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One new look at data on some 100,000 patients who took part in one of 29 published and unpublished trials finds absolutely no difference in clot risk between those who took the meds and those who didn’t.