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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Walking Club Check-In: 10 Ways to Ensure You Won't Walk!

…-in, where you can post your minutes walked, the number of times you walked, or miles by leaving a comment. I saw a tongue in cheek post on another blog listing 10 ways to make sure you order takeout (instead of cooking). That inspired me to write a similar post here about 10 ways you can ensure you…

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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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The Benefits of CoQ10 and L-Carnitine for Your Heart

…CoQ10 unless they eat large quantities of peanuts and/or broccoli. The average person only gets 2–5 mg CoQ10 a day from diet. (You may consult other blog entries for additional tips on cardiovascular nutrition.) If your response to your initial dose is less than optimal, work with your physician or holistic…

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Introducing the New Dr. Sinatra Walking Club

…you have someone to do it with... So, how does the Walking Club work? * The Club will officially launch on April 2, 2011. Just come to Dr. Sinatra's blog each Saturday for our official Walking Club check-in. You can log in your minutes walked, the number of times you walked, or miles--each Saturday, or…

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Bypass Surgery Makes Sense for High-Risk Patients

…use to decide whether bypass surgery is necessary are: whether it’s a quality-of-life issue and the condition of your coronary vessels. In my next blog posting, we’ll discuss if angioplasty is right for treating your cardiovascular problems. For more information on cardiovascular problems, visit www…

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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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