Heartbreak

Heartbreak, Cardiovascular Problems, and the Type A Personality

There really is a link between heartbreak, cardiovascular problems, and the Type A personality. Let me explain. I’m sure you are familiar with the Type A personality—a volatile mixture of aggressive, impatient and hostile behavior. And you know that certain aspects of Type A behavior, especially…

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Heartbreak’s Emotional Stress Can Affect You Physically

…That’s something I’ve been saying for years. Not only can heartbreak have a devastating impact on your emotional health, the loss of a vital connection can lead to the literal breakdown of the functions of the heart. The reason is that heartbreak is an emotional stress that sets into motion your body’s…

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The Connection Between Emotional Stress & Heart Disease

…can lead to disease and even death. Acute heartbreak can trigger chest pain that’s impossible to distinguish from the discomfort of blocked coronary blood vessels. The pain of longing for a lost loved one is both literally and metaphorically heartbreaking; and it certainly is, as in the case of the…

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Your Emotions and Your Health

…I’m not surprised that your doctor or even your holistic practitioner may not have told you much about heartbreak’s role in heart disease. Heartbreak is not considered a medical “condition” because love is not a recognized physical function. Until recently, physiology has limited itself to…

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A Hidden Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death

…life purpose was coaching. When this connection was broken, he experienced heartbreak, which can often lead to a variety of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke. What Can You Do to Overcome Heartbreak and Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death? * Massage and other touch therapies, such as…

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Getting To The" Heart" of the Matter

Heartbreak is never cited as a heart risk factor because it isn't considered a medical condition. Traditionally in Western medicine, concern with the mind has been left to psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. I believe the mind, the heart, and the body are interconnected. Several enlightened…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…Heart Health Mistake #4: Stifling Sadness. Crying is a great release, it heals the heart. So don’t stifle that emotion. Crying will release the heartbreak that most all of us have. If, like me, you don’t cry easily, then try watching a movie that may “move you to tears”. Heart Health Mistake…

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When You’re the Caregiver, Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself

…prepared to deal with. Watching someone develop dementia is a sad process, and often the patients themselves recognize the symptoms early on. It’s heartbreaking to realize that you can no longer provide adequate care for your parent or spouse at home, and still have any life of your own. Yet, there is some…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…feels alright, chances are, you'll be alright. Now it’s your turn: Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? You May Also Be Interested In: * Heartbreak and Your Heart * The High Cost of Emotional Shutdown

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Civil War History of Stress and Heart Disease

…Civil War taught us a lot about the effects that chronic, unrelenting stress has on the heart. As I've mentioned before, the many forms of human heartbreak can also impact the heart catastrophically. Today, our soldiers continue to serve and remind us of the huge impact of unrelenting stress and heart…

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How Happy Are You?

You would think that the older you get, the more vulnerable to heartbreak and unhappiness you become—but research has shown just the opposite. University of Chicago sociologist Yang Yang has found that older people are happier. Dr Yang analyzed more than 28,000 General Social Surveys, conducted from…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure to Prevent a Heart Attack

…This in turn can lead to clots, heart attacks, and strokes. I've written about many of my personal experiences with stress-related SCD in my book Heartbreak and Heart Disease. It is for the families surviving SDC to mindfully put the puzzle pieces together and try to understand what happened to their…

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Rainbow Bridge for Pets

After discussing Dr. Sinatra's and my heartbreak over losing our family dog Chewie, our dear friend Barb, who loves and cares for our dogs in our absence, sent us a wonderful story called the Rainbow Bridge. I don’t know the author or origins of the story, but if you have ever loved and lost a pet…

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When It Comes to Heart Issues, Men Can Feel Emotional

…it’s normal. You’ve had your heart touched in a special way. For more on the connection between emotions and the heart, check out my book, Heartbreak and Heart Disease. Now it's your turn: Have you shared this experience? You May Also Be Interested In * Testosterone Levels and Cardiovascular Health…

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

…attend, be sure to bring loose clothing for bioenergetics, yoga, and Thai Yoga dyads. You’ll also be gifted with three of Dr Sinatra’s books: Heartbreak and Heart Disease, Metabolic Cardiology, and Earthing. Hope to see you there! REMINDER: You can also enter to win a free trip to Dr. Sinatra's Kripalu…

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“But I’m Too Young to Have a Heart Attack…”

…Morning America. He revealed that the death of his son Sage, just 36 years of age, was caused by a heart attack. Nothing is more unnatural, or heartbreaking, for a parent than to be predeceased by their child. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. Unfortunately Sage isn’t alone. Recently…

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Heartfelt Lessons from an American Legend

…test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and college professor was sound and fit enough to testify before a Senate committee meeting. It must have been heartbreaking for him to consider the economic cuts to his beloved space program; one he had dedicated so much of his life’s work to build. Plus, I’m sure…

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Heart-Felt Lessons from the Olympics

…mandated that UK Olympians undergo pre-screening that includes a routine electrocardiogram (ECG). I resonate with his motivation after such a heartbreaking loss. According to the American Heart Association, 600 deaths occur annually during sporting events. Even the International Olympic Committee recommends…

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