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Cholesterol Is Not the Bad Guy

VIDEO: Cholesterol Is Not the Bad Guy

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Last Reviewed 12/19/2014

It's a myth that cholesterol is the bad guy when it comes to heart health, says Dr. Sinatra. Get the facts about this life-sustaining substance and find out who the bad actors really are! Watch the video now.

 

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How Low is Too Low for Blood Pressure?

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Last Reviewed 10/10/2014

When it comes to blood pressure, we often think about high blood pressure. But for some people, low blood pressure is a real issue. So, how low is too low when it comes to blood pressure? 

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Best Eating Plan for Heart Health

VIDEO: The Best Eating Plan for Heart Health

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Last Reviewed 02/16/2014

Eating a non-inflammatory diet is the best way to ensure your heart's health. Dr. Sinatra loves the Pan-Asian, Mediterranean diet, loaded with fresh fruits, low-glycemic vegetables like broccoli and chick peas, and migratory fish. Learn more about his heart healthy eating plan.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Broccoli

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Last Reviewed 10/22/2014

Broccoli makes the Sinatra's Super Foods list because it contains lots of phytonutrients that can protect against free radical damage that can cause cancer. Broccoli also contains heart-healthy magnesium, calcium and potassium to lower your blood pressure.

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Q&A: Recovery from Stroke

Q&A: Recovery from Stroke

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Last Reviewed 09/05/2014

Learn more about the natural, effective therapies that Dr. Stephen Sinatra suggests to aid his patients in recovery from stroke, even long after the event.

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Lower High Blood Pressure With Earthing

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

High blood pressure can be caused by hyperviscosity, or thick and sticky blood that moves slowly through the circulatory system. Research shows that the practice of Earthing (also called grounding) can thin the blood and help lower blood pressure.

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Annual Flu Shot Information & Natural Alternatives

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Last Reviewed 11/03/2014

To maintain heart health, you need to keep your immune system strong. But should your heart-health regimen include an annual flu shot? Dr. Sinatra recommends natural alternatives for boosting your immune system and avoiding the flu.

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Diastolic Dysfunction Treatment

Diastolic Dysfunction Treatment

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Last Reviewed 02/20/2014

Find out more about diastolic dysfunction symptoms from Dr. Stephen Sinatra, as well as your natural and effective diastolic dysfunction treatment options.

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The Heart Tests You Need

The Heart Tests You Need

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Last Reviewed 09/17/2014

Learn more about the array of cardiovascular diagnostics available, and which heart test Dr. Stephen Sinatra recommends for specific symptoms and conditions. 

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High Blood Pressure and Salt

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Last Reviewed 07/21/2014

One of the ways you can lower high blood pressure is by limiting how much salt you eat. Specifically, says Dr. Stephen Sinatra, you must be mindful of the “hidden” salt in prepared and packaged foods.

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Diet Soda Health Risks

Diet Soda Health Risks

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Last Reviewed 08/28/2014

Learn more about the diet soda health risks, including increased risk factors for stroke and heart attack, and what other actions you can take to lose weight.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Asparagus

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Last Reviewed 10/22/2014

Asparagus is a Sinatra's Super Foods because it's very heart-healthy. Asparagus is high in antioxidants, alpha-linoleic acid, and folic acid, all of which prevent clogged arteries.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Garlic

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Last Reviewed 10/22/2014

Garlic is a Sinatra's Super Foods because it is excellent for heart health. Garlic is a great natural blood thinner and it helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Cauliflower

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Last Reviewed 10/22/2014

Cauliflower is one of Sinatra's Super Foods because of its impressive array of cancer-fighting nutrients. Cauliflower is packed with phytonutrients that can protect agains the cell damage caused by free radical stress that can lead to cancer. Cauliflower also reduces inflammation in the body, which is the core cause of heart disease.

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Q&A: Addressing an Unidentified Arrhythmia

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Arrhythmia, or a rapid or irregular heartbeat, is a common occurrence—but it's also a clinically significant one. Here are some common causes of arrhythmia and the methods for diagnosing it.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Olive Oil

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Last Reviewed 10/22/2014

Olive oil is a Sinatra's Super Food because it is so heart-healthy. It's the oil's unique combination of healthy monounsaturated fats and powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols, both of which help to block the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which can lower your blood pressure.

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Q&A: Bypass Surgery: Do I Need It?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

You need bypass surgery when blocked arteries lead to an unsatisfactory quality of life or a high risk of heart attack. "Unsatisfactory" in this case means frequent bouts of angina or shortness of breath with minimal exertion.

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Key Nutrients for Vegetarians

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you’re one of the millions who follow a vegetarian diet—or are considering a change in that direction—it’s important to know that there is much more to being a vegetarian than simply excluding meat, fish, and fowl.

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Top Almond Health Benefits

Top Almond Health Benefits

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Last Reviewed 03/22/2014

Discover the numerous almond health benefits and how Dr. Stephen Sinatra recommends that his patients add these healthy nuts to their daily heart healthy diet.

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Isolated Systolic Hypertension

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Isolated systolic hypertension or ISH is when just the top number of your blood pressure reading is too high. The top number of your blood pressure reading reflects the systolic pressure, or the amount of pressure being generated when the heart is contracting.

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Heart Health and How to Lower Your Toxic Load

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Achieve optimal heart health by learning how to reduce your exposure to the environmental toxins that threaten a healthy heart. Quitting smoking, reading labels, and drinking filtered water will all lower your toxic load and promote heart health.

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What Is Cholesterol?

What is Cholesterol?

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Last Reviewed 09/30/2014

Learn from Dr. Sinatra what cholesterol is and what functions it performs in the body. Also discover the difference between HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.

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Silence Heals the Heart

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Simple meditation, done at 5- to 10-minute intervals during the day, can offset the chronic release of the hormone cortisol, which raises your blood pressure and contributes to heart disease and other cardiovascular problems.

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The Diet-Inflammation Connection

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Inflammation is now regarded as a leading contributor to illnesses ranging from hay fever and arthritis to diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. Monica Reinagel has done exhaustive research on the nutritional components of 1,600 common foods, and rated them according to scientifically validated factors related to inflammation.

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Sinatra's Super Foods: Salmon

Sinatra's Super Foods: Salmon

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Last Reviewed 10/22/2014

Learn why wild salmon is one of Dr. Sinatra's top-recommended Super Foods for heart health, helping to penetrate layers of cholesterol-laden plaque, soothing inflammation, and preventing blood-clotting deposits from lining coronary arteries.

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Is Low LDL Cholesterol a Problem?

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Last Reviewed 02/16/2014

Learn more about what happens if you have low LDL cholesterol, and how this could adversely affect your immune system and memory, and how to avoid this problem.

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