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How to Naturally Boost Testosterone Levels for Better Heart Health

…levels concern me as well. If left untreated, low testosterone levels can contribute to everything from coronary artery disease, to strokes, and heart failure. What exactly is testosterone? Testosterone is a steroid hormone produced in the testes. Testosterone supports strong bones, muscle mass, mood,…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…those who had both CVD and ED were 1.6 times more likely to experience cardiovascular death, heart attack, stroke, and hospitalization due to heart failure. Any man who sees a physician with complaints of ED should also get a full cardiovascular workup. Vascular disease is not limited to the coronary…

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Why the Benefits of CoQ10 Can Literally Save Your Life

…Phenomenon. From that point on, CoQ10 became my top go-to nutrient for treating heart patients. CoQ10 Benefits Include Helping Everything from Heart Failure to Arrhythmia What exactly is CoQ10? It’s a fat-soluble compound that that sparks energy in every cell of your body, including your heart. Plus…

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You Can Think Your Way to Better Heart Health, Quite Literally

…mind is Frank who traveled all the way from Florida to New England to visit my cardiology practice. At the time he was quite frail and had severe heart failure, and a parathyroid disorder. His own doctors had told him to get his affairs in order since they believed he didn’t have much time to live. When…

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Avandia and Your Heart

…what I think, my answer is that as long as there is any whiff of danger—and there is question about an increased risk for both heart attack and heart failure in those taking Avandia—then the potential risks out-trump the benefits. It’s just a no-brainer. Why put yourself in harm’s way if there is…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…ate his fill of canned ham (packed with salt) on Easter Sunday. The next day he was in the emergency room with a hypertensive crisis and acute heart failure. His heart just couldn’t handle the large amount of salt he had consumed. His was an extraordinary situation, but it underscores the need to be…

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Improved Energy: One of the Top Benefits of CoQ10

…that the real cause of the problem is a CoQ10 deficiency. One of the most serious heart conditions caused by a CoQ10 deficiency is congestive heart failure.That's why taking CoQ10 is one of the most effective natural remedies for heart disease. What is the Best CoQ10 Dosage to Take? Dietary sources…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…the tachycardia turned into deadly fibrillation, as it often does. These situations are particularly dangerous among patients with congestive heart failure or who have cardiomyopathy, where the heart muscle becomes inflamed, dilated, and doesn’t pump well or where the left ventricle is dilated.

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EECP for Cardiovascular Health

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a therapy for treating angina and congestive heart failure. It offers hope to those with advanced coronary artery disease who can’t undergo bypass surgery. Here's how it works... The physiology of EECP is similar to that of the intra-aortic balloon pump…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…In fact, 50% of the time high blood pressure is the cause. But it can also happen in people with arteriosclerosis, valvular disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker therapy. The classic signs of VaD are slowed thinking, memory problems, confusion that often worsens at night…

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Learn the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

…extremely high or low heart rates), can place a considerable strain on your heart. Occasionally, this can lead to a heart attack or congestive heart failure. There is also a risk that blood clots may form in the fibrillating atria. This can lead to the most dreaded complication of AF: stroke. So, to…

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Helping Your Pet to Live a Long, Healthy Life

…once my healthy dogs were over the age of 10. The combination visibly enhanced their physical energy, and none of them had heart failure. If your pet does have heart failure, try a sprinkle of d-ribose in their water. Plus, for my dog Charlie who had joint issues, I used natural canine products to…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra: Summer Workshop at Kripalu Yoga Center

…received, generated, and transmitted on a cellular level. Like a battery, the body’s energy charge must be maintained. He came to visualize heart failure as the result of a literally “energy-starved heart.” Then, he started looking at other situations, such as cancer, in terms of cellular energy…

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Undo the Side Effects of Statins

…Lipitor or the many others—are middle aged men with coronary artery disease. For everyone else, statins may actually be raising the incidence of heart failure because they deplete the body of CoQ10, a biochemical that’s critical to heart health. But that said, many doctors prescribe statins every day…

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Heartfelt Lessons from an American Legend

