Daily Aspirin for Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention is Ineffective and Dangerous

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Some folks seem to get away with playing pharmaceutical roulette while more are damaged in one way or another. A few die. The first half of this article will attempt to explain what’s wrong with the aspirin or half aspirin or baby aspirin as a blood thinner, or any prescription blood thinner as well. The second half will provide alternative natural options that are effective without side effects.

Thanks to the publicized campaigns to promote aspirin as a simple protection against heart attacks and strokes, there a many who take the false advice to their unhealthy detriment, which they will often not attribute to aspirin as a cause. (more…)

What Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know about bromelain

Bromelain is an inexpensive enzyme supplement with many uses and health benefits. Enzymes don’t get much respect, yet they are considered more important functionally than vitamins and minerals. Without enzymes, food cannot be broken down into its constituent nutrients, and enzymes are needed for most cellular metabolic actions.
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Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

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Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month. (more…)

Research: Garlic Supplement Slows Cardiovascular Disease Progression

Garlic Supplement Found To Slow Progress of the #1 Cause of Death

Given that cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death within industrialized societies, anything that can slow the underlying pathological process in its decades-long, mostly subclinical march towards heart attack, embolism or stroke, is worth considering as a prophylactic — especially if it is as safe, accessible and affordable drug alternative.

Indeed, a new study published in the International Journal Cardiology indicates that aged garlic extract, in combination with vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin B6 and arginine, is capable of favorably altering the ratio of brown to white adipose (fat) tissue surrounding the heart muscle, reducing homocysteine (a blood vessel damaging amino acid) and slowing the progression of coronary artery calcification in human subjects.[i] (more…)

Use Natural Blood Thinners to Stop Blood Clots and Stroke

blood thinners1 300x180 Use Natural Blood Thinners to Stop Blood Clots and StrokeAre you taking blood thinners?  If so you are not alone. Millions of people in the United States take either prescription medications, aspirin or a combination of both to thin their blood. Prescription blood thinners and aspirin have a number of side effects associated with them, some of which can be fatal. If you are tired of taking the risk, it is fortunate that nature offers several effective options that are just as effective and far safer.

Typically, blood thinners are prescribed if you have some kind of heart or blood vessel disease or if you have poor blood flow to your brain. Blood thinners are also prescribed for:

*Prevention of blood clots and stroke

*High blood pressure caused by restricted blood vessels

*Atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heart rhythm)

*Heart valve surgery

*Congenital heart defects (more…)

Pradaxa: Legal Mass Murder!

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A Promising Drug With a Flaw was the name of an article published in the New York Times this past week.

Dr. Bryan A. Cotton, a trauma surgeon in Houston, had not heard much about the new anticlotting drug Pradaxa other than the commercials he had seen during Sunday football games. Then people using Pradaxa started showing up in his emergency room. One man in his 70s fell at home and arrived at the hospital alert and talking. But he rapidly declined. “We pretty much threw the whole kitchen sink at him,” recalled Dr. Cotton, who works at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. “But he still bled to death on the table.” Unlike warfarin, an older drug, there is no antidote to reverse the blood-thinning effects of Pradaxa. “You feel helpless,” Dr. Cotton said. The drug has contributed to the bleeding deaths of at least eight patients at the hospital. “And that’s a very bad feeling for us.” Pradaxa has become a blockbuster drug in its two years on the market, bringing in more than $1 billion in sales for its maker, the privately held German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim. (more…)

Don’t take cholesterol meds to prevent blood clots

Statins aren’t even the best way to accomplish the main thing they’re approved for, and that’s lower cholesterol levels — so I certainly wouldn’t trust them with anything even more important.

Yet these meds are touted for everything from heart protection to cancer prevention, and some people even take them because they believe the drugs will lower the risk of a blood clot.

But if you’re at risk for this potentially deadly condition, the last thing you want to do is put your faith in a statin.

One new look at data on some 100,000 patients who took part in one of 29 published and unpublished trials finds absolutely no difference in clot risk between those who took the meds and those who didn’t.

None. (more…)