Meditation is a Powerful Medication: A Cardiologist Explains

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On a visit to a cardiologist’s office with your elderly aunt just released from the hospital for heart issues, you carefully take notes. You record the recommendations to avoid smoking, to walk daily, and to eat a Mediterranean style diet. You write down the prescription medications that she is supposed to take each day. As […]

Music Opens The Heart: A Cardiologist’s Joyful Yoga Playlist

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“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” So said Maria von Trapp, and perhaps you have felt the same way during a yoga practice or workout filled with music. From the time I was a child I have found that a wide spectrum of musical styles speak to […]

Can A Pet Save Your Life? A Cardiologist Explains

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My philosophy in caring for heart patients in the last 25 plus years is that I’m all for having the biggest toolbox at your disposal. If you can improve your diet, great. Exercise, amazing. Stress reduction, bring it on. Herbs, vitamins, yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, sauna, laughter, sleep … go for it! Cardiovascular disease is […]