• Heart Health, Nutrition

    Posted on December 17th, 2013

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    Big Pharma’s Phony Heart Drug Failure

    Get this: Big Pharma giant Merck has been trying to re-package one of Nature’s most potent heart health allies and sell it to you as a heart “drug.” They heavily lobbied the FDA to get it approved in the U.S. But a few weeks ago they had to pull it from the approval process.1 Why? [...]

  • Better Than Aspirin

    Nearly every day, a patient asks me about aspirin and heart attacks and strokes. I usually respond with something like: “Well, the TV commercials make aspirin prevention sound logical. But it’s not a vitamin or a nutrient. It’s a drug. Drugs are rarely health-enhancing. And taking aspirin regularly often causes a new set of unintended [...]

  • Brain Health, Heart Health, Inflammation

    Posted on March 25th, 2013

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    Private jets and statin drugs

    “Everybody I know in my age group is on statins.” For a minute I felt like I was having statin drug-induced pain just hearing that. My friend T.M. is approaching 50 years old, and he’s a very successful guy. He’s CEO of a publicly traded company, and another one he invested in just went public. [...]

  • Heart Health, Uncategorized

    Posted on November 12th, 2012

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    First Thing Is, Stop Taking Crestor

    Of the four patients I saw yesterday four were on statin drugs. All four new patients were taking a cholesterol-lowering drug. I’ve been saying for 15 years how terrible that is, and over that time it’s gotten worse every year. One of my new patients told me, “First my doctor put me on Lipitor and [...]

  • Detoxification, Fitness

    Posted on May 13th, 2011

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    Are They Joking?

    I’m having a hard time believing it isn’t some kind of late April Fool’s joke.

    I just read an article in The Journal of Family Practice, a conventional doctor magazine.

    The author seems amazed, telling readers that, hey, we’ve got something very unusual here. There’s a guy who came in who had numbness and pain, and we didn’t know why. He didn’t have diabetes or any other condition known to cause it. It took 13 years to figure it out and it turned out to be this rare side effect of – can you believe it – a statin drug!

    Are they kidding?

  • Nutrition

    Posted on October 4th, 2010

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    100,000 Prescription Deaths and Counting…

    Last year, over half a million Americans were hurt by prescription drugs. And 100,000 of them died.

    How did that happen? If some prescription drugs are that dangerous, how are they getting approved?

    The answer is not simple. There are good people involved in the process. But the incentive in the system has become distorted.

    Here’s how it happened…

  • Heart Health

    Posted on August 13th, 2010

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    Statin Candy Anyone?

    Statin Candy Anyone?

    As a doctor, I’m outraged. As a father… well… I’m even more outraged…

    For years, doctors have been handing out statin drugs to any patient with high cholesterol. But they’re the most dangerous drugs a doctor can prescribe. They’ve been linked to fatigue, heart problems, and even death.

    But here’s what’s different about the side effects of statins: They don’t just pose an outside risk of an unlikely problem. They rob every single person who takes even one pill of energy. And if you take one for long enough, you’re going to feel very tired and very old…

  • Nutrition

    Posted on May 3rd, 2010

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

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    No Drug Delivers Results Like This…

    Vitamin D can keep you from having a heart attack. It’s as simple as that.

    Not only that, it does it with no side effects.

    I’m not being dramatic here. In fact, just last month, I found more proof.

    Researchers proved that people with the highest levels of vitamin D had a 43 percent lower rate of heart disease.

  • Heart Health

    Posted on February 4th, 2010

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    Lower This Inflammation Marker

    Lower This Inflammation Marker

    An FDA advisory panel wants to get healthy people hooked on statin (cholesterol-lowering) drugs – with all their ugly side effects.

    Yes, the FDA has reacted to a drug company-sponsored study showing that people with high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels had fewer heart attacks and strokes when taking statins.

    But they brushed aside the 13 deaths and 18 “confused states” among the participants. And they ignored the increase in adult-onset diabetes as well.

  • Nutrition

    Posted on January 29th, 2010

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    Tasty Fruit Lowers Cholesterol

    Has your doctor recommended you take a statin (cholesterol-lowering) drug?

    In the old days, almost all of my heart patients were on statins. These days, even people who don’t have heart problems are taking them.

    Most doctors have good intentions. They prescribe statins as a preventative. This sounds great until you look at just a few of the side effects from taking these drugs:

  • Heart Health

    Posted on September 3rd, 2009

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    New Warning Ordered for Lipitor

    New Warning Ordered for Lipitor

    If you buy Lipitor, you may see a new warning label.

    Here’s a proven fact: Cholesterol-lowering drugs – also known as statins – slash your levels of CoQ10. In fact, studies found that statin drugs lower CoQ10 levels by as much as 40 percent…

  • Cancer

    Posted on July 20th, 2009

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    Can This Supplement Cure Cancer?

    CoQ10 is the one supplement I take every day, without fail.

    New evidence of an even greater benefit is pouring in. And over the next couple of weeks, I’ll tell you about some of the amazing discoveries happening in CoQ10 research.

  • Heart Health

    Posted on February 20th, 2009

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    Help Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

    Dear Member, Did you know there is a very effective, natural nutrient that safely improves heart health?* Most doctors don’t. And that’s too bad… Bob, a 50-year-old man, came to me after learning that he was at a high risk of suffering disastrous heart problems. He learned from his doctor that his HDL (good) cholesterol [...]

  • Fitness, Heart Health

    Posted on January 31st, 2009

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    The REAL Cause of Heart Attacks and Strokes

    Dear Member, A recent story in The New York Times revealed the “newly discovered” importance of C-reactive protein (CRP). Apparently, a drug company-sponsored study showed that people who had high CRP levels had fewer heart attacks and strokes when taking statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs). Suddenly, the whole medical community is buzzing about the importance of CRP. [...]

  • Heart Health

    Posted on December 12th, 2008

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    This Popular Drug Robs Heart Strength

    Dear Member, In Doctor’s House Call 65 I told you about the dangers of the popular cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin. Vytorin is a compilation of 2 drugs: Simvastatin and Ezetimibe. Studies proved Vytorin did more harm than good. Now, it turns out there is more bad news. The FDA recently stated, “A larger percentage of patients [...]

  • Heart Health

    Posted on July 25th, 2008

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    Russert Killed by Modern Medicine?

    Dear Reader, Why do you think Tim Russert died of a massive heart attack last month? Maybe it could have been avoided…today I’ll lay out what I know and let you decide. Russert was only 58. He wasn’t doing anything strenuous at the time—in fact, he’d just gotten back from a family vacation and passed [...]

  • Heart Health

    Posted on December 28th, 2007

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    Why are Doctors Celebrating?

    Leaders in mainstream medicine think they have cause for celebration. The president of the American Heart Association called it “good news,” and the American College of Cardiology’s heart disease prevention expert said he was “thrilled” at this finding.

    What are they so thrilled about?