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Cod liver oil and fish oil are both rich in omega-3 fatty acids and great for heart health. But, which is better overall? Who gets to be the catch of the day?

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

While some people use alcohol to help them sleep, alcohol should never be combined with sleep aids like melatonin.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Chelated magnesium has many health benefits, making it one of the most essential minerals in your body. But what are the specific health benefits? Let’s find out.

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Zinc for Kids - Benefits & Dosage

06/19/2021 | 6 min. read

Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Zinc is an important nutrient in your body, but is it safe for kids? If so, what are the benefits? Here’s what you need to know about taking zinc.

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D-Amino Acid: Benefits & Dosage

06/18/2021 | 5 min. read

Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Meta: Amino acids are essential to our overall health, but D amino acids are often overlooked. What exactly is their effect on our bodies? Read below to find out more.

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Dr. Briana Sinatra

Dr. Briana Sinatra

Dr. Briana Sinatra explains what estrogen dominance is and provides steps you can take to prevent and treat it.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Want to know home remedies that may help with nerve pain in the feet? Here are some easy interventions that can help!

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Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Dr. Stephen Sinatra

Did you know that seasonal allergies can impact your heart? Dr. Sinatra explains why & how to protect yourself...

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Types of Zinc Supplements

06/02/2021 | 7 min. read

Healthy Directions Staff Editor

There are several types of zinc supplements available to encourage absorption, boost immune system functions, and benefit you in various ways.

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Best Curcumin Supplements

06/01/2021 | 6 min. read

Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Curcumin has multiple health benefits, which can be significantly magnified by incorporating other compounds that increase its bioavailability, such as piperine.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

The interactions between vitamin D3 and K2 in calcium regulatory mechanisms have been shown to have benefits for bone, metabolic, and cardiovascular health.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

When is the best time of day to take vitamin D? Knowing when to take your vitamins can make all the difference in absorbing the benefits of vitamin D.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

The mechanisms behind curcumin, ginger, alpha-lipoic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids prove that they are some of the best anti-inflammatory supplements out there.

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Healthy Directions Staff Editor

When you take your vitamins can be just as important as taking them. Knowing how your body absorbs your supplements will help you pick the best time to take them.

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The Best Magnesium Supplements

05/31/2021 | 7 min. read

Healthy Directions Staff Editor

Are you wondering which magnesium supplement is right for you? Finding the best magnesium supplement for you depends on your body’s specific needs.

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Podcasts

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra present another installment of their Pulse Check series, where they talk about trending health topics, emerging research, and what you should know right now. Today, the doctors dive into new articles and studies that reveal even more good news about some of their favorite healthy choices. First, the doctors discuss the latest research on a favorite beverage, tea — and how the polyphenols found in tea can help relax blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. Then, they dig into a study that confirms the more fruits and vegetables you eat, the longer and better you can live — and Dr. Steve shares one delicious tip that can cover all your daily servings. Next, the doctors discuss a factor for heart disease that is often overlooked; a fatty particle called lipoprotein (a), or Lp(a), and Dr. Steve explains the risks and gives his top recommendations for keeping it in check. The hosts then focus on the powerful effect music can have on our health, and finally, they give their “pearls” of wisdom on how to naturally lower the ever-growing toxic load in our bodies. Don’t miss this informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

