Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death in the world. The greatest unnecessary disease of our time, it affects 81.1 million adult Americans (1 in 3, 26% of the entire
population). There are some 850,000 deaths per year in the US alone. The World Health Organization estimates 12 million deaths per year worldwide–every second death globally is cardiovascular in men and women. It includes hypertension (30 million people in the US), coronary artery disease (heart attack and angina pectoris), stroke (3 million people in the US), congestive heart failure, and congenital cardiovascular defects. Costs to manage this disease in the US are well over $300 billion annually. Exploding disease management costs in the US are one of the greatest barriers to national economic health.
CVD is essentially a deficiency condition. In nearly every person it is an unnecessary, preventable and reversible lifestyle-based condition. Improvements in nutrition, physical activity and social/relational health are safer and more effective than pharmaceutical interventions which, characteristically, do nothing to address the root cause of the condition, and merely suppress symptoms while allowing underlying causal factors to worsen. This remarkable seminar demystifies CVD, provides clear insights into its causes, and gives clinicians powerful diet, lifestyle and natural medicine tools to prevent and reverse this devastating condition. Popular myths surrounding the alleged evils of cholesterol are soundly debunked, while offering far more relevant laboratory assessment tools for assessing CV disease risk.
Because of the staggering prevalence of this needless disease, this is one of the most important and practical seminars available today. What you will learn from this lecture will help you treat and prevent CVD in your patients and community, preventing suffering and premature death for perhaps thousands of people.
Seminar Goals & Objectives
1. Review cardiovascular physiology and pathology
2. Explore current epidemiological and economic statistics related to CVD and other leading
causes of death
cardiovascular disease, and those who would like to prevent it
Dr Michael Gaeta’s purpose is to create a world of vital, resilient people who find fulfillment through positive contribution, and choose a lifestyle of “nature first, drugs last”. To do this, he works with natural health professionals who want to improve their patient care and practice success.
Michael holds licenses in acupuncture, dietetics-nutrition and massage therapy, and is a doctor of acupuncture in Rhode Island. He earned his MS in acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions, where he was a faculty member for ten years.
Michael’s teaching is informed by 27 years of successful clinical practice. He co-founded Acupuncture for Veterans, which provided free treatments in New York City. Michael is past president of the Acupuncture Society of New York, earning awards for State Association President and State Association of the Year. He appeared on the CBS Early Show and NBC News, and has trained over 15,000 clinicians since 1993. His wellness radio show attracted over 100,000 subscribers. Michael's first career was as a pianist.
With Richard Schmitt, DC, he launched the first online video education service for Standard Process patients, expertnutritionadvisor.com. With 12 guest faculty, Michael offers the Clinician’s Mastermind Circle (cliniciansmastermind.com), a one-year certification program in natural functional medicine and practice success.