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Dietitian for Heart Disease
in Kingston, PA and Online

If you’ve had a recent diagnosis of any type of heart disease, a dietitian nutritionist can help!

When you visit Catalyst Nutrition and Training, you get full access to a dietitian for heart disease in Kingston, PA, or remotely if you’d like. Proper nutrition can improve your heart health in big ways. It’s especially effective when we use specific foods to target and counteract conditions such as high blood pressure and being overweight, both major risk factors for heart disease.

Here at Catalyst, we believe food has the power to change lives, literally. Let’s unlock that power together! When you need a dietitian nutritionist for any kind of cardiovascular disease, call us at (888) 862-0803.

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The Challenges of Heart Disease

Heart disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States. It’s actually the leading cause of death in the country. About 5% of the U.S. adult population aged 20 or older has coronary artery disease, a type of heart disease in which the arteries narrow or harden and restrict the flow of blood to the heart in a condition called atherosclerosis.


The term “heart disease” is actually an umbrella term for a multitude of more specific medical conditions affecting the heart and the flow of blood throughout the body. While genetics may be responsible for some forms of heart disease, other types arise over time through lifestyle habits.

Heart Disease Risk Factors

Some of the most common risk factors for heart disease include:


  • Unhealthy diets that contain high amounts of saturated and trans fats

  • Lack of regular physical activity

  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure

  • High low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol

  • Hyperlipidemia, or high amounts of fat in the blood

  • Diabetes

  • Smoking

  • Excessive alcohol use

  • Chronic stress

  • Being overweight


Any of these conditions can ultimately lead to chronic heart disease, such as coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure, in which the heart can’t pump blood effectively throughout the body. You could also experience a heart attack, a medical emergency caused by a blood clot blocking blood from flowing to the heart.


The good news is that heart disease is preventable and manageable with the proper lifestyle changes relating to diet and exercise. That’s where a dietitian nutritionist for heart disease can really help!

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How a Dietitian Can Help with Heart Disease

For many heart disease patients, the solution to managing their condition comes down to medication. But did you know that a proper diet can actively support any other type of treatment method for your heart disease?


That’s exactly what we’re trained to do as registered dietitian nutritionists. Food has all the nutrients we need to stay healthy, so it makes sense that we can use food strategically to target the medical conditions that lead to heart disease. We do the same to manage active cases of heart disease.


For example, we know that diets high in saturated and trans fats, sugar, sodium, and other highly processed ingredients are major risk factors for heart disease. These foods lead to plaque buildup in the arteries, which ultimately restricts blood flow. Excessive amounts of sodium in the diet can cause high blood pressure over time, a condition that harms the blood vessels and can also restrict blood flow.

Heart-Healthy Foods

A healthy diet can prevent or reverse these serious medical conditions! The best foods to eat for heart disease include:


  • Fruits

  • Vegetables

  • Whole grains

  • Nuts

  • Legumes such as beans and lentils

  • Fish, especially salmon and tuna

  • Eggs

  • Lean proteins such as poultry


It may be confusing to sort these foods out in a way that makes sense to you.


At Catalyst Nutrition and Training, we develop custom dietary approaches that work for your specific type of heart disease. For example, if you have high blood pressure, we will find foods high in magnesium, potassium, and calcium to add to your diet.


At Catalyst, we look into your lifestyle habits to identify other areas that could aid in treating your heart disease. Daily stress and levels of physical activity play huge roles in heart health. We’ll look at your health holistically to formulate plans that work for you.


Remember that your heart disease is specific to you. General advice on healthy eating won’t take your medical conditions into account. That’s why dietitians are here!

Dietitian Nutritionist for Heart Disease in Kingston, PA, and Online

At Catalyst Nutrition and Training, we become your partner in managing your heart disease through proper nutrition. Food is more powerful than we sometimes realize and contains everything we need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Managing medical conditions can be as simple as an intentional approach to your nutrition. 


If you’ve been looking for a dietitian for heart disease in Kingston, PA, or any of the surrounding areas of the Wyoming Valley, we’d love to help you here at Catalyst. We serve patients from all over our area, including Wilkes-Barre, Dallas, Pittston, and Scranton.


Call us at (888) 862-0803 to schedule an appointment with us at our office on Pierce St. in Kingston or online!

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