. But blood pressure that’s too high stresses your heart and damages your arteries and other organs.

  • After many years, high blood pressure causes serious problems, such as heart attack, heart failurestroke, or kidney damage
  • High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it usually doesn’t cause symptoms until it’s too late
  • High blood pressure causes more deaths and serious problems than almost any other condition, but most complications can be prevented by proper treatment
  • Exercising, eating less salt, losing weight, quitting smoking, and drinking less alcohol help lower blood pressure
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Magnesium Absorption

Magnesium Absorption

Dr. Hunt has developed his own calcium magnesium combination.  This is an important balance between calcium and magnesium, preventing the negative side effects of too much calcium and poor magnesium absorption.
Magnesium is useful for a multitude of health concerns, namely
  • muscle cramping
  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • osteoporosis
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • high blood pressure
  • fibromyalgia
Not all types of magnesium cause a laxative effect.  Poorly absorbed magnesium supplements need to be broken down into its ionic form in the body before it can be absorbed.  A high concentration of mineral ions in the gut increases the osmotic pressure that causes water to be drawn into the intestine to dilute the ions and lower their concentration.  This increased flow of water into the intestine is what creates the laxative effect and can lead to lose stools, bloating and diarrhea.
Magnesium chelates such as magnesium glycinate do not need to be broken down into ionic form for absorption.  When magnesium is combined with glycinate it can easily cross the intestinal membrane as an intact pair through gates designed specifically for their passing called dipeptide channels.  As a result, no magnesium ions are left behind to disrupt osmotic pressure and therefore a laxative effect is avoided.
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Omega-3 Fish Oil Supports Heart, Pain, and Autoimmune Inflammation

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supports Heart, Pain, and Autoimmune Inflammation

Omega-3 fish oil treats the following:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Eczema
At Hunt Naturopathic Clinic we provide the care associated with the treatment of the above conditions which includes correct diagnostic assessment and treatment.

Heart Health
Studies have shown that a diet supplemented with omega-3 fish oil helps lower high blood pressure. In addition, omega-3 has been shown to reduce triglyceride levels by a net of about 50% compared with placebo [1]. And furthermore, patients who combined omega-3 fish oil with cholesterol lowering medication reported a net 23% decrease in their triglyceride levels [2].

Chronic Pain
Chronic pain can severely limit your mobility and lifestyle. Omega-3 fish oil has been shown to alleviate problems such as nonspecific neck and back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, pain associated with dysmenorrhea (painful periods), ankylosing spondylitis, and more [3].

Currently, Health Canada recommendations state that fish oil supplements reduce the pain of rheumatoid arthritis in adults when combined with traditional therapies [4]. Studies also suggest that supplementing with omega-3 for over 3 months can result in a notable reduction in the amount of arthritis medication that patients required [5].

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Patients who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s have taken part in trials using fish oil as part of their treatment. Results from these trails show not only a benefit from supplementation [6], but also that omega-3 may reduce steroid doses needed during treatment [7].

Supplementing with omega-3 fish oil has the potential to result in improvements in the clinical features of eczema, such as scaling and itching [8]. Studies also confirm that taking fish oil during pregnancy may reduce the risk of the child developing eczema during their first year of life [9]

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