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Your Questions Answered

…problems, I didn't know what to expect--but I'm thrilled that you've found it. Several questions have been posted lately, and I'd like to respond to a few of them. My recent post on far infrared sauna generated two questions. Peggy asked if there was any interaction between the far infrared light and estrogen…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…to ask any cardiology questions they had—and I’ll be answering all of them in future blog posts. Today, I wanted to answer a question asked by Melanie. She wrote, “Dr. Sinatra, How does one know if they have inflammation of the heart?” That’s an important question since the inflammation and…

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3 Secrets for Taking Nutritional Supplements

I’m forever receiving questions, via email, my web chats, and on my blog such as: When should I take my nutritional supplements? What should, or shouldn't, I take with my nutritional supplements? While many of us might find taking multiple multiple nutritional supplements challenging, it’s vital…

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The Health Perks of Yoga & An Invite to Kripalu 2013

…for a question and answer session for attendees before we do our closing. While I won’t be able to give complex answers to individual medical concerns, I love to field general health-related questions. They usually apply to many in the audience in addition to the person asking the question. Now it’s…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…conference sponsored by the California Naturopathic Doctors Association. There, the N.D.s posed a common magnesium question: What is the best form of magnesium for my patients? Not a surprising question, given that magnesium has been one of Dr. Sinatra’s cardiology mainstays for decades, and is one pillar in…

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Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

As you may have seen, a new report published in The New England Journal of Medicine has brought into question the effectiveness and safety of niacin—vitamin B3 that’s often used to control cholesterol problems. The primary benefits of niacin are reducing LDL cholesterol, raising HDL cholesterol…

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Lipoprotein(a) Cholesterol Guidelines

…has been of great interest to many of you, and we’ve had many comments posted on the topic. I’d like to take the opportunity to answer a sound question about Lp(a) cholesterol guidelines from a concerned mom, because it is an example of what folks often ask that all of you can benefit from it. Like…

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Is This Worth Dying For?

…pressure, and other types of adversity. Then, the next time you feel yourself losing control, ask yourself this very simple question: Is this worth dying for? This is a question I learned from Dr. Robert Eliot, a fellow cardiologist who wrote a book by the same title. Dr. Eliot suffered a heart attack…

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How to Stick to a Heart-Healthy Diet Plan When Eating Out

…Florida while dining at their restaurant, Chez Boet. One of the most frequent questions I get is how I stay true to a heart-healthy diet plan when I spend so much time traveling and lecturing. That’s an excellent question. When I’m home and eating in familiar restaurants that serve organic foods,…

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Eating Healthy Foods: Test Your Food IQ

…real villain when it comes to heart disease. Naturally, that begs the question about foods you can eat and which foods you should avoid. Test your “food IQ” and get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions I receive on eating healthy foods. Are You Eating Healthy Foods? To ensure…

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On the Road With Dr. Sinatra

…time—usually a current healthcare issue. The rest of the session is an open question and answer format—an opportunity for folks to have access to Dr. Sinatra and get to know him better in the bargain. Subscribers can put their questions in writing should they prefer anonymity, or step up to the microphone…

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How to Get Off Your Blood Pressure Medication

…pressure chat. As promised, I want to answer some of the questions on the blog, for those who were not able to attend. Plus, these important questions and answers certainly bear repeating. Safely Quitting Blood Pressure Medication Reader Question: I am on 5 mg of Nadolol and 1.25 mg of Amlodipine and I…

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To Eat Soy, or Not to Eat Soy: What You Need to Know

If there’s a single food that generates more question, and controversy, than any other food it’s soy. Years ago, I was part of the choir singing the praises of soy as a “miracle food.” At the time, the research looked promising, and it seemed as if we had an authentic vegetable protein panacea…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

If you've read my recent posts about cholesterol, you probably have some questions. The biggest one may be, "Doc, if cholesterol isn't dangerous, then what heart risk factors should I keep an eye on?" That's a good question and one that anyone who wants to minimize their odds of developing cardiovascular…

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FRIDAY FUN: Test Your Walking IQ

…Sinatra Walking Club. For a little bit of Friday fun, I thought we could all test our "walking IQ." So, how walk-smart are you? For the following questions, please post your answers in the comments section below. Then, come back here tomorrow to not only log in how much you walked this week, but to see…

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What To Do After a Heart Attack

One of the most common questions I get from people is why they're still tired after a heart attack that happened six months ago. It's a great question. Fatigue is the number one symptom after a heart attack, because the heart is devoting a lot of its energy to healing. As it builds scar tissue, the energy…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

“Something is wrong with my heartbeat. Is it serious?” Every cardiologist and family practitioner gets this question from concerned patients. It usually refers to cardiac arrhythmias, a common occurrence that brings many people in to see their doctor. So here is a bit of basic information you need…

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Could Your Home Be Giving You High Blood Pressure?

…Step when he returned home from his month-long hospitalization. His weakened immune system started backsliding, and it took quite a while for us to question the cordless phone at his bedside. Removing it got him back on his healing track, made us aware of his electro-hypersensitivity, and got him looking…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…I encourage you to get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked to help avoid diabetes and heart disease. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a question about diabetes and heart disease? You May Also Be Interested in * How to Knock Out Diabetes Before It Develops * Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart…

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Folate Lowers Blood Pressure In Women

…is absolutely the way to go to get the benefit of folate—since most of us only get about 200 mcg in foods. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a question about the benefits of folate, or about women and heart health? You May Also Be Interested In: * The Benefit of Fish for Women's Heart Health * Women’s…

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Prevent Macular Degeneration

There's no question that macular degeneration can be one of the scariest changes we can experience when it comes to eye health, since it can result in functional blindness. In a nutshell, the macula is the "bulls eye," or center, of the retina. It records the images you see and sends them via the optic…

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