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For Heart-Healthy Eating, Up Fats & Reduce Carbs

For Heart-Healthy Eating, Up Fats & Reduce Carbs

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Last Reviewed 09/05/2014

Discover why for heart-healthy eating Dr. Sinatra says sugar, not fats, is the real demon in heart disease. Plus, get a recipe for Vibrant Avocado and Veggie Salsa Collard wraps to put heart-healthy eating into action.

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GMO Food Labeling: Is CT a Winner?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Connecticut is the home state of my wife, six grown children, five of our ten grandchildren, and my former clinical practice. Plus, this month that same home state has been front and center in the headlines for  "unanimously" passing a GMO Labeling bill by a vote of with a unanimous 35-1 vote. But while that sounds like a victory, the fight is far from over...
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Filed Under: Nutrients and Additives

Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Brightly colored veggies get more attention than pale cauliflower, but it is packed with just as many health benefits like cancer protection and a good dose of vitamin C. Find out what else this super food can do.
 

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Adding seasoning to your food does more than add flavor. The right seasonings can reduce inflammation, balance your metabolism and give you an antioxidant boost. See which 10 heart healthy seasonings you should have in your kitchen right now.
 

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Mood-Boosting Foods

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

When you're feeling stressed or blue, some foods just make you feel better. But they aren't all good for you. Discover the healthiest foods for boosting your mood.

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The Health Benefits of Onions

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Last Reviewed 04/16/2014

Discover the health benefits of onions in staving off heart disease, and the best recipes to incorporate onions into your diet, as suggested by Dr. Sinatra.

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Filed Under: Super Foods

The Health Benefits of Watermelon

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Last Reviewed 06/17/2014

Discover from Dr. Stephen Sinatra the health benefits of watermelon, an antioxidant-rich fruit that quenches inflammation, the underlying culprit of heart disease, along with diabetes, colon cancer, arthritis, and asthma.

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Fish: The Wonder Food

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

I have followed the research on fish as a cardio-protective and anti-aging agent for 30 years, and it is a cornerstone of my eating plan for optimal health.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

The Heart-Brain Connection

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Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

The largest vessel to emerge from the left ventricle is your aorta, and it has two major arteries—the carotids, which branch and send blood directly to the brain. That's why, when dealing with any arrest of the heartbeat, we know that the brain is the first body organ to feel the pinch in blood flow.

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Vitamin K2 & It’s Benefits

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Last Reviewed 03/27/2014

Find why Dr. Stephen Sinatra recommends that his patients eat Japanese natto for its Vitamin K2 benefits, which promote a healthy cardiovascular system.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Rosemary to the Rescue

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Rosemary helps to prevent the buildup of toxic carcinogens in the meats and even contains compounds that prevent skin cancers. It’s also a great antioxidant.

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Cardiovascular Nutrition for Kids

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Here’s a great recipe for those of you with kids in your life, but not necessarily in your home. Kids can make these with you, then take them home and to school.

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Improve Blood Circulation with Bioflavonoids

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Grape juice, like red wine, can help prevent blood clots and improve blood circulation.  Resveratrol, commonly found in grapes and other plants, is being studied for its antioxidant properties and its ability to minimize cardiovascular problems.  The “Dr. Sinatra recommended dosage” of Resveratrol is 2–5 mg daily.

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Cooking for Cancer

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Rebecca Katz, author of The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, believes that “a grounding activity such as cooking and eating well can provide more than nourishment; it can offer a huge psychological boost.”

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Cancer-Fighting Kitchen Book Review

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

It’s not usual that I feel compelled to write a book review, let alone one about nutrition. But I have come across one that is such a real winner for helping folks deal with the day-to-day aspects of cancer treatment, that it makes a great resource.

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