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Is Your Sunscreen Causing Skin Cancer?

The last time I blogged about the dangers of UV rays was in April, with 6 Ways to Protect Yourself from UV Dangers. Within minutes of when my blog posted, many of you expressed concern and surprise at my advice since sun exposure is necessary for vitamin D production. My answer was that you only need…

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Great Natto Recipe

As I promised in my last blog, here is a great natto recipe from Heart, Health, & Nutrition newsletter subscriber Patricia B., who grew up with a Japanese mom and has eaten natto all her life. Pat came to one of Dr. Sinatra’s subscriber sessions a few years back, where he recommended that his audience…

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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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How to Get Off Your Blood Pressure Medication

As you may know, on May 27, 2011 I hosted a live on-line blood pressure chat. As promised, I want to answer some of the questions on the blog, for those who were not able to attend. Plus, these important questions and answers certainly bear repeating. Safely Quitting Blood Pressure Medication Reader…

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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 Eating: A Little Insurance Against Holiday Excess

…be everywhere. Before you know it, you’ve eaten a lot more refined sugar and other carbohydrates than you normally would. As I wrote in a recent blog, the problem with sugar is that it can lead to inflammation of the arterial walls. Plus, there’s another consequence I’m concerned about as well…

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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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Handheld Devices Are a Serious Radiation Exposure Risk for Children

…see a blog warning others about these concerns on The Huffington Post—called 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12. It was written by Cris Rowan, a pediatric occupational therapist and biologist and an author and speaker in her field. In her blog, Rowan…

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The Dangers of Wireless Electromagnetic Fields

Note: This blog was written by Jan Sinatra, an advanced practice registered nurse and wife of Dr. Stephen Sinatra. At the top of my bedside to-be-read pile sat Wireless Radiation Rescue: Safeguarding Your Family From the Risks of Electropollution by Kelly Crofton—that is, it would have been sitting…

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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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Walking Club Check-In: What's Your Motivation for Walking?

…official check-in of the new Sinatra Walking Club! I'm excited to have you join us! If you missed the official introduction, please see yesterday's blog post. One of the biggest reasons I walk, aside from knowing it's good for my health and my heart, is that walking is one of the best antidotes for stress…

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Ready, Set, Walk: Join the Challenge!

…Dr. Sinatra Walking Club. The answer is that there isn't a specific place to sign up. Rather, I post a new walking club check-in on Dr. Sinatra's blog each Saturday with new information, and motivation, to help you keep on walking. On that post, you can log in how often or how far you walked. The good…

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3 Secrets for Taking Nutritional Supplements

I’m forever receiving questions, via email, my web chats, and on my blog such as: When should I take my nutritional supplements? What should, or shouldn't, I take with my nutritional supplements? While many of us might find taking multiple multiple nutritional supplements challenging, it’s vital…

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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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Standard Cholesterol Tests Are For Dinosaurs!

…to know is what kind of LDL and HDL you have. Fortunately, there are tests available that can provide this information, which I'll share in my next blog posting. In the meantime, for more information about reducing cholesterol, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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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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What is an Angina Attack?

…treatment options. There are many faces and names for heart disease. If you have terms you’d like to know more about, please let us know here at blog.drsinatra.com so we can explain them to you. For more information on heart risk factors and what you need to know, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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4 Medical Tests You Should Get

Some of you may remember my blog on four medical tests that could do more harm than good. I want to follow up by giving you four medical procedures you should get—many of which have surprising benefits for your health. 4 Medical Procedures Dr. Sinatra Suggests No. 1 Medical Test: Getting your blood…

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Safe Summer Outdoor Dining

…the high temperatures of barbeque grilling by marinating with a sauce that's 10 percent plain soy sauce and 1 percent sugar. See our August 12, 2009 blog for the recipe, and another discussion on COPs and HCAs, the highly carcinogenic compounds released from the fat of muscle meats. For even more information…

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Announcing the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge

…super-foods. • What will you receive for taking the Best Heart Health Diet Recipe Challenge? I will feature a variety of the recipes I receive on my blog and website at drsinatra.com—giving you credit for the recipes by giving your first name and the first initial of your last name. Then, if I receive…

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