Preventing Blood Clots

Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…discomfort and inconvenience of having to get blood tests every 4–6 weeks. So, let’s review blood-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…

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Vitamin K2 & It’s Benefits

…called nattokinase, which is reported to reduce/prevent blood clots. The nattokinase is why some people eat it for both heart attack and stroke prevention. Specifically, nattokinase has natural anticoagulant properties, as well as the ability to lower blood pressure levels. It can take a while to acquire…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…its pharmacological edge in cardiovascular disease prevention. Think 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…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

prevention with simple dietary awareness and intervention. What Is a Hemorrhagic Stroke? There are two types of strokes. Most are ischemic in nature which are caused by a clot or plaque which blocks an artery to, or within, the brain. The remainder are hemorrhagic strokes, resulting from a blood vessel…

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The Healing Power of Ginger

…dishes. But did you know that ginger also has powerful healing qualities? First off, ginger is a potent blood thinner, which means it’s good for you if you want to take extra steps to prevent blood clots. It's also a handy natural anti-emetic agent, which means it’s good for dealing with nausea. I used…

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

…that usually starts before full-blown diabetes is diagnosed. The accumulated plaque typical of atherosclerosis can rupture or break apart, causing blood clots and blockages that can lead to either a heart attack or a stroke. Additionally, insulin is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. However, when…

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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…

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Heart-Healthy Foods That Benefit Other Conditions, Too

…because it helps to prevent blood clots. Studies have also shown that ginger works as an anti-inflammatory, helping to protect against chronic inflammation that can lead to osteoporosis. Just one word of caution. Since ginger can thin the blood much like aspirin, patients taking blood thinners like Coumadin…

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Prevent Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…arterial walls, they then get clogged, especially if you have a tendency to clot. Grounding can help to reduce inflammation, and help avoid cardiovascular problems and prevent blood clots. For more information on preventing or treating elevated cholesterol levels, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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Cooking Healthy: Peppered Rosemary Chicken

…wife Jan and I like is peppered rosemary chicken. Rosemary is rich in the powerful cancer-preventing antioxidant carnosol. Plus, the garlic helps to enhance blood thinning (preventing blood clots); lower blood pressure levels; and reduce triglycerides. Peppered Rosemary Chicken * 1 whole chicken (preferably…

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Folic Acid for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Prevention

…death. Homocysteine also causes blood to clot faster, making us more vulnerable to heart attacks and strