About Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Dr. Stephen Sinatra is a highly respected and sought-after cardiologist whose integrative approach to treating cardiovascular disease has revitalized patients with even the most advanced forms of illness.
His expertise is grounded in more than 30 years of clinical practice, research, and study beginning as an attending physician at Manchester Memorial Hospital (Eastern Connecticut Health Network). His career there included nine years as chief of cardiology, 18 years as director of medical education, seven years as director of echocardiography, three years as director of cardiac rehabilitation, and one year as director of the weight reducing program. In 1987, Dr. Sinatra founded the New England Heart Center. Through it, he became a well-known advocate of combining conventional medical treatments for heart disease with complementary nutritional, anti-aging, and psychological therapies.
Dr. Sinatra’s written works include more than a dozen books, including The Great Cholesterol Myth, Reverse Heart Disease Now, and Heartbreak & Heart Disease, as well as dozens of contributions to peer-reviewed medical journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Heart Disease, CT Medicine, and the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. He also wrote the monthly newsletter Heart, Health & Nutrition for more than 15 years.
Integrative Therapies That Treat the Whole Person
Dr. Sinatra’s holistic treatment methods focus on reducing inflammation and maximizing the heart’s ability to produce and use energy. They include six all-natural core therapies, which Dr. Sinatra combines with select conventional treatments, based on individual needs. This best-of-both-worlds approach consistently results in the best possible patient outcomes—no matter whether a patient has advanced congestive heart failure or a comparatively simple problem like high blood pressure.
- Fellow, American College of Cardiology
- Fellow, American College of Nutrition
- Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Certified, Massachusetts Society of Bioenergetic Analysis
- Certified, American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine
Disease Risk and the Cholesterol Myth
The odds are good that you’re not realizing any benefit from that cholesterol medication you’re taking—because cholesterol is not a serious risk factor for heart disease. The real culprit is inflammation. Taking steps to reduce inflammation and regularly monitoring the blood markers associated with it are the best way to protect yourself.
The “Awesome Foursome”
To support and improve cardiovascular efficiency, Dr. Sinatra champions four nutrients that play key roles in how individual cells create and burn energy. He has seen that when you improve cell metabolism, you improve the overall function of individual cells. Collectively, better functioning cells mean that organs function better, the body’s systems are more efficient, and overall health improves. Cell metabolism is especially important for the heart, which burns more energy than any organ besides the brain.
Today Dr. Sinatra is active primarily as an author, speaker, and advisor for the research and development of nutritional supplements. He joined the Healthy Directions family of experts in 1995.
VIDEO: Learn More About Dr. Sinatra's Partnership With Healthy Directions