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Taking Care of Your Heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, and it is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

If you have a family history of heart disease, or if you're someone who eats large amounts of high-sugar, refined carbs and processed foods, you may be at a higher risk for heart disease and other health problems. However, instead of turning to medications to help you with your high levels of cholesterol and blood sugar, you could change your diet.

Today, sugar consumption has gotten out of control. In fact, Americans are eating around 156 pounds of added sugar each year. When you consume large amounts of sugar, it can cause rapid weight gain and your fat cells to become inflamed. Not to mention that consumption of foods rich in sugar and white carbs (white bread, pasta, rice, etc.) can cause your cholesterol levels to rise, also adding to your risk of developing heart disease.

World renowned heart specialist, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, believes that diet and targeted supplementation provide the best chances of reversing heart disease. An over-reliance on drugs and under-reliance on nutrition has kept heart disease as the country's number one killer for decades.

What are some ways you can take care of your heart?

Adding CoQ10, magnesium, L-Carnitine, and D-Ribose to your diet can help lower inflammation and decrease your risk of heart disease.

What are some other ways you can be taking care of your heart?

Dr. Sinatra joins Dr. Mike to discuss his favorite diets and nutrients for protecting his patients' cardiovascular systems.
Taking Care of Your Heart
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Sinatra Stephen Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine.

Certified as a bioenergetic psychotherapist, and nutrition and anti-aging specialist, Dr. Sinatra integrates psychological, nutraceutical and electroceutical therapies in the matrix of healing. He is the founder of, an informational website dedicated to promoting public awareness of integrative medicine.

Dr. Sinatra is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Nutrition. He was former Chief of Cardiology (8 years) and Director of Medical Education (19 years) at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, CT.

Dr. Sinatra's latest book, The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook was released in November 2013. He has written sixteen books including The Great Cholesterol Myth, The Sinatra Solution/Metabolic Cardiology and Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever. Dr. Sinatra's research on Metabolic Cardiology and Grounding's beneficial relationship to blood thinning were his greatest contributions to health and healing.

Dr. Sinatra has also appeared on many TV shows including Dr. Oz, The Doctors, The Today Show and Your Health TV.