Asthma

Women: Get the Benefits of Fish for Your Heart Health

…cancer; * easing depression; * stabilizing coronary artery plaque to prevent rupture; and * improving a whole host of medical conditions, including asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, ADD, and more. For now, I'd like to focus on the benefits of fish for women's heart health. One 2004 study documented…

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Beta Blockers 101

…that you’re following a good cardiovascular nutrition plan and doing what you can on your own to reduce your heart risk factors. Note: If you have asthma, you should not take beta blockers because they can lead to broncospasm in asthmatics. Beta blockers should also be avoided by people who suffer from…

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The Health Benefits of Watermelon

…The health benefits of watermelon include quenching inflammation, an underlying culprit in heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, arthritis, and asthma. How to make Watermelon Delight: Fill up a blender with chunks of chilled watermelon. Add water (either filtered, bottle, or fresh spring) until the…

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6 Ways to Get Natural Allergy Relief

…allergies. For those of you who, like me, have seasonal allergies that can move quickly into asthma, use this foundation. Sneezing, itchy eyes and watery noses are annoying. But they are not life threatening. But asthma is different, and can deteriorate to a highly reactive and constrictive airway situation…

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Dangers of Mobile Phone Radiation

Those of you who follow my newsletter or hear me lecture know that I am very bullish on the dangers of wireless technologies in general, and cell phone radiation risks in particular. It’s my personal belief that we’ll soon have the science to defend legitimate concerns that what we cannot see…

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How Dangerous is Your Bathroom?

…physical dilemmas ranging from cancer to infertility. We have long known that fragrances in perfumes, hair sprays, and even some skin creams can trigger asthma and other lung issues for those who are environmentally sensitive. Dr. Sinatra and I have even seen cases where a cardiac arrhythmia was provoked by…

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Secondhand Smoke Hurts Your Pets

…poisoning is toxic. According to this literature, cats living with smoking owners have double the rate of feline leukemia, more breathing problems like asthma, and higher rates of oral cancers (when cats lick their smoke-laden fur, grooming themselves delivers toxins to the mouth). Dogs cohabitating with…

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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…should consider asking your doctor to test your homocysteine levels. Finally, if you take drugs that tend to elevate homocysteine—theophylline (for asthma), methotrexate (for cancer or arthritis), or L-dopa (for Parkinson’s)—you should be tested. My Sinatra Smart Zone recommendation for an optimal…

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Common Side Effects of Beta Blockers

…Dizziness * Depression * Flu-like symptoms An additional side effect of beta blockers is depleted CoQ10, and should not be used by patients with asthma or active lung disease because they can lead to broncospasm. However, you should never stop beta blockers on your own or abruptly. Sudden discontinuation…

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