Dr. Stephen Sinatra

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 35 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.

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.

 

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 serious heart concerns or a comparatively simple problem like high blood pressure.

   

Unparalleled Credentials

  • 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

Many doctors are still prescribing cholesterol lowering statin drugs in record numbers. But 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. Taking steps to reduce inflammation—including eliminating dietary sugar—is the best way to protect yourself.

Dr. Sinatra was also one of the first to say that saturated fat is not the enemy. Instead, saturated fats help to raise your beneficial HDL cholesterol, improving your triglyceride/HDL ratio—a key marker of cardiovascular health. Plus, foods high in saturated fat also help to change your LDL cholesterol pattern, from small dense particles that can clog your arteries to large “fluffy” harmless LDL particles.

   

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and the Awesome Foursome

Dr. Sinatra was one of the first cardiologists to recognize the important healing power of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)—which sparks energy production in every cell of your body, including your heart. In fact, he personally met Fred Crane, the researcher who discovered it. He began using CoQ10 with his patients in the early 1980’s and has done extensive research on CoQ10 in rodent, human, and equine models including:

 

   

EMF Radiation and Your Health

He is one of the first to warn people about the serious health risks associated with electromagnetic fields (EMFs) exposure. EMFs are generated by everything from high-tension electrical wires, cell phones, and wireless networks to radios, televisions, and microwave ovens.

EMF’s can contribute to everything from agitation, to sleeplessness, irritability, and headaches. Plus, research shows that even a simple cordless phone can provoke irregular heartbeats, faster heart rates, and even increased blood pressure.

Dr. Sinatra has taken a proactive stance on electropollution. He serves on the Canada coalition Doctors for Safer Schools—a group that’s dedicated to keeping Wi-Fi out of the school system. He has also written and lectured extensively on Wi-Fi dangers.

   

Dr. Sinatra’s Written Works Include

  • His monthly newsletter Heart, Health & Nutrition which he published for more than 15 years.
  • More than a dozen books, including:
    • The Great Cholesterol Myth
    • The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook
    • Reverse Heart Disease Now
    • Heartbreak & Heart Disease
  • Contributions to numerous peer-reviewed medical journals:
    • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
    • Heart Disease
    • CT Medicine
    • Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation.

 

Media Appearances

  • The Dr. Oz Show
  • Eva Herr
  • The People’s Pharmacy
  • The Doctors
  • Your Health with Dr. Richard and Cindy Becker

Plus, he has produced several online webinars, including: