Integrative Cardiologist Advocates a New Prescription for Heart Health

Jan 21, 2014, 11:13 ET from Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology

"Most health care professionals are unaware of the potency of nutritional and lifestyle strategies—including the fact that a Mediterranean-style diet can reduce the risk of a heart attack by more than 70 percent. "

–Dr. Stephen Devries, Cardiologist and Executive Director, Gaples Institute

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to Dr. Devries, nutrition and natural approaches are not well addressed in medical training or practice. "Some surprising food and lifestyle choices, backed by recent studies, can make all the difference for heart health."


Dr. Devries welcomes press requests for expert opinion and background information regarding the prevention of heart disease.  He is highly regarded for his ability to effectively communicate heart health information to the public and has extensive experience with television, radio, and print media. For an immediate response for February Heart Health stories, please contact Dr. Devries through the Gaples Institute at

The Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology is a nonprofit 501c3 that provides free information and seminars to the public and to medical professionals on natural approaches to health, and how to incorporate them within the framework of conventional medicine. The nonprofit institute has no services or products for sale.

A distinguished advisory board supports the Gaples Institute. Its members include: Dr. Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health, Adele Simmons, former president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Dr. Andrew Weil, founder of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and other luminaries in medicine and business.

Dr. Devries brings extensive training in medicine and cardiology, along with 25 years of experience as a preventive cardiologist, to this mission. He continues to serve as an associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

SOURCE Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology