It has been well established that statins can cause diabetes and it is well known that with diabetes firmly in place in your body, your risk of heart attack and stroke is much higher.
Ever since Siddals and others first published the paper titled “Abrogation of Insulin-like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I) and Insulin Action by Mevalonic Acid Depletion” I had been waiting for this diabetes “shoe” to drop, reflecting yet another side effect of the statin class of drugs. (Ref 1.) (more…)
It feels like a horrific tale about barbaric medical practices from ancient history: people with a life threatening heart condition are subjected to bloodletting until they become anemic. But this is no joke and it is happening right now. According to new research, hospitals are routinely subjecting heart attack patients to many excessive routine blood tests. These already seriously ill people are becoming sicker — and may even die as a result.
Going through a heart attack can be a harrowing experience. With symptoms ranging from heart palpitations, cold sweats, fatigue, and anxiety a heart attack is downright frightening with 40% of sufferers not surviving the episode. Survivors must make long term lifestyle changes immediately or risk another cardiac event. In a culture of fast living and fast food long term changes can be difficult to obtain.
Increasing incidence of high blood pressure continues to be the most significant factor in death from a heart attack and advancing cardiovascular disease. Elevated blood pressure readings cause thickening of the coronary arteries as micro-cracks develop that the body attempts to correct with deposits of coronary plaque. Overweight and obesity, smoking, physical inactivity and stress are known contributing factors to the hypertension epidemic. Researchers publishing in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that the imbalance of potassium to sodium in the diet is a significant factor driving high blood pressure. Maintaining an optimized ratio of 2:1 (potassium to sodium) by cutting salty processed foods and increasing natural fruits and vegetables is shown to significantly lower out of control blood pressure readings.
Most physicians and many cardiologists tell their patients that a higher HDL cholesterol level is “heart healthy.” But, is this really true? Is a high HDL level always protective? In the past, I have warned readers that sometimes a high HDL level might be harmful, as harmful as a high level of LDL cholesterol.
|The Real Cause of Most (85%) Heart Attacks and Strokes
From our book Bypassing Bypass, published in 2002
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Dr Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD (director of cardiovascular research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and previous head of the American Heart Association) published the results of a forty-year study (from 1959 to 1999) in a book called Understanding Vulnerable Plaque. The rest of us first heard of this study in an article by Ron Winslow first published in the Wall Street Journal. It was such an amazing story that it had four headlines:
Heart-Disease Sleuths Identify Prime Suspect: Inflammation of Artery
The Body’s Efforts to Repair Irritated Lining of Vessel Can Backfire Disastrously
Plaques Burst Like Popcorn (more…)
Predicting heart attacks — the government study the media ignored
Most heart disease occurs in healthy people without traditional risk factors and who aren’t considered to be at risk. That has led healthy people without symptoms to feel vulnerable to this ‘silent killer’ and seek ways to see if they could be at risk. The biggest growth industry of preventive health screenings are tests for an array of “emerging” cardiac risk factors. While these tests are heavily marketed to the public and millions of people are lining up for them, do they have any credibility? (more…)
Men who are impotent are at increased risk for heart attacks and diabetes. Men who are impotent are at increased risk for heart attacks and diabetes. (Atherosclerosis, February 2011). The two most common causes of impotence are blood vessel disease (arteriosclerosis) or lack of the male hormone, testosterone. When a man lacks testosterone, he usually has little or no sexual desire. On the other hand, if he still has desire, his testosterone is usually normal but his blood vessels are usually damaged and the same damage that occurs in the penis also occurs in the arteries leading to his heart. (more…)
You may be one of the millions of people worldwide who are taking statin drugs to lower their cholesterol level and lulled into the false impression that reducing cholesterol will reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. The fact is that no study has ever shown statin drugs prevent heart disease. Several studies have shown that both men and women with the lowest cholesterol levels died earlier of all causes.
If you want to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, suffering heart attack or stroke, get a total body burden test for heavy metals. A study reported in the medical journal Circulation found that adults with the very small level of lead toxicity of only 2 micrograms per deciliter or more, caused dramatic increases in heart attacks, strokes and death. The study found that even after controlling for all other cardiovascular risk factors including high blood pressure, the risk of heart attack increased by an astounding 151 percent, the risk of stroke increased by 89 percent, and the risk of death from heart disease increased by 55 percent. (more…)
Got heart trouble? Having a heart attack? Try Cayenne pepper. It will stop a heart attack in its tracks. Cayenne pepper is a very powerful vasodilator . It works faster than aspirin and has no side effects. Sprinkle a capsule worth in your Green tea. Use a tea spoon in hot hater and drink it down in case of chest pain and oncoming heart attack. (more…)