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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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Leading Causes of High Blood Pressure Levels

…causes of high blood pressure levels include stress, genetics, being overweight, a high-sugar diet, heavy metal toxicity and lack of exercise. This blog is loaded with posts that can help you manage all of these. And once you have them under control, you’ll be well on your way to avoiding a host of…

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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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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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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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Walking Club Check-In: Ready to Walk Away from It All!

…sticky, and walking feels more like a chore than a fun experience. But, today, I can't wait to walk. In fact, while I'm sitting here writing this blog posts, I can hear the birds outside my window and feel the cool breezes blowing through the curtains--and I'm more than ready to get my walking shoes…

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Cardiology Terminology: Airport Angina

…addressing the topic of safe air travel for cardiac patients in an upcoming issue of Heart, Health, and Nutrition. And in a few days, I’ll post another blog on how heart patients can manage their luggage from a physical exertion standpoint. So, stay tuned! For more information on angina and other cardiovascular…

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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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Walking Club Check-In: Walking Can Be Even Healthier than Running

…Club Check-in, where you can post your minutes walked, the number of times you walked, or miles by leaving a comment. Some of you may remember my blog post back in April, titled Walking is Very Powerful Exercise. In that post, I shared Dr. Sinatra's research that found that moderate activity (walking…

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Walking Club Check-In: Ready to Walk Away from It All!

…sticky, and walking feels more like a chore than a fun experience. But, today, I can't wait to walk. In fact, while I'm sitting here writing this blog posts, I can hear the birds outside my window and feel the cool breezes blowing through the curtains--and I'm more than ready to get my walking shoes…

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How Thanksgiving Heals the 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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With Cholesterol, Focus on the Right Numbers

…by taking a green tea supplement, I had my cholesterol tested and my HDL was 60 and my triglycerides were 46, which is an ideal ratio. Note: This blog was originally written to help support my free online webinar, The Great Cholesterol Myth--Debunked! If you missed it you can view it now. Now it’s…

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