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Science Shows April Fool's Day Can Benefit Your Heart

…cardiology and medicine in general. Cousins championed “holistic medicine” before most of us knew what that term meant. He was convinced our emotions played a critical role in combating physical disease in the body, and he explored the mind-body approach in his own research. Plus, what made his…

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The Heart Health Power of Optimism

For years, I’ve written about the healing power of the mind. Our emotions definitely have a profound impact on our health. So, I wasn’t surprised to read new findings from a team of Harvard researchers who found that optimism and joy can protect your heart—actually lowering the risk of strokes…

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Neighborly Ties Are Good for Your Health

…local neighbors can make all the difference. How about you? Has a neighbor made a difference in your life? You may also be interested in: * Your Emotions and Your Health * My Take On Heartbreak

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…determining your risk for future cardiac events. As you probably know, your heart rate is not fixed. It fluctuates with physical activity and your emotions, as well as time of day, drugs, foods and food additives you may be exposed to, and even electropollution. In this way, your heart rate is dynamic…

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I'm a Hoosier at Heart

…receive from the movie. I have yet to watch it and not cry. In fact, I think there are times I am drawn to the movie just for the emotional release. Letting go emotionally is not just good for your soul, it’s great for your heart too. As I’ve written time and time again (and as I explain on the video…

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Stress is a Killer

…house had started smoking and she became emotionally upset about it. Within a few minutes she became confused. Then she collapsed to the floor. The same thing can happen to us if we don’t deal with stressors effectively. But if you can recognize your emotional issues and deal with them, you’ll become…

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High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

…free radical activity in the body generally increases as we age, due to longer-term exposure to nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins, and emotional stress. Not to oversimplify a complex disease like Alzheimer’s, but reducing free radical and other inflammatory activity as much as you can is…

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How to Naturally Boost Testosterone Levels for Better Heart Health

…. Now it's your turn: Have you had your testosterone levels tested? You May Also Be Interested In * When It Comes to Heart Issues, Mean Can Feel Emotional * Using an L-Arginine Supplement for Impotence Treatment Resources * Muraleedharan V et al. Clinical Endocrinology. * Aversa A et al. IJC Metabolic…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…angry cool down before exercising. Heart Health Mistake #4: Stifling Sadness. Crying is a great release, it heals the heart. So don’t stifle that emotion. Crying will release the heartbreak that most all of us have. If, like me, you don’t cry easily, then try watching a movie that may “move you to…

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9 Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Levels

…, hypertension and suicide. Those who prayed even lived longer than those who did not. * Rev Up Your Activity: Exercise provides enormous mental/emotional benefits and can improve your state of mind. It doesn’t take much to get results—some regular walking can beat back depression and anxiety. If…

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Relax to Prevent High Blood Pressure

…taking BP if the patient rushed to my office, especially if he or she was caught in traffic, if the outside temperature is very cold or if some emotional stress issues are ongoing. Even a cup of coffee just prior to the test can change the data. What do your high blood pressure readings tell you? Readings…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

…Dr. Sinatra thinks Somers’ book is a strong message to women that when it comes to breast cancer, you’ve got to treat physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of the illness. He also personally knows many of the other experts in Knockout, and that many of their recommended alternative therapies do…

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A Hidden Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death

…. Acupuncture or visiting a chiropractor can also help. * Exercise helps to relieve stress and tension, and promote circulation and physical and emotional healing through the body. * Look for opportunities to connect with others, whether it's making time to visit with your neighbors, volunteering in…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

Some of you may have seen the same New York Times article I did this weekend, about a teenager who bought a green tea supplement for “fat burning” and ended up with severe liver damage. Now he’s waiting for a liver transplant. That article certainly provoked a lot of emotion—it even brought…

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Breast Cancer Alert: Men Need to Be Careful, Too

…women do in terms of grappling with what “IDC in situ” would all mean for him, his wife, and his young family. As parents, we jumped on that emotional rollercoaster that’s all too familiar to parents all over the world in the same situation. Luckily, our son had had a recognizable symptom that…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…need blood pressure management with medication, be sure to follow instructions carefully. I'd also like to point out that it’s important to avoid emotional stress because of a case I had years ago. Imagine being coldheartedly ordered by your boss to fire your favorite employee, and then having to drive…

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My Advice to the Presidential Candidates—and to You

…must the candidates (and their families) be going through? Never-ending media appearances, frequent travel, meals on the run, and dealing with the emotional impact of it all must be causing a great deal of stress and anxiety for them all. Not only is stress an uncomfortable feeling, it can also be quite…

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Give Thanks for Your Heart

…Probably not often enough. But having an “attitude of gratitude,” which is what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about, is important to your emotional and physical health. It filters how you see the world and creates within you an atmosphere that fosters happiness and healing. Plus, an attitude of…

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Walking Club Check-In: 10 Reasons to Walk!

…Not only will you fall asleep more quickly and sleep more deeply, your concentration and memory will improve and you'll stay on a more even keel emotionally. 10. You'll feel more amorous. Exercise not only increases growth hormone, a potent anti-aging hormone, it also improves body image, making you feel…

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A Special Heart-Felt Mother's Day Message

…mother gave to me. Many people don’t think of it this way, but Mother’s Day is in many ways a holiday of the heart. Letting yourself feel those emotional connections to the ones you love speeds the heart and makes it pump more forcefully. But you won’t hear anyone complain to their doctor about it…

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The Health Perks of Yoga & An Invite to Kripalu 2013

…-energetic psychotherapy harnesses the power of yoga to address muscular tension, or body armoring that has arisen from long-standing, suppressed emotional conflicts, also referred to as “energy blocks.” Both yoga and bioenergetic psychotherapy improve the flow of energy head-to-toe, particularly…

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When You’re the Caregiver, Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself

…. Being a caregiver for your parent or your spouse—or even a child with special needs— requires enormous planning. It also involves a lot of emotional upheaval that most of us are not fully prepared to deal with. Watching someone develop dementia is a sad process, and often the patients themselves…

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