Module II: Cardiology

Module II: Cardiology, headed by Mark Houston, MD, MS, FACP, ABAARM, focuses on the causes and mechanisms of hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and metabolic syndrome, in addition to how the conditions are interrelated and connected. The module will also discuss various methods of diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment, coupled with an assessment of laboratory evaluations, nutritional treatments, and lifestyle recommendations. Sessions will additionally emphasize the treatment modalities are available for hypercholesterolemia, hyperinsulinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, along with abnormal cholesterol fractionation results through a case history format.

Upon completion of this module, the participants will:

  • Learn the glycemic index & its use in determining the glycemic index & glycemic load of foods
  • Identify patients with syndrome X/metabolic syndrome
  • Learn nutritional supplements & lifestyle recommendations for treatment of the components of metabolic syndrome
  • Establish a treatment course & treat patients with insulin resistance, diabetes & neuropathy
  • Discuss risk factors for heart disease including elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, lipid fractionation, homocysteine, lipoprotein (a), ferritin, fibrinogen & c-reactive protein
  • Look at interventions for chronic endothelial inflammation
  • Know the role of inflammation in cardiovascular inflammatory disease
  • Discuss free radical production, glycation & oxidation & apply to patient treatment
  • Learn the causes of endothelial dysfunction
  • Know botanical treatments to augment the care of insulin resistant patients
  • Evaluate the link between oxidative stress & glycemic control
  • Know which laboratory tests to order & how to properly evaluate insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus & risk factors for heart disease
  • Discuss the role insulin has in the development of hypertension
  • Learn nutritional treatments for hypertension
  • Learn laboratory evaluations to aid in the diagnosis & treatment of heart disease risk factors
  • Describe several interactive mechanisms that tie together various components of metabolic syndrome & cardiovascular disease
  • Review diet, lifestyle & nutraceutical options for clinically managing dyslipidemia, cardiovascular inflammation, homocysteine, insulin resistance & related conditions
  • Learn how various nutrient deficiencies lead/support metabolic syndrome
  • Learn what lifestyle factors to modify in order to treat/prevent metabolic syndrome
  • Review the complete physiology of hypertension
  • Examine metabolic & Anti-Aging approaches to hypertension through nutrition & supplementation
  • Review cholesterol physiology & its contribution to atherosclerosis
  • Assess the current literature on dyslipidemia
  • Examine effective nutrition & nutritional supplementation strategies for dyslipidemia
  • Review a model of cardiovascular metabolic disease
  • Access the current literature on the complex physiologic relationships underlying cardiovascular metabolic disease
  • Examine effective nutritional strategies & nutritional supplementation for cardiovascular & metabolic disease
  • Learn the difference between insulin sensitivity, insulin resistance & type II diabetes
  • Learn glucose homeostasis
  • Know the counter-regulatory hormones & how their normal functions contribute/cause insulin resistance
  • Learn why only some patients with insulin resistance develop type II diabetes
  • Redirect the focus of the treatment of type II diabetes from the insulin perspective to the point of view of the counter-regulatory hormones
  • Know the consequences of increased sugar intake to the body
  • Learn the numerous diseases that are linked to a high sugar diet
  • Discover hidden sugars
  • Study sugar substitutes, their use & possible side effects
  • Learn the symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia
  • Know the diseases associated with insulin resistance
  • Learn causes of elevated insulin levels
  • Learn the interplay between metabolic syndrome & psychiatric illnesses
  • Know that medications that are commonly used to treat depression & other mental health diseases may increase the patient's risk of metabolic syndrome
  • Investigate how targeted nutraceuticals can support cardiovascular function
  • Define toxic blood syndrome & discuss interventions to improve
  • Identify the inflammatory index & how to investigate silent inflammation
  • Discuss the role of energy medicine in optimum health
  • Review five nutraceuticals that promote favorable vibrational frequencies in the body
  • Discuss how electrical medicine assists in optimizing cellular function
  • Define the complex role of energy & the heart
  • Learn how the new triad of bioenergetic energy in cardiac health (i.e., coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine & D-ribose, can help prevent & overcome heart disease)
  • Discover why ATP is so essential in optimizing diastolic function of the heart
  • Learn about the most 20 common toxins that are found in our everyday lives
  • Explore the relationship between chemical toxins, inflammation & disease
  • Discover the role that heavy metals play in heart disease

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Module II - Cardiology


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Module II - Cardiology


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Module II - Cardiology


Here’s What Fellows Are Saying About Module II

"Everything that is presented in this fellowship is pertinent information to my medical practice. It has changed my thinking and more important, it has made me healthier. "

- Alex Torres, MD

"This module answered a lot of questions regarding appropriate treatment and medication selection for hypertensive patients as well as those with dyslipidemia. "

- Israel Vega, DNP

"This course educated me on the critical gap in disease management that was not available in the mainstream literature. "

- Jay Wallin, MD


 “This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Metabolic Medical Institute.”

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and MMI. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA

This activity has been approved for 24.0 nursing contact hours.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity has been approved for 24.0 contact hours (2.4 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities