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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…familiar with the topic of electropollution and the potential dangers of cell phones and “WiFi,” check out previous blogs on the subject. And remember, if you are reading these blogs on your laptop, do NOT use it on your lap (near your abdominal organs), or have them plugged in while you are tethered…

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San Francisco To Pass Cell Phone Law

If you have been reading Dr. Sinatra's newsletters, e-letters, and blogs, you have been hearing his warnings about wireless communications and electro-pollution for over a year. And, most likely, you won’t be surprised to know that our family and friends are now feeding back to us breaking stories…

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Mammography in Controversy

…ultrasound, * digital mammography and MRI, and * thermography. Dr. Sinatra has addressed the benefits of thermography in newsletters, e-letters, and blogs, and I have had the simple test done myself. A form of infrared imaging used to detect heat, thermography can indicate the presence of inflammation…

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GMO Food Labeling: Is CT a Winner?

…comes to protecting New England’s local growers, and farmers in all states, we can all help. I’ve endorsed supporting local agriculture with my blogs on heart-healthy “farm stand dinners” that feature healthy, fresh produce—vegetables, fruits, and herbs—you can source from your own local farms…

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Women's Vitamin Needs

When it comes to nutritional needs, there really is a different between men's and women's nutrient needs. The first difference is that osteoporosis affects many more women than men, making women's vitamin needs different. The issue of vitamins for women isn’t something to take lightly, since bone…

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How Do You Know If You’re Getting Pure Olive Oil?

Including olive oil in your diet is certainly what I call a “Sinatra Smart” move for its many health benefits. But with all of the controversy about pure olive oils, how do you know if you’re buying pure extra virgin olive oil, or not? This is an olive oil dilemma I’ve faced myself. Years…

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Weed Killer and Pet Death

Recently, I was dismayed by what I saw in my own neighborhood. There were signs up all over a large grassy public area, announcing that weed killer for lawns had just been applied. That was worrisome enough for me, but seeing people walking their dogs all over that same area downright frightened me.…

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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

Statin medicaitons typically prescribed for reducing cholesterol have no impact on Lp(a) levels. In fact, a study involving these drugs showed an increase in Lp(a) levels! And therein lies the dilemma. While statin medications prescribed to help you attain healthy cholesterol can reduce LDL, they…

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Heart-Healthy Super Bowl Food

Regardless of which team you’re rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday—or whether you’re one who just watches the game for the incredible commercials and half-time show—I thought I would give you some heart-healthy snacks to enjoy during the game. Here are My Top 5 Heart-Healthy Super Bowl Foods…

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Rosemary to the Rescue

One of Dr. Sinatra’s safe at-home summer grilling tips is to always marinate your meat, fowl, or fish in the refrigerator, not the kitchen counter. Set aside any extra sauce you wish to use for basting before it touches the raw foods. We also follow the American Cancer Society warning to trim off…

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Breast Cancer Alert: Men Need to Be Careful, Too

When we think of October, we think cool nights, fall colors, Halloween, and more recently “Pinktober.” October is breast cancer awareness month, which is why you’ve been seeing more fundraising events, complete with pink ribbons, bracelets, tee shirts, and more. But what’s missing in the…

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Statin Drugs and Memory Loss

Many doctors fail to tell their patients that cholesterol-lowering statin medications cause memory loss, one of many statin drug side effects, and many patients never connect the dots themselves. In fact, I’m convinced that a lot of what we call “senior moments” is really a reaction to statin…

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5 Heart Healthy Recipes for Cooking Healthy With Vegetables

When it comes to summer dining, it’s easy to focus on the meats you’ll be putting on the grill. But for cooking healthy you want to balance that out with a healthy serving of vegetables. At this time of year it’s easy to find a huge number of delicious fresh veggies in the grocery store and…

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Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

Another cold and flu season is upon us and many areas of our country are being hit hard already. Even our son-in-law was one the many folks in Massachusetts who needed the help of antibiotics to fight off a flu-related complication. It was also devastating to hear about the 17-year-old athlete who…

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Grounding is Good for Pets, Too

Unless you’re brand new to me and my mission for integrative, optimum heart health, you’ll know that for that past year or so, I’ve been particularly excited about the discovery of Earthing, also called “grounding,” as a new treatment modality. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with…

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Secrets for Conquering Attention Deficit Disorder, Naturally

At this time of the year, children are back in school. This means the fun of getting new school supplies, reuniting with classmates, and the almost inevitable uptick of newly diagnosed cases of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you have a child,…

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Natural Pain Relief

For years, I’ve been telling my readers and my patients to avoid acetaminophen—especially the extra-strength variety—because of the potential for liver problems. I’ve also told them to avoid NSAIDs because of the potential for gastrointestinal bleeding, liver damage, and kidney dysfunction.…

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