Dr. Mercola is a renowned physician, surgeon and natural health expert who writes on wellness topics. In this interview with Cardiologist Dr. Ramasamy from India, they address a topic that is near and dear to Sara Soulati.
The two physicians speak in this video about Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP), the field of alternative cardiovascular therapy that Soulati has worked in for 20+ years.
Dr. Mercola Supports EECP For Heart Therapy
Dr. Mercola expresses surprise for the benefits that EECP has on the body. With thousands of micro-vessels supplying the heart with blood during EECP, the benefit to cardiovascular health is intense. Dr. Ramasamy agrees during his discussion with Dr. Mercola.
EECP is far safer and less costly than heart bypass surgery, and when it is combined with lifestyle programs, the effect is amazing.
When someone lies on an EECP bed, three cuffs inflate and deflate around the calves, thighs and buttocks when the heart is either at rest of pumping. This squeezing mechanism circulates oxygenated blood from the lower extremities to the heart and all organs to rejuvenate the health of organs. At the same time, inflammation is reduced from the benefits of circulation.
Skeptical Cardiologists About EECP
Dr. Mercola mentions he learned about EECP in the mid ‘90s and he was skeptical at first. As he learned more about EECP, he also learned it is passive exercise. Dr. Mercola met Dr. Ramasamy at a cardiology meeting. They began their conversation about EECP combined with lifestyle changes as the best treatment protocol and alternative to open heart surgery for heart disease.
Sara Soulati Health for Life Program
Since 1996, Sara Soulati has worked in the field of EECP, longer than most in the U.S. Her work put her at bedside of hundreds of people suffering from chest pain, diabetes, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, stroke, and so much more. She started working with elite athletes to understand the effects of external counterpulsation on sports, and she applied her learning to other diseases.
Along the way, Sara launched the Sara Soulati Health for Life Program. This lifestyle program is a prevention and reversal of cardiovascular disease program. When combined with EECP at two California centers, Soulati’s program is a solution to people suffering from diseases of the heart and vascular system.
The Sara Soulati EECP Method was launched, as well, to address how EECP and plant-based nutrition positively effect disease, reduction in inflammation and increase in circulation during therapy.