Heart disease is the world’s leading cause of death—and more than half of cases have no prior symptoms. We’ve been taught that cholesterol is primarily to blame, but advancements in functional lab testing and cardiovascular medicine are rewriting the narrative to consider all potential factors contributing to a person’s risk.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with his cardiologist, Dr. Michael Twyman, to discuss the many nuances around cardiovascular health, the top underrated risk factors contributing to heart disease, and how to protect your endothelial lining using diet, exercise, sunlight, sleep, and stress management.
Dr. Twyman also walks us through Dhru’s lab results, connecting the dots between his genetics, cholesterol levels, omega-3-to-omega-6 ratio, apoB, and more to get the full picture of his arterial health. Dr. Twyman demonstrates what’s possible when we understand the interplay of all factors that contribute to heart disease so practitioners can create a personalized, holistic plan for their patients.
Dr. Michael Twyman is a board-certified cardiologist focusing on the prevention and early detection of heart disease. Dr. Twyman completed his cardiovascular training at St. Louis University after he completed a four-year active-duty tour as an internist at Naval Hospital Beaufort. He has been in private practice since 2012 and uses the best of conventional, quantum, and Functional Medicine and biohacking to get to the root cause of his patients’ cardiovascular issues.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Sleep Master Class: How Poor Sleep Makes Us Hungry, Disrupts Our Blood Sugar, And Increases Our Risk For Alzheimer’s Disease with Dr. Sunjya Schweig (Episode 378)
- Boston Heart Diagnostics
- Cleerly Scan
For more on Dr. Michael Twyman, follow him on Instagram @drtwyman, or through his website, drtwyman.com.
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