Heartbreak And Heart Disease

The Connection Between Emotional Stress & Heart Disease

…physicians and nurses who attend to people going through heart attacks, and hear their personal stories, have no doubt at all. I have witnessed firsthand how the emotional stress of the loss of a loved one can lead to disease and even death. Acute heartbreak can trigger chest pain that’s impossible to distinguish…

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Can Your Social Ties Protect You from Heart Disease?

…developing coronary artery disease in this group. That's interesting since smoking and hypertension are the two prominent risk factors for women. After years of training in both Gestalt and bioenergetics psychotherapies, and conducting research for my book Heartbreak and Heart Disease, I am well aware that…

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Civil War History of Stress and Heart Disease

…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 disease. Avoiding Stress and Heart Disease So, what’s the takeaway…

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Heartbreak’s Emotional Stress Can Affect You Physically

…conditions, ranging from aching neck muscles and headaches to ulcers, allergies, diminished sexual desire and heart disease. Protect Your Health From Emotional Stress The good news is that if heartbreak touches your life, you can take steps to protect yourself—both emotionally and physically—by reducing…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…turn causes inflammation, disease, and age-related changes. They also promote LDL oxidation, lower HDL levels, and raise Lp(a), a highly inflammatory and thrombotic cholesterol particle. In short, they ignite heart disease and help set the inflammatory stage for other diseases. As if that’s not enough…

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When It Comes to Heart Issues, Men Can Feel Emotional

…if you are a man who finds yourself more emotional after heart surgery, 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…

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Your Emotions and Your Health

heart risk factor—your mind—affects your body. And I want you to take advantage of new information that could dramatically improve your healing process. 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

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

…gave heart disease a second thought. This issue was once again brought home for me with Sylvester Stallone’s recent interview on Good 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…

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

…our emotions, behaviors, and lifestyles contributed to heart disease. Seeing the need to partner with his patients, Dr. Sinatra started facilitating evening and weekend workshops. He taught folks to recognize how stress was affecting their hearts, and why emotional conflict and toxicity drained their…

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

…soften and become less rigid. Tension in the heart is freed and chronic stress on the body is reduced. That's why you feel so much better after a good cry. People who hold in their grief and sorrow are at risk for heartbreak, which can lead to heart disease. * Seek out a support network. Whether its friends…

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