Episode 36: Cardiovascular Health in Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine Providers: What You Will Learn:

  • Why focusing your niche is the best way to achieve growth and scale in your practice
  • How Dr. Wolfson’s functional medicine clinic approaches the treatment of cardiovascular diseases
  • How functional medicine providers are creating long term change by focusing on the root causes of cardiovascular disease instead of relying on pharmaceuticals
  • The most common mechanisms for people dealing with hypertension, and how Dr. Wolfson evaluates them
  • A breakdown of endothelial dysfunction
  • The common causes of decreased or impaired nitric oxide production
  • How Dr. Wolfson diagnoses and treats patients dealing with mold issues

The New Age of Medicine

Dr. Jack Wolfson a.k.a “The Paleo Cardiologist” is a board-certified cardiologist who uses nutrition, lifestyle changes, and supplements to prevent and treat disease. Recently, he launched a new training academy for functional medicine providers and other healthcare professionals from all walks of life. In this episode of The FM Shift, Dr. Wolfson joins us to share his journey and talk about the fundamental framework of his curriculum. He shares insights to help us make a difference in the world by taking it back from the pharmaceutical companies and taking control of our health.

Niche Down

Many of the functional medicine providers I know have designed their practices around treating very specific ailments and diseases. If you are familiar with the podcast, you know that I am a niche builder as well. I built my practice to treat diseases like diabetes, thyroid, cognitive decline, etc., because it is the best way to scale my business and communicate a clear message to my audience. But some areas are more oversaturated with providers than others. I’ve always thought that cardiovascular health has been a largely untapped niche in the functional medicine field. With the proper training behind you, there is a lot of opportunity for growth.

Treat the Root Cause

Even at the top of our field, there are not many functional medicine providers looking at cardiovascular disease in general. For example, hypertension affects more than 75% of Americans. Blood pressure medications are some of the most widely prescribed in the world. And just like any disease that we put a label to, hypertension has a cause. Within the root cause lies the solution, and pharmaceuticals are not the answer. Dr. Wolfson’s clinic is focused on finding the root cause of these diseases so his students can create long term change.

Functional Medicine Providers

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About Dr. Jack Wolfson

Jack Wolfson D.O., F.A.C.C., is a board-certified cardiologist who uses nutrition, lifestyle changes, and supplements to prevent and treat disease.

After ten years of performing angiograms, pacemakers, and other cardiac procedures, Dr. Wolfson started Wolfson Integrative Cardiology in 2012 to offer patients the ultimate in holistic heart care.

Raised in Chicago, he attended Midwestern University for his D.O. degree and completed a 3-year Internal Medicine residency and 3-year Cardiology fellowship. He was selected as the chief fellow of his class.

Together with his wife, Dr. Heather Wolfson DC, they are The Drs. Wolfson. Their website TheDrsWolfson.com is an excellent resource for holistic health and lifestyle information. The Drs. Wolfson have three children who were born at home, nursed for over 3 years, and they are still co-sleeping.

Amazon Best Seller, The Paleo Cardiologist, The Natural Way to Heart Health is the first book by Dr. Wolfson.

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