Longevity…we don't just want to live longer, we want to live better and healthier as we age. In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra welcome top nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author, Ann Louise Gittleman, to talk about her latest book, Radical Longevity, and how it aims to redefine the aging process. First, Ann Louise and the doctors discuss ways to age gracefully with health and vitality — without growing old. She shares her “radical rules” to expand your youth span, emphasizes the foods, vitamins, minerals, and supplements that support immunity as we age, and tells the doctors why detoxing from chemicals and heavy metals in our toxic environment is crucial. Next, Ann Louise explains why certain cooking methods can age us faster, and which supplements are best at fighting age glycation. She and the doctors discuss how fascia and connective tissue play a role in aging, and why moving the lymphatics is a vital factor in the detox process. Finally, Ann Louise gives her top tip for boosting metabolism as we age. Don’t miss this illuminating episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Drew Sinatra welcomes naturopathic doctor, author of Break the Mold, and educator on mold illness and treatment, Dr. Jill Crista. They discuss what mold and mycotoxins can do to your body, tips to identify if you’re suffering symptoms of mold illness, and how you can find treatment and support if you’ve been exposed. First, Dr. Jill explains how mold gives off mycotoxins — miniscule, invasive toxins that can seep into the body, creating a multitude of symptoms. She shares the most classic (and the often unusual) signs of mold exposure, and how we’re all different in our individual susceptibility to mold. Dr. Drew also reflects on his experiences with mold exposure, his symptoms, and his journey to healing. Next, the doctors talk about the most effective testing methods for diagnosing mold illness, and why leaving the moldy environment is the first step. Dr. Jill explains her five-step treatment protocol, how diet plays a role in recovery, and what foods to avoid if you’re suffering from mold illness and trying to heal. Finally, she gives her “pearl” of wisdom for those who think they’ve been impacted by mold and mycotoxins. Don’t miss this this truly informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

These days we’re spending more and more time looking at screens; most of us are immersed more than ever in the digital world, making it difficult to recognize and address tech overload. In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra welcome public health educator and author of Less Screen, More Green, Dr. Kerry Crofton, to talk about the science around screen time, how it impacts us and our kids, and how her Mindful Tech Plan can help us find more balance. First, Kerry explains why it’s important to minimize our kids’ dependency on screens, and how getting outdoors into nature is a powerful tool. She shares tips on how to unplug by “pausing,” and how to be more available to our kids despite all our digital distractions. Next, Kerry and the doctors talk about rethinking how we use electronics to find freedom from tech overload, and also how to use social media, WiFi, wireless and smart devices more safely. She shares some of her favorite “safe” tech solutions — which cut down on exposure to wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMFs) — and she reveals her top “pearl” of wisdom on how to reduce tech time. Don’t miss this informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Video Extra, Dr. Drew Sinatra discusses a health issue that has impacted him personally — healing from mold and mycotoxin illness. From the critical first step of getting out of a moldy environment, to some key foods to avoid, to the supplements, antifungals and antioxidants that can help you feel better, Dr. Drew shares his best advice for treating the wide-ranging symptoms. He also suggests simple but effective lifestyle solutions that could help rid the body of mold and mycotoxins — such as exercise, sauna therapy, and cold immersion — in this Wellness Wisdom video segment.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra present another installment of their timely Pulse Check series, where they discuss trending health topics and what you need to know right now. Today, the doctors delve into some noteworthy new articles and studies that reinforce the importance of making healthy choices. First, the doctors discuss the latest research on alcohol and AFib, and how a drink a day may raise your risk. The doctors then talk about a new study on the positive impact of avocado on gut health — and how one delicious “Sinatra Salad” can cover all your daily fruit and veggie needs. Next, the doctors talk about the vital role our pets play in our lives, and also discuss the new research that shows how an afternoon nap can sharpen our cognition. Finally, Dr. Steve gives his “pearl” of wisdom about the link between mental health and heart disease, and why a good cry is the best medicine. Don’t miss this informative, brand new episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Drew Sinatra welcomes fellow naturopathic physician, epigenetics expert, and bestselling author of "Dirty Genes" — Dr. Ben Lynch. They discuss the science of epigenetics, what the StrateGene® genetic test that Dr. Lynch developed can reveal about your health, and what you can do to help shape your genetic destiny. First, Dr. Lynch explains why he developed the StrateGene® test, how it’s different from other DNA testing kits, and how it highlights an individual’s medical susceptibilities. He also talks about his book, "Dirty Genes," which states that healthy lifestyle choices can help “clean” and repair your weak, underperforming genes by providing them with the resources to thrive. Next, Dr. Drew discusses the results of the StrateGene® test he recently took, and learns more from Dr. Lynch about what the test revealed about his genetic predispositions. Finally, Dr. Lynch gives his “pearl” of wisdom about epigenetics and how to understand what your genes are telling you. Don’t miss this fascinating new episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

