An Interview with Dr. Jason Reingold MD, FACC, North Atlanta Heart and Vascular Specialist
Here at Longevity, we love partnering with like-minded practitioners in the community as we come alongside our patients on their wellness journeys. One of those practitioners is North Atlanta Heart and Vascular Specialist Dr. Jason Reingold.
Dr. Reingold graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and trained at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. His clinical and research expertise focuses on the prevention and reversal of heart and vascular disease in both the young and the elderly and across diverse, multi ethnic populations. He also has a special interest in the overlap of cardiovascular disease with weight management, kidney disease, and diabetes with expertise in lifestyle interventions. He was recently featured in the Atlanta Jewish Times in an article about heart disease prevention in women, specifically during pregnancy, middle age, and during menopause.
We interviewed Dr. Reingold to learn more about his practice, the integrative services he offers, and his holistic approach to cardiovascular health and overall wellness.
What is the heart and mission behind your practice and the work you do?
I started Georgia Integrative Cardiology to provide comprehensive and patient-centered care that promotes optimal heart health by combining conventional medical treatments with evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies. We aim to address the root causes of cardiovascular issues and empower patients to take an active role in their own health.
What do you think is the biggest health factor or risk facing people when it comes to their cardiovascular wellness?
Cardiovascular disease is often referred to as a “lifestyle disease” because it is strongly influenced by the choices and habits that individuals adopt as part of their daily lives. Lifestyle plays a significant role in the development and progression of many types of cardiovascular diseases.
What do you wish more people understood when it comes to their heart health?
The term “lifestyle disease” also underscores the potential for preventing and even reversing cardiovascular disease through positive lifestyle changes. Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular physical activity, stress management, and avoiding harmful habits like smoking, can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular issues and improve overall heart health.
What are some simple holistic steps people can take today to support good cardiovascular function?
The American Heart Association lays out a list of recommendations entitled Life’s Essential 8™
Eat a healthy diet consistent with American Heart Association recommendations.
- Get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity (or a combination of both) each week.
- Don’t smoke, vape or use other tobacco products and avoid second-hand smoke.
- Aim for an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day.
- Reach and maintain a healthy body weight (body mass index less than 25 kg/m2).
- Get your cholesterol checked and talk to your health care professional about your numbers and how they impact your overall risk.
- Keep fasting blood sugar less than 100 mg/dL or an A1C of less than 5.7%.
- Keep blood pressure below 120/80 mm Hg.
Our practice takes a preventative approach to cardiovascular health, utilizing proactive testing to assess disease development and holistic detoxifying therapies to promote good vascular and lymphatic circulation. How can our practices work hand-in-hand to help our clients treat and get to the root cause of heart problems?
We can help identify the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis that is the precursor to heart attack and stroke. We can measure biomarkers that contribute to the development and rupture of plaque that leads to cardiovascular disorders.
To learn more about Dr. Reingold and his practice, visit https://drjasonreingold.com/