Heart Health and Seasonal Allergies

Stephen Sinatra, MD, cardiologist and best-selling author of nearly two dozen books on natural health and healing, says that while spring is the time when people start to talk about allergies, a new study suggests that temperature increases lead to more pollen production. That can be a major irritant for those with respiratory issues such as asthma, and 2021 could be the longest, most intense allergy season yet. For people with severe lung issues, allergens like pollen exposure can be a huge threat to their physical health and ability to breathe. Research indicates that pollen exposure weakens the immune system’s ability to fight off respiratory illnesses. Studies also show that intermittent inflammation created by allergies, especially those affecting the lungs, could result in the thickening of artery walls, which could then lead to heart disease. While most people stock up on over-the-counter allergy meds to suppress common symptoms (itchy, red, and watering eyes, runny nose, sneezing, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing), Dr. Sinatra says they don’t cure the underlying problem, so they may be less effective if your allergies are worsening. He recommends five alternative approaches and home remedies you can use to calm down allergy symptoms this spring and summer, especially as it concerns your heart and lungs, and discusses the difference between COVID-19 and allergy symptoms.

Dr. Stephen Sinatra is one of the most highly respected and sought-after cardiologists whose integrative approach to treating cardiovascular disease has revitalized patients with even the most advanced forms of illness. Before working with Healthy Directions, he has spent more than 40 years in clinical practice, research, and study. Starting his career as an attending physician at Manchester Memorial Hospital in Connecticut, he then went on to serve as chief of cardiology, director of medical education, director of echocardiography, director of cardiac rehabilitation, and director of the weight-reducing program. Dr. Sinatra is also the founder of the New England Heart Center, where he became known as one of America’s top integrative cardiologists by combining conventional medical treatments for heart disease with complementary nutritional, anti-aging, and psychological therapies.

Dr. Sinatra is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (F.A.C.C.) and American College of Nutrition (F.A.C.N.), a Certified Nutrition Specialist with the American Nutrition Association (C.N.S.), and a Certified Bioenergetic Psychotherapist (C.B.T.). He is an author, speaker, and adviser for the research and development of nutritional supplements with Healthy Directions. Dr. Sinatra is a best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including, “The Great Cholesterol Myth,” “Reversing Heart Disease Now,” “The CoQ10 Phenomenon,” “Heart Sense for Women,” “The Sinatra Solution,” and “Metabolic Cardiology.”  He has also contributed to numerous peer-reviewed medical journals, including The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Through his books and educating the public on major media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, and The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Sinatra has helped tens of thousands of people to achieve better heart health and lead long, healthy, and active lives.

Learn more about Dr. Sinatra here:  www.drsinatra.com/