Question And Answer

3 Secrets for Taking Nutritional Supplements

…swallow and much more effective. My Top Tips for Taking Your Nutritional Supplements 1. When is the best time to take your vitamins? The simple answer to this question is in the morning and/or afternoon. Depending on the number of vitamins and supplements you take, you may want to split them up, half in the…

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Your Doctor Says No to Supplements, Now What?

…nutritional supplements for heart health. Then, patients ask their other doctors about the supplements and often, receive negative or indifferent answers such as “they may cause harm,” or “there’s no science.” Such responses are cop outs, to put it mildly. There’s an immense body of powerful…

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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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Quit or Reduce Your Blood Pressure Medication

…pressure medication will help you and your doctor make the right decisions. A few years ago I hosted a live online blood pressure chat. One question and answer that certainly bears repeating is on the topic of quitting or reducing blood pressure medication. It is critical to your health safety that you…

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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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Lipoprotein(a) Cholesterol Guidelines

…cholesterol 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…

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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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Treating Low Ejection Fraction

…a blog defining ejection fraction. I am thrilled that it has been helpful! I recently had a 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…

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Avandia and Your Heart

…specific MDs will be allowed to prescribe it; or it will be taken off the market. When folks ask me what I think, my answer is that as long as there is any whiff of danger—and there is question about an increased risk for both heart attack and heart failure in those taking Avandia—then the potential risks…

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To Live a Longer Life, Even Moderate Exercise Gives You Big Benefits

…. Those with the lowest level of activity were also three times more likely to have died than those who had moderate activity levels. There's no question that inactivity is a prominent risk factor for many health problems, and even minimal amounts of regular activity can have immediate benefits. Plus…

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Debunking the Gluten-Free Myth

…years—with people touting it as the “secret to better health and weight loss.” But is it in your best interest to go gluten free? To answer that question, let’s take a closer look at gluten. What is gluten? Simply put, gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, oats, and other grains.…

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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…money. * Before you go, prepare a list of things you want to talk about with the doctor, including all of the questions you have. You should never feel rushed or dissatisfied with the answers you get. If you do, start your search over and continue to look for a practitioner who you feel is willing and…

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The Side Effects & Symptoms of Statin Medications

…with little or no information about what these drugs can do to their patients’ health. So, today I wanted to answer some of the most commonly asked questions I receive about statins. Questions About Statin Medications Q: Are memory issues a statin drug side effect? A: The insanity about treating total…

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The Secret to Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

…resolutions will be quickly broken. Here's How to Make Resolutions You Will Keep Psychologist Richard Wiseman at the University of Hertfordshire answered that question in a study he conducted. He and his research team studied 700 people, asking them not only what their resolutions were but how they planned…

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When “Managed Care” Means Managing Your Own Care

…true risks and benefits. Have an honest discussion with your doctor about those recommendations and your alternatives. Ask questions, and make sure you understand the answers. * Start slow. If a patient came to me with blood pressure higher than 180/100, or a blood sugar level in the 300s, you can bet…

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