Cardiologist, electrophysiologist, & functional medicine practitioner utilizing personalized lifestyle medicine to heal heart disease.

Colorado
Joined December 2020
Dr. J. Tom Svinarich, MD FACC FHRS retweeted
I have a couple of polls on ketogenic diets, honest answers appreciated #1- I eat keto primarily because I have/want to improve:
10% Diabetes
72% Metabolic health/weight
3% No issue - love the food
15% Other
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Dr. J. Tom Svinarich, MD FACC FHRS retweeted
Did you know that trillions of microorganisms inhabit our bodies, and most of them are good for us? In his latest Diet Doctor column, @drtonyhampton discusses how to nurture a healthy #microbiome with low-carb dietdoctor.com/dr-hampton-go…
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It can be challenging to fast if your body is used to using glucose, instead of fat, as a fuel source. When glucose is depleted, your body burns stored fat for fuel. The transition from burning glucose to burning fat is called the #metabolic switch.
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When we recommend a “dose" of fasting, we also take into account your hormones, stress levels, your lifestyle and obligations: all of these impact your resilience and fragility and thus your success with fasting. Get help from CFC's @ifm certified coach: coloradofunctionalcardiology…
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High #Muscle mass and low fat mass is the best-case scenario for heart health in both men and women. But if you’re a premenopausal woman with high muscle mass and high fat mass, that's a close second. So focus on getting stronger to get healthier!
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Dr. J. Tom Svinarich, MD FACC FHRS retweeted
On a freezing day like today I wanted to share how I make homemade chicken stock! 🐓 It’s so easy to make & such a forgiving thing. Stay warm out there, everybody! ✨ Btw, how’s my Julia impression? 😂 Full video here: bibliogram.fdn.fr/tv/CYmZU6Vhqrd…
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Unlike calorie restricting diets, fasting for up to five days can actually increase your resting metabolic rate. But longer fasts can lower your metabolism, so don't overdo it and go into starvation mode.
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Margarine and butter are not the same, especially if it's grass-fed butter.
Replacing margarine, mayo, butter, & dairy fat with olive oil reduces mortality suggests new #JACC study: bit.ly/34I9KKr #ACCPrev #CardioEd #OliveOil #HealthyFoods #CVD #CardioTwitter @MartaGuasch1
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The #conventional advice to eat less, exercise more, and reduce fat has produced a country in much poorer health. To reclaim our health, we must challenge conventional wisdom and enact dietary changes based on each person’s needs and goals. #usdadg
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News coverage about plant-based diets is often incredibly biased. Great thread:
.@usnews "Best Diet" issue is once again completely disconnected to the science. Monster 🧵 health.usnews.com/best-diet/… To start: Med diet is #1 Yet the single major clinical trial on this diet showed only a .02% absolute reduction in heart-disease risk--see⬇️
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If your New Year's resolution is to really lose the weight... Instead of daily calorie restriction, try: - intermittent calorie restriction through fasting - increasing muscle mass through #strengthtraining - a nutrient-dense, high-fiber diet for satiety and heart health
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"how can I ensure that my body recognizes the lack of food as beneficial rather than starvation?" Don't go too long, too often, and make sure you are hitting all your nutrient requirements when you do eat. Stay physically active during the fast, ideally doing something fun.
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Dr. J. Tom Svinarich, MD FACC FHRS retweeted
Just one sugar-sweetened beverage per week may impair brain function in children. One serving of sugar-sweetened beverages per week was linked to worse executive function in children. This effect was even stronger in children consuming more servings. mdpi.com/2072-6643/13/12/456…
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“Fad” diets, including low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets, and fasting practices are shown to result in regression of diabetes with reduction or elimination of medications. And they're not new. Humans have always eaten meat, and had periods of fasting. Your body remembers.
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Humans have evolved with the capacity to periodically fast, out of necessity or in spiritual practice. What we haven’t evolved to handle is a diet full of high-glycemic, #ultraprocessed foods.
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Our community fast this month is focusing on the feast: what to eat to heal your heart and head off metabolic dysfunction. If you're ready to make 2022 your healthiest year yet, join us starting January 10 @ 6pm MT: coloradofunctionalcardiology… #EatYourHeartOut
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Conventional dietary wisdom tells us sugar is fine and processed foods are healthy, and that low-carbohydrate diets and fasting are dangerous. We must challenge conventional nutritionism. coloradofunctionalcardiology…
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