How To Thin Blood

The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…an aspirin is beneficial in order to keep the blood thin. I don’t like or believe in aspirin for primary prevention. There are other natural blood thinners, such as omega-3 fatty acids and nattokinase that should be used first. Unlike aspirin, these blood-thinning alternatives don’t carry a risk…

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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked, “Doc, do I have to be on this blood thinner medication?” There’s something about Coumadin, and other blood-thinning drugs, that elicits an “anything-but-that” response from about half the folks who are on it. In addition to the side effects…

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Eat Garlic to Reduce Blood Pressure

thinning (to prevent blood clots), reducing blood pressure levels, and lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Research Shows Garlic Reduces Blood Pressure and Prevents Disease Clinical research has determined that garlic inhibits platelet aggregation (stickiness and clumping), which helps thin

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The Healing Power of Ginger

to spice up any dish. In fact, one of my favorite salads is couscous with apricots, pine nuts, and ginger. Just a little ginger goes a long way toward ensuring your control over your health. Just one word of caution. Since ginger can thin the blood much like aspirin, patients taking pharmaceutical blood

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The Side Effects & Symptoms of Statin Medications

to stop taking a statin medication? My husband is gluten free and has completely changed his diet, and he has lost a lot weight and has reduced his inflammation. A: Your husband is doing everything right, but I would not stop his statin medications. In middle-aged men, statins not only thin the blood,…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

…For variety, ginger tea is a good choice. It acts like a poor man’s aspirin, and helps thin the blood. Healthy Living Budget Tip #4: Regular physical activity. Start with walking. It’s free. If you want to step it up, try a gym membership. That will cost you, but it’s well worth the expense if…

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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…I also want to reiterate something I’ve said before, that the benefit of statin drugs isn’t the cholesterol-lowering effect. Rather, it’s the fact that statin drugs thin the blood and reduce inflammation, which is the real way to combat coronary artery disease. Finally, I want to remind you that…

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Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…me, headed to help someone in cardiac arrest—I pondered whether daily aspirin could prevent these types of calamities. It was the 1980s and there wasn’t a hard-working doctor who didn’t worry about having their own heart attack. Knowing that aspirin had the power to thin the blood, many doctors…

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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

…artery disease, an aspirin may be worth considering in order to keep the blood thin. There are, however, other natural blood thinners, such as omega-3 fatty acids and nattokinase that should be used first. Unlike aspirin, these blood-thinning alternatives don’t carry a risk for excessive bleeding. I’ve…

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4 Medical Tests You Should Get

…want to follow up by giving you four medical procedures you should get—many of which have surprising benefits for your health. 4 Medical Procedures Dr. Sinatra Suggests No. 1 Medical Test: Getting your blood drawn: Any time you get your blood drawn, or better yet donate blood, it thins the blood. Giving…

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