Are 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…)
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…)
Saving the Lives of Millions
At a recent conference of the Indian Society of Cardiology hosted by Madras Medical Mission, doctors focused on non-pharmaceutical interventions for heart failure. Experts are becoming increasingly aware that the last decade has seen only very small incremental improvements or benefits with newer drug therapies in the treatment of heart failure. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)