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Heart Disease Prevention for Women with Hashimoto’s

by | Mar 14, 2023 | Podcast

Are you a woman with Hashimotos wondering how you can prevent heart disease or changes in your cholesterol as you go through perimenopause or menopause, or maybe you’re a woman with Hashimotos wondering as you increase your protein intake, is this okay for my heart health? All these questions were gonna get answered by Dr. Michael Twyman today on Thyroid Strong Podcast.

Dr. Michael Twyman MD is a heart attack prevention expert, a founder of Apollo Cardiology, and a board-certified cardiologist. He is a decorated veteran. He now integrates the best of both conventional and functional medicine to get to the root cause of his patient’s cardiovascular issues. Having worked with world-class athletes and high-performing entrepreneurial influencers, his mission is to educate his patients on how to live better and longer by optimizing their mitochondrial function to become heart attack proof.

In This Episode:
00:00 Intro
01:05 Menopause and cholesterol connection
02:06 What are hormones and why is cholesterol important?
03:30 What is a good way to manage your cholesterol?
04:28 Liver’s role in cholesterol
05:16 Labs for Preventative Heart Disease
06:38 Is there a time when medication statins are necessary?
8:23 How is someone picking up inflammation in the arterial wall?
8:36 CINT Test
10:35 How does someone detect the presence of harder soft plaque?
14:04 How to test for genetic predisposition for cardiovascular risk?
16:01 Bob Harper and LPa
17:33 What are the best heart-healthy, exercises?
20:33 Mitochondrial Health
27:24 Why blue light has the potential to worsen Hashimoto’s?
28:50 Why wear blue blockers glasses?
30:48 Night shift workers and heart attacks prevention
33:57 How to use photobiomodulation to help with Hashimoto symptoms?
37:54 How to maintain cholesterol while being on an animal protein diet?
40:28 How are Hashimoto’s and cholesterol linked and how to manage when you are already taking medications and are at high risk for heart disease?
43:00 Heart palpitation post covid exposure and Hashimoto’s

Where you can find Dr. Michael Twyman:
IG: @drtwyman

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