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Sinatra Md, Hawthorn Berries, Insulin
Santa Barbara Independent, 1/7/21 By Sb Independent
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Dr. Sinatra, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share some clinical pearls from your vast reservoir of functional integrative expertise in cardiology with the naturopathic community. Many of our ND readers follow your advice and would appreciate any exam room insights you can share. I would like to focus our brief interview on some important clinical challenges facing cardiology that NDs often face.
Dr. Sinatra: After graduating from Albany School of Medicine [Albany, New York] in 1972, I did a 3-year medical residency, followed by a 2-year fellowship in cardiovascular disease. I spent 10 years getting certified in bioenergetic psychotherapy, because I needed deeper experience in seeing how character analysis affects the mind-body interaction of illness. At this time, I realized that I needed more training in nutritional medicine and took the CNS [certified nutritionist] certification exam given by the American College of Nutrition. Preparation for taking the exam includes 2 years of intensive study on nutritional and metabolic considerations in health and wellness. I received my certification in antiaging medicine at the same time. In 2005, I wrote the first edition
The Heart Of The Matter “cardio Gems” For Repairing And Restoring Heart Cells With Dr Stephen Sinatra, Md
[Laguna Beach, CA: Basic Health Publications, Inc; 2005], which examines the concept of energy substrates and the heart, because heart failure is literally an “energy-starved heart.” Understanding how adenosine triphosphate (ATP) participates in metabolic pathways led me to look deeper into the concept of energy medicine. The concept of metabolic cardiology launched me into vibrational medicine, which is an extension of the concept of energetic disease. Since every living thing has a frequency, vibrational medicine is the future of medicine and currently where my passion lies. I lecture on vibrational medicine, as well as metabolic cardiology, across the United States and incorporate grounding and grounding into these discussions. I discuss all of these concepts in my monthly newsletter,
[www.drsinatra.com], which I have been doing for the past 15 years. My newest Web site, www.heartmdinstitute.com, is an informative, non-commercial site dedicated to educating and empowering people to help themselves in overcoming cardiovascular disease.
Let’s start with the lab evaluation. What is the best initial screening test to order for a new patient with suspected risk as part of a cardiovascular workup?
[glycated hemoglobin], and triglycerides as indicators of impending inflammation. In addition, I looked at homocysteine, Lp(a) [lipoprotein(a)] (the real cholesterol story), fibrinogen, ferritin, and C-reactive protein as markers of inflammation. Every time I check cholesterol, it must be broken down to assess the dysfunctional HDL [high-density lipoprotein], as well as determine the amount and number of small inflammatory LDL [low-density lipoprotein] particles. I use VAP [Vertical Auto Profile; Atherotech Diagnostic Laboratories, Birmingham, AL] or LPP [Lipoprotein Particle Profile; Profile SpectraCell Laboratories, Houston, TX].
Dr. Hotze And Dr. Stephen Sinatra On Inflammation And Heart Disease
What is more important for heart attack prevention: lowering LDL cholesterol to 70 mg/dL or lower or increasing omega-3 levels in heart cells to at least 8% or higher? Or both? Or are there other options that are best?
Dr. Sinatra: Honestly, I don’t think high LDL is a serious risk factor in heart disease, because we remember the cholesterol theory is a hypothesis to begin with. LDL cholesterol may be on the scene, but it is not the culprit of cardiovascular disease. Inflammation and blood viscosity are the real culprits behind cardiovascular disease, so I would say without a doubt that omega-3 levels are more important in heart attack prevention, because they address both viscosity and inflammation. Lowering LDL cholesterol to 70 or below is not a smart drug in my opinion, as serious consequences can result in both cognition and memory, as well as making us more susceptible to MRSA [methicillin-resistant
With hypertension, a new study suggests aggressive therapy to achieve a target below 130/80 mm Hg may not necessarily improve outcomes in the prevention of stroke and cardiovascular disease, especially in patients with type 2 diabetes. What do you recommend?
Dr. Sinatra: Although it is desirable to lower blood pressure, in type 2 diabetes the inflammatory index must also be lower. This is why lowering blood pressure numbers may not be the key to success. Weight loss, loss of excess fat, and improvement of inflammatory mediators, as well as a good walking or exercise program, must be initiated in the treatment and prevention of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Sinatra’s Tips For A Healthy Heart
Dr. Sinatra: I use natural alternatives to antihypertensive drugs in mild hypertensive situations and when there is no kidney damage or renal insufficiency. I really like the metabolic cardiology approach, including CoQ10 [coenzyme Q
], broad-spectrum carnitine, magnesium, and ribose as a way to improve energy substrates, while repairing cells at the same time. Many of my patients who use this metabolic approach also experience a significant drop in blood pressure. In other cases, I had to use nattokinase (50-100 mg per day), garlic (1000 mg), hawthorn [
] (1500 mg), and fish/squid oil (1-2 g daily). Adding foods to the diet—such as sardine peptides, wakame seaweed alginate, and oatmeal essential fatty acids—are also some nutritional considerations that can be used in lowering blood pressure. Obviously, weight loss and exercise are key ingredients.
Dr. Sinatra: To lower triglycerides, certainly carbohydrate restriction and weight loss will work. I also add 1 to 3 g of essential fatty acids to the mix. For HDL, short-acting niacin is important in helping to raise HDL. Carnitine and CoQ10 have also helped, as well as broad-spectrum vitamin E and tocotrienols. If I’m treating small inflammatory particles LDL or LP(a) in this case, I like a combination of niacin, fish oil or squid oil, nattokinase and d-tocotrienol. Remember, you want to counteract the thrombotic and inflammatory effects of small particle LDL, as well as LP(a), and this is where nattokinase and omega-3 essential fatty acids have their “magic”.
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We see more patients with atrial fibrillation. There is almost an epidemic of this rhythm disorder. What’s the best way to “serve the beat?”
Dr. Sinatra: You’re right. Atrial fibrillation is on the rise, and my intuition tells me it may be related to the toxic environment we live in. In addition to insecticides, pesticides, high mercury and other metals, wireless technology is “everywhere”, which can interfere with heart rate variability. For this reason, I believe “prevention is better than cure,” and when we can neutralize mitochondrial toxins or weaken the autonomic nervous system, we can reduce the likelihood of atrial fibrillation. For example, recent research—such as yoga and some anecdotal cases of preventing atrial fibrillation with grounding or grounding—has shown encouraging results from improved sympathetic tone to the heart. So, when it comes to atrial fibrillation, once again prevention is easier than cure. In patients prone to atrial fibrillation, cessation or restriction of alcohol, sugar, and caffeine is recommended. Once a patient is in atrial fibrillation, the response to natural therapy is less than desirable. However, natural therapies (including metabolic cardiology), as well as toxin reduction (including EMF [electromagnetic fields]), will help prevent a person from atrial fibrillation when they are in sinus rhythm.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is also a cardiology challenge. What insights can you share about improving lower limb circulation?
Dr. Sinatra: The best insight I can give you about PAD is the use of GPLC (glycine propionyl), which not only helps remove toxic metabolites from the mitochondria, but GPLC also removes nitric oxide (NO) at the same time. Such a combination offers a perfect solution in preventing spasm of smaller blood vessels when in an ischemic state.