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The Healthy Heart Show Relaunch With Natural Heart Doctor Jack Wolfson And Naturopathic Physician Dr. Lauren Lattanza

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Taking care of your heart should not be centered on just pills and procedures. Dysfunction in one area of the body can impact the body as a whole. That’s what holistic heart health is all about. In this episode, Dr. Jack Wolfson announces the relaunch of his much anticipated podcast, The Healthy Heart Show, and introduces his co-host naturopathic physician Dr. Lauren Lattanza of Natural Heart Doctor. They sit down to discuss their experiences in this field of medicine, the benefits of taking a holistic approach to heart health, and how they’re giving hope to people with natural medicine. They explain the value of identifying and targeting the different causes of health issues and how to navigate them with nutrition and mind-body medicine for optimal overall health. Tune in to find out more on how they’re helping uncover the keys to the 100-year heart!

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The Healthy Heart Show Relaunch With Natural Heart Doctor Jack Wolfson And Naturopathic Physician Dr. Lauren Lattanza

Dr. Wolfson’s Re-Launch Of His Much-Anticipated Podcast

With me, as always, in the future is Dr. Lauren Lattanza. She is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor with training from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She’s got an extensive history in health and wellness and phenomenal education. We are so lucky to have her on the show. Dr. Lauren, great to see you.

I’m so happy to be here. Thanks for having me on.

It’s exciting to be able to relaunch the show. We did about 45 episodes initially and we had some fantastic guests and a whole variety of topics but everything always links back to cardiovascular health. I know you are trained to be a doctor of cause and I have become a doctor of cause. If we start to find the causes of why people have heart issues, why people have sickness, that is how people start to recover. Dr. Lauren, what do you think about becoming a doctor of cause and how is that different from what traditional mainstream medicine is doing?

There are so many different causes for what can go wrong with our health. There are many things that we’re exposed to both good and bad every single day. It’s navigating that path and using nutrition, supplements and mind, body medicine, all of these things to create optimal health rather than pills and procedures and a pill for every ill approach, which is masking symptoms. It’s just navigating how to walk through modern life and do that so that you have an optimal life.

Everything that we take in and digest accumulates within our body.

My goal and I know yours as well because we see patients in Scottsdale and we do a lot of virtual consulting, is I love the idea of that cardiac longevity 100-year heart. How exciting is that for us to be able to inspire, educate and realistically have our patients, clients, friends and contacts achieve that? Isn’t that something that’s so much better than what they’re offering in the conventional medical system?

It’s so fulfilling and we have to help everybody get out of their way. We have to help everybody navigate and figure out what it is that might be taken in that is ruining your heart and your health altogether, making things leaky and allowing inflammatory factors into your body that you’d be better at without.

The episodes that we’ve done and we have planned in the future is we’re bringing in fantastic guests in the health and wellness space to be able to teach us all these different things that can help us with cardiac longevity, the 100-year heart, getting off of the pharmaceuticals, reducing the number of pharmaceuticals or avoiding dangerous procedures. We talk about so many different things on the show where for example, we may be talking about mold mycotoxins, plastic or the dangers of blue light, everything we talk about. I want people to remember and understand that all of this relates to heart health.

We may not be constantly talking about blue light from technology leads to atrial fibrillation. We may not make that exact correlation on that episode but we want people to know that when you’re reading an episode about EMF, mold, detoxification or the best mattress to sleep on, all these different things relates back to heart health and total body health as well.

I frequently say we’re not just a collection of organs, a heart patient or a liver patient. We are a whole person and that’s what holistic medicine is all about. Knowing that if something is affecting your gut, it will wind up affecting your heart. If something is affecting your lungs from mold inhalation, it will downstream affect your heart.

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Naturopathic Medicine: We’re not just a collection of organs, a heart patient, or a liver patient. We are a whole person, and that’s what holistic medicine is all about.

