Second Nature Care Blog

Vascular Health and I.V. Ozone

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2020 1:34:04 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim

Vascular health is the cornerstone of Longevity medicine. Vascular health parallels aging. Aside from the global pandemic, the leading cause of mortality and morbidity is still cardiovascular disease. As we age, so do our vessels. 

Our arteries become thicker, our vessels stiffen and that changes the shape of our vessels. 

It is the inner lining or tunica intima that we are concerned with because the smooth muscle cells do not contract well to assist the blood flow to the heart and these same muscles encourage the walls to thicken. When our vessels stiffen this increases systolic blood pressure readings. Pulse pressure increases which means you have increased mechanical stress on your vessels. 

Everyone knows about hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis, but vessel stiffness and thickening may be a better predictor of whether you will have a cardiovascular event. 

There is technology to measure carotid intima media thickness or CIMT with ultrasound and software. I recommend this test for patients who have confirmed cardiovascular disease. 

Stress greatly affects endothelial function. Our vessels behave according to our thoughts. Your thoughts are more positive when you exercise. You need daily exercise to reduce arterial pressure and heart rate. Normal blood pressure is around 120/70. I recommend 30 minutes of walking daily and 60 minutes of vigorous exercise that produces sweat. Exercise increases the endogenous antioxidant systems, strengthens blood flow around the body, lowers cholesterol and triglycerides and blood pressure. 

An artery becomes stiff if you do not have enough collagen and elastin in your vessels. As we age due to aging, poor diet, lack of exercise, heavy metals, viral loads, food allergies or generalized inflammation - the collagen and elastin can deposit in the artery and cause arterial stiffness. 

How can we reverse the aging process, support endothelial function, lower blood pressure, cholesterol and LDL's? 

Patient Intake Form

I.V. Ozone with biologics that are specific to support cardiovascular health. We order all of the tests (most covered by insurance) during your new patient intake. We can order a provocative urine challenge to see your bioaccumulation of 17 different heavy metals. If you have elevated then we can switch to Ozone Chelation.  

The patient's job is to get the blood work done and

Follow the plant-based diet rich in leafy greens, nuts, seeds, legumes, non-GMO gluten-free grains, plant fats and green tea. 

Follow my nutrient recommendations from Xymogen www.wholescripts,com 

Resveratin Plus, Green Tea, CoQmax Ubiquinol, ALAmax CR, N.O. max EP and Astaxanthin 

It takes a committed partnership to reverse chronic disease patterns and achieve good health. We can do it together. Ozone is a powerful tool that reverses chronic disease patterns. 

Learn About Ozone

Get outside and exercise in the sunshine. See you on the other side of the new normal. 

Dr. Guggenheim 







Topics: Men's Health, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Heart Health, Healthy Living, Brain Health, Body Health, Cancers

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
For all appointments: Tel: 845 358-8385 Fax: 845 358-2963