Herbalist New Castle IN

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.

Cloyd Leroy Dye
(765) 521-1505
1000 N 16th St
New Castle, IN
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr. Terri Hawkins-Fox
(317) 243-3550
6650 West 10th St.
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Acupressure, Colon Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Flower Essences, Guided Imagery, Herbology, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Wellness Centers
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Natural Rejuvenation

Benjamin B Tang
(219) 769-8346
5521 W Lincoln Hwy
Crown Point, IN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Charles Francis Presti, MD
(219) 481-4700
4605 Crestwood Dr
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1981

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Ramesh Shatagopam
(812) 232-0564
221 S 6th St
Terre Haute, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Cloyd L Dye, MD
(765) 836-4357
984 E Lake Crest Ave
New Castle, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 4620
Graduation Year: 1959

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John J Schier
(317) 583-7600
8433 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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Naveen Lal
(260) 423-1331
604 W Berry St
Fort Wayne, IN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dolph Martel Denny, MD
(812) 282-1617
207 Sparks Ave Ste 104
Jeffersonville, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1985

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Bruce Frank Waller, MD
(317) 338-6227
8333 Naab Rd Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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