by Kellie Blake RDN, LD, IFNCP
Great cardiometabolic health is the first line of defense against serious chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But one study of 55,000 American adults found less than 7% had optimal levels of the major determinants of cardiometabolic health. While these types of studies may seem disheartening, all hope is not lost. The truth is, great cardiometabolic health can be restored and maintained when the underlying causes are addressed.
Since poor nutrition is a significant contributor to cardiometabolic dysfunction, diet is one of the most impactful therapies practitioners have at their disposal. Let’s take a tour through the Cardiometabolic Food Plan from the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).