Stroke

High Salt + Low Potassium = A Dangerous Cause for High Blood Pressure

…potassium helps to protect against stroke-related deaths in people who have high blood pressure. They studied more than 43,000 men over an eight-year period and found that the men who consumed an average of 4.3 grams of potassium a day had a significant reduction in stroke risk compared to those who consumed…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…and waning circulation to the brain, small vessel disease, TIAS’s (transient ischemic attacks), and mini-strokes. The most common type is multi-infarct dementia; the result of several strokes. As a cardiologist, I’ve seen many cases of VaD because it’s more common in those with cardiac conditions…

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7 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables = 42% Lower Risk of Death?

…participants who reported eating seven servings of fruits and vegetables had 25% lower risk of dying from cancer, and a 31% reduced risk of death from a stroke or heart disease. Plus, vegetables are more protective than fruits. Those who reported eating 2-3 portions of vegetables a day had a 19% lower risk…

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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…"Do I need to see a heart doctor?" Sometimes the need to find a heart doctor (cardiologist) is clear. For example, if you have had a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiac event you will definitely need a cardiologist's care. But for many people the decision of whether to find a heart doctor, or let…

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Four Things You May Not Know About Salt Consumption

If you’re working hard to prevent heart attack and stroke, as well as the occurrence of other cardiovascular problems, you need to beware of the dangers associated with salt. As any decent doctor or holistic practitioner will tell you, having too much salt in your system can make it difficult for…

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Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…and reducing harmful Lp(a). But the report, based on the results of two recent studies, showed that high dose niacin failed to reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, and death. Plus, it caused serious side effects—including skeletal and gastrointestinal problems, as well as diabetes. These niacin…

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We Invite You to Share Your Story

…started a new exercise program, * Used dietary supplements and lifestyle changes to lower your blood pressure, * Bounced back from a heart attack or stroke, * Or achieved another important health milestone, big or small! To be featured on Dr. Sinatra's blog, just leave a comment below--with a brief description…

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Mercury Levels in Fish: Is It a Worry, or Not?

…recent analysis from Harvard researchers shows that the mercury level in fish eaten by Americans is not a significant contributor to heart disease, stroke, or overall cardiovascular disease in adults. Their research showed that the heart benefits far outweighed any risk. One potential reason for these…

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Pets for Heart Health

…a puppy, you can do this in your cupped hands. If the animal is larger, do this on a table or the ground.) Animals that respond quietly when you stroke their underside tend to be submissive and more trainable. Animals that squirm excessively, bite or claw at you, and try frantically to right themselves…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…should ask. First off, I would say that you should address some basic lifestyle issues that have been shown to increase risk of heart attack and stroke. For example, if you smoke, stop. If you're carrying some extra weight, lose 5 or 10 pounds. When you shop for food, choose items that are fresh, and…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…you soon. Electromagnetic disturbances can also push those people vulnerable to low respiratory sinus arrhythmia to develop cardiac, arrhythmia, stroke and sudden cardiac death. Electro-sensitive adults and children report cardiac arrhythmias as one of many symptoms they experience with exposure to…

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Reducing High Blood Pressure—The Top 5 Moments from My Webinar

…ventricle to thicken and lose their elasticity, increasing your chance of having heart failure. High blood pressure can also create vulnerability to stroke, angina (heart cramp), and kidney damage. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to reduce high blood pressure. 3. Many doctors treat just…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

…been all over the news. A study review published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that taking fish oil did not prevent heart attack or stroke survivors from having another cardiac event. One news headline read, “Fish Oil Delivers Few Heart Benefits, Study Finds.” This type of media hype…

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Ease Stress with Gifts that Give Back

Stress can be devastating to your heart. It causes your blood pressure levels to rise and increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. And, if you are like me, the mad dash around the holidays can be very stressful. Why not take some time to remember what the holiday season is supposed to be about?…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

Dr. Sinatra has long believed in the famous words of Hippocrates, the Greek physician of centuries past who is now recognized as the “Father of Medicine.” Hippocrates employed food to assist his patients in healing their physical ailments. With all our high-tech medical approaches and complex…

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Pets and Your Heart

…away when they can’t handle any more stimulation. This is a wonderful lesson that we can learn from. If you’re recovering from a heart attack or stroke, other cardiovascular problems, or any health crisis for that matter, use these lessons from the animal kingdom to reconnect with your intuition. If…

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