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…)

Bromelain as a Natural Anti-Clotting Nutrient

Bromelain is one of the best nutrients known to help dissolve things in your body that should not be there.  It is little surprise that a review of bromelain animal and human studies show that it can help keep your blood from improperly clotting.

The science shows that bromelain inhibits platelets from sticking together while also protecting the walls of arteries.  It has a specific effect on thrombin, helping reduce clotting factors associated with clot formation as well as reduce existing clots.  Unlike the rat poison used by the medical profession, it does not interfere with needed clotting and actually speeds healing.  (more…)

Anti-coagulant Pradaxa Boosts Cardiac Danger

Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH’s anti-coagulant Pradaxa increases a patient’s risk of heart attack or severe chest pain, according to a review of studies conducted on the drug.

An analysis of seven clinical trials found that it was “significantly associated with a higher risk” of heart attacks and acute coronary syndrome, or ACS, a designation that includes heart attacks and chest pain, researchers wrote in a report published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine. (more…)

Heart drug in death risk

Here’s an urgent warning for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who’ve taken the heart drug Multaq: The FDA says it may double the risk of death in some patients.

The alert comes out of a recent study cut short earlier this summer by the drug’s maker, Sanofi-Aventis — but the company didn’t bother to mention that whopper of a death risk at the time.

Nope, they only made a vague reference to a “significant increase” in heart problems and said in a press release that “patients currently taking Multaq should not stop their therapy and should consult their treating physician should they have any questions.” (more…)

Coumadin, A.K.A Rat poison

Statins have side effects. Reducing your cholesterol levels does not extend your life. Anti-inflammatories can. Despite the advertising that tells us how aspirin saves lives, aspirin and NSAIDS kill at least 20,000 people a year. []   They either bleed to death or die from hemorrhagic strokes. The total number of deaths due to bleeding caused by the use of NSAIDS is over 30,000 a year. Coumadin? From the 2001 Encarta Encyclopedia we see:

Possible side effects of [Coumadin] include hemorrhage (severe bleeding), chest pain, joint pain, headache, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, or swelling. Other side effects may include diarrhea, nausea, fever, hair loss, skin inflammation, discolored (purplish) toes, or gangrene. Excessive bleeding from a nosebleed, cut, puncture, or unusual menstrual flow should be checked by a doctor.

Just recently, medical journals are pointing out that patients on coumadin for a long period of time increase their chances of hemorrhagic strokes.

No wonder it’s the main ingredient in rat poison.

According to Dr Gordon, most of the blood in blood banks is used to replace the blood lost by people on conventional blood thinners. Does this tell you anything?

We dispute the practice of using aspirin as a blood thinner throughout our articles on cardiovascular disease, but right here we will give you Dr Val Fuster’s take on aspirin (and other anticoagulants) because aspirin (and the others) affect only one pathway to coagulation:

Aspirin interferes with only one of the three pathways of platelet activation – the one dependent on thromboxane A. The other two pathways — one dependent on ADP and collagen and the other on thrombin — remain unaffected, as does the coagulation system. On the other hand, current anticoagulant agents interfere only partially with the coagulation system and do not affect platelet activation. It is not surprising, therefore, that aspirin or anticoagulants cannot completely prevent coronary thrombotic events, although the relative antithrombotic effectiveness of both types of antithrombotic agents is clinically similar.