For decades we’ve been told that a daily dose of aspirin can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But in March, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association issued new guidelines regarding the popular over-the-counter drug, labeling its benefits “low-value medical care,” according to PBS.
The guidelines declared that for healthy adults, taking aspiring daily has no overall health value and may even increase the risk of internal bleeding. According to researchers at the University of Florida Health, the new rules about aspirin follow on the heels of a large clinical trial last year by the National Institutes of Health, which found that daily aspirin did not prolong the lives of healthy, independent older people who did not have a prior cardiovascular event.
The UF cardiologists say they have long been aware of this danger and recommend that patients should consult with their physicians before stopping aspirin cold turkey or starting a regimen.
This downgrade of aspirin’s health benefits shocked millions of people, but not doctors who have been aware of the potential dangers involved.
“What amazes me is that these umbrella organizations are just finally getting it,” Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum M.D., author of many best-selling books including, “Real Cause, Real Cure,” and an expert in complementary medicine tells Newsmax. “The research has been clear for many years that the risk of bleeding from taking an aspirin a day completely counteracts its benefits.”
Instead of taking aspirin to prevent cardiovascular events, Teitelbaum recommends taking daily multivitamins with at least 150 mg. of magnesium, 400 units of vitamin D, and a strong vitamin B complex.
“These cause side benefits instead of side effects while markedly decreasing your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.,” says the author of “From Fatigued to Fantastic.” “Two excellent choices for this include Energy Revitalization System and Clinical Essentials. In the meantime, cut down on sugar intake and go for long walks outside. Eliminate sodas and fruit juices and switch to vegetable juices instead.
“Don’t underestimate the heart and health benefits of enjoying your life. Reduce stress and let go of any anger that is holding you hostage. Carrying anger and hostility not only causes depression, its been associated with a dramatically increased risk of heart attack.”
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