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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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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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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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The Worst Cooking Oil and More Heart-Healthy Cooking Tips

…cholesterol—is the real villain when it comes to heart disease. Naturally, that begs the question about foods you can eat and which foods you should avoid. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions I receive on heart-healthy cooking. What is the best oil to use in cooking—coconut…

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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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Is Red Meat Safe?

…often has been quoted: “Death and pathology begin in the colon.” In conclusion, this study on red meat and L-carnitine raises a lot more questions than answers, but does not suggest more research into the role of our gut microflora and optimum health. For now, I’m going to continue taking my L-carnitine…

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Selenium Supplements and Prostate Cancer

…issues, I would not take a high-dose selenium supplement—meaning 200 mcg of selenium or more daily. But again, this study raises many more questions than answers. Certainly more research needs to be done. Now it’s your turn: What are your thoughts on this study and selenium supplements? You May Also…

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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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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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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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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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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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