Ready to be your best you yet? It’s time to Be HEALTHistic. Join cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, and naturopathic physician Dr. Drew Sinatra — the father-and-son doctor duo with decades of experience in both integrative and conventional medicine — as they explore real solutions for achieving true wellness. Featuring expert guests along the way, Be HEALTHistic brings you a deep, balanced exploration of topics all the way from food as medicine and the mind-body connection, to raising healthy families and finding safe alternatives to prescription drugs. Be HEALTHistic cuts through the confusion, with simple, straightforward advice you can trust as you blaze your own path to optimal wellness.
Healing with Essential Oils with Dr. Eric Zielinski
36:52In this week’s episode of Be HEALTHistic, Drs. Drew and Briana Sinatra welcome chiropractor, public health researcher, aromatherapist, podcast host, and author, Dr. Eric Zielinski — also known as Dr. Z. He wrote the bestselling primer on using essential oils for general health and today, we focus on his latest book, The Essential Oils Apothecary, which has more than 100 formulations to help with symptoms of many chronic conditions. First, Dr. Z talks about his background as a researcher and how he discovered the power of essential oils to heal. He explains what essential oils are, how they need to be manufactured for medicinal use, and why dilution is important. Dr. Z discusses how essential oils can be an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, and how they can replace the toxic chemicals found in many household cleaners. Next, he talks about ingestion (or oral dosing) of essential oils and the latest safety information, as well as the more traditional uses for EOs, such as aromatherapy and topical application. Drs. Drew and Briana ask Dr. Z about purity standards, and how to find the most high-quality oils. Finally, Dr. Z provides tips for getting started with essential oils, and shares some of his favorite “recipe” combinations for the whole family. Don’t miss this essential episode of Be HEALTHistic!
Eating Nutritarian with Dr. Joel Fuhrman
38:43In 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!
Wellness Wisdom Video Extra: Hydroponic Gardening 101
11:49In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Video Extra, Dr. Drew Sinatra welcomes registered dietitian and hydroponic gardening pro, Suzanne Amoruso, to discuss this trendy type of gardening that is growing in popularity. Dr. Drew asks Suzanne all about hydroponic gardening, which allows city-dwellers and those without outdoor space for a traditional garden to grow produce and herbs — with no soil, and year-round! From the tower garden equipment you’ll need to get started, to the types of plants you can grow, to helpful tips for yielding a big bounty, Dr. Drew finds out all you need to know about hydroponic gardening in this informative Wellness Wisdom video segment.
Wellness Wisdom Video Extra: Mitral Valve Regurgitation
5:18In 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. HELPFUL LINKS & RESOURCES· For more information on this common heart issue, read about how to live with mitral valve regurgitation: https://bit.ly/3h8aFHW.· Mitral valve regurgitation can be treated medically, but some may need surgery; learn about whether you should have heart valve replacement surgery: https://bit.ly/3y8bRAv. · Dr. Steve mentioned diastolic dysfunction of the heart; find out more about symptoms, causes and treatment: https://bit.ly/3qDW2iI.· Dr. Steve talked about supplements for a healthy heart; find out the best supplements to reduce blood pressure naturally: https://bit.ly/3y9qO5r. ABOUT DR. SINATRA:Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T., is a board-certified cardiologist who is also board certified in internal medicine, with additional certifications in nutrition, bioenergetic psychotherapy, and anti-aging medicine. STAY CONNECTED:Learn more about heart health at https://www.healthydirections.comFollow Dr. Stephen Sinatra on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SinatraMD DISCLAIMER:This content is strictly the opinion of the doctors is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice. All viewers are expected to consult with their health care professionals regarding any personal health questions, especially before starting any nutritional program, and/or if they are taking any medications.
Wellness Wisdom Video Extra: Menopause and the Brain
3:44In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Video Extra, Dr. Briana Sinatra discusses how menopause can affect a woman’s cognitive health and how many of the most common symptoms actually start in the brain. She explains how menopause can impact sleep — which in turn influences mood, energy, cognition, recall and memory — and provides helpful advice for what women can do to minimize uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia in this informative Wellness Wisdom video segment.
Wellness Wisdom Video Extra: The Connection Between Fibromyalgia and Gut Health
3:13In this week’s Be HEALTHistic Video Extra, Dr. Drew Sinatra discusses a little-known correlation — the connection between fibromyalgia and gut health. From the latest statistics on fibromyalgia and how it’s diagnosed, to the simple breath test that detects gut issues like SIBO, to the breakthrough studies linking these conditions together, Dr. Drew shares information that can help improve your symptoms in this informative Wellness Wisdom video segment.
Wellness Wisdom Video Extra: All About Atherosclerosis
16:07In 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.
Menopause and Your Heart with Dr. Briana Sinatra
30:44In 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!
Ask the Doctors: Your Top Heart and Gut Health Questions Answered
45:58In 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!
Men's Health: Male Menopause and Low-T
37:17Is 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!