Dr Sinatras Blog

Treating Low Ejection Fraction

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 with good cholesterol measurements and C-RP of 1.13. I take Lipitor (20mg), Metropolis, Ramipril, and Plavix, and also [Dr.…

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On the Road With Dr. Sinatra

…cardiology. When Dr. Sinatra hears of a cutting edge way to prevent heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, or what have you, he tracks down the story. He sleuths it out and gets the details so he can bring it straight to his monthly readers. Dr. Sinatra has been doing that…

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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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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra: Summer Workshop at Kripalu Yoga Center

It’s been over two decades since Dr. Sinatra has done a workshop program that is open to the public, but the folks at Kripalu Yoga Center requested he come there and he’s responded affirmatively. So, this July 29–31 we will be at Kripalu in the enchanting town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, which…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…staff and supporters shared exciting concepts about optimizing health through diet and nutrition. For Dr. Sinatra and I, it was great opportunity to meet new people, as well as catch up with Clint Ober, Dr. Sinatra’s co-author of Earthing: The Greatest Health Discovery and Clint’s partner Elizabeth Hughes…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra: The A4M Conference

…strategies for health promotion. It promises to be an exciting day, and if there are any videos of Dr. Sinatra we can share with you from that multi-day meeting, I'll be sure to let you know here and on Dr. Sinatra's Facebook page. Then, on Friday, December 10th, he will follow keynote speaker Suzanne Somers…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…Red for Women Fundraiser Last weekend, Dr. Sinatra and I participated in a fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red campaign to raise awareness about heart disease in women. The fundraiser organizer was “Take-Down Tommy” Gleason, Dr. Sinatra’s wrestling team comrade and…

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Dr. Sinatra Training the Next Generation

On the Road with Dr. Sinatra - November 2009 I am lucky to travel the country with Dr Sinatra, and it always excites me to watch and listen while he lectures, whether he has an audience of MDs, NDs, allied health professionals, or subscribers. But what really warms my heart is sitting “in the bleachers”…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…are reading these blogs on your laptop, do NOT use it on your lap (near your abdominal organs), or have them plugged in while you are tethered to them. Just place them on a table or desk, and disconnect them from direct current for safer usage. For more information about Dr. Sinatra and his take on a…

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Dr. Stephen Sinatra on the Becker Show

…Road with Dr. Stephen Sinatra In December, Dr. Stephen Sinatra visited Dallas, Texas, to tape a couple of programs with endocrinologist Richard Becker, M.D., and his wife Cindy, hosts of Your Health, which broadcasts at 11a.m. EST Monday through Friday on Family Net TV. Dr. Stephen Sinatra has enjoyed…

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On the Road With Dr. Sinatra

…and catch up with our grown sons living there, my wife Jan and I had another incredible educational experience. While visiting Drs. Drew and Briana Sinatra (both certified in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture) in White Rock, British Columbia, our “kids” scheduled a lunch date for us to meet some…

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Integrative Therapy in Cardiology

As those of you who have been following Dr. Sinatra for a while now are fully aware that he is part of a new breed in medicine—a proponent of integrative therapy in medicine. And nothing makes him more stimulated than sharing ideas with like-minded professionals who don't need convincing about the…

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Mammography in Controversy

…great alternative for you too. And I'd like to thank Dr. Sinatra and my daughter Marchann, the editor for Dr. Sinatra's heartmdinstitute.com Web site, for her help with the breast cancer blogs! For more information on women’s health issues, visit Dr. Sinatra’s Web site.

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

This past week, Dr. Sinatra and I were in California, where Dr. Sinatra addressed an audience of enthusiastic naturopathic doctors at a cardiology-focused conference sponsored by the California Naturopathic Doctors Association. There, the N.D.s posed a common magnesium question: What is the best form…

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Juicing Your Way to Optimum Health

…doors more; and on it goes. This summer, Dr. Sinatra and I were mindful to create healthy, farm stand meals at home to balance dining out during vacation and business trips. And we added daily juicing to offset our dietary indiscretions. Dr. Sinatra’s sister, Dr. Maria Seidel, got us jumpstarted. She…

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Rosemary to the Rescue

One of Dr. Sinatra’s safe at-home summer grilling tips is to always marinate your meat, fowl, or fish in the refrigerator, not the kitchen counter. Set aside any extra sauce you wish to use for basting before it touches the raw foods. We also follow the American Cancer Society warning to trim off…

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Postoperative Resistance Training

Dr. Sinatra is a big fan of resistance training, and used this great form of exercise to prepare for hip replacement surgery. He then focused on strengthening his upper body, as he knew he’d need it while using a walker postoperatively for a while. Dr. Sinatra tells his patients that when engaging…

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Is Taking a MacStatin a "Holistic" Approach?

…that’s why their research, along with their products, can get a distorted amount of both press and support from mainstream medical groups. For Dr. Sinatra, this MacStatin concept represents junk science heaped on junk food. Maybe it’s medical politics. We can speculate that the article supporting…

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Gifts That Give and Give and Give!

…and you have fed him for today; teach a man to fish, and you have fed him for a lifetime.” Dr. Sinatra and I have found this to be so true. In his monthly newsletter Heart, Health & Nutrition, Dr. Sinatra teaches people to “fish” by giving them the tools they need to take control of their own health…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

…The decision about which therapies are right for you can be difficult. Dr. Sinatra has always maintained that every woman needs to do her own homework and due diligence when it comes to choosing cancer treatments. Dr. Sinatra has treated many women who have integrated strategies from both the conventional…

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The Heart-Brain Connection

…the brain requires the highest oxygen saturation of the body. Your brain is nourished by one of your body’s richest networks of blood vessels. Dr. Sinatra refers to the heart–brain connection when it comes to emotions triggering cardiac problems, and there is one when it comes to caring for your body…

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Treating Your Feet Can Help Your Heart

There has been some controversy about the effectiveness of medicinal footbaths. Dr. Sinatra and I have experienced several of them in exhibit halls at major health expos. You can imagine the numerous venders who propose many health benefits from using their products, particularly detoxification. The…

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