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While physical workouts remain important, maybe it's time to look a little deeper. The heart, for instance, continuously pumps our blood and regulates its circulation. It also affects (and reflects) our emotional state—its rhythm is often mandated by the condition of our nervous system.

Dr. Donna Johnston, DOM
(407) 682-7111
683 Douglas Ave. Suite 101
Orlando, FL
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Biofeedback, Bioidentical Hormones, BioMeridian Testing, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Hair Analysis, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, NHRT, Nutrition, Shamanic Healing, Sound Therapy, Wellness Centers
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Florida College of Integrative Medicine
(407) 888-8689
7100 Lake Ellenor Dr.
Orlando, FL
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Acupressure, Acupuncture, Chiropractors, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Reiki, Remote Healing, Sclerology, Shiatsu, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
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Maurice M Rath, MD, PHD
(407) 886-3126
641 Via Milano
Apopka, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Zeb Carson Burton, MD, FACC
(407) 829-6422
2416 Alaqua Dr
Longwood, FL
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Milan Amritlal Kothari, MD
4901 Baywind Cir
Orlando, FL
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Cardiology
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Male
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Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1986

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Holistic Options
(407) 333-1059
635 Primera Blvd.
Lake Mary, FL
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Edward Woodward, MD, FACC
858 Errol Pkwy
Apopka, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Edward Woodward, MD
858 Errol Pkwy
Apopka, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch
Graduation Year: 1951

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Nicholas J Pastis, MD
(407) 333-9559
3714 Trails End
Longwood, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinna
Graduation Year: 1965

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Babak Alex Vakili
(407) 767-8554
450 W Central Pkwy
Altamonte Springs, FL
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Cardiology

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Heart Tonics

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By Stephanie Bernstein

You’ve seen the ads: “Tone your abs—just five minutes a day!” and “Tone your legs with this simple, everyday workout!” Well, as grating as they may be after repeated viewing, their message does have value. When we “tone” our muscles, we nourish them and bolster their strength. Generally speaking, a daily or frequent workout can provide results without much work. Medicinally, when we speak of tonics, we mean herbs and foods that do the conditioning work for us—they nourish, support, or strengthen our energy, blood, and organ function from the inside.

So while physical workouts remain important, maybe it’s time to look a little deeper. The heart, for instance, continuously pumps our blood and regulates its circulation. It also affects (and reflects) our emotional state—its rhythm is often mandated by the condition of our nervous system. Daily stress, nervous tension, and heartbreak (among other emotional strains) can interfere with the heart and cause palpitations, lack of sleep, and a racing mind. The best way to prevent acute issues of the heart is to keep it healthy by supporting the physical apparatus of the circulatory system and balancing the emotions that beset us. You can keep the blood flowing clean and without obstruction and your heart at an even and steady rhythm by making regular use of the following heart-friendly herbs.

II Cacao (Theobroma cacao) A natural source of theobromine, long considered a heart tonic and mild stimulant, cacao also contains epicatechin, a flavonol that improves the function of the blood vessels. Of course eating flavonol-rich cacao is not the same—on many levels, alas—as snacking on sugary chocolate bars. Your best bet? Munching on raw cacao nibs or taking a cacao tincture.

II Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens) Taken daily, this Indian spice strengthens, stimulates, and tones the heart, balances circulation, and calms palpitations. Start with a few grains at a time (up to 1/2 teaspoon), and add it to juice. If you feel hesitant because of cayenne’s spicy reputation, start with a a tiny pinch and increase the amount as you feel comfortable.

II Garlic (Allium sativum) Many ancient cultures recognized garlic as a therapeutic plant—the Egyptians, for instance, found more than 200 medical uses for the herb. Several studies have shown that a clove a day (approximately 600 to 900 mg a day of powder) inhibits bad cholesterol (LDL) production and raises the good kind (HDL). Smaller trials have also demonstrated garlic’s promise in normalizing blood pressure, preventing blood platelet aggregation, and improving circulation.

II Hawthorn
(Crataegus oxycanthus) Boulder, Colorado-based herbalist Brigitte Mars can’t say enough about this heart and circulatory tonic, which she says can improve oxygen and blood supply. Rich in flavonoids that protect small capillary vessels from free-radical damage, hawthorn normalizes blood pressure and lowers cholesterol and fat deposits in the liver and ...

Author: Stephanie Bernstein

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