Children

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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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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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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How to Protect Children’s Health—and Yours— in a Wireless World

…in school first surfaced several years back in Canada when several schools were equipped with Wi-Fi. Parents and educators discovered that many children experienced headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, fatigue, and nervous system issues while in school—symptoms that “mysteriously disappeared”…

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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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Heartbreak, Cardiovascular Problems, and the Type A Personality

…of love and intimacy. Research has shown that lack of love can set the stage for Type A behavior. Few people will admit that they were unloved as children. Even patients undergoing psychotherapy have considerable difficulty accepting this possibility. Generally, it is only after they have experienced…

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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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The Emotions of Losing Weight

children. They usually come from families where achieving was more important than being, and where there was little acceptance of the children as they were. Their parents let them know in one way or another that they didn’t measure up. But the truth is that too much pressure, for adults or children,…

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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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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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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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Prevent Cardiovascular Problems With Play and Laughter

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Children laugh an average of 400 times a day. Adults, only 15. Somewhere on the way to adulthood we lose the ability to laugh 385 times a day! Up your laughter quotient with comedy videos or playing with your grandkids. In one study that lasted more than…

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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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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 WIFI and cell towers permeated their neighborhoods—knowing this was only a temporary solution…

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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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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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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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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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The Dangers of Wireless Electromagnetic Fields

…action plan that needed to be followed. Now she is transforming her quest for solutions to keep her home environment and her community safer for her children into a resource for all parents concerned about electromagnetic fields. In addition to explaining her search, Terry interviewed 23 visionaries in…

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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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New Research: Saturated Fats CAN Be Part of Heart-Healthy Diet

New research released yesterday confirms what I’ve been saying for years—that saturated fats are not the villain. One radio station put it best when they said that a new study shows that saturated fats like butter shouldn’t be replaced with unsaturated fats like margarine in the name of…

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Wi-Fi Radiation Prevention Tips

As many of you know, I’ve long been concerned about Wi-Fi radiation in schools. In fact, I’m part of a Canadian coalition called Doctors for Safer Schools. That’s an interest that caught my attention years ago while visiting my son Drew, a naturopath in Canada, who introduced me to many…

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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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