Stroke Treatment

How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

stroke is carotid artery stenosis, which is the buildup of plaque in the arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain. Treatment options for carotid artery stenosis include drugs and lifestyle changes. Two invasive procedures are also used to treat carotid artery stenosis and to prevent a stroke:…

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Natural Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

…you’d like it to be, you can take Viagra, Cialis or a related drug—a temporary treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) at best. Or you can make lifestyle changes and use nutritional supplements and other natural treatments for erectile dysfunction to get a handle on high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated…

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3 Things to Consider About Medical Tourism

…husband was currently in Thailand for a knee replacement. She explained he decided to go there instead of seeking treatment here in the U.S. because, “It costs less and they have treatments for faster recovery that we just don’t have here at home.” Medical tourism—traveling for medical treatment—is…

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Floss Your Way to Better Heart Health

…Medicine, found that aggressive treatment of severe periodontal disease resulted in marked improvements in the function and health of the arteries over six months. Now it’s your turn: How often do you floss? You May Also Be Interested In: * Four Ways to Prevent a Stroke * 3 Powerful Ways to Stay Off…

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Learn About Flaxseed’s Health Benefits

…effective natural therapies available. One treatment that has worked extremely well for our patients at the Whitaker Wellness Institute is flaxseed. Flaxseed Health Benefits Flaxseed not only helps to lower cholesterol, it can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Flaxseed health benefits also include…

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New Statin Drug Guidelines Are Bad for Patients

…yesterday: millions of new customers for statin drugs. The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association released new cholesterol treatment guidelines that could easily double the number of people taking Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, Pravachol and other statin medications. Now, you don’t…

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The Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

…drugs. Check out this list to see if any of your meds have anticholinergic effects. If you are taking any of these medications, look for natural treatment options for your specific health condition immediately. In the unlikely event that a natural solution does not exist, insist that your physician place…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…Coconut oil does raise cholesterol—but it increases HDL cholesterol, which is a good thing because a high HDL level reduces risk of heart attack and stroke. Granted, no large clinical trials have been conducted to see if this translates into protection against heart disease, but its effect on cardiovascular…

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…efficiently delivering it to target tissues. At Whitaker Wellness, we’ve had particularly good success treating patients who are recovering from strokes and those with hepatitis, neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and other chronic illnesses—conditions associated with dramatic…

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Benefits of Pycnogenol

…reduces platelet aggregation—the clumping together of blood cells to form blood clots that cut off blood flow and precipitate heart attacks and strokes. A group of smokers, in whom this process is accelerated, were given either 500 mg of aspirin or 100–120 mg of Pycnogenol. Pycnogenol performed as…

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The Dangers of Diabetes Drugs

…particular (Avandia) was demonstrated to more than double the death rate from heart attack or stroke! In contrast, thousands of diabetic patients have learned how to manage diabetes with natural treatments, including special supplements for diabetes, easy to prepare recipes for diabetes, and other easily…

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Treating Diabetes

…blindness, kidney failure, and amputations in this country or that people who have diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those who are able to maintain blood sugar levels that are closer to normal. Nor do they recognize that diabetes is a primary contributor to conditions…

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Knock Out a Top Cause of Diabetic Complications

…losses, diabetes is our number one cause of blindness, amputation, and kidney failure, and it dramatically increases the risk of both heart attack and stroke. I believe that if you were to give a healthy person an osmotic diuretic every day without replacing nutrients, they would develop these (and other…

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3 Powerful Ways to Stay Off the Cardiac Ward

…relieving angina, increasing exercise tolerance, and improving circulation. Researchers in India demonstrated that after a course of EECP (35–40 treatments), patients with heart failure doubled their exercise capacity and had a markedly better quality of life. Even more impressive, the benefits of the…

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Remedies Worse Than the Disease

…Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD), was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of various medication regimens in reducing heart attacks, strokes, and death from cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. One arm of the study tested the widely held assumption that using more aggressive…

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