Are you shortchanging your health? Are you missing out on opportunities to be as healthy as you can because you’re not making the right lifestyle choices? In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra discuss the importance of lifestyle medicine, and the three main areas you need to focus on for optimal health. From the best foods and nutrients to seek out, to balancing your mind, body and spirit with self-care, to the health screenings that are most essential — the doctors share what you need to know. First, the doctors discuss the significance of a healthy diet and understanding your food sensitivities, as well as being aware of nutrient deficiencies that may result from certain diets (i.e., keto diet) or medications (i.e., birth control pills or PPIs). Next, they focus on self-care and the mind-body aspects of lifestyle medicine — the power of proper breathing, why spending time in nature is key, and the benefits of cold immersion therapy. Finally, the doctors discuss the pertinent health tests we should ask our doctors about yearly — the heart tests that Dr. Steve recommends, as well as the list of preventive tests Dr. Drew suggests. They also share their ultimate “pearls” of wisdom about lifestyle medicine, and how you can start optimizing your wellness right now. You won’t want to miss this truly informative and engaging episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

The process of detoxification is as old as time, but we need it now more than ever in our highly-toxic, modern world. In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra welcome back former guest Dr. Deanna Minich — an expert in nutrition and functional medicine — to explain the power of metabolic detoxification to cleanse our bodies at the cellular level. First, the doctors talk about metabolic detoxification, the main organ systems involved, and why this process is crucial in lowering our toxic load. Dr. Deanna explains why plastics are so hazardous, what we can do to limit our exposure, and why the method of cooking and cookware we use matters. Next, she explains the phases of detoxification, and the nutrients and foods needed to move through them. The doctors also discuss the importance of detoxing the skin through a good sweat, and why proper breathing techniques are critical to keeping our lungs healthy. Finally, Dr. Deanna shares her number one tip for lowering your toxic load right now. Don’t miss this vital episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Drew Sinatra and his co-host and wife Dr. Briana Sinatra welcome Dr. Aviva Romm — an integrative physician, midwife, herbalist, and author who focuses on women’s and children’s health — to discuss everything you need to know about thyroid health. First, Dr. Aviva explains why there’s such a high prevalence of thyroid disorders, what factors are causing it, and her view on prescribing medication. She describes the different types of issues, the most common symptoms to be aware of, and details all the thyroid tests you should ask your doctor for. Next, Dr. Aviva talks about her thyroid diet, and which foods and nutrients you should eat or avoid to support healthy thyroid function. She discusses how stress impacts the thyroid and the adrenals, and she shares her “pearl” of wisdom for women when it comes to their thyroid health. Don’t miss this vital episode of Be HEALTHistic!

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Drew Sinatra welcomes mental health expert Dr. Jennifer Hartstein to discuss the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on our physical and mental health.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Drew Sinatra welcomes back integrative neurologist, Ayurvedic practitioner and author, Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, to share her overview of Ayurvedic medicine.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra welcome back preventive medicine and public health specialist, Dr. David Katz, to discuss the latest news about the coronavirus and his “Fight It with Fitness” initiative.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Video Extra, Dr. Drew Sinatra discusses a condition that affects many people in the colder, darker fall and winter months; seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. He explains the most common symptoms — including changes in mood, sleep patterns and food cravings — and offers his top five tips for how to cope with the impacts of SAD. From using a light box, to getting more exercise and vitamin D, to getting out into nature and eating well, Dr. Drew shares valuable advice for treating seasonal affective disorder in this informative Wellness Wisdom video segment.

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Dr. Drew Sinatra

Dr. Drew Sinatra

In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Video Extra, Dr. Drew Sinatra and his wife, fellow naturopathic physician Dr. Briana Sinatra, discuss the multitude of benefits you can enjoy when you express gratitude.

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