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Great Natto Recipe

…natto supplement was usually preferred because the pungent aroma and strong taste of natto was not always appetizing as a food. Pat scooted home and returned with a sample of her mom’s recipe to prove him wrong and set him straight…and she did! The secret to enjoying natto is to prepare it in the traditional…

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Could Your Home Be Giving You High Blood Pressure?

…blood pressure quickly stabilized in the emergency room. Then, after a week in the hospital where his blood pressure normalized, he was allowed to return home—where his blood pressure rose again. His indoor wireless transmitter had been turned off, and the DECT cordless phone disabled, so the ambient…

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Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and PACs

…the two atria (plural in Latin terms for atrium) are the upper receiving chambers of the heart. The atria receive the oxygen depleted blood as it returns to the heart via the vena cava—very large veins. The right atrium ejects the blood out through the pulmonary artery to the lungs to pick up more…

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The Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

…larger, lower chambers the ventricles. The right ventricle contracts and ejects this blood to the lungs, where it is re-oxygenated. The blood then returns to the left atria where it is pumped to the left ventricle, and then the aorta, circulating oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. What happens with…

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Soup for Eye Health

…boil over medium heat. Add the broccoli, onion, and garlic, and simmer until soft, about 30 minutes. Purée the soup in a food processor or blender, return to the pot, and add the lemon juice and pepper. For an extra kick, add the curry powder right before you purée the soup. Nutrition Facts per Serving…

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Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

Another cold and flu season is upon us and many areas of our country are being hit hard already. Even our son-in-law was one the many folks in Massachusetts who needed the help of antibiotics to fight off the seasonal flu. It was also devastating to hear about the 17-year-old athlete who died of a…

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Walking Club Check-In: Don't Forget to Warm Up

…stretches you did after your warm-up. Cooling-down stretches gradually decrease the intensity of exercising, improve flexibility, and help your body return to its resting state. Plus, as Dr. Sinatra explains it, cooling down discourages blood from pooling, removes metabolic waste products from the bloodstream…

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Walking Club Check-In: Walking Can Keep You Fit and Feeling Great!

…Dr. Sinatra explains it, regular walking increases your metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories, even as you rest! So, even after you return from your walk, and you're lounging on the couch--you're still helping your body to burn calories faster! So, how often should you walk if you want…

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Laugh Your Way to A Longer, Healthier Life

…brothers—could have a positive impact on health. He reported that just 10 minutes of belly laughter afforded him 2 hours or more of pain relief. If his pain returned, he just turned on his projector, and watched some more. He also took high doses of vitamin C long before the role of vitamin supplements played in…

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Walking Club Check-In: Who's Your Walking Buddy?

…following me, and looking at me with those "puppy eyes" that make me feel guilty if we don't go--and inevitably we end up going out for our walk. When I return, I'm always glad we walked. As tired as I felt, walking always gives me new energy. Plus, those feel-good endorphins are the best mood-booster you…

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Spa Vacations Benefit Your Heart, Even If You're at Home

…the mind and body. Last year was my first outing to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health to facilitate a weekend workshop. This summer I’ll be returning to Kripalu (June 8-10, 2012), a pristine yoga retreat location nestled in the breathtaking Berkshires of western Massachusetts to help lead a weekend…

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The Best Holiday Gift of All

…has vivid memories of special times with her dad as he took her and her siblings outdoors to go cut down the Christmas tree or go sledding—then, returning from their snowy adventures to enjoy warm cocoa by the fire. Gifts were nice, but were not the main event when we were growing up. As my wife Jan…

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Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker?

…pacemaker. It showed that not only was his heart rate slow, it paused every few minutes for up to eight seconds. When he got that news, he had just returned from a 30 mile bike ride, so it still shocked him that he needed a heart pacemaker. But once he got the heart pacemaker, he realized just how much…

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48 Hours After a Heart Attack

…instructions because patients frequently don’t remember details. In fact, patients sometimes fail to recognize hospital staff members when they return for follow-up visits—that kind of psychological side effect is common during times of shock and trauma. At home, one of the biggest challenges that…

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Yes! Broccoli Soup for You!

…boil over medium heat. Add the broccoli, onion, and garlic, and simmer until soft, about 30 minutes. Purée the soup in a food processor or blender, return to the pot, and add the lemon juice and pepper. For an extra kick, add the curry powder right before you purée the soup. Nutrition Facts per Serving…

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Protect Against Air Pollution with Fish Oil and Olive Oil

…rate variability (HRV), measurement of the cardiac beat-to-beat flexibility. A disturbed (that is, more rigid) HRV means the heart has difficulty returning to a normal beat rhythm after exertion, a result of stress and flawed autonomic nervous system regulation of heart function. This new study confirms…

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What To Do Before Opting For Heart Surgery

…had to recommend second surgeries to patients who considered angioplasty or bypass surgery an instant “cure” for their heart disease, only to return to an unhealthy lifestyle. We physicians and holistic health practitioners do our best to offer options, prescribe medications, and perform surgery…

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Are Airport Security Scanners Safe?

…sensed nothing at all. He was right! Even the metal in my hip replacement sailed through uneventfully, so I didn’t need the typical wanding. But, my return trip from San Diego was another story. There, they use the old-style airport security scanners, so both my wife and I opted for the pat down. I’m…

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Mindful Summer Escapes

…yoga and Pilates, Then, last year I helped to host a medi-spa weekend retreat at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. This summer, I’ll be returning to Kripalu again to facilitate a weekend workshop on June 8-10 and I invite you to join me. One of the things I love about Kripalu is that the very…

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10 Must-Know Cholesterol Facts

…more prone to infections after taking these medications. Many of these patients later told me that their strength, energy, appetite, and vitality returned when they discontinued the statins. These folks clearly need their cholesterol—as do the very young. For more information on healthy cholesterol…

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Five Secrets for Effective Weight Loss

…the hard way that dieting simply does not work. Almost any of the popular weight loss programs will show results in the short term, but when you return to your old eating habits, the pounds come right back. â??So, before you think about trying another diet, I want you to “reframe” how you think…

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