Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa


Affairs Of The Heart

About 50% of people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol. 1 Although statin medication like Crestor does reduce the number of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, by about 30 percent over five years, 70 percent of individuals who were predisposed to a cardiac event without the statin will still have one.2 Like many people who have a heart attack, this individual below appeared to be in good health. Image A is his angiogram showing a significant blockage. Image B is the same individual’s angiogram showing a complete reversal and opening of the vessel after 32 months, on a plant-based menu. 3 Coronary artery disease is virtually absent in cultures that eat plant-based diets.4-7

Photo Courtesy of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD

More effective strategies including advanced testing are needed to make a bigger mark on cardiovascular disease.

With A Healthy Heart, The Beat Goes On!


Your Revivelife practitioners are constantly researching new strategies for health. One such investigation is a landmark interventional study that demonstrates the use of a natural ingredient, D-ribose for building ATP.8 ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is depleted in heart muscle cells when there is a reduction of blood flow, particularly in ischemic heart disease caused by coronary artery occlusion that underlies most heart attacks.

D-Ribose: D-ribose is a part of ATP, has been shown to boost heart muscle function following heart attacks, and to improve blood pumping in people with congestive heart failure.10
Nutrition: Nutritional strategies, like plant-based menus or anti-inflammatory menus that balance blood sugar and other risk factors of heart disease, will be customized to you. Dr. Joel, ND has had the pleasure of training with Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD integrative cardiology experts. She also the author of PowerFoods 101–a plant-based nutritional tool kit to provide resources and coaching to support you on your path to wellness.
Advanced Testing

Our practitioners bring years of experience, advanced diagnostic digestive testing which is often not found at your traditional medical doctor’s office and the latest strategies in therapies in their health-tool kit. Advanced biomarkers not included in your routine blood tests like Lipoprotein a (Lp(a)), Apolipoprotein A, Apolipoprotein B, A/B Ratio, Homocysteine, high sensitivity CRP, Insulin, the NMR Lipoprofile that determines the particle size and/or thermography are vital for heart health.


  • Aorta Disease and Marfan Syndrome
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Heart Attack
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral Artery Disease


All lab tests require a consultation prior to assess which lab testing is right for you. Additional cardiovascular therapies and tailored test options are available based on need.

Be sure to check out Revivelife’s blog and videos on cardiovascular wellness.

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Esselstyn, Caldwell, B., M.D., Resolving the Coronary Artery Disease Epidemic through Plant-BasedNutrition, Preventive Cardiology, 2001; 4: 171-177, Retrieved May 2015,
Connor WE, Cerqueira MT, Connor RW, et al. The plasma lipids, lipoproteins, and diet of the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico. Am J Clin Nutr 1978;31:1131-42
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Miller K. Lipid values in Kalahari Bushman. Arch Intern Med 1968; 121:414.
Wyatt DA, Ely SW, Lasley RD, et al. Purine-enriched as sanguineous cardioplegia retardsadenosine triphosphate degradation during ischemia and improves post-ischemic ventricular function. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1989 May;97(5):771-8
Smolenski RT, Risky O, Slominska EM, et al. Protection from reperfusion injury after cardiac transplantation by inhibition of adenosine metabolism and nucleotide precursor supply.Circulation. 2001 Sep 18;104(12 Suppl 1):1246-52.
Zimmer HG, Ibel H. Ribose accelerates the repletion of the ATP pool during recovery from reversible ischemia of the rat myocardium. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 1984 Sep;16(9):863-611.St Cyr JA, Bianco RW, Schneider JR, et al. Enhanced high energy phosphate recovery from ribose infusion after global myocardial ischemia in a canine model. J Surg Res. 1989Feb;46(2):157-62

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