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One new look at data on some 100,000 patients who took part in one of 29 published and unpublished trials finds absolutely no difference in clot risk between those who took the meds and those who didn’t.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

FDA: Birth control drugs linked to 150 percent increased risk of deadly blood clots

Instead of advising their patients to use natural and safe progesterone to treat menopause symptoms, many conventional doctors prescribe synthetic drospirenone instead. And a recent report issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found that women, who take birth control drugs containing this imitation progesterone drug, are 150 percent more likely to develop deadly blood clots than women not on the drugs. (more…)

Expensive screening for blood clots causing dangerous treatments

Over the past 13 years, huge numbers of people have likely been treated for a blood clot in the lungs (known as a pulmonary embolism, or PE) that didn’t need treatment at all. As a result some have suffered serious and potentially deadly side effects from blood thinning drugs, in addition to being exposed to unnecessary, cancer-linked radiation. (more…)

Antipsychotic drugs lead to blood clots

New research out of the U.K. adds to the growing body of evidence highlighting the dangers of antipsychotic drugs. Data gathered from tens of thousands of patient records reveals that popular antipsychosis drugs like AstraZeneca’s Seroquel, Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa, Johnson & Johnson’s Risperdal and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Abilify, can cause severe blood clots in patients.
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Vegans may increase heart disease risk

Have you noticed how people always assume that vegan=super healthy?

Frankly, I’ve encountered many vegans who are just downright smug. They think they are healthier than everyone else is. But I disagree. I think veganism is a serious mistake. In fact, a new study found that eliminating meat from your diet could harm your health.

Here’s why… (more…)