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Prevention Is Easier Than Cure

By Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T.

I’ll bet you didn’t know that the very first symptom in 50 percent of heart disease cases is sudden death. You read me right. Half the time, a person dies with no previous warning! That’s why it is so important to try to prevent or reverse heart disease – the No. 1 disease killer for both men and women – before it strikes a deadly punch!

“Prevention is easier than cure” has been my mantra for several decades. Long ago, after years of practicing “revolving-door medicine” (where I’d treat patients using conventional interventions only to treat them again a few months or years later for the same issues), I realized just how important it is to live a healthy, high vibrational lifestyle.

In a nutshell, living healthfully means that your regular or daily habits aren’t contributing to silent inflammation, which can wreak havoc on your arteries and possibly lead to a fatal cardiac event.

Healthy Lifestyle Habits: My Pillars of Health

  • As much as possible, make your diet all about anti-inflammatory foods, and avoid foods that cause inflammation, such as sugars and omega 6 oils. More on a healthy diet here.
  • Get enough regular exercise. It doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t) be strenuous – walking is a great way to get yourself moving. Try for about 30 minutes every day.
  • Detoxify your body regularly.
  • Take targeted nutritional supports. As you likely already know, I especially recommend 4 nutrients I call “the awesome foursome” to keep aging hearts going strong.
  • Effectively manage emotional stress (achieves balance of autonomic nervous system activity). Stress can cripple and kill – no doubt about it. Read up here on stress relief techniques like meditation, yoga, deep breathing, and massage.
  • Get grounded. Grounding also helps balance the autonomic nervous system.
  • You also may want to try alternative or adjunct therapies like acupuncture.
  • If you smoke, QUIT now. Here are some tips.

Lifestyle habits all add up – for better or for worse. Every new day is the perfect day to make the best choices you can to support optimal health.

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  1. Frank J Gomba

    on July 3, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I would like to forward this to [email protected],but cannot see how to do it.

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  3. Roman

    on November 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    You had a chart or just a table of info if total cholesterol is high what to eat or avoid
    If triglycerides to high what to avoid or do
    if LDL to high If TC/HDL ratio to high what to do
    and you stated in the info total cholesterol levels under 250 were OK
    Also the chart mentioned Omega 3 for toatal cholesterol reduction.
    How can I get this table or info again ( this was available about 3-4 yrs ago

  4. HeartMD Editor

    on November 28, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Hi Roman,

    The information you are describing is included in the appendix of Dr. Sinatra’s book: “Reverse Heart Disease Now”. You can see that book here.

    A similar format may have also appeared in his newsletter years back, however it is no longer in print and I am not able to direct you to it.

    I hope this helps!

  5. Genie

    on February 6, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    I failed bypass and stenting because my arteries were narrow and tortuous leaving me with angina. Thanks to my naturapath knowing about Dr. Sinatra’, supplements, I’ve got energy to garden, to walk, etc. Genie

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