Course overview

Dyslipidemia: Nutrition and Nutritional Supplement Strategies

In this course, new revolutionary approaches to prevent dyslipidemic-induced vascular diseases will be discussed and the pathogenesis of this disease reviewed.

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

Mimi Guarneri, MD

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2016 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

2 hours 15 min

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • The primary underlying causes of 80 percent of the cases of dyslipidemia are inflammatory macro and micronutrient intake, chronic infections and toxins. Metabolic endotoxemia and the micobiome are important in the pathogenesis of dyslipidemia. This lecture will review the pathogenesis of dyslipidemic –induced vascular disease as it relates to modified LDL, LDL particle number, LDL particle size, macrophage uptake of modified LDL, scavenger receptors, HDL particle number, size, functionality and reverse cholesterol transport and downstream mediators of inflammation, oxidative stress and immune vascular dysfunction. A detailed review of all labs that provide advanced lipid testing will be discussed. Attendees will learn a clinical integrative approach to the treatment of dyslipidemia using nutrition, lifestyle changes, exercise, weight loss, nutritional supplements and anti‐lipid medications to decrease cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as angina, coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, peripheral vascular disease (PAD) and atherosclerosis. A new revolutionary approach to prevent dyslipidemic‐induced vascular disease using the development of 38 new mechanisms that cause vascular disease will be discussed and treatment of each of these will be provided.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Review the underlying causes and mechanisms of dyslipidemia and dyslipidemia‐induced cardiovascular disease.
    • Describe and apply advanced lipid testing (lipid particle number and size and HDL functionality and quality) for the diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia in clinical practice.
    • Prioritize effective methods to promote vascular repair, reduce vascular damage and define the interrelationships of the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract and microbiome.
    • Evaluate nutrition and nutritional supplements to treat dyslipidemia.
    • Review new mechanisms involved in dyslipidemia‐induced cardiovascular disease and review the integrative therapies.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc

About Mark
Dr. Mark Houston is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University (GWU), Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology and Medical Director of the Division of Human Nutrition at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN . He is the Chief Medical Officer for Ageless Solutions, US, Chief Medical Consultant for Bioceuticals and Chief Scientific officer for Bioceuticals, Australia and Chief Medical Consultant for Primal MD, Dubai, UAE.

Mimi Guarneri, MD

About mimi
Board-certified in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, nuclear medicine, integrative holistic medicine, Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM is President of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) and the Past President of the American Board of
Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) and serves as Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Health System for the Chambers Center for Well Being and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Guarneri currently serves on the Founding Board of the American Board Physician Specialties in Integrative Medicine, and is a Clinical Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is founder and director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla in La Jolla, California. Her career began at Scripps Clinic as an attending in interventional cardiology before she founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, where she served 15 years as Medical Director. Dr. Guarneri is an accomplished author and international speaker. Her many awards include the 2012 Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute for Functional Medicine. See

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.