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…)

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Conflicting studies in recent years report that egg consumption both may, and may not be, a risk factor for the development of heart disease. Liegang Liu, from Huazhong University (China), and colleagues Shari get completed a meta-analysis of eight studies that included 263,938 study subjects for coronary heart disease and 210,404 participants for stroke. All studies followed subjects for up to 22 years, during which 5,847 cases of coronary heart disease and 7,579 cases of stroke occurred. The team found that one egg per day (containing 210 mg of cholesterol) did not associate with an increased risk of heart disease or stroke. The lead investigator also comments that eggs are a low-calorie source of nutrients including minerals, proteins, and unsaturated fatty acids, which could lower the risk of heart cardiovascular disease.

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Rong Y, Chen L, Zhu T, Song Y, Yu M, Shan Z, Sands A, Hu FB, Liu L.  “Egg consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.”  BMJ. 2013 Jan 7;346:e8539.

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…)

Antidepressants linked to stroke — again

If there’s anything worse than an ineffective drug, it’s a dangerous one — and antidepressants win on both counts. They often fail to beat placebos in studies, and they come with more risks than most people realize.

Now, new research confirms one of the worst of those risks: SSRI meds — including common antidepressants such as Lexapro, Prozac, and Zoloft — can boost your risk of strokes referred to as intracranial hemorrhages or intracerebral hemorrhages by up to 50 percent.

I’ve seen this link made before, and a number of studies have found that women in particular face a higher risk of stroke while on antidepressants. One study in 2010 even found that the stroke risk shoots up by 45 percent in post-menopausal women who take those same SSRIs. (more…)

How LOW Cholesterol Can Harm Your Health


Can LOW Cholesterol Lead To Violence, Premature Death?

You’ve heard for decades about the dangers of high cholesterol, but did you know that LOW cholesterol can lead to violence towards self and other, and has been linked to premature aging, death and other adverse health effects?

In a world gone mad with anti-cholesterol anxiety, and where gobbling down pharmaceuticals designed to poison the body into no longer synthesizing it is somehow considered sane behavior, it is refreshing to look at some of the research on the health benefits of cholesterol, or conversely, the dangers of low cholesterol.

Benefits of Cholesterol (more…)

Coca Cola: Protecting profits at all costs

So, in New York, Mayor Bloomberg had a plan to limit the size of sugary drinks (soda) to curtail the obesity epidemic.

Coca Cola, in their efforts to save their profits, has taken the offensive by saying that Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal has no scientific evidence proving a connection between obesity and consuming sodas.

A spokesperson (aka “hooker”) for Coca Cola, said that Coca Cola is combating the obesity epidemic through “Diet Coke”.

Unfortunately, that ain’t no where near the truth. (more…)

Carnosine provide broad-range cellular protection to fight vascular injury and extend lifespan

Most allopathic medical practitioners would argue that the process of aging is nothing more than a normal process whereby cells deteriorate at a predetermined rate controlled by genetically determined commands and heredity. Standing in stark opposition is a rapidly growing body of research and documented evidence to indicate that aging is a product of many varied lifestyle choices including physical activity, smoking, and most importantly, the type of diet we regularly consume.

In addition to being a potent cellular antioxidant, carnosine exhibits a number of other unique capabilities that help limit glycation (the abnormal linking of proteins with glucose or lipids) to prevent injury to tissues and organ structures. These actions improve cardiovascular performance to protect against stroke, heart disease, dementia, and increased susceptibility to cancer. Researchers publishing in the journal, Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry demonstrates that carnosine from supplements can help protect against a first stroke, and can significantly lower the damage caused by stroke. (more…)

Citrus fruit may help lower the risk of stroke in women

A study recently carried out at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that a compound found in citrus fruit can help lower the risk of ischemic stroke. The research showed that women who consumed high amounts of oranges and grapefruit had a 19 percent lower risk of stroke than women who did not regularly consume any citrus fruit. (more…)