Children

Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

…with fast-food based, high fat diets, and sedentary activities—record numbers of children have hypertension. As caretakers for our children during their early lives, it’s really up to adults to help our children maintain healthy blood pressure. After all, we’re the ones prepping their meals, supervising…

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Cholesterol Testing and Statins for Kids? Medicine’s Run Amok

…that all children in the U.S. get screened for high cholesterol by age nine, and younger if they have a family history of heart disease. Now, the debate is erupting again with critics who feel that this movement is being pushed by the drug companies who have the most to gain if more children are put on…

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Handheld Devices Are a Serious Radiation Exposure Risk for Children

…radiation exposure from cell phones and other handheld devices to classify them as “possible carcinogens,” a category 2B risk. This means allowing children to spend time on cell phones, handheld video games—or any device that connects to the internet and emits a radio frequency (RF)—is considered…

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Healthy, Inspiring Books for Children

…a store or turn on the television without seeing electronic gadgets being marketed to children as holiday gifts. This concerns me greatly because electropollution has a negative impact on our health, and children are even more vulnerable than adults. Instead of reaching for electronics, I encourage…

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Israel Issues a New Warning About Cell Phone Dangers

…risk of cancer, especially among children.” Cell phone advertising targeted to children will also be banned. As I’ve reported to you before, carrying a cell phone on your body or using it in direct contact with your head is especially risky business! Growing children whose cells are dividing at much…

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Pregnancy and Radiation Exposure—An Important Warning

As many of you know, I’m very concerned about the risks of radiation exposure, especially for children. Now, an important new initiative is warning expectant mothers about the dangers of radiation exposure during pregnancy— something that concerns me greatly. This public health action is a joint…

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9 Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Levels

…house or a judgmental spouse! * Laughter: Children laugh an average of 400 times a day; adults, only 15. Somewhere on the way to adulthood, we lost the ability to laugh 385 times a day! Up your laughter quotient with comedy videos or playing with your children or grandchildren. In one study that lasted…

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A Special Heart-Felt Mother's Day Message

…sharing memories of the special times we spent together with my own children. Today, Mother’s Day centers on the love I feel for my wife Jan who is a wonderful mother to all of our children. I also take great pride in seeing our own children, now parents themselves, caring for the next generation of Sinatra’s—and…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition for Kids

…we're teaching our children. The high levels of salt, trans-fats, and calories in fast food can cause serious harm to the heart and the rest of the body. But the reality of life is that, on any given day one-quarter of North Americans will eat a fast food meal…many of whom are children. What's the Best…

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Wi-Fi Radiation Prevention Tips

…That’s an interest that caught my attention years ago while visiting my son Drew, a naturopath in Canada, who introduced me to many people whose children developed health issues in schools since Wi-Fi had been installed. Meanwhile, their symptoms (commonly headaches, lightheadedness, and palpitations…

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On the Road With Dr. Sinatra

…children’s schools and other public places. They shared their own private struggles, from stories of personal health concerns to fear for their children and their community. Some had moved repeatedly as Wi-Fi and cell towers permeated their neighborhoods—knowing this was only a temporary solution…

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Dangers of Mobile Phone Radiation

…Scandinavian legislative impetus even prohibits the use of cell phone by children. In a recent study, Swedish researchers actually polled some kids and asked if they thought that cell phone use had any impact on their health. Both children and adolescents who were regular cell phone users reported more health…

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Could "Home Grown" Increase Blood Pressure Levels?

…long time. The lead is then absorbed by the plants, which is very dangerous. We should be especially aware of this exposure for pregnant women and children. Of course, all of us must avoid lead contamination! When I shared this info with Dr. Sinatra, he was reminded of a famous French vineyard that was…

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6 Holiday Gifts to Avoid or Use with Caution

…Wireless video game systems emit dangerous EMRs, even when the units are turned off. If you do choose to use Wi-Fi gaming systems, or buy them for children, make sure they’re unplugged when not in use to minimize EMR exposure. 2. Wireless laptop computers and hand-held devices. Using wifi exposes you…

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Cell Phone Radiation Risks

…anything, do NOT put a cell phone near your ear. And do NOT place blue tooth devices in your ears either! Use the speakerphone feature, and have your children do the same. If you are a user or buying one a s a gift, be sure to check their SAR rating to see how much wireless smog is being emitted from the…

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For EMF Protection, Use Video Game Systems with Caution

…things like cell phones and their towers, microwave ovens, and more are doing to our health. But what many of us don't realize is that we, and our children who are extremely vulnerable to EMR exposure, are also getting a dose in our video game systems. Many video game systems use Wi-Fi which emits EMR…

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Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation

This holiday gifting season, many of you will be buying cell phones for gift giving. And many of those cell phones will be going to children. But before you wrap up that phone for your teen, take heed. It’s my experience that most people I meet are totally unaware of the dangers of cell phone radiation…

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GMO Food Labeling: Is CT a Winner?

Connecticut is the home state of my wife, six grown children, five of our ten grandchildren, and my former clinical practice. Plus, this month that same home state has been front and center in the headlines for "unanimously" passing a GMO Labeling bill by a vote of 35-1. But while that sounds like a…

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Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

…never—let me repeat never—want to give a cell phone to a child because their bodies are even more susceptible to the radiation. In the Soviet Union, children younger than 18 aren’t even allowed to use a cellular phone. There are strict cell phone regulations in Scandinavian countries as well. While I’m…

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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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A (Facebook) Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (of Thanks)!

…why you’re thankful. I’ll go first. This picture is of my son Step and me fishing this past April. Of course I’m thankful for each one of my children, but what you might not know is that three years ago, Step got seriously ill—so sick in fact, that several times during the worst of his ordeal…

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