Integrative Cardiology in Practice

An interview with Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH

By Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO

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Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, and medical director of the Division of Human Nutrition at Saint Thomas Medical Group, Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, discusses the progressive field of integrative cardiology and offers insight into treating patients with hypertension, obesity, and coronary disease via the Mediterranean diet, supplementation, and holistic therapies.

Approximate listening time: 30 minutes

Editor's note: Read more about integrative cardiology in our Cardiology Special Issue

About the Expert

Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, ABAARM, FACP, FAHA, FASH, is an associate clinical professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee and director of the Hypertension Institute and medical director of the Division of Human Nutrition at Saint Thomas Medical Group, Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville. He is also on the faculty of the University of South Florida, Tampa, and chief medical officer for Destination Medical Centres.  
 
Houston has presented over 10,000 lectures nationally and internationally and has published more than 200 articles and scientific abstracts in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is on the consulting editorial board for many medical journals and is editor-in-chief for of the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association. Among his books are The Handbook of Antihypertensive Therapy, (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1990), What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension (Grand Central Publishing, 2003), and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease (Grand Central Life & Style, 2012).

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About the Author

Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, is editor-in-chief of Natural Medicine Journal and a naturopathic physician, board certified in naturopathic oncology. She received her naturopathic doctorate from National University of Natural Medicine, and completed her residency in naturopathic oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kaczor received undergraduate degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the past president and treasurer of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and secretary of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. She has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Kaczor is based in Portland, Oregon.