In this episode, we examine how our body absorbs lipids and transports them throughout the body – and what happens when it goes wrong.
We talk about the individualised testing you can get to understand where your lipids are now. Discover the tests you need, the ones you don’t, and when to start testing to protect yourself against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
We discuss in detail the interventions you can make to lower the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
We walk through four main drug classes, discussing their mechanism of action, effectiveness, and safety profile.
A concise summary of the vital information covered in my 3-part lipid series with the esteemed Lipidologist, Dr. Thomas Dayspring.
Athenosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. And in the vast majority of cases, it is entirely preventable.
If you’re someone who is focused on living longer, and enjoying more yeans of healthy life, preventing the development of atherosclerosis is critical.
I have full confidence that if you invest your time in reading this material, listen to the lipid series, and take the appropriate steps, you’ll significantly reduce your chances of experiencing a heart attack or stroke.
Remember, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a completely preventable condition.
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Thomas Dayspring, who resides in the Richmond, VA area is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the National Lipid Association and is certified in internal medicine, and clinical lipidology. After practicing in New Jersey for 37 years, in 2012 he moved to Virginia and served as an educational director for a nonprofit cardiovascular foundation and later as a Chief Academic Advisor for two major CV laboratories until mid-2019.
Currently, he is a virtual cardiovascular educational research assistant & clinical lipidologist at a prestigious national practice. Career-wise he has given over 4000 domestic (all 50 states) and international lectures, including over 600 CME programs on atherothrombosis, lipids/lipoproteins (and their treatment), vascular biology, biomarker testing, and women’s cardiovascular issues. He has authored several manuscripts and lipid textbook chapters and performed several podcasts. Until 2019 he was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. He received the 2011 National Lipid Association’s Presidents Award for services to clinical lipidology. He has over 25K followers on his educational Twitter feed (@Drlipid). He is a Social Media Ambassador for the European Atherosclerosis Society.
Host of The Proof podcast, nutritionist, sports physiotherapist, creator of theproof.com blog and author of The Proof is in the Plants. The Proof is in the Plants is my first book, and it walks through the science of eating for a healthier you and a healthier planet. It contains the agenda-free information that we all need to become more conscious of how our daily food choices affect our body and the world around us.
My philosophy is simple. We live in an environment that makes it incredibly hard to follow an evidence-based dietary pattern, an environment that in many ways sets us up for failure. Rather than waiting for this environment to change, or waiting to experience pain, I want to arm you with evidence-based solutions. This will help you better navigate the world in which we live and improve your chance of living a long, healthy life, allowing you to do more of whatever it is you love to do.