Heart-Failure

3 Powerful Ways to Stay Off the Cardiac Ward

Heart failure is a huge money-making business, and the millions of patients required to fill beds in cardiac care centers across the country are not that hard to come by. All a heart surgeon or interventional cardiologist has to do is tell them, “If we don’t operate, you’re going…

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Statins and Their Side Effects

Did you know that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs … * Have been used in the US since 1987, and during that time there have been numerous articles discussing their toxicity. Yet your doctor still says statins are safe! * Are the most successful class of drugs in history, generating more…

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Vitamin E for Diabetes

Several studies have found that, compared to other drugs, Avandia (a popular drug prescribed to patients with diabetes) increases risk of heart failure by 60 percent, heart attack by 40 percent, and death in patients age 65 and over by 30 percent. We’ve known for some time that this drug is…

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Request a Magnesium IV for Heart Attack

If you’re ever rushed to the hospital with a heart attack, intravenous (IV) magnesium could save your life. In a landmark double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Israeli researchers gave a magnesium IV to half of 194 patients suffering from acute heart attacks. The in-hospital death rate of…

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Two Diabetes Risk Factors You May Not Know About

Risk Number #1—Prescription Drugs: Taking certain prescription drugs can increase your risk of developing diabetes. Common culprits include corticosteroids (typically prescribed to treat asthma and arthritis) and antipsychotic drugs (such as Seroquel and Risperdal, used to treat schizophrenia…

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High-Dose Statin Medications Can Cause Diabetes

For years, I’ve been warning about the dangerous side effects of cholesterol-lowering statin medications. Statins are rife with safety concerns including cognitive problems, muscle pain and weakness, fatigue, liver damage and even heart failure. Now, we can add another statin drug side effect…

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Coenzyme Q10 Benefits: Did You Know?

Here are 10 facts about coenzyme Q10 benefits that you should know. * Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) was discovered in 1957 by Fred Crane, M.D., from the University of Wisconsin, who isolated it from beef hearts. * One of the benefits of coenzyme Q10 is that it’s a potent antioxidant that protects your…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

There is a definite relationship between high cholesterol and heart disease. It’s estimated that a drop of one point in cholesterol reduces the overall risk of a heart attack by 2 percent. Aware of this relationship, most conventional doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for…

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Ribose Makes Exercising Easier

Ribose (alpha-D-ribofuranose), a simple, five-carbon sugar, is required in the manufacture of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the fuel that runs the human body. If your cells don’t have enough ribose, they can’t produce enough ATP to meet energy demands. Your cells simply run out of juice.…

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

Do you have a cough you just can’t seem to shake? Whether it’s racking spasms that leave you red in the face and gasping for air, an irritating distraction that interferes with sleep or other activities, or just an annoying tickle in the throat that has to be “scratched,”…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

It’s no secret that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. But did you know that most of these fatalities occur without warning in individuals who are seemingly healthy? Sudden cardiac death kills approximately 325,000 Americans every year and claims more lives…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

Thermotherapy, or heat therapy, turns up in more than 26,000 scientific papers in the National Library of Medicine, and the list of conditions treated is diverse. That’s not surprising since people have been using heat to heal diseases and disorders for millennia. Hippocrates prescribed water…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

In this third part of my blog series on how the different components of a quality daily multivitamin help promote and support optimal health and well-being, I’ll be explaining the importance of minerals. Minerals, like vitamins, play diverse roles. They are important components of bones and…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently released their latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). I have issues with several of the classifications in this manual; however, one this go-around is particularly irksome. They are now calling caffeine…

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

Like many patients who are told by their doctors that they need an immediate angioplasty procedure or bypass surgery, Robert was shocked and worried. He was also skeptical. Just two months prior, he had been given a clean bill of health. So he started looking into alternatives and discovered a…

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Benefits of Bergamot

When it comes to natural therapies for cardiovascular health and metabolic syndrome, one of the latest and greatest treatments to date is bergamot. What Is Bergamot? If you’re a tea drinker, you’re no doubt familiar with Earl Grey. Its distinctive aroma and subtle flavor make it one of…

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