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What would you recommend?

Charles is a 53-year-old male Veteran who has a history of PTSD, anxiety, hypertension, GERD, dyslipidemia, statin intolerance, smoking for 33 years (1 pack per day), and insomnia. On his Personal Health Inventory (PHI), Charles rates himself a 2 out of 5 for his overall physical well-being and a 2 for overall mental and emotional well-being. When asked what matters most to him and why he wants to be healthy, Richard responds that he would like to improve his relationship with his wife.

What would you tell Charles and how would you implement a Whole Health approach to care?

Our Heart Health overview provides additional information about Charles and shows how getting enough sleep, eating healthy through a Mediterranean or DASH diet, and incorporating dietary supplements such as vitamin D and magnesium can improve heart health. We also offer Whole Health tools on specific topics related to heart health below.