…(an embolism) and gets lodged causing a heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or clogging of a graft. Kidney failure and congestive heart failure can also result. What are the takeaway lessons for you? * Prevention is always your best defense. After over two decades practicing integrative…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…also the most common nutrient deficiencies we see. The mineral is often “used up” and thus depleted in patients with: * Diabetes * Congestive heart failure * Atherosclerosis * Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart muscle disease * Hheart attack * Sudden cardiac death…

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L-Carnitine Benefits Hold the Key to Good Health

…benefits include whole milk, mushrooms, bread, avocado, raw eggs, and carrots. I’ve seen severe deficiencies among vegetarian patients with heart failure or extreme fatigue. So, for these people, supplementing with 250 to 500 mg of L-carnitine has always made a positive difference in the number of…

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Why Statins Are Dangerous

…who should be on statins are men over 50 who have coronary artery disease. For everyone else, statins may actually be raising the incidence of heart failure because they deplete the body of CoQ10—a biochemical that’s critical to heart health. Recently, I wrote a blog about statins and memory loss…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…reason I began formulating supplements is because they’re some of the best weapons we have to treat cardiac conditions like angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias. In fact, I’ve seen the lab work for thousands of people documenting their nutrient deficiencies…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…After two prior coronary artery bypass surgeries, “Ben” wasn’t a candidate for a third, despite his problems with angina and congestive heart failure. At the end of the road in terms of traditional treatments, I suggested he try EECP therapy. Unfortunately, Ben’s premature ventricular ectopic…

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Is Red Meat Safe?

…addition, there are multiple human studies confirming the benefits of L-carnitine in documented heart disease, i.e. heart attack, angina, congestive heart failure, and atherosclerotic vessels. The researchers raise the issue of TMAO concentrations, which does deserve further investigation. The connection between…

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Winter Survival for Your Body and Mind

…lecturing from Friday evening through Sunday midday on heart disease prevention and treatment, the growing epidemic of diastolic dysfunction, heart failure, and how vibrations and frequencies affect the body. I’ll also be sharing content from my new book, The Great Cholesterol Myth. There will also…

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Testosterone Levels and Cardiovascular Health

…including metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance), oxidative stress, and clotting. Therapy for high testosterone levels has also been found to improve heart failure, angina and diabetes, but supplementing can be tricky. If you are interested in pursuing it, I highly recommend you do so with an experienced anti…

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The Health Benefits of Saunas

…that temperature and duration. (In fact, my sauna even has a CD player for my “Zen” music.) Those with high blood pressure and congestive heart failure can experience the health benefits of saunas, but should do at lower temperatures and for very short time periods (5-10 minutes). I purchased the…

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The Side Effects of Statin Drugs

…these statin medications could lead to diastolic dysfunction and, subsequently, congestive heart failure. Research appears to verify the connection between statins, depletion of CoQ10 and congestive heart failure. I would never take a statin without the added insurance of supplemental CoQ10. Anyone taking…

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CoQ10 Facts: What You Should Know

…needs to take CoQ10. His answer, “You don’t need it.” Here Are a Few CoQ10 Facts Your Doctor Should Be Telling Patients: * Many cases of heart failure are actually a lack of CoQ10. CoQ10 sparks energy in every cell of your body, including your heart which is your body’s largest energy user. Without…

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Treating Low Ejection Fraction

…Phase III is for people who are more stable). On the supplement front, Dr. Sinatra encourages people with low ejection fractions (with or without heart failure) to take what he calls his Awesome Foursome to build up ATP reserves. Supplements for Low Ejection Fraction * CoEnzyme Q10: 100mg 3 times daily…

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Cardiovascular Problems Eased With D-Ribose

…its cohorts CoQ10 and L-carnitine, D-ribose can be instrumental in treating a myriad of cardiovascular problems including arrhythmia, angina, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, statin-induced myalgia, and the rescue of any muscle tissue that is starving for oxygen. It also helps to reduce many…

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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…more than two episodes of AF a year is to take Coumadin. If you have fewer episodes of AF and no other health problems like diabetes, congestive heart failure, leaking heart valves or an enlarged heart, aspirin is a second choice. Finally, I want to mention that you never want to discontinue any medication…

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