Applied Kinesiology
Functional Medicine
Struggling With Heart Problems And Sick Of The Medical Run Around?
According to the CDC Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States totaling 610,000 deaths per year! 

Dr. Daniel H. Duffy, Jr. D.C.
Dr. Deborah Johnson D.C.
Dr. DeeDee Duffy D.C.

Functional Medicine Physicians

25 Years Experience

Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.

"The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes" 
(Institute for Functional Medicine)

The heart’s reaction to certain stressors, (i.e. chemical, nutritional and emotional), can be observed using this type of device.

Certain types of heart stress can be monitored by seeing the RATE, RHYTHM and TONE of the heart cycle on the graph.

Your nervous system controls the RATE at which your heart beats. One side of your nervous system (sympathetic) manages your “fight or flight” response and can accelerate your heart rate. The other side (parasympathetic) manages your “rest and digest” response and can slow your heart rate. You need a healthy balance between the two.

 The RHYTHM of your heart should show a specific work to rest ratio on the graph. Your heart should be resting twice as long as it is working. Observations are made to see if your heart is working too hard, or not working hard enough.

 The TONE of your heart is referring to the strength of the ventricles as they push blood through your body. The height and the width of the ‘lub dub’ sound your heart makes on the graph, shows how efficiently your heart is pushing blood through your body and refilling to prepare for the next cardiac cycle
"Heart and circulatory diseases are particularly responsive to proper nutritional therapy"
-Healing Heart Program
Highland Wellness Center
5606 Wilson Mills Road
Highland Heights, Ohio 44143
440-449-1866
FREE Functional Medicine Systems Approach Consultation
Addressing Sensitivities, Deficiencies, and Toxicities While
Utilizing the Applied Kinesiology Structural Approach
Includes a complimentary lipid panel!
Get To The ROOT CAUSE Of The Problem!!
Drugs Work by Inducing Abnormal Function.
Nutrients Restore Normal Function.
Giving drugs to a nutritional deficiency does nothing to address the cause of the problem!
Are You Struggling With?
  • Angina
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Cholesterol Problems
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Hemmorrhoids
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Leg Circulation and Vein Problems
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Stroke
  • Edema
Are You On Heart Medications And STILL Experiencing The Above Symptoms?
Then It's Time To Dig And Fix The Root Cause!
What Causes Heart Problems?
Stress
Medical researchers aren't sure exactly how stress increases the risk of heart disease. Stress itself might be a risk factor, or it could be that high levels of stress make other risk factors (such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure) worse. For example, if you are under stress, your blood pressure goes up, you may overeat, you may exercise less, and you may be more likely to smoke.
If stress itself is a risk factor for heart disease, it could be because chronic stress exposes your body to unhealthy, persistently elevated levels of stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. Studies also link stress to changes in the way blood clots, which increases the risk of heart attack
Infections
When bacteria, fungi or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. If it's not treated quickly, endocarditis can damage or destroy your heart valves and can lead to life-threatening complications. 
Thyroid Problems
Thyroid hormone influences the force and speed of your heartbeat, your blood pressure, and your cholesterol level. As a result, a malfunctioning thyroid gland can cause problems that masquerade as heart disease or make existing heart disease worse.
Low Stomach Acid
Low stomach acid leads to GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD patients have a greater number of comorbidities than do non-GERD patients, and indicate that GERD is associated with hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, alcohol-related illness, stroke, obesity, COPD, asthma, biliary stone, anxiety, depression, chronic kidney disease, and cirrhosis.
Inflammation
Although it is not proven that inflammation causes cardiovascular disease, inflammation is common for heart disease and stroke patients and is thought to be a sign or atherogenic response. Particularly inflammation within the artery walls. It appears that the inciting event in many heart attacks and some forms of stroke is buildup of fatty, cholesterol-rich plaque in blood vessels. This combination of plaque and blood clots causes the majority of heart attacks and certain types of stroke, if the blood clot obstructs blood flow to the heart or brain. A blocked artery to the heart leads to a heart attack.
Low Fat/High CHO Diets
Low-fat diets are combining with other factors to produce a syndrome that is rapidly becoming an epidemic in America. It includes obesity, abnormal liver function with high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, elevated levels of insulin, a predisposition to blood clotting, hormonal imbalances, and a tendency of all these factors to combine to choke off the blood vessels that feed the heart.
Diabetes
Over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart and blood vessels. The longer you have diabetes, the higher the chances that you will develop heart disease
Nutrient Deficiencies 
Nutrient deficiencies are epidemic in the U.S. Everything from Vitamin D (lack of sunlight) to B-Vitamins (too much stress).

Did you know that roughly 40% of the U.S. is gluten intolerant?

This is why we food test our patients, however, if you ARE one of the 40% who is gluten intolerant, guess what happens? The gluten destroys your small intestine. The gluten (i.e. GLUE) is like sandpaper coming through your digestive system and it carves off the villi in your small intestine! 

