Stroke

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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High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

…levels of HDL cholesterol. Researchers believe that higher HDL cholesterol may also protect against Alzheimer’s because it reduces your risk of stroke, and may also help prevent amyloid-ß proteins from accumulating in the brain. Other ways to increase HDL blood levels include: * smoking cessation…

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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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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…a good time to address a sticky question that many people don’t want to ask, whether you can safely engage in intimacy after a heart attack or stroke. While sudden death from intimacy is rare, many of my cardiac patients have said they felt vulnerable about their heart. In fact, it's a common fear…

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I'm a Hoosier at Heart

…if you can learn to recognize the triggers of your stress and defuse them, you will be less prone to angina, irregular heartbeat, heart attack and stroke, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular problems. That’s where your favorite movie comes in. Movies allow you to feel fear, get outraged,…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…it’s your turn: What do you think about this research on the effects and benefits of L-carnitine? You May Also Be Interested In * How to Sidestep a Stroke * Cholesterol Education of the Right Kind REFERENCE Martin FP, et al. Probiotic modulation of symbiotic gut microbial-host metabolic interactions in…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…American women are five times more likely to develop heart disease than breast cancer. And, sadly, cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke kill more women annually than any other illness—including all the cancers combined. Clearly, we all need to support any cause that raises awareness…

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Controlling High Blood Pressure Levels

Uncontrolled high blood pressure levels (or hypertension) are a leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Often, there are no symptoms, which is why hypertension is called the “silent killer.” You may not know you have it unless you have your blood pressure checked regularly. What Do Blood…

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Treating Your Feet Can Help Your Heart

…Rouleaux formation indicates clumpy, sticky blood and increased blood viscosity, a risk factor for cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack and stroke. The post-foot bath blood analysis revealed red blood cells that were not sticking together; they were flowing freely in the microscopic field. Mildly…

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Walking Club Check-In: 10 Reasons to Walk!

…that nearly 30 percent of adults aged 18 and older reported being inactive. 2. It will reduce your risk of cancer. 3. You'll minimize your risk for stroke. 4. You'll improve arthritis symptoms. Increased muscle strength restores range of motion and flexibility and reduces pain. 5. You'll slim down. When…

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5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event

…to join a gym to improve your heart health, unless you want to. Walking just one mile, or more, a day improves your heart health, minimizes your stroke risk, and improves your blood pressure and blood sugar. Plus, it helps you shed unwanted pounds. 5. Discharge harmful electro-pollution with earthing…

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Vitamin K2 & It’s Benefits

…fibrinolytic enzyme called nattokinase, which is reported to reduce/prevent blood clots. The nattokinase is why some people eat it for both heart attack and stroke prevention. Specifically, nattokinase has natural anticoagulant properties, as well as the ability to lower blood pressure levels. It can take a while…

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Fight Heart Risk Factors With Nutraceutical Support

…, there are some key nutritional allies that reduce your risk for many of the cardiovascular problems out there today, including heart attack and stroke. For example, taking the right supplements is one of the best natural ways to lower blood pressure levels, improve poor blood circulation, and maintain…

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