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Eating Organic: Don’t be Fooled by the Media Frenzy

…nearly three billion dollar enterprise is just twisting the evidence. * First off, the data they used is questionable. The researchers whittled 5,000 articles on organic foods down to 237 they decided were relevant, but only 17 were human studies, and only three had clinical outcomes. The other 223 studies…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

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 a tear to my eye. But what the author of that article

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Beware of Dry Cleaning Chemicals on Your Clothes

…stop before heading home, in order to limit our close quarter exposure to possible out-gassing. * Once home, we remove the plastic from the cleaned articles and air them out for a day or two in the garage or porch, with the doors left open.

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

Since 1992, more than 150 research articles have documented that EECP therapy does indeed work, and is particularly effective if you have far-advanced coronary artery disease and limited treatment options. I continue to be impressed that my EECP therapy patients report their angina symptoms to be lessened…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

…cardiovascular event, or a cardiovascular related death, in those who took fish oil versus a placebo. What they didn’t tell you is that more than 20,000 articles have supported the benefits of fish oil supplements for preventing heart disease. Plus, the researchers completely overlooked the GISSI prevention…

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Why You Need Vitamin Supplements

…for the Wall Street Journal. They carried an article that recapped all of the faulty research of the past few weeks (and the past few years, for that matter)—including the study on women and multivitamins and vitamin E and prostate cancer . The article builds a one-sided case when it comes to vitamin…

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Reflections on Labor Day and 9/11

…in a little over a week—I’m choked up by the memory of an article I read several years ago. The Wall Street Journal had reported that children who become newspaper carriers are at significant risk for injury, or even death. The article brought tears to my eyes because being a paper boy, as we were…

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Can a Flu Vaccine Stop Heart Disease?

…a British Medical Journal review of multiple studies relating to flu shot efficacy that concluded that shots have “little or no effect.” The article said most of the medical studies on the subject are poorly designed and contain many confusing factors and biases that make it difficult to determine…

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Lipoprotein(a) Cholesterol Guidelines

…trick. Learn More About Cholesterol Guidelines Lp(a) may still be a new blood component to many of you. Be sure to watch for an upcoming newsletter article on the seriousness of this risk factor. For other cholesterol guidelines, visit Dr. Sinatra's Web site. While there, don't forget to sign up for his…

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Breast Cancer Alert: Men Need to Be Careful, Too

…will recover with treatment. We commend our son. His way of coming to grips with his situation and o warn other men was to be interviewed for an article on the subject by Yale New Haven Hospital’s Centerpoint magazine after he’d recovered. Ours is to warn you so you will be more aware for yourself…

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Handheld Devices Are a Serious Radiation Exposure Risk for Children

…consumer disclosure.” I commend the AAP for taking this stance. Another Concern with Handheld Devices is “Digital Dementia” In her Huffington Post article, Rowan also pointed out that teens and young adults are developing a new condition called “digital dementia.” It’s a term used to describe a…

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Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity & Arrhythmia

…people—even kids—when they are in areas heavily laced with routers, cordless devices and Wi-Fi. Editor-in-Chief Eric Goldman addresses the subject in an article from Holistic Primary Care titled “Cordless Phone EMFs Trigger Heart Rhythm Abnormalities.” One reference he cites IS downright “provocative…

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Vacation Your Way to Better Health!

Recently, I saw an article about Americans and their vacations. While many other countries mandate four weeks of paid vacations (or more!), many Americans take one week of vacation or less. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the online travel site Expedia, 34% of employed Americans don’t even…

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Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

…groups. For Dr. Sinatra, this MacStatin concept represents junk science heaped on junk food. Maybe it’s medical politics. We can speculate that the article supporting this comical holistic notion—which appeared in the American Journal of Cardiology—may have been published because medical journals are…

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Is Yoga Safe?

…Afterward, they spoke at length about the need to modify or skip various poses in deference to the body. Call it irony, but the very next day an article came out in The New York Times called “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body”—speaking about the very same thing. So, is yoga safe? Yoga is very powerful…

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Lp(a) and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

…is a component of LDL or “bad” cholesterol and high levels of it in your blood can be a serious risk factor of heart disease. According to an article in the 1997 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Lp(a) cholesterol appears to regulate clot formation (thrombosis) and inhibit blood…

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Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation

…phone radiation. While hanging out in an airport bookstore this week, I noticed that Prevention Magazine (January 2010) devoted an entire 12-page article to the dangers of the electrosmog around us. On the same rack was Consumer Reports (January 2010), with a cover story on the best and worst cell phone…

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Is Red Meat Safe?

…However, moderation is key when eating any range-fed meat. A 3.5 ounce serving every other day is reasonable. As I discussed in a 2012 newsletter article about cutting back on red meat to lower your heart health risk, over-consumption of red meat is associated with a higher incidence of both heart disease…

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Are Teenagers Setting Themselves Up for Heart Disease?

If you have teenage children, or grandchildren, I hope you’ll help me share this important information… I recently read an article that said one in three college students has smoked hookah. Hookah is a blend of molasses, fruit, and tobacco that’s smoked through a water pipe. Since it has a more…

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Pets Help Heart Attack Survivors

…that part of my surrender to bring home a “messy“ puppy who’d need a lot of time had something to do with the research I had cited in that article: There is “research demonstrating how simply petting a dog can have positive physiological responses, not only for the dog, but also for the person…

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