Herbalist Toccoa GA

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.

David Lee, D.C., Ph.D., C.Ad.
(770) 973-7533
4463 Towne Lake Pkwy., Suite 300
Woodstock, GA
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, BEST, Biofeedback, Bioidentical Hormones, BioMeridian Testing, Chiropractors, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, EPFX (QXCI) / SCIO, Flower Essences, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Myofascial Release, NAET, Naturopathy, Neuro-
Associated Hospitals
Wellness Revolution Clinics

William A Cooper, MD
(404) 686-2513
550 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA
Business
Emory Healthcare Inc
Specialties
Cardiology

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Karthik Ramaswamy, MD
(770) 534-2020
200 S Enota Dr
Gainesville, GA
Business
Northeast Georgia Heart Center
Specialties
Cardiology

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Joseph I Miller
(404) 355-6562
275 Collier Rd Nw
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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James Atwood Brennan, MD
(706) 812-4367
303 Smith St
Lagrange, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: West Georgia Med Ctr, Lagrange, Ga; Atlanta Med Ctr, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Clark Holder Clinic Pa

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George A Miller, MD
(706) 323-5552
2525 Williams Rd
Columbus, GA
Business
Columbus Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

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Thomas J Murphy, MD
(706) 546-8510
700 Oglethorpe Ave
Athens, GA
Business
Athens Cardiology Group PC
Specialties
Cardiology

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Hans Han-woo Lee
(770) 424-6893
55 Whitcher St Ne
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Steven Barry Roth, MD
(912) 927-3434
11700 Mercy Blvd
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hosp, Savannah, Ga; Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, Nj
Group Practice: Cardiology Associates

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Peter J Bolan
(478) 742-7566
688 Walnut St
Macon, GA
Specialty
Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

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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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