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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

Is Red Meat Safe?

Is Red Meat Safe?

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Last Reviewed 03/27/2014

Learn more about a study in Nature Medicine that determined fat and cholesterol in red meat isn’t what causes cardiovascular risk, it’s the L-carnitine.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Enjoy the Benefits of DHA

Enjoy the Benefits of DHA

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Last Reviewed 02/24/2014

Learn more about the benefits of DHA, and how Dr. Stephen Sinatra believes that getting enough supplementation will promote eye, heart and brain health.

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Filed Under: Circulation

Is Your Heart Getting Enough Vitamin D?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Vitamin D isn't just important for your bone health; it's important for your heart health, too. A new study reveals just how much. Are you getting enough vitamin D in your diet? Find out how much you need to protect your heart.
 

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Filed Under: Heart Health

When a Good Deal Can Be a Really Bad Deal

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

I can’t tell you how many CoQ10 products didn’t have anywhere near the strength that the label stated. So, what can you do to ensure you’re getting high-quality CoQ10, or any supplement for that matter? 

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Women's Vitamin Needs

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Last Reviewed 06/16/2014

 Learn more from Dr. Sinatra about women's unique vitamin and nutrients needs to maintain optimum heart health and overall health.

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Filed Under: Women's Health

How Much Do You Love Your Heart?

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Last Reviewed 06/16/2014

If you’ve already been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you’ve undoubtedly been advised to evaluate your lifestyle and start exercising. You may have been told to consider psychotherapy to explore unexpressed or unrecognized emotions like anger, fear, and anxiety. 

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Filed Under: Blood Pressure

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

The Cardiovascular Benefits of Niacin

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Niacin occupies a central role in my supplement arsenal against arterial disease. That’s because it lowers smaller LDL cholesterol particles but, more importantly, it superbly raises larger HDL particles and also helps you to maintain a low triglycerides level.  Niacin also helps your body to manage the very dangerous cholesterol component, Lp(a).

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Filed Under: Nutrients and Additives

What Tumeric Does For Your Heart

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Tumeric's yellow color comes from curcumin—a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that’s been found to reduce the excess platelet aggregation that occurs in sticky, clot-forming blood. Curcumin also helps keep NF-kappa B, a protein complex involved in the body’s inflammatory reactions, in check.

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Filed Under: Food and Nutrition

Coenzyme Q10: Energy on Call

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Often called the “miracle nutrient” or the “universal antioxidant,” CoQ10 exists in the mitochondria—or power plants—of our cells, and scavenges and destroys free radicals that cause heart disease and other cardiovascular problems.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Combat Insulin Resistance

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes, can lead to weight gain and high blood pressure levels. You can combat insulin resistance by adhering to healthy cardiovascular nutrition and getting support from the right nutri­tional supplements.

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Filed Under: Food and Nutrition

Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

There are natural ways to lower blood pressure. They involve good cardiovascular nutrition, as well as simple lifestyle modifications and targeted supplementation. Lowering blood pressure naturally is possible, but it takes commitment and the willingness to make some changes.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Grape Juice, Red Wine, and Green Tea

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Resveratrol, commonly found in grapes and other plants, is being studied for its antioxidant properties and its ability to minimize cardiovascular problems. That’s why I encourage my patients to drink grape juice and red wine, both of which are made with grapes (in moderation, of course). You can also get resveratrol in supplement form. I recommend 2–5 mg of resveratrol daily. I also encourage my patients to drink flavonoid-rich green tea.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Grape Juice, Red Wine, and Green Tea

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Resveratrol, commonly found in grapes and other plants, is being studied for its antioxidant properties and its ability to minimize cardiovascular problems. That’s why I encourage my patients to drink grape juice and red wine, both of which are made with grapes (in moderation, of course). You can also get resveratrol in supplement form. I recommend 2–5 mg of resveratrol daily. I also encourage my patients to drink flavonoid-rich green tea.

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Filed Under: Food and Nutrition

Grape Juice, Red Wine, and Green Tea

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Resveratrol, commonly found in grapes and other plants, is being studied for its antioxidant properties and its ability to minimize cardiovascular problems. That’s why I encourage my patients to drink grape juice and red wine, both of which are made with grapes (in moderation, of course). You can also get resveratrol in supplement form. I recommend 2–5 mg of resveratrol daily. I also encourage my patients to drink flavonoid-rich green tea.

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Filed Under: Nutrients and Additives

Cardiovascular Problems Eased With D-Ribose

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

D-ribose supplies heart cells with energy and so much more.  It is a simple five-sided sugar that supports the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) levels in cardiac and skeletal muscle. ATP also aids the heart’s muscle contraction. The more it contracts, the more blood it accepts.

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Fight Heart Risk Factors With Nutraceutical Support

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Vitamin and mineral supplements are not substitutes for a proper diet, but even the rare American who eats a balanced diet does not get the amount of nutritionals needed to combat the toxins and heart risk factors that threaten his/her health. This is why it’s critical that you take a quality multivitamin/mineral supplement with antioxidants every day with your meals. It’s just smart cardiovascular nutrition.

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Eat Colorful Carotenoids

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you eat at least five to nine servings of fresh fruits and vegetables per day, you will, on average, take in enough carotenoids to meet your body’s needs. But this can be a challenge. That’s why it makes sense to take out additional “insurance” with supplements to be sure you’re giving your body the cardiovascular nutrition that it needs to help you avoid heart risk factors.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Prevent Cardiovascular Problems AND Alzheimers with CoQ10

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Dr. Sinatra tracked down emerging research showing that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)—a nutrient he already puts everyone but their brother on—had a preventative effect against Alzheimer’s in the animal model. He began to feel that maybe there’s a way we can steal some thunder from this avaricious disorder of the brain after all.

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Filed Under: Mood & Memory

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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Filed Under: Heart Health

Overcome Vitamin D Deficiency

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

You must have adequate vitamin D levels for optimum health. If you are already diagnosed with cardiovascular problems, you can prevent complications, and perhaps turn your condition on its tail, by addressing your vitamin D status. Ask your doctor to get a level if it hasn’t been done.

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Filed Under: Nutrients and Additives