One of my favorite stories has to do with a person with high blood pressure. I can think of this one particular person who came to see me several years ago. She was on several different drugs for high blood pressure. The conventional doctors told her that there was nothing that she could do and she was genetically designed to have high blood pressure, which is a total joke. No one is genetically designed for sickness. We are designed for health and wellness if we give the body what it needs and take away what it doesn’t. We worked on her nutrition and we talked about the importance of sleep, sunshine and a healthy lifestyle. We mixed in a few evidence-based supplements and were able to slowly march her off pharmaceuticals. How many examples do you have of people like that where you’re able to reduce or eliminate their pharmaceuticals?

That’s one of my favorite parts of my job. I was able to give patients hope that has been given no other answers or no other options. From day one, we’re telling them, “What you’ve been told and taught about conventional medicine is incorrect. We can offer you other options.” In natural medicine, we say we have to stimulate the beast, the healing power of nature. Your body innately wants to be healthy. You just got to get out of its way and we’re the lucky ones that get to coach you that way.

I spent many years in the traditional medical side as a hospital-based cardiologist dealing with the sickest of the sick. There are so many people that I could have impacted so much better back then. I could have offered them the 100-year heart but it was early in my career and I had not made that natural transformation yet. A lot of people missed out on this information and I want to make sure people get that information in order to achieve a 100-year heart without the pharmaceuticals and the surgeries.

There were plenty of people that I’ve encountered as well who, for one reason or another, they didn’t listen to this health-related approach. Maybe they were nervous, didn’t want to make changes or thought the changes were too drastic to make in their life. We’ve lost a lot of people that way. I have lost patients who unfortunately got sick and died because they’re not listening to our natural holistic methods. I know that’s certainly a passion of yours. That’s why you went into naturopathic medicine. Shed a little bit more light on your story on how you got to naturopathic medicine and then how you decided to join us at Natural Heart Doctor.

Your body innately wants to be healthy. You just got to get out of its way.

In my undergrad, I studied Psychology and Physiology, which set me off for this mind-body piece knowing that our physiology is impacted by everything around us. Everything that we take in and digest accumulates within our body and we often say the issues are in the tissues. Something will come out of about everything you ingest and digest. I wanted to follow that path. I knew I wanted to go into medicine of sorts and I wanted to be able to help people but I knew that the traditional model wasn’t going to do it. A pill for every ill wasn’t what I was after. I didn’t want to write scripts and handoff to procedures and this, that and the other. I knew that there was a better way.

Through a lot of years of training, education and studying both sides of the token, I studied with internal medicine MDs, DCs and naturopathic doctors so I’ve got a well-rounded education and saw that there’s a full spectrum of healing that we’ve dialed it in now. At Natural Heart Doctor, we have the benefit of giving that to our patients and awakening them to what lies out there, what’s natural and what is good for us.

We’re so happy to have you here. Certainly, anyone who’s reading, I would encourage you to jump on an appointment or a call with Dr. Lattanza. She sees people in person and virtually. She does consultations and we’ve got a fantastic team of health coaches as well. I want to make sure that you subscribe to our show. We’re on iTunes, Google Play and all the major platforms regarding our show. We’ve got a YouTube channel where we have the videos of all of our recordings as well. Our goal is to provide a lot of alternative health information and natural health information. We’re going to bring in the best guests. Feel free to send us an email with a guest, maybe you recommend, you heard them from somewhere else or you want them to be interviewed on the show.

Subscribe to the show, video on YouTube, come to our website NaturalHeartDoctor.com. We are here to help you. I know that you, Dr. Lauren and myself went into medicine and health and wellness in order to be able to help people. That’s what our goals and passion are. We’re here to help you, to serve you and to give you your 100-year heart. You’re going to love these episodes, the material and how you feel when you enact the strategies that you learn on the show. We so appreciate you and we want to celebrate your 100-year heart.

About Dr. Jack Wolfson

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Dr. Jack Wolfson began his medical career as a typical cardiologist seeing dozens of patients, writing prescriptions, and performing procedures. Upon reflecting on this experience, he noticed a pattern similar to a revolving door. He could alleviate symptoms but never really cure his patients. Upon meeting his wife, Dr. Heather Wolfson (a chiropractic physician), he was introduced to the world of disease prevention through nutrition, lifestyle, and vitamin supplementation. From then on his goal was to shift the disease-care paradigm and change the world.

