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Four Therapies for Heart Attack Patients

…following a heart attack. * Magnesium. There is a great deal of evidence that magnesium, when administered according to specific protocols in appropriate dosages, can reduce mortality in patients who have suffered a heart attack. I recommend 400–800 mg of magnesium daily. * D-ribose. There’s a profound depression…

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Warming Up When Your Hands and Feet Are Always Cold

…How to Keep Your Hands and Feet Warm * Take the “awesome foursome” which can make a real difference in your heart health and circulation. Daily dosage: CoQ10, 50-150 mg daily; magnesium, 400-800 mg daily; broad-spectrum carnitine 1-2 g daily in divided doses, and D-ribose 5 g twice daily. * Supplement…

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How To Get Off Your Blood Pressure Medication

…repeating. Reader Question: I am on 5 mg of Nadolol and 1.25 mg of Amlodipine and I want to reduce the dosage, as my blood pressure is now stable (120/80 for last 9 months). Do I reduce the dosage daily or can it be taken every other day at same dosage? These blood pressure medications are supported…

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Will Aspirin Work For You?

…and holistic health practitioners recommend aspirin to patients with cardiovascular problems, there is much debate about the most effective minimum dosage. For example, does a patient need one low-dose aspirin (81 mg), two low-dose aspirins, or one full-dose aspirin (325 mg)? This confusion comes out…

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Take a CoQ10 Supplement for Heart Health

…decrease in CoQ10 could impair the energetic capacity of the heart, thus leaving the tissues more susceptible to free radical attack. CoQ10 Supplement Dosage Recommendations Recommended dose: Take at least 100–400 mg of CoQ10 per day. Dietary sources of CoQ10 come mainly from beef heart, pork, chicken…

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Does Aspirin Therapy Really Work?

…prescribed aspirin therapy is working. If your results are higher up the scale, you would likely benefit from increasing your dosage. However, if you’re already taking the maximum dosage of aspirin, you’re probably aspirin-resistant. In that case, it’s best to stop the daily aspirin and not risk the gastrointestinal…

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L-Carnitine for Healthy Blood Pressure Levels

…L-carnitine fumarate three to four times daily for healthy blood pressure levels. Start at the low end of the dosage scale and work up until you achieve the effect desired. A daily dosage of L-carnitine can also help you reach your weight loss goals. Both L-carnitine and coenzyme Q10 may require fine…

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Benefits of L-Carnitine for Coronary Artery Disease

…propionyl-L-carnitine. For the optimal benefits of L-carnitine, take 500–1,000 mg two to three times daily (total daily dosage: 1–3 grams). Start at the low end of the dosage scale and work up until you achieve the desired effect. L-carnitine may require fine-tuning to obtain the optimal therapeutic…

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Fish Oil: The Perfect Nutraceutical

…take one-half to three grams of fish oil a day. At this dosage you don’t have to worry about taking either aspirin or Coumadin (warfarin), as long as your doctor or holistic health practitioner knows and will work with you to modify your dosage. Don’t take ginkgo with aspirin. Folks, anyone with any…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…a very low level (perhaps 100 mg) and then very slowly increase the dosage. Take it right after a meal to ease the intensity. The flush can last for a half hour or so after you start taking it, and each time you increase the dosage, but as the body gets accustomed to it (a week or so) the reaction stops…

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The Benefits of CoQ10 and L-Carnitine for Your Heart

…nutrition.) If your response to your initial dose is less than optimal, work with your physician or holistic health practitioner to increase the dosage and maintain it over time. As with most nutritional supplements, it is best to take CoQ10 in divided doses with your meals. Occasionally, patients…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

…-oxidant effect, causing mitochondrial damage in your cells. The same thing could happen with a green tea supplement, if it’s taken in high enough dosages. That’s because there’s a possibility that when you get a high dose of green tea catechins, you can end up with a pro-oxidant effect. Most green…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition Plan

We have received several comments expressing a concern on proper supplementation—which nutrients are important, the right dosage, getting the biggest bang for your buck, etc. When we developed a nutrient line with Dr. Sinatra, we asked ourselves the very same questions. We (and Dr. Sinatra!) believe…

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Selenium Supplements and Prostate Cancer

…with you. New findings just released from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) showed that for some high-risk men, a high-dosage of selenium supplements can be risky for the prostate. What Is the SELECT Trial? It’s the same trial I told you about a while back about vitamin…

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Bioflavonoids That Scare Off Heart Risk Factors

…. You can find grapeseed extract and pine bark extract (under the patented brand name Pycnogenol) in your local health food store. My recommended dosage is 30–60 mg daily. For more information on how you can achieve better cardiovascular nutrition, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

…niacin, twice a day. If you experience side effects like flushing, headache and diarrhea, follow the diet and stop the niacin. You can try a lower dosage at a later date, then slowly increase the dose to 500 mg a day, twice a day for further protection. TwinLabs' quick-acting Niacin is a good product…

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Health Benefits of Niacin: HDL & Lp(a) Cholesterol

…than 30–60 minutes, and it is most pronounced during the first week or so that you take the supplement (it can also occur when you increase your dosage). You can find no-flush forms of niacin, but they’re not as effective. I would stick with the regular kind. I recommend taking 1–2 g a day in divided…

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My Four-Week Challenge To Lowering High Blood Pressure

…how easy it is to get similar results simply by making some lifestyle changes. I’ve had many patients who were able to reduce their medication dosage or go off blood pressure drugs entirely by making adjustments to their diet, exercise, nutritional supplementation and stress management. Lowering…

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7 Ways to Stop Headaches, Without Medications

…wide variation in the amount of its active ingredient in products tested. Be sure to select products standardized for parthenolide. The recommended dosage for migraine headache is 250 to 500 mg daily. Check your local health food store. 4. Be sure you are on a quality multivitamin formula that includes…

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Improve Blood Circulation with Bioflavonoids

Grape juice, like red wine, can help prevent blood clots and improve blood circulation. Resveratrol, commonly found in grapes and other plants, is being studied for its antioxidant properties and its ability to minimize cardiovascular problems. The “Dr. Sinatra recommended dosage” of…

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Beta Blockers 101

…natural alternative. However, if you experience undesirable side effects, tell your doctor immediately so that you can work together to reduce your dosage or find a suitable alternative. In the meanwhile, be sure that you’re following a good cardiovascular nutrition plan and doing what you can on your…

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Lp(a) and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

…niacin, twice a day. If you experience side effects like flushing, headache and diarrhea, follow the diet and stop the niacin. You can try a lower dosage at a later date and you can increase the dose to 500 mg a day, twice a day for further protection, or reduce it by no less than 100 mg daily if you…

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Coenzyme Q10: Energy on Call

…(the most serious cases may require even more). If your response to the initial dose is less than optimal, work with your physician to increase the dosage and maintain it over time. For best results take CoQ10 in divided doses with your meals. It’s more readily absorbed with food (especially some fat…

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