Dr. Stephen Hussey MS, DC is a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner. He attained both his doctorate of chiropractic and master’s in human nutrition and functional medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. In addition to his work in clinical practice, he is a health consultant, speaker and the author of two books on health: The Health Evolution: Why Understanding Evolution is the Key to Vibrant Health and Understanding The Heart: Surprising Insights into the Evolutionary Origins of Heart Disease - And Why It Matters. Dr. Hussey guides clients from around the world back to health by using the latest research and health attaining strategies. In his down time, he likes to be outdoors, play sports, read, write and travel.
CARDIAC METABOLISM: WHY CANCER OF THE HEART IS SO RARE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
In learning what makes a tissue or organ healthy, it is important to understand what ailments or diseases it is most susceptible to. Just as important is to understand why an organ or tissue may exhibit resilience to a certain disease. Despite growing rates of cancer, the heart remains one of the rarest sites for cancer to occur, especially as a primary tumor. A look at some of the unique characteristics of the heart, like its special metabolism, help shed light on why the heart resists cancer as well as provides strategies we can implement to keep our hearts healthy.