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The Aspirin Debate

Aspirin is an excellent, inexpensive therapy, and its cardiovascular benefits are backed by hundreds of studies and decades of clinical use. I’ve received many questions about aspirin for cardiovascular protection, and most people assume I’m against it because it’s a drug and I always recommend…

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5 Supplements for Heart Health

…building up gradually over the course of a few weeks. Taking this supplement for heart health in divided doses with meals also reduces flushing. A baby aspirin (81 mg) half an hour before taking niacin at bedtime is helpful as well. Note: I don’t recommend inositol hexaniacinate, or “no-flush” niacin…

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Tips for Preventing Cancer

…dreaded disease. Aspirin Slashes Risk Factors for Cancer In a landmark study published in 2010 in The Lancet, Oxford University researchers analyzed data on more than 25,000 patients involved in eight randomized, placebo-controlled trials that evaluated the effects of daily aspirin. Although the original…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…wintergreen tea for 10 minutes and spike it with as much hot-pepper sauce as you can tolerate. Wintergreen contains salicylates, the active ingredient in aspirin; while hot-pepper sauce (or any powdered version of hot red peppers, such as cayenne) contains capsaicin, another painkiller. Now it’s your turn…

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Natural Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

…dangerous. The biggest worry with atrial fib is increased risk of stroke: blood pools in the atria where clots may form and travel to the brain. Aspirin, Coumadin, or other blood thinners are often prescribed to decrease this risk. Fran's Atrial Fibrillation But beware the conventional treatments for…

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Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally

…bedtime. I do not recommend niacinamide or inositol hexaniacinate (“no-flush” niacin) for lipid lowering because they don’t work as well. A baby aspirin (81 mg) or 15–25 mg of Benadryl half an hour before taking niacin at bedtime can also help reduce flushing. Although larger doses of niacin (up to…

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Four Natural Pain Relievers

…stronger painkillers. But be wary. While sporadic use of these drugs is acceptable, using them long-term can be disastrous. NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen, are notorious for causing stomach upset, ulcers and serious bleeding that result in more than 16,000 deaths each year—plus they can…

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10 Natural Home Remedies That Cost Just Pennies

…Natural Home Remedy #7 If you suffer from arthritis or gout, eat cherries. Just 20 tart cherries have an anti-inflammatory effect equal to one or two aspirin tablets. Natural Home Remedy #8 For a morning-after hangover, drink lots of water and sip wintergreen tea spiked with hot pepper. Natural Home Remedy…

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Five Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Your Cup O' Joe

…more reasons to enjoy your morning coffee? It can stop migraine headaches, curb appetite, prevent tooth decay, and increase the effectiveness of aspirin and other analgesics. And if you drink coffee before a workout you'll enjoy both increased endurance and reduced muscle pain. So, go ahead and drink…

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