Travel

Airport Angina: What You Need to Know

I know many of you are already making travel plans for the holidays, and thousands of you will be traveling by air. That’s why I wanted to make you aware, and review once again, the heart risks associated with air travel—namely “airport angina.” “Airport angina” is a phrase coined to describe…

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5 Tips for a Healthier, More Enjoyable, Summer Travel

…heart-healthy snacks on the go, eat nuts—including almonds, walnuts, and macadamias. In fact, wherever I travel I go to the local health food store and buy some nuts. * If you’re traveling by plane, get up at least once an hour and walk up and down the aisle for a few minutes to get your blood circulating…

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Walking Club Check-In: 5 Walking Tips for When You're On Vacation

…-in, where you can post your minutes walked, the number of times you walked, or miles by leaving a comment. I know that summer is a busy time for travel. Whether you're headed for the beach, a lake house, or to visit friends and family, it's important to keep up your walking program even when you're…

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Don't Lug Your Luggage

…breathe: I know it is easier said than done, but try to roll with the punches as you travel, and stay as relaxed as you can. You may need to release the outcome of your journey—especially time urgency—even when traveling for business. No matter how “important” your trip, it’s never worth dying for…

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Cardiology Terminology: Airport Angina

…unsettling experience. Of course, we all know that there’s more to traveling than lugging luggage, regardless of your mode of transportation. But airports are fraught with a few more built-in stressors than other forms of travel, including: * scheduling and weather concerns; * airport security; * flight…

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Vacation Your Way to Better Health!

…the online travel site Expedia, 34% of employed Americans don’t even use all of the vacation days they do get. But what many people don’t realize is that vacations aren’t just a “nice to have”—they’re essential to your health. This is not propaganda being circulated by travel agents; it's…

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Juicing Your Way to Optimum Health

…of cleansing and restoring your GI tract, nurturing all the cells in your body, and boosting your immune system, as well as your overall energy. Traveling in your own car with a cooler is the easiest way to maintain a juicy life. You can pack some organic fruits and veggies to juice along with your Vitamix…

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How Do You Know If You’re Getting Pure Olive Oil?

…other countries are shipped properly to the U.S. I was advised that most olive oils exported to the U.S. arrive by boat, as faster air travel is cost prohibitive. Traveling on barges where transit time is long, and temperatures are high, is risky when time and heat are so critical to olive freshness and…

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Are Airport Security Scanners Safe?

…frequent-flyer miles. Whether I’m headed out for business a vacation or a fishing trip, I always follow my own healthful traveling tips. Plus, lately there’s another travel issue that has me concerned—exposure to airport security scanners. We all receive radiation frequency (RF) exposure from everyday…

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Mindful Summer Escapes

…closer to summer, many of us are planning vacations and weekend getaways. But over the years many of my cardiac patients have expressed concern that traveling and dining out could take a toll on their waistlines and blood pressure. So, years ago I co-authored the book Spa Medicine: Your Gateway to the Ageless…

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Vacations Part II: How to Get Away On a Dime!

In this economy it can be tough to afford to take a trip. The good news is that it isn’t the distance you travel, or the amount of sites you see, that gives you these incredible health benefits. The healing power of a vacation is getting away from everyday stressors of work and home life so you're…

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Aftermath of Japan: How to Protect Against Radiation

…and seeds, fish, and poultry. * A sea salt and soda bath neutralizes radiation exposure from X-rays, fallout, nuclear plant emissions, and plane travel. Draw a bathtub full of medium-hot water and add 2 C. baking soda and 2 C. salt. Soak for about 20 minutes or until the water cools. If you are feeling…

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What to Do After a Heart Attack

…any experience or wisdom to share with this reader? I invite you to share your story in the comments. You May Also Be Interested in * Summertime Travel Tips for Folks with Heart Disease * Living Proof that You Can Change Your Health

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Treating High Blood Pressure Naturally With Asparagus

…it on the plate before serving with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped garlic or garlic salt, and a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice. You can even travel with the ingredients on ice in your cooler, and make this side dish fresh on the spot at someone else’s backyard. What’s nice is this dish is packed…

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Fruits and Nuts are Good Cardiovascular Nutrition

…be sure to select a juice that’s all-natural, with no added sugars or artificial ingredients. Almonds, Walnuts, and Macadamias At times when my travel schedule has been so hectic that I did not have time to eat a healthy meal and had to grab something on the run, I’d go to the nearest health food…

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Dr. Sinatra Training the Next Generation

On the Road with Dr. Sinatra - November 2009 I am lucky to travel the country with Dr Sinatra, and it always excites me to watch and listen while he lectures, whether he has an audience of MDs, NDs, allied health professionals, or subscribers. But what really warms my heart is sitting “in the bleachers”…

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Tips for Holiday Stress Reduction for a Healthy Heart

…. * Take Life One Chunk at a Time: Whether it’s gift buying and wrapping, shopping for and preparing holiday meals, decorating our home, making travel plans—or juggling everything combined—this time of the year can feel like an endless to-do list. Instead of tackling everything at once, take it…

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My Advice to the Presidential Candidates—and to You

…you think we’re getting caught up in it, what must the candidates (and their families) be going through? Never-ending media appearances, frequent travel, meals on the run, and dealing with the emotional impact of it all must be causing a great deal of stress and anxiety for them all. Not only is stress…

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Walking Club Check-In: Walk Your Way Clear Across the Country

…home in Landers, CA to her sister's home in Connecticut. * Al Slusser (71) walked from San Diego, CA to Annapolis, MD. His walk took 220 days to travel a distance of 3,188 miles. Al walks to raise awareness for disabled senior citizens. Now, I'm not suggesting that you set off for a cross country trek…

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Protect From Exposure to Radiation

…Methods To Protect Against Exposure to Radiation To neutralize exposure to radiation from X-rays, fallout, nuclear plant emissions and even airplane travel, there’s a simple formula. * Draw a bathtub full of medium hot water. * Add 2 cups of baking soda and 2 cups of sea salt. * Soak for about 20 minutes…

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We Can Knock Out Cancer--Right Now!

Dr. Sinatra and I travel a lot--sometimes more than 2 weeks a month (which would be really hard on our two dogs had we not such a loving personal friend, dog-lover, and care provider for them.) This November was an especially busy month, the highlight of which was spending an evening at the home of…

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Go Nuts!

At times when my travel schedule is hectic that I don’t have time to eat a healthy meal, I go to the nearest health food store and buy some nuts. But the decision to buy nuts is not only inspired by expediency—it is also influenced by research I’d read about the Seventh Day Adventists. As a specific…

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Beware of Dry Cleaning Chemicals on Your Clothes

…reduce our trips to the dry cleaners by wearing all-cotton, clothing and doing our laundry with biodegradable, nontoxic soaps. But with our busy travel schedules, our dress shirts do go out to be laundered. Simple soap, water and pressing at the cleaners are not the problem. But, occasionally dry cleaning…

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