Inflammatory Conditions


Increasingly the scientific and medical community is becoming cognizant of the tremendous impact diet and lifestyle can have on inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, arthritis, autoimmune conditions and inflammatory bowel disease. For example, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have stated emphatically that the metabolic syndrome in adults should be treated first with diet and lifestyle therapy, rather than medications. The metabolic syndrome comprises a group of metabolic risk factors occurring in one person, including abdominal obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, insulin resistance, and pro-thrombotic and pro-inflammatory states.

Carotid Artery Plaque Imaging


Integrative cardiology Denver and Boulder. Dr. Steve Parcell is the local expert on preventive cardiology, alternatives to statin drugs and similar concerns. Many people today are concerned about the potential side effects of statin drugs and high blood pressure medications.

Lipid Management


Cholesterol is probably the most controversial topic I get into with my patients. This is because many of them have heard that cholesterol drugs (statins) cause cancer, or deplete CoQ10, or don’t work, or are a waste of money. Recent scandals in the industry have not helped either. Many of you reading this book have also heard that cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease. I’ll discuss why there is some truth to these myths but also help you understand why and how statin drugs help reverse your trajectory toward a heart attack. I’ll also talk about nutritional strategies for improving cholesterol numbers.

Erectile Dysfunction

According to the Sexual Function Health Council of the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, 30 million men are estimated to have some form of erectile dysfunction in the U.S. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to obtain and/or maintain penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance, lasting at least 3 months. The definition of erectile dysfunction distinguishes itself from other disorders, e.g., inability to achieve orgasm, low libido, and premature ejaculation.