Miskawaan Cardio Care Program
A revolutionary way to reverse and prevent the effects of heart disease
What is Coronary Heart Disease?
Most heart disease results from atherosclerosis, which is cholesterol build-up, or plaque, in the inner walls of our arteries. Plaque can burst or rupture, which triggers blood clots that can block blood flow to the heart. The result is a heart attack. If the plaque ruptures in arteries that lead to the brain, the result could be a stroke.
How did I get plaque in the first place?
Plaque is caused by the piling up of LDL cholesterol and other apoB-containing lipoproteins in the artery walls, resulting in injury and inflammation. Other plaque producers include type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as precursors of these conditions, such as pre-diabetes (a fasting blood glucose of 100 to 125 mg/dL). The more of these risk factors you have, the more plaque you likely have, and the more inflamed and damaged the inner walls of your arteries become. Some factors that promote plaque build-up, such as genetics, age, and gender, are beyond our control.
CAN YOU REVERSE THE PROGRESSION OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE
The short answer to this is yes, due to the extraordinary work of Dr. Ross Walker M.D., author of many best-selling publications including “5 Stages to Health”, “Diets Don’t Work” and “The Cell Factor” heart disease can be a thing of the past.
Dr. Walker is also the creator of the Miskawaan Cardio Care Program, a revolutionary approach to heart disease which is available from any Miskawaan Health Centre, worldwide. At the heart of the program is correct diagnosis, access to functional medicine and adopting a healthy lifestyle that can halt and reduce plaque build-up in the arteries and also fend off heart disease promoters like type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Miskawaan Cardio Centre is so effective in reversing risk factors for heart disease that some insurers now reimburse for our programs for qualifying individuals with a history of cardiovascular events.
How does the Miskawaan Cardio Care program work?
With access to Miskawaan Cardio Centre and its complete functional medicine range, many people are able to stabilize atherosclerosis, making plaque less likely to rupture. By stabilizing plaque, most people can significantly lower their risk of a heart attack and the really good news is that in just two to four weeks, the chances of suffering a heart attack can go way down.
Miskawann Cardio Centre Progams can be accessed on an out-patient basis from any of our Health Centres in Bangkok, Vienna, Ludwigsburg (Germany) and Hong Kong. For optimal results, we highly recommend attending our Miskawaan Retreat on Koh Samui, Thailand. Our specially designed healthy heart program has been built by Dr. Walker and is supervised by our expert medical team.
What’s included in the Miskawaan Cardio Care program?
- Medical consultation and individualized care plan
- Dr. Walker’s medical protocols
- Dr. Walker’s 5 Stages to Health wellness seminars
- All organic meals, snacks and beverages
- Personal training
- Meditation classes
- Therapeutic massage
- Access to all facilities and scheduled activities
- Transfers from Koh Samui International Airport
Lose Excess Body Fat
As body fat increases, so does our risk for plaque build-up in our arteries and a heart attack.
Being overweight is linked with several major risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and bad forms of cholesterol.
Numerous studies have found that belly fat is particularly dangerous. In fact, in one recent study, a pot belly even in people who were otherwise normal weight dramatically increased the risk of dying.
The optimal way to shed fat, including belly fat, and keep it off is with a healthy eating and exercise program like at Miskawaan
With the Miskawaan eating plan, you’re focusing on foods like whole fruits, vegetables, water-rich whole grains, and beans that naturally keep daily calorie intake low. You’re achieving satiety, or fullness, without going overboard on calories.
With Miskawaan living, you’ll also stay physically active, helping create a calorie deficit.
“I have two doctors, my left leg and my right,” wrote British historian and avid cross-country walker G. M. Trevelyan.
He was right. In hundreds of studies, regular exercise has been proven to have profound and numerous health benefits. Quoted by the Centers for Disease Control “Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health.”
At the Miskawaan Retreat, the faculty helps guests launch an personalised exercise plan that incorporates the three key facets of cardiovascular fitness: 1) aerobic exercise, such as walking and jogging; 2) resistance (strength) training; and 3) flexibility, or stretching such as yoga.
Cut Down on Sodium
For most adults, the ideal limit is no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day.
Lowering sodium intake lowers the risk of high blood pressure, which is really important if you’re trying to avoid a heart attack or stroke. Hypertension is the number 1 risk factor for the approximately 15,000,000 strokes suffered worldwide each year. It is also responsible for about half of all deaths from heart disease.
Easy ways to reduce sodium in your diet include preparing your own meals and limiting salt in recipes, buy fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, rinse canned foods containing sodium, add spices to your food instead of salt and reduce portion size.
Eat Less Sugar and Processed Foods
Processed foods, from white-flour muffins to potato chips, together with highly sugared foods and drinks can damage our arteries in multiple ways, such as raising triglyceride fats, blood glucose, and inflammatory levels, not to mention packing on the pounds.
Many people don’t realize that having type 2 diabetes, the all-too-common result of our highly processed diet and sedentary lifestyle, dramatically increases the risk of a heart attack. The chance of dying from heart disease for people with diabetes is two to four times higher than those who do not have diabetes. Another heart attack promoter is a pre-diabetes condition called the metabolic syndrome. The root cause of metabolic syndrome is a poor diet and excess body fat.
A growing body of research is finding that a healthy lifestyle like the Miskawaan Program is remarkably effective at curtailing the metabolic syndrome.
Tobacco smoke can damage arteries, making it a lot easier for plaque to seep into artery walls.
If you smoke, talk to your doctor about various evidence-based ways to quit smoking, including medications as well as nicotine replacement therapies in the form of patches, gums, sprays, inhalers, and lozenges.
Who is this program for?
How will the Miskawaan Cardio Care program impact your lifestyle?
Anyone with a history of heart disease as well as anyone who has a high risk factor profile but no history of heart disease. If you can identify with any of the risk factors below, you are eligible to attend our program:
- History of heart disease
- Family history of heart disease
- Long term smoker
- High LDL and low HDL
- High blood pressure
- Obesity – BMI over 25
- Lack of physical activity
- Poor diet
- High levels of stress, depression or anger
- High alcohol use
To learn more about reversing and preventing heart disease with Dr. Walker and the Miskawaan Cardio Care Centre please complete our enquiry form below and a member of our cardio care team will be in touch soon.