Integrative partnership between health professionals over leading medical model

Health professional integration continues to evolve and break down the barriers of   heart attacks, ischemic strokes and diabetes prevention as a result of the Bale/Doneen Method.

The Bale/Doneen Method: preventing the unknown

A selection of health professionals has elected to further their education with the superior training of the Bale/Doneen Method.  The early detection and education of disease will drive the best chances to halt, and even reverse the progression of many terminal conditions. Combining the science of disease detection and pioneering medical treatments is changing the face of health today.

The foundation of The Bale/Doneen Method is research, treatment and training to progress the shift in cardiovascular disease prevention. The Bale/Doneen Method goes beyond the common known causes of heart conditions such as cholesterol, and blood pressure. Instead, focuses on the genetic links and other unfamiliar factors that contribute to developing these conditions.

The Bale/Doneen Method and oral health

The Bale/Doneen Method removes the historical disjunction between medicine and dentistry in education and practice for a common goal.

Integrative partnerships between medicine and dentistry on a global basis are evolving around the belief that the effects of heart attacks, strokes, and Type 2 diabetes can be avoided.  The Bale/Doneen Method addresses the key, underlying biological issues of atherosclerosis, with research and treatment outcomes supporting these reports.

Co-founder, Amy Doneen, DNP, ARNP, discusses the concern for another rarely regarded cause of cardiovascular disease, like periodontal disease. “You can get tested for bacteria that hide within our gum lines that can create vascular inflammation.” As well as this, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is closely linked to vascular inflammation and regarded as another cause.

Dr. Steve Acker and Elite Dental of Staten Island

Elite Dental of Staten Island, principal dentist Dr. Acker, advanced his education with The Bale/Doneen Method to further understand the link between oral care and total body health. With his highly advanced training and partnership with other leading medical professionals, Dr Acker, hopes to work toward the prevention of heart attacks, ischemic strokes and diabetes for patients.

Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

While a comprehensive test will provide a more precise assessment, any combination of these risk factors may indicate increased chance for heart attack, stroke or diabetes.

  • personal or family history of cardiovascular disease
  • personal or family history of heart attack, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes
  • diabetes ( a risk factor for heart attack and stroke)
  • gestational diabetes
  • elevated cholesterol
  • nicotine use in any form
  • secondary exposure to nicotine use (such as second-hand smoke)
  • psychosocial issues such as depression, anxiety, or stress
  • high blood pressure
  • abdominal obesity
  • sleep problems
  • age (men over 40 and women over 50)
  • gum disease
  • erectile dysfunction
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • lupus
  • psoriasis
  • migraine headaches
  • gout
  • polycystic ovaries
  • hirsutism (facial hair growth in women)
  • oligomenorrhea (changes in menstrual cycles)
  • Hispanic or African-American descent
  • osteoporosis
  • pre-eclampsia
  • breast cancer treatment

Visit your medical practitioner for a more thorough evaluation of your risk of disease or learn more at Bale/Doneen Method. If you would like to learn more about the links to oral health or to book an appointment with Elite Dental, please contact us on 03 9449 1211 or online.


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