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In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra welcome Dr. Joel Fuhrman — a board-certified family physician, New York Times bestselling author, and an expert on nutrition and natural healing. He explains the facets of his Nutritarian diet, and how it’s possible to prevent heart disease, diabetes, and other illnesses while also achieving sustainable weight loss using smart nutrition. First, Dr. Fuhrman explains how a healthy diet can be instrumental in reversing or even preventing chronic health conditions. The doctors ask about his weight loss retreat center, which focuses on food addiction, and what the daily routine is for patients. Dr. Fuhrman discusses the plant-based Nutritarian diet, and why whole foods are used in all of the recipes at the retreat. He describes the main withdrawal symptoms food addicts experience, why nuts and seeds are integral ingredients in his menus, and what the long-term goals are for his patients. Finally, Dr. Fuhrman gives his top Nutritarian tip for achieving better health quickly. Don’t miss this informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!
In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Video Extra, Dr. Stephen Sinatra brings you inside a cardiologist’s office visit to talk about mitral valve regurgitation, a common heart lesion that causes leakage of the mitral valve. From the symptoms that can signal this heart issue to the medical interventions and supplements that can help some patients avoid surgery, Dr. Steve explains what you need to know about this pervasive heart issue in this informative Wellness Wisdom video segment.
In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Video Extra, Dr. Stephen Sinatra brings you inside a cardiologist’s office visit to talk about atherosclerosis, a hardening and narrowing of the arteries from the buildup of plaque in artery walls. From the symptoms that bring patients into the office and how it is diagnosed, to how doctors determine the best medical or surgical options to pursue — Dr. Steve walks you through it all. He also discusses how the proper screenings, diet, supplements, and healthy lifestyle practices can prevent, and sometimes even treat, this pervasive heart issue in this informative Wellness Wisdom video segment.
In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Stephen Sinatra welcomes his daughter-in-law, naturopathic physician Dr. Briana Sinatra, as his co-host for this informative conversation about women, menopause, and their heart health. First, Drs. Steve and Briana discuss why tracking certain biomarkers are key to maintaining a healthy heart as women approach menopause, and why monitoring Lp(a) in particular is so important. They talk about which supplements — and how much — women should take to keep their heart and bones strong, and why you should be careful when taking pain meds. Next, the doctors explain why family history doesn’t have to dictate your health destiny, and how environment and lifestyle factors can decrease genetic risks. Dr. Briana shares natural strategies for easing women into menopause, and the doctors talk about individualized hormone replacement therapy using bioidentical hormones. Finally, the hosts give their “pearls” of wisdom on what women can do right now to keep their hearts healthy as they age. Don’t let the ladies in your life miss this informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!
In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra bring you another informative Ask the Doctors Q&A session, where they answer your top questions about heart and gut health. First, the doctors discuss the effect of family history on heart health, and Dr. Steve provides solutions for managing cholesterol. Dr. Drew explains the benefits of probiotics for the gut microbiome and talks about the rise of leaky gut, and Dr. Steve shares how emotional stress can have real physical effects on the heart. Next, the doctors discuss the link between salt and hypertension, and Dr. Steve gives his insight on drinking red wine for a healthy heart. They talk about why the European lifestyle encourages better digestive health, and Dr. Drew describes how digestion is connected to immunity. Finally, the doctors explain the principles of integrative vs. functional medicine, and they each share a simple tip for achieving better heart and gut health right now. Don’t miss this informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!
Is male menopause real? As men age, they go through a natural hormone decline called andropause, which can produce uncomfortable symptoms. In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra focus on men’s health — specifically, what you can do if you’re experiencing symptoms of andropause and low testosterone, or low-T. First, Dr. Steve shares his testosterone history, how often he gets tested, and how taking testosterone makes him feel. The doctors discuss common side effects of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), typical symptoms of low-T, and the role that EMFs and sleep play in testosterone production. Next, our hosts focus on the supplements that can support healthy aging, as well as the importance of exercise, what tests to ask your doctor for, and the ideal testosterone ranges to aim for. Finally, the doctors reveal their top tips for combatting low-T. Don’t miss this informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!
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!
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!
Dr. Stephen Sinatra wrote the bestselling book, The Great Cholesterol Myth, with nutrition expert and co-author, Jonny Bowden. In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Dr. Steve welcomes his friend and colleague to discuss the recently revised version of their book — which further explores the myths about cholesterol and heart disease, and explains why insulin resistance is the most important indicator of heart disease. First, Jonny discusses how simple diet changes can reverse the effects of insulin resistance, the “rules” for metabolic health, and why eating processed carbs and sugar makes us fatter, sicker, and ages us faster. Dr. Steve and Jonny then talk about the protective benefits of cholesterol, and the importance of getting current screenings that measure more factors than just HDL and LDL. Next, the co-authors focus on statins, and how various nutraceutical solutions can accomplish similar results. Dr. Steve and Jonny also talk about vitamin D, and emphasize other themes in their book that go beyond cholesterol — such as emotional health. Finally, they each share their top “pearls” of wisdom about cholesterol, insulin resistance and heart health. Don’t miss this informative, myth-busting episode of Be HEALTHistic!
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!
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!
In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Video Extra, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra discuss the many vital benefits of taking Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. Especially in 2021, when more and more new research is demonstrating the protective health benefits of this “miracle” nutrient. The doctors explain how CoQ10 provides mitochondrial support for healthy aging, how it helps boost immunity, and how it supports the brain and kidneys in addition to the heart. Dr. Steve also shares his recommendations about how much you should take based on your individual health needs in this informative Ask the Doctors video segment.
In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra welcome Dr. Rudrani Banik — a board-certified ophthalmologist, fellowship-trained neuro-ophthalmologist, and functional medicine expert. Dr. Rani specializes in migraines, treats a wide spectrum of conditions affecting vision, and understands the complex connections between the eye and the brain. First, Dr. Rani explains her fascination with the eye and why she became interested in functional medicine. She shares how diet and lifestyle changes transformed her own health, and how she applies functional medicine with her patients. Then, Dr. Rani discusses the specific nutrients and supplements that are most beneficial for eye health, and which foods are the best sources. Next, the doctors discuss the leading causes of vision loss — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — and what you can do to prevent these issues as you age. Dr. Rani talks about her new book on macular degeneration, and what you can do to support your eye health and avoid the condition. Finally, she shares her “pearl” of wisdom about the blue light exposure we’re all experiencing due to increased screen time. Don’t miss this important and informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!
In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Stephen and Drew Sinatra welcome back bestselling author, actress, entrepreneur, lecturer — and long-time friend — Suzanne Somers. We previously had Suzanne on the show to talk about her latest book, A New Way to Age, where she revealed that her top anti-aging secret was bioidentical hormone therapy. Today, we do a deep dive into bioidentical hormones, and ask Suzanne to share her experience and the different ways she supports her body as she ages. First, Suzanne explains the hormonal decline all menopausal women experience, and why the key to healthy aging is replacing what’s been lost. Then, Suzanne and the doctors discuss how cholesterol impacts hormone function, why knowing your Lp(a) level is important, and how targeted nutraceuticals can help you feel great as you age. Next, she points out common symptoms of hormonal imbalance, and Dr. Steve explains how it can affect cardiovascular health — especially in menopausal women. They talk about the positive effects of CoQ10, Suzanne talks about the use of bioidentical hormones and the amazing transformation that can happen, and finally, she shares her ultimate “pearl” of wisdom regarding hormone therapy. Don’t miss this intimate and informative episode of Be HEALTHistic!
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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