Podcast Show #13: Dr Stephen Sinatra on Holistic Heart Health

Hello! This week I chat to renowned integrative cardiologist Dr Stephen Sinatra who I’ve interviewed twice now – Once for REAL FOOD ROCKSTARS my take-anytime e course and now in the podcast. I know you’ll love his vibe as much as I do! He’s a nutritional therapist and psychotherapist and a big believer that patients are a doctor’s greatest teachers. We talk about rigidity in the medical profession. Rigidity is the achilles heel of the doctor – believing that whatever we learn in med school then stands still as truth for the rest of their practising years? Well that just makes no sense! They also discuss vital nutrients needed for healthy heart function, whether or not butter is GREEN LIGHT, how to have conversations with your doctor around cholesterol and statins, when statins are useful and when they are not, where lifestyle and nutrient therapy would be enough to produce great heart health results, the redefining of the thinking that cholesterol is our enemy, and more that cholesterol is your friend. Dr Sinatra also talks about the rescuing power of crying and laughing, and what patients really need to heal successfully. Hope you enjoy the show this week.


In our chat we talk about cholesterol levels, the the United States these are are expressed in mg / dL (milligrams per deciliter)  and in Canada, the UK and Australia in mmol / L (millimoles per litre)  – to do the conversion yourself here is the general rule:
Divide your Australian numbers by .0259 to convert to US numbers (Or conversely, multiply by 38.6)

OR, you can try this  Cholesterol Converter ToolTo use the Cholesterol Converter, enter a value into the appropriate field and click on the Convert button to see the cholesterol level expressed in the other standard.

Check out Dr Sinatra’s website here: http://www.drsinatra.com/
…where you can check out Dr Sinatra’s books – including those mentioned in the podcast:
‘Heart sense for women’ which covers the physiological differences between men and women when it comes to our hearts
‘Heartbreak and heart disease’ which talks about emotional stress
‘The Great cholesterol Myth’
and the recently released –
‘Revelations from heaven and earth’ (another podcast to come just on this treasure trove of a book!)











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Check out Dr Sinatra’s blog here


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As promised, below is list of favourites when thinking about WHY I use Rosehip oil, and the HOW I use it. I just adore this brand and Lisa and her family do such a great job keeping their entire range as low tox as possible.


  • Natural glow/highlight on tops of cheekbones, or mixed in with liquid foundation to create a dewy finish
  • Adding Rosehip Oil to the tips of hair and split ends to hydrate and give a lustrous shine, OR as a finishing oil to de frizz hair, tame flyaways and split ends – You literally only need 2 drops to make a difference!
  • As a conditioning treatment on lips, nails and cuticles. Watching TV give yourself a hand massage – or better yet get your partner to do it!
  • Mixed with raw sugar or sea salt as a simple DIY exfoliating treatment – lips, body etc.
  • Used to reduce the appearance of scars (including acne scars) and skin pigmentation – perfect for minimising after pregnancy spots around the outer parts of the face. It’s not overnight, but it absolutely helps.
  • To treat sensitive skin and skin issues – rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles, skin dehydration etc.


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If you want to click through to iTunes from here to subscribe to the podcast and listen to this week’s show, and the episodes aired since we launched in July, GO HERE

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Enjoy the show  and thanks again for taking the time to rate and review the show – it’s like tipping the bartender and it means the world. (To do this from your phone, you can’t be ‘in the show list’. Go to the podcast search function and type low tox life, and then click on the show and click ‘review’. Annoyingly tricky but hey. I figured I may as well help you out if you’re going to want to take the time to leave a review!)

Low Tox. Happy us. Happy planet

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Comments 2

  1. hi Alexx,
    I have made a conscious choice to use my mobile phone a lot less, turn it off during the day, never put it to my ear and not use it in the car. It has all been relatively easy except I am missing listening to podcasts in the car.
    What is the safest way/safest device to use in the car to listen to podcasts please?
    Thank you Alexx. i LOVE your newsletters!
    Warm regards,

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      Thanks Jackie I’m so glad the newsletters resonate. If you download the podcasts while hooked up to internet then you can safely listen to a podcast hooked up with an AUX cable in the car and on the radio setting x

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