Blood-Clots

Prevent Blood Clots

Many people trying to prevent blood clots are taking the blood thinner, Coumadin. But… There’s something about Coumadin and its cousins that elicits an “anything-but-that-Doc” response from about half the folks who are on it. Many of my patients have asked to discontinue Coumadin because, in…

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Prevent Blood Clots by Reducing Fibrogen

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Arteriosclerosis, or narrowing of the arteries, is the most common cause of heart disease, but in women younger than 45, we see more heart attacks caused by improper blood clotting that can be triggered by high fibrinogen levels. Too much fibrinogen,…

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The Most Common Blood Thinners

Blood thinners, particularly Coumadin, prevent strokes by helping to prevent blood clots from forming in the chambers of the heart and blood vessels. Studies have shown that common blood thinners like Coumadin can protect you from a stroke if you have mechanical heart valves, atrial fibrillation or had…

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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…-thinning drugs like Coumadin and try and allay some of your concerns. First off, Coumadin has an unparalleled ability to thin the blood and prevent blood clots which can cause strokes. This is especially true if you have mechanical heart valves, suffered an embolic stroke, have atrial fibrillation (AF) or…

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How to Improve Blood Circulation with Nattokinase

…circulatory system. Hyperviscosity feeds the inflammatory process that damages arteries and sluggish blood flow also makes it difficult to prevent blood clots from forming. Enter nattokinase. It reinforces the actions of plasmin, which is your body’s own enzyme that breaks down the body’s clotting agent…

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Week 3: Supplement Your Progress

…brazil nuts, soy, coconut, diary, meat, and seafood. Quercetin. Like nattokinase, quercetin—which is found naturally in onions—helps break down blood clots and keep blood flowing. In one study, people with high blood pressure who took 730 mg of quercetin daily for a month experienced a drop of 7 systolic…

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Lower High Blood Pressure with Grounding

…your blood is thick like ketchup, and that feeds the inflammation process that damages arteries, boosts blood pressure, and increases the risk of blood clots. Instead of being like ketchup, you want your blood to flow like red wine, smoothly and easily. That’s where grounding comes in. By altering the…

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Improve Blood Circulation with Bioflavonoids

Grape juice, like red wine, can help prevent blood clots and improve blood circulation. Resveratrol, commonly found in grapes and other plants, is being studied for its antioxidant properties and its ability to minimize cardiovascular problems. The “Dr. Sinatra recommended dosage” of Resveratrol…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…this herb as a multivitamin—not only is it full of nutrients, it's useful for a host of ailments, including enhancing blood thinning (to prevent blood clots), lowering blood pressure levels and reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Research on the Benefits of Eating Garlic Clinical research has…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…promotes inflammation. Health zone: 7-10 umol/L. * Lp(a): This highly inflammatory form of LDL cholesterol also contributes to the formation of blood clots. Healthy zone: * AA/EPA Ratio: This is the ratio of inflammatory arachidonic acid to anti-inflammatory eicosapentaenoic acid in the blood. Its level…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…heart rate and oxidation. These symptoms of coronary artery disease can also threaten good cholesterol levels and limit your ability to prevent blood clots. Acute stress, such as anger, can cause heart attack and stroke. Oxidative stress. Unchecked free-radical activity accelerates age-related degenerative…

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Low-Carb Diets Can Help You Achieve a Healthy Weight

…cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines, and mackerel or fish oils, particularly docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which blocks the inflammatory and blood-clotting capabilities of Lp(a). I’d also urge you to continue to use organic saturated fats from grassfed beef, bison, and free-range chicken as well…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…cauliflower contains omega-3 fats, which are able to penetrate layers of cholesterol-laden plaque, reducing blood vessel inflammation and preventing blood-clotting deposits from clogging arteries. * Supports healthy digestion by supplying a full two grams of fiber per 100 calorie serving. Cauliflower also…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…critical part of any cholesterol-lowering diet. In the soup recipe, the garlic is a great natural blood thinner and has been shown to help prevent blood clots when used in high doses. Mushrooms, on the other hand, have been proven to boost the immune system. Enjoy! Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Meatloaf…

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Does Aspirin Therapy Really Work?

…you have cardiovascular problems, you’ve probably heard that aspirin is a popular and inexpensive approach to help keep blood thin and prevent blood clots that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Aspirin’s appeal is its ability to block the formation of thromboxane A2. Thromboxane constricts blood…

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Supplement and Medication Interactions to Avoid

…combination of herbs to treat prostate cancer experienced medication interactions that produced negative side effects like swelling of the veins, blood clots and skin rash. 7 Medication Interactions You Should Avoid * Never take long-acting niacin if you take statin-like drugs. A combination of the two…

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Why I Love Onions

…the lower the risk of sudden cardiac death became. I also value the fibrinolytic qualities of onions, which means they promote the dissolving of blood clots. In addition, onions have been found to reduce blood pressure levels. And did you know that onions have a thermogenic effect that raises body temperature…

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Cardiovascular Problems and Women

…maintain good cholesterol levels, improve blood circulation, and healthy triglycerides. * Choose to exercise so that you can more easily prevent blood clots and maintain a healthy weight. In short, while it may be difficult at the start, choose to live a healthy lifestyle. Choose life. For more information…

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Watch Out For These Heart Risk Factors

…benefits. As we age, and our hormone levels decline, it makes sense that our risk of atherosclerosis and the need for us to take steps to prevent blood clots rises. Moreover, synthetic hormone replacement therapy can put women at higher risk of heart attack and stroke. * Trans fatty acids. The unnatural…

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A New Weapon To Fight Heart Disease

…Ginger promotes an anti-inflammatory response and is a great substitute for aspirin, which many people can’t tolerate. * Fish oil helps prevent blood clots and combats inflammation. I recommend 1–2 g daily. * Exercise. * Lose weight. CRP loves fat cells. Lose weight and you lose inflammation as well…

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Why I Recommend The Mediterranean Diet

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Patients trying to achieve good cardiovascular nutrition often ask why I’m so excited about the Mediterranean diet, why I have included it as part of my PAMM diet, and why I think anyone with cardiovascular problems should seriously consider it. The…

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Garlic Is Great For Your Heart Health

…medicine. It is an excellent natural blood thinner, which makes it vital for people who are trying to improve poor blood circulation or prevent blood clots. It’s so effective that I often instruct some patients to go light on garlic—as well as ginger—if they are on a pharmaceutical blood thinner…

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