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  • Writer's pictureEric Goulder, MD, FACC

Navigating to Heart Health: Unveiling the BaleDoneen Method Root Cause Tree

In the pursuit of heart attack and stroke prevention, understanding the intricacies of cardiovascular health is paramount. The BaleDoneen Method Root Cause Tree serves as a comprehensive roadmap, unraveling the underlying factors that contribute to heart disease. In this blog, we delve into the significance of the Root Cause Tree, exploring four of the many branches—low vitamin D, gut dysbiosis, hypertension, and periodontal disease. While these are four of the most common, they are just a portion of what can be gleaned from studying the root causes of inflammation. By shedding light on what these root causes entail, why they are crucial, and how we address them, we aim to empower you with knowledge to enhance your overall well-being.

Low Vitamin D

What is It? Low vitamin D levels are associated with a deficiency in this essential nutrient crucial for bone health, immune function, and cardiovascular well-being.

Why is it Important? Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased cardiovascular risks, including hypertension, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. Adequate vitamin D levels contribute to a healthier cardiovascular system.

What We Do: At the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio, we prioritize comprehensive testing to assess vitamin D levels. Through personalized supplementation and lifestyle adjustments, we aim to optimize vitamin D levels, promoting heart health and overall wellness.

Gut Dysbiosis

What is It? Gut dysbiosis refers to an imbalance in the microbial community within the digestive system, disrupting the delicate harmony of beneficial and harmful bacteria.

Why is it Important? A healthy gut microbiome is vital for nutrient absorption, immune function, and inflammation regulation. Imbalances in gut bacteria have been linked to cardiovascular issues and systemic inflammation.

What We Do: Our approach involves assessing and rebalancing the gut microbiome based on your personalized test results, including targeted dietary recommendations, probiotics, and lifestyle modifications. By restoring gut health, we address a fundamental root cause, promoting cardiovascular resilience.


What is It? Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common cardiovascular condition where the force of blood against artery walls is consistently too high.

Why is it Important? Untreated hypertension is a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. Managing blood pressure is essential for maintaining overall cardiovascular health.

What We Do: Through comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans, we work to identify and address the root causes of hypertension. Lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, and targeted medications are employed to manage blood pressure effectively.

Periodontal Disease

What is It? Periodontal disease is a common inflammatory condition affecting the gums and surrounding structures, often caused by bacterial infections.

Why is it Important? Research has established a strong connection between periodontal disease and an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Oral health serves as a window into overall well-being, making periodontal health integral to heart health.

What We Do: We collaborate with Complete Health Dentistry of Central Ohio to provide thorough periodontal assessments and targeted interventions. The mouth is a gateway to the rest of the body, and proper oral care is crucial in whole body health, which is why we prioritize it. Through advanced dental care and personalized oral hygiene plans, we aim to prevent and reverse periodontal disease, contributing to optimal heart health.

In conclusion, the BaleDoneen Method Root Cause Tree is not merely a chart; it's a roadmap to empower you with knowledge, steering you towards a heart-healthy future. By addressing these root causes, our approach goes beyond traditional cardiovascular care. At the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center of Central Ohio, we are committed to guiding you through personalized strategies, fostering a holistic understanding that leads to the prevention and reversal of cardiovascular risks, ultimately enhancing your overall well-being.

Your heart deserves the best care—let us be your partner on this transformative journey. Schedule an appointment now to prioritize your cardiovascular health. Call us at (614) 412-1157  or visit our website to schedule your appointment and pave the way to a heart-healthy life!


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