17 Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Ancient societies, particularly those of the Americas and China, have consistently used cayenne pepper therapeutically.

A powerful anti-inflammatory, cayenne pepper is currently all-the-rage for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice’s health boosting properties to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity in the body.

Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of diseases and ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, atonic dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and diphtheria.

The list below will expound upon more of the many health benefits of cayenne pepper. (more…)

Dabigatran beats warfarin in VTE

The new findings, presented Sunday at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2009 Meeting and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, come hard on the heels of the RE-LY results, reported by heartwire, showing dabigatran to be superior to warfarin in preventing strokes and peripheral embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)  (more…)

Vitamin K Reduces the Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Researchers at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic1 have found that people who have higher intakes of vitamin K have a lower risk of developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer in the lymphatic cells of the immune system. .  Those in the top quarter of vitamin K-1, from diet and dietary supplements, had a 45% less risk for developing this cancer of immune cells.  This is the first time such a clear link between vitamin K and cancer has been established.  Not surprisingly, the researchers didn’t bother pointing out the obvious implications of their research in terms of the negative effects of the commonly used vitamin K-blocking Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. – will it increase the risk for cancer? (more…)

Coumadin Alert – Is Sticky Blood Protective?

The “wisdom” of Western medicine assumes that sticky blood is a problem that must be solved at all costs so as to reduce the risk for a stroke.  This assumption has led to wide scale over-prescribing of blood thinners like Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. .  Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. is responsible for more drug injuries than any other drug and even causes bone loss, facts I review in an earlier article (FDA Sleeps While Common Medications Poison the Elderly).  A new study shows that such medical treatment is likely to cause an increase in unstable plaque and actually increase the risk for stroke1! (more…)

Scientists Document How Coumadin Increases Disease Risk

While doctors hand out Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. like candy, apparently because they have no idea how to get someone’s sticky blood to flow normally, patient’s livers were apparently not briefed on the strategy – an oversight that is likely to injure and speed the onset of age-associated disease.  A new article in the prestigious American Journal of Clinical Nutrition1 reveals just how vital vitamin K function is to your health.

The Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. vs. vitamin K issue is one pitting often short-sighted remedies of Western medicine against the innate wisdom of the human body.

There are 16 known vitamin K dependent proteins.  The researchers used knockout mice (mice lacking one or another of these proteins) to determine which vitamin K proteins were most important to survival.

They found that the 5 vitamin K proteins relating to clotting were the most important, as knocking them out caused death to the mice while still in the embryonic phase of development.

Their research showed that the liver regulates the distribution of vitamin K to any of the 16 proteins, and does so on a basis of priority, giving clotting function top priority.

When Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. is taken it creates a vitamin K deficiency and the liver responds by channeling available vitamin K to clotting protein function, at the expense of other vitamin K dependent proteins.

The net result is that other functions in the body that require vitamin K are left without enough to function properly.  This causes bone loss, arterial calcification, and increased cancer risk.  Vitamin K proteins are also an integral part of the overall antioxidant network.

Therefore, long-term Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. use is not worth the “benefit” for just about anyone.

Much of Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. prescribing is “cover-your-rear-end” medicine – giving it out because if a person should have a stroke and they weren’t prescribed Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. then the doctor is in a situation of legal liability (which is utter nonsense and should not be the case).  Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. also causes regular repeat office visits to check clotting times via a blood draw, which is a nice cash flow for the doctor as the office visit requires little or no intelligence or time.

I have pointed out in an earlier article that sticky blood may even be protective and that Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. actually increases the amount of unstable plaque which actually would increase the risk for a stroke (the opposite of why it is given).  I have also pointed out that Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. in the short term is the number one drug causing serious injury requiring an emergency room visit or more serious problem (see article FDA Sleeps While Common Medications Poison the Elderly).

The use of Coumadin aka: Warfarin. Medical drug used as a blood thinner to prevent clots from forming or growing larger in the blood vessels. in general practice is an example of why the general population is rapidly losing confidence in Western medicine.  In the current health care debate it is generally agreed that we need to reduce the cost of health care so that more people can be covered with truly needed care.  This issue of the inept practice of medicine, based on widely over-prescribing expensive and dangerous medications, is a driving force at the source of the problem of runaway health care costs.  Doctor ineptitude is being given a free pass in the current debate so as not to have doctor groups torpedo proposed changes.

As long as the flagrant abuse of health by doctors, based on various Big Pharma con games, drug scams, and profit-driven procedures is allowed to continue, there is no chance of controlling health care costs in any meaningful way.  A brainwashed population that thinks statins should be in the water supply (along with fluoride) is a rather dangerous place for any freedom-loving Americans that remain.

 

Referenced Studies:

  1. ^How Coumadin Affects Vitamin K Function American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  Joyce C McCann and Bruce N Ames
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 –  Byron Richards, CCN