How To Thin Blood

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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How My Journey with CoQ10 Led Me to Question Cholesterol

…ear—making me concerned enough to follow that research trail. Shortly after, I stopped prescribing statins so routinely and realized that inflammation, not cholesterol, is the real culprit in heart disease. I prescribed statins because of their anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning properties and only for men…

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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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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 Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…of 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…

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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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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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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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New Statin Medication Guidelines May Double Use

…Study, showed that high-risk men did have fewer coronary events while on statin drugs, the improvement wasn’t related to cholesterol. Instead, it was attributed to the blood thinning and anti-inflammatory effects of statin medications. People at high risk for having a cardiac event can significantly—and…

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