Your small intestine is where you ABSORB YOUR NUTRIENTS! Then what happens is you become nutrient deficient. And the research shows that it's the DEFICIENCIES that can lead to over 200 different conditions. 

Heart and circulatory diseases are particularly responsive to proper nutritional therapy. In numerous cases, an individually tailored treatment program is required. However, there are many nutritional treatment plans that are beneficial for nearly all heart and circulatory patients
Food Allergies
When a patient has an unknown food sensitivity or food allergy, this produces a high amount of inflammation within the body. There is a particularly high amount of inflammation within the endothelial lining of the arteries.
Toxins
We’re all bombarded with toxins every day – high fructose corn syrup, nitrates, preservatives, MSG, trans fats, colors, dyes, artificial sweeteners, environmental toxins etc. This constant toxin exposure can take a toll on your health. The body is resilient and can handle a certain level, but at some point we begin to simply break down. 

This is why we do true cellular detox in our clinics. We MUST deflame and detox the body at the cellular level. 
Our Approach is Unique
We Don't Guess...We Test!
Our clinic is different. We don't simply make the symptom with a medication. We're going to dig, find, & FIX the root cause of the health challenge. We're going to do the appropriate TESTING (heart sounds, foods, nutrients, etc.) that will give us a better picture of exactly what's going on. 

Let's take a quick look at some tests that we often perform on patients. 
Heart Sound Recorder Test
The Heart Sound Recorder, or endocardiograph, is a computer-based low risk general wellness monitor which uses the principles of auscultation to observe heart sounds. During this non-invasive procedure a specialized microphone is placed over each of the four valve areas of the heart while graphing the sound and movement. The heart's reaction to certain stressors (i.e. chemical, nutritional, and emotional) can be observed using this type of device. Certain types of heart stress can be monitored by observing the RATE, RHYTHM, and TONE of the heart cycle on the graph. 

This technology combined with patient history and advanced cardiometabolic lab testing enables the doctors to address risk factors for potential future cardiovascular accidents. 

The Heart Sound Recorder can be an important tool in evaluating your overall health and then in following the progress you are making when under proper wellness care. 
Advanced Cardiometabolic Lab Test Example
Food Testing
Above is an example food test report (graph) so we know exactly what foods to remove, for how long, and how to re-introduce! 

By "Food Testing" you are: 
  • ​Reducing Overall INFLAMMATION
  • ​Giving The IMMUNE SYSTEM a Break
  • ​Giving The DIGESTIVE SYSTEM a Break
Like we talked about we may also test for nutrient deficiencies. Research also shows a correlation between deficiencies and fibromyalgia. 

The key thing to understand is this. We don't just "mask the symptom" with a drug that you'll be on forever. We do some simple testing (in-office) that tell us A LOT of information about how you're FUNCTIONING. From there we can develop a NATURAL plan of attack! 
Remember - We Help Patients All Across Northeast Ohio With Heart Problems
Cleveland, OH Heart Health
Highland Heights, OH Heart Health
Mayfield, OH Heart Health
Westlake, OH Heart Health
Avon, OH Heart Health
Mentor, OH Heart Health
Painesville, OH Heart Health
Beachwood, OH Heart Health
Rocky River, OH Heart Health
Geneva, OH Heart Health
Akron, OH Heart Health
Chardon, OH Heart Health
Shaker Heights, OH Heart Health
Brunswick, OH Heart Health
Willoughby, OH Heart Health
Strongsville, OH Heart Health
Pepper Pike, OH Heart Health
University Heights, OH Heart Health
What's The Next Step?
Call To Schedule a 1-on-1 Consultation With Dr. Duffy or Dr. Johnson
Highland Wellness Center
5606 Wilson Mills Road
Highland Heights, Ohio 44143
440-449-1866
We Offer A Professional, Comfortable, Relaxed Environment! 
Applied Kinesiology
Functional Medicine
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Daniel Duffy, Jr.
Dr. Duffy Jr. was accepted into National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Illinois. Upon graduating in 1994 Dr. Duffy Jr. moved to the Northeast Ohio area to study with his father in the family clinic. Dr. Duffy Jr. is certified in Applied Kinesiology having over a thousand hours of basic and advanced study. He is a member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology, a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine, and has completed the Institute’s Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Course. Dr. Duffy has also completed his Fellowship in acupuncture through the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
Dr. Deborah Johnson
Dr. Deborah Johnson spent her undergraduate years studying Biology at Lewis University while excelling on the court playing NCAA Division II Basketball. After finishing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Johnson attended National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, Illinois. At National College of Chiropractic, Dr. Johnson discovered her passion for helping others achieve their optimal level of health. Dr. Johnson's special interests include Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine, Women's health, and is a certified Thermographer. She has completed over a thousand hours in basic and advanced study in Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Johnson is also a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and International College of Applied Kinesiology.
Contact Us
440-449-1866
Highland Wellness Center
5606 Wilson Mills Road
Highland Heights, Ohio 44143
Hours
Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
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