What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Heart Disease

What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease has long been the number one killer in this country, and for decades, we have been told about five basic risk factors: elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking. But the truth is that heart disease is much more complex-- with close to 400 risk factors! In What Your Doctor … Continued
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Consumers Research Council of America

Consumers Research Council of America

Consumers Research Council of America names Dr. Houston as one of their top physicians in Hypertension for 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. About Hypertension Institute The Hypertension Institute was founded in 1995 by Dr. Mark Houston, internist and hypertension specialist and Dr. Allen Naftilin, cardiologist and hypertension specialist, at St. Thomas West Hospital and St. … Continued

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Role of Mercury Toxicity

Role of Mercury Toxicity

Role of Mercury Toxicity in Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, and Stroke Mark C. Houston, MD, MS1,2,3 From the Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine;1 Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology;2 and the Division of Human Nutrition, St. Thomas West Hospital, St. Thomas West Hospital,3 Nashville, TN Mercury has a high affinity for sulfhydryl groups, inactivating … Continued
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Resetting Your Biological Clock

Resetting Your Biological Clock

RESETTING YOUR BIOLOGICAL CLOCK: HOW TO SLOW THE AGING PROCESS AND LIVE LONGER MARK HOUSTON MD, MS, ABAAM, FACP, FAHA Youth has no age Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) We all desire to live long and healthy lives. None of us want to deal with the declining health or chronic diseases that are commonly associated with aging. … Continued
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Managing Hypertension

Managing Hypertension

The Importance of Potassium in Managing Hypertension Mark C. Houston ¬© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Abstract Dietary potassium intake has been demonstrated to significantly lower blood pressure (BP) in a dose responsive manner in both hypertensive and nonhypertensive patients in observational studies, clinical trials, and several meta-analyses. In hypertensive patients, the linear dose‚Äìresponse relationship … Continued
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Patients with Hyperlipidemia

Patients with Hyperlipidemia

Effect of Combination Pantethine, Plant Sterols, Green Tea Extract, Delta-tocotrienol and Phytolens on Lipid Profiles in Patients with Hyperlipidemia Mark Houston, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Director Hypertension Institute, St. Thomas West Hospital, Nashville TN William Sparks, BSc, CN,Vice President, Biotics Research Corporation, Rosenburg, TX ABSTRACT Background: Hyperlipidemia is … Continued
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Special Honors

Denham Harmon MD PhD Award

American College for Advancement in Medicine awards Dr. Houston the coveted Denham Harmon MD PhD Award at the recent ACAM annual meetingin San Diego on April 24, 2010 for his excellent research, publications and influence in the field of Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Disease, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia. About Hypertension Institute The Hypertension Institute was founded … Continued

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