Sunday, June 4, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

The WARNING SIGNS Of Heart Disease & How To Help PREVENT IT | Dr. Michael Twyman

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.

In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Michael Twyman dive into:
-Top myths in cardiology
-The limitations of cardiometabolic markers for assessing heart-disease risk
-Endothelial dysfunction as a risk factor for heart disease
-LDL cholesterol: is it good or bad?
-The top drivers damaging endothelial cells
-Light exposure: an underappreciated area of health
-How light impacts mitochondrial and heart health
-The importance of sleep quality for heart health
-The importance of stress management for health
-The nuances of cholesterol, lipoproteins, and protecting the endothelial lining
-Dhru’s cardiovascular lab test results
-Looking at lipids from a plant-based vs. personalized perspective
-Thoughts on personalized medicine, drugs, and treatment
-Dr. Twyman’s thoughts about seed oils and inflammation

Also mentioned in this episode:
-Sleep Master Class with Dr. Sunjya Schweig (Episode 378):
-Boston Heart Diagnostics:
-Cleerly Scan:

For more on Dr. Michael Twyman:
-Instagram: @drtwyman

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11 thoughts on “The WARNING SIGNS Of Heart Disease & How To Help PREVENT IT | Dr. Michael Twyman
  1. I have had a major stroke and a heart attack in 2005. I didn’t know what was happening. I just remembered trying to get help for myself. I couldn’t talk and dragged myself to the office at work. Thank God my co- manager knew what to do. My pressure was Un readable. I code at the hospital and thank God there was a cardiologist making his rounds. He saved my life. I have some side effects from this. The doctor I was seeing because my cardiologist went back to Europe for retirement, he doesn’t feel like I am sick enough to be seen lately. I just go to the emergency room if I have any episodes. I have had blood clots several times that I know of by going to the emergency room. My question is should I find a new doctor ? I am 67 years old now. I feel like at a certain age they just don’t have time for you. My Life is precious to me.😢

  2. So… My take home message was… Here in the UK, you can't get these tests, and I can't afford any private care, even if you could get an appointment !! My " Very Clean" Vegetarian diet is probably not helping my health either because of damage caused in my 20's & or insufficient protein ( Which Dr Zac Bush say's we get TO MUCH of anyway)!!! So, why bother trying to stay healthy !!!!🙈🙈🙈 Sooooooo depressing and causing my anxiety levels to rise, and I probably won't sleep tonight for worrying !!! I thought at 66 years old, I was doing well… But apparently, I'm probably not !!

  3. He needs to study physiology. Chlosterol is beneficial and not detrimental to health. Its altered LDL from cleanup of damage from infections nad poor nutrition(sugar).

  4. The last time I woke up to daylight was at least 56 years ago. I worked in factories for 52 years and woke up at 2:15 am 6 days a week. I have been retired for 4 years and still wake up on my own someplace between 4:30 and 5:30am. There are MANY people that have jobs were they have to show up at set hours. YES I should have gotten a better education.

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