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Pets for Heart Health

During a medical conference lecture I gave years ago, one of the doctors in the audience asked whether I had any experience with the healing benefits of pets. Although I couldn't quantify the degree of benefit, I said that, over the years, many patients have told me how comforting their pets have…

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A Healthy Heart Diet Should Not Include High Fructose Corn Syrup

The other day, I was talking to a friend who was sipping a regular soda loaded with high fructose corn syrup. He said he knew high fructose corn syrup is bad and shouldn't be part of a healthy heart diet. But he didn’t know exactly why. Many people are in that same boat. They hear high fructose…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

As you may remember, last week I wrote a blog called 5 Things Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You. In that blog, I invited readers to ask any cardiology questions they had—and I’ll be answering all of them in future blog posts. Today, I wanted to answer a question asked by Melanie. She wrote, “Dr…

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For Weight Loss, Eat More Fat?

For years, fats—including butter and red meat—have been demonized. But what scientists have found is that sugar, not saturated fats, is the enemy when it comes to heart health. In fact, I’ve recently changed my dietary recommendations, encouraging people to up their fat intake and reduce the…

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We Invite You to Share Your Story

As some of you may remember, earlier this week Dr. Sinatra shared a story on his blog from a reader who wrote: "Statins put my dad in a nursing home..." As this reader wrote, "When my doctor suggested that I may need to take a statin, I said NO WAY! He was taken aback by that. Through dietary changes…

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What The Best Multivitamins for Men Include

Some of you will remember my recent blog, Men and Women Aren’t Equal When it Comes to Vitamins. In that blog I talked about the nutrients women need, and today I want to focus on multivitamins for men. One of the biggest areas many multivitamins for men overlook is the need for prostate protection…

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Treating Low Ejection Fraction

Several months ago, I posted a blog defining ejection fraction. I am thrilled that it has been helpful! I recently had a blog reader ask a great question about low ejection fraction and wanted to post the answer: "I had a heart attack five years ago and a stent placed. All of my blood work is normal…

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Heart Healthy Grilled Watermelon Salad

…menu—grilled watermelon salad. So, I said to Jan, “You can grill watermelon? Where have I been? Let’s give it a try!” As you may recall from my blog on the health perks of watermelon, it’s an extremely heart-healthy food, rich in antioxidants like vitamins A & C, potassium, B vitamins, magnesium…

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

Since I wrote my earlier blog on Alzheimer's, my mother-in-law's mental status had changed so abruptly that we needed to hospitalize her to rule out a stroke or low heart rate. While she was surprisingly hypertensive on admission and her heart rate low enough to validate a pacemaker, her failing memory…

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Open Your Heart to Gratitude and Love

…Lock In techniques are approaches I personally use and recommend to patients, friends, and family. I will discuss these techniques in an upcoming blog, but for now, I'll share the story of the whale unedited with you, as there is nothing as rich as the version going around the Internet. And I wish…

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Helping Your Pet to Live a Long, Healthy Life

…like boswellia and curcumin. Plus, for those of you who have (or know someone who has) recently lost a pet, I’d like to link you over to an earlier blog about losing a pet called "The Rainbow Bridge." This hope-filled tribute continues to comfort my family, and all those with whom we share it. There’s…

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Give Thanks for Your Heart

…my health, my job, so much more, and last but not least, you. I thank you for the trust you place in me. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and for considering my advice. I take my responsibility to you very seriously and nothing would make me happier than knowing that I’m helping you…

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How to Naturally Boost Testosterone Levels for Better Heart Health

…a naturopathic doctor, has quite a bit of experience in helping men to raise their testosterone levels naturally. So, I asked him to write today's blog and share this important information with you. —Dr. Stephen Sinatra As a cardiologist, my dad Dr. Stephen Sinatra has been very concerned about the…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

Today, I’m pleased to welcome a guest blog from a long-time colleague of mine, Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman. For those of you who don’t know her, she’s a highly respected health pioneer, and an award-winning author of more 30 books, including the book Zapped about EMF exposure. I highly respect her…

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