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Heart Health: Prevention & Treatment

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Are there certain heart medications you should avoid? Learn which treatments work the best for heart health.
Air Date: 11/13/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille
Guest Bio: Jacob Tietlbaum
Dr T Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is Director of the Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Practitioners Network and author of the best-selling book, From Fatigued to Fantastic! He is also the creator of the popular free iPhone & Android application "Cures A-Z."

He is the lead author of four studies on effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a study on effective treatment of autism using NAET.

Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, the Dr. Oz Show and Oprah & Friends. He lives in Kona, Hawaii.
Heart Health: Prevention & Treatment
Cholesterol-lowering medications can be a life-saving factor in those who have already had a heart attack or have angina. However, they only decrease heart attack deaths by 1.4% in those without a previous heart attack, and they are not without risks.

Some of these risks include muscle pain, liver inflammation and depletion of the nutrient co-enzyme Q10 (popularly known as CoQ10). This nutritional deficiency can in turn contribute to fatigue and congestive heart failure. Specifically, anyone on the Mevacor family cholesterol-lowering medications (which, most are) should take 200 mg a day of CoQ10.

"Dr. T" joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss these factors (and much more) regarding the appropriate care for your heart.