Beating family history of heart disease with proper nutrition, by best online clinical nutritionist.
CASE STUDY & SUCCESS STORIES
BMI: Normal, 24
Case history: Vivek has a family history of heart diseases. He came to us post-recovery of covid, to help him with his deteriorating digestive health & improve his heart-related parameters. Based on his blood test results, his triglycerides and cholesterol levels were high. His high levels of hs-CRP in his blood indicated inflammation, as well as a high level of Apolipo A and B, which indicate danger to his heart health.
The HbA1c level was 6.1, indicating that he was pre-diabetic. He was suffering from acid reflux and esophagitis. Furthermore, he struggled to focus on work post-lunch and remained unproductive the rest of the day.
Analysis by the best clinical nutritionist in India: In our analysis of his dietary and lifestyle choices, we found that he was eating food that was energy-draining rather than energy-giving and that he was experiencing frequent highs and lows in energy levels, leading to fatigue episodes and low concentration and productivity at work. His diet primarily consists of quick digesting food like regular dals as the major source of protein in his meals which causes insulin spikes & dips making him hungry after meals. In order to avoid the hunger pangs, he nibbled on Indian chai with biscuits, which aggravated gastritis and negatively impacted his heart parameters. Additionally, he was consuming foods he is intolerant to, causing constant indigestion, acid reflux, stomach rumblings, bloating, and gas.
Approach: We advised him on an anti-inflammatory diet which includes omega-3-rich foods. We asked him to switch to seed oils and to include foods like banana and mutton bone soup, which promote digestive health and introduced apple cider vinegar to help improve his gut. Introducing appropriate fasting & feasting periods, along with the right time intervals and nutrients in each meal to improve his gut health.
He used to avoid red meat and have more chicken as he believed red meat could raise his triglycerides and cholesterol levels. During consultation, we shared research papers that showed grass-fed red meat is beneficial for the heart when consumed with vegetables and in controlled portions. As in India, unlike grass-fed red meat, chicken is generally grain-fed which causes inflammation, increases cholesterol levels & fat percentage.
Results: In less than a month, most of the foods that triggered his gut weren't an issue anymore. Earlier he would not be able to handle foods that had tomatoes, but now he was able to tolerate such foods with comfort. However, he still cannot tolerate gluten-based foods. He came to us primarily to heal his gut and manage his blood parameters; he also lost 4 inches from belly fat and 5 kilos of weight, with minimal exercise.
After 3 months, we could see his triglycerides levels dropped down from 143 to 93, total cholesterol levels dropped down from 201 to 156, HDL increased from 40 to 47 and hs-CRP from 7.9 to 4.9. Despite starting a new job in between, he can work for ten to twelve hours without getting tired or fatigued. He is also more focused and energetic now
Deepika Chalasani is a Clinical Nutritionist, Mind and Body Transformation Coach and co-founder of Fit4Life India, an integrated nutrition and wellness organization for Indians that provides complete solutions, addressing health and wellness challenges of individuals by working on their overall well-being. Deepika, best nutritionist in Hyderabad for weight loss and online dietician can be contacted via email email@example.com or Mobile +91 9491011202