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Secrets Your Heart Doctor May Not Tell You

Summary: As much as you'd like to trust your doctor, there are things they may neglect to tell you regarding heart health.
Air Date: September 05, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Dr. Michael Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Kira Schmid
Kira SchmidDr. Kira Schmid is a naturopathic doctor and scientific director for Life Extension in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

One of her most recent projects has been updating the fifth edition of the Life Extension Disease Prevention and Treatment book, containing 130 evidence-based protocols to combat the diseases of aging.

Dr. Schmid has been with Life Extension for eight years. As the clinical corporate trainer, Dr. Schmid developed the training program for the doctors, nurses and other professionals that compose the health advisory department.

Dr. Schmid's training program prepares new health advisors to share complex scientific information and research with Life Extension's highly-informed customer base.

Dr. Schmid's responsibilities also include working closely with the clinical research department and product development to review potential supplements for viability and efficacy.

She also reviews medical literature in the monthly Life Extension Magazine.

 Dr. Schmid earned her doctorate from Bastyr University in Seattle, Wash., where she graduated with academic honors. Her training included a two-year internship at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, a leading center of natural health education and research.

 As a research assistant at the Bastyr University Research Institute, Dr. Schmid was  involved in cutting-edge investigation in the use of botanical medicines for HIV/AIDS treatment and Echinacea for the treatment of respiratory infections.

At her private family practice in Hanover, Mass., Dr. Schmid provided integrative medicine with a special focus on women's health, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal health.

Dr. Schmid is often heard on national and regional health radio programs and is a frequent contributor to widely-read health and wellness publications.
  • Book Title: Disease Prevention and Treatment
Secrets Your Heart Doctor May Not Tell You
Conventional heart doctors unwittingly place their patients at risk because they mismanage high blood pressure, neglect vitamin deficiencies, expose patients to drug side effects and inadvertently exchange one risk factor for another.

Dr. Kira Schmid, associate director of Scientific Affairs for Life Extension, joins Dr. Mike to discuss important, potentially life-saving information they've recently published.

You'll learn what optimal blood pressure is, which vitamins are heart healthy, and how to avoid the side effects of statin prescription drugs.

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