About Dr. Lauren Lattanza

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Dr. Lauren Lattanza earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Her passion is helping patients discover the root cause of their conditions, not just treat their symptoms. Dr. Lattanza currently sees patients in-person at our Natural Heart Doctor office in Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as virtually through NaturalHeartDoctor.com.

About Dr. Keith Smigiel NP, DC

Dr. Keith Smigiel

Dr. Keith Smigiel is a regenerative medicine physician and pain management specialist. He takes an integrative approach to medicine, focusing on customized solutions tailored to individual needs. Using advanced, non-surgical treatments, Dr. Smigiel stimulates your body’s ability to naturally heal itself.

Dr. Smigiel helps people suffering from conditions such as chronic pain and erectile dysfunction, to hair loss and weight gain. Combining treatments such as PRP Therapy, Ozone, Neural Prolotherapy, and IV Infusions with functional rehabilitation, he helps you look and feel better.

He heals the body, instead of just treating the symptoms!

With his professional qualifications as a certified family nurse practitioner, a doctor of chiropractic, and a fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Dr. Smigiel offers patients comprehensive care from a broad perspective of conventional and alternative medicine. He also has extensive experience in functional rehabilitation and chronic pain management.

Dr. Smigiel is married to Angela and has two children, Sophia and Larz. When he’s not busy helping patients, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, motocross, and boating.

About Dr. James Kneller, M.D., Ph.D., FHRS

Dr. James Kneller, M.D., Ph.D., FHRS

Dr. James Kneller is one of the nation’s leading heart rhythm specialists. Dr. Kneller is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine.

As a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS), Kneller provides comprehensive patient care, combining best medical practice with invasive procedures using state-of-the-art technologies to treat heart rhythm disorders.

Beyond guideline-directed therapies, Kneller is passionate about optimized personal health. With a deep interest in complimentary alternative medicine (CAM), he strives to reduce the need for pharmaceuticals, invasive procedures, and exposure to harmful radiation. With Natural Heart Doctor, he strives to help each and every client to Live Well, Eat Well, and Think Well to attain their 100-year heart!

About Dr. Lauren Lattanza NMD, FACC

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As a Naturopathic Physician, I am trained to treat the whole person and get to the root cause of disease.

I went to Arizona State University where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a depth in physiology and minor in Spanish. After my undergraduate degree I was working on prerequisite classes towards medical school, which is when I came to learn that my values identified best with the principles of naturopathic medicine. I knew that I wanted to help patients identify the causes of disease and be able to offer treatments which would improve their health rather than simply treating symptoms.

I dedicated the next 4 years to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona where I attained my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. I served as Class President all 4 years, Board of Trustees – Student Trustee, spoke as the Club President for our branch of Toastmasters, and was voted by my peers and attending physicians to earn the Outstanding Leadership Award for the Class of 2020. Throughout medical school I took it upon myself to work alongside MDs, DOs, chiropractors, and functional medicine practitioners in addition to naturopathic physicians.

As a Spanish speaking student, I was able to volunteer with community clinics around Phoenix and provide free healthcare to low-income families. Due to this combined exposure, I came to find my passion in treating cardiometabolic and digestive disorders that are all too common, yet largely preventable. I took the opportunity to learn the broad spectrum of healthcare so I can ensure that I am able to provide my patients with the best options.

About Dr. Jack Wolfson DO, FACC

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Dr. Jack Wolfson is a board-certified cardiologist, Amazon best-selling author, husband, father, and the nation’s #1 Natural Heart Doctor.

For more than two decades, more than one million people have enjoyed the warmth, compassion, and transformational power of his natural heart health courses and events.

Dr. Wolfson is the founder of Natural Heart Doctor Scottsdale, his heart health practice in Arizona, and Natural Heart Doctor, an online resource center with natural health information. Doctors from across the globe reach out to Dr. Wolfson for training and education in holistic health practices.

He has been named one of America’s Top Functional Medicine Doctors and is a five-time winner of the Natural Choice Awards as a holistic M.D. Dr. Wolfson’s work has been covered by more than 100 media outlets, including NBC, CNN, and the Washington Post. His book “The Paleo Cardiologist: The Natural Way to Heart Health” was an Amazon #1 best-seller.

Dr. Wolfson and his wife Heather have four children and are committed to making the world a better place to live. They provide for those in need (including animals) and support natural health causes through their philanthropic efforts.

Chiropractic

Our chiropractor is an expert at adjustments and holistic chiropractic care and works closely in conjunction with the other health care experts at Natural Heart Doctor.

Call (480) 535-6844 for details and scheduling.

IV Therapy

We use specially formulated natural vitamins and minerals that are injected into a vein to prevent or treat dehydration. Ideal for people in Arizona.

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Acupuncture

Stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being with acupuncture at Natural Heart Doctor.

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Health Coaching

Our health coaches use evidence based skillful conversation, clinical interventions, and strategies to engage you actively and safely in health behavior changes.

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Cardio Tests

We use the most advanced testing in the world to assess heart health and to identify the root cause of your health issues.

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Office Visits

Schedule an office visit with one of our cardiologists, holistic physicians, chiropractor, or health coaches.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to receive an online second opinion from Natural Heart Doctor. What do I do next?

You can initiate a second opinion online through our website at any time. To begin, select the team member you’d like to speak with and open an account.

Click here for cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson.

Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Lauren Lattanza. Get details.

Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Tonia Rainier. Get details.

Click here for  Natural Heart Doctor Health Coach.

Alternatively, you can email health@naturalheartdoctor.com. A member of our care team will help guide you through the process of starting a second opinion.

What is the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

The cost for most second opinions varies by team member. This fee includes information collection, a phone or video consultation, a second opinion from a Natural Heart Doctor specialist and guidance throughout the process from your personal Care Team at Natural Heart Doctor.

Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson’s Second Opinion Fee is $1500.

Holistic Physician’s Dr. Lauren Lattanza’s Second Opinion Fee is $250.

Naturopathic Physician Dr. Tonia Rainier’s Second Opinion Fee is $250.

Note: We apply the Online Second Opinion Call fee as a credit to any future consultations with Natural Heart Doctor, should you choose them.

Will my insurance cover the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

Most likely, no. Most health plans do not cover online second opinions or consultations. You are responsible for the cost of our second opinion. Natural Heart Doctor cannot file a claim with your insurance carrier, nor can we provide a procedure (CPT) code for this service.

What is the timeline to receive an online second opinion?

We do our best to schedule your second opinion as quickly as possible. Typically, it takes 5 to 7 business days after your information has been collected to receive your phone or video online second opinion.

What information do you need in advance of our call?

Our office will send you a short questionnaire to complete and return. We DO NOT need your complete medical records.

How many questions can I ask the expert during our call?

You may ask a maximum of five questions. This is to ensure that the expert has sufficient time to devote to each question. All questions must be finalized before your online meeting.

What should I expect to receive once my second opinion is complete?

You will receive a summary of our discussion along with our second opinion. The second opinion will be in written form. After you have reviewed the second opinion, a Natural Heart Doctor clinician will follow up with you by phone to address general medical questions about the information provided in the second opinion.

What if I have follow-up questions for the expert after I have reviewed my second opinion?

If you have a clarifying question about an expert’s response to one of the questions in your second opinion, and the Natural Heart Doctor clinician is unable to address it, then you may request a follow up session for an additional fee. 

Is my medical and payment information secure?

Natural Heart Doctor is strongly committed to protecting the privacy and security of all our patients. Our website meets all federal requirements for protecting personal health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). All financial transactions are processed by Natural Heart Doctor securely using industry standard payment processing tools.

I would rather visit Natural Heart Doctor for an in-person appointment. What should I do next?

If you would prefer an in-person appointment at Natural Heart Doctor instead of an online second opinion, please call (480) 535-6844 for details and scheduling.

Can I schedule a follow up appointment with the specialist who provided my online second opinion?

Yes, we’re happy to help you on an extended basis. Our clinician can discuss options with you when presenting our second opinion summary.