Protect Your Heart
Now that most cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins) are coming off their patents, it appears that that money train will be ending for those good folks at Big Pharma. As a result it seems that researchers have ‘discovered’ that the true danger to the heart isn’t high cholesterol, after all. Fascinating how these things work, isn’t it?
Now it’s high triglycerides in the blood that is the new bugaboo. We can assume that new drug protocols that include statins combined with triglyceride-lowering drugs (with new patents!) will soon start hitting the market. And the AMA will be pushing this like nobody’s business. Here are some “they were great until they weren’t” hits from the wonderful world of big Pharma:
- The drug Nesiritide is no longer considered good for heart failure. Prescribed to tens of thousands, it is now deemed useless and is considered too dangerous because it can cause severe hypotension (blood pressure drops).
- Protein pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, Protonics and Nexium apparently increase your risk for osteoporosis and fractures. Ouch.
- Aspirin doesn’t help keep your heart safe. The main problem with aspirin (even children’s aspirin) is it will increase your risk of a serious gastrointestinal bleed by almost a third. An internal bleed is indeed serious, even life-threatening.
To get back to heart issues, the answer lies in whole food therapy. I use Standard Process protocols to resolve heart issues by utilizing Applied Kinesiology to determine the right supplement and the correct dosage (that’s extremely important).
But among the things you can start taking are (if you can find it) Pure Cod Liver Oil, along with Cardio-Plus, Cataplex B and several other life savers.
The reality is that self prescribing supplements is about as smart as self-dosing any drug: Worthless best and toxic at worst.
What To Do:
- Change your diet: Start doing the Mediterranean diet. Eliminate processed foods, sodas, sugars and fast foods.
- Eat plenty of whole foods, exercise, and drink plenty of pure water.
- Acupuncture is very helpful to get your blood moving as well, which helps the heart. When using acupuncture I rarely uses ‘heart’ points, but instead will route the energy through pericardium (heart cover) points, and others, depending on what I see as the underlying issue (believe it or not, the underlying issue is often related to the gut. )
- Work on lowering your stress levels. You can exercise, meditate, even come in for stress reduction hypnotherapy. It works wonders.
- Take cardiotonic nutrients that have been proven to help you prevent and reverse heart disease.
Contact me if you are interested in changing your entire cardiac picture and getting some more good years out of your life. Because when it comes to your heart I’m as serious as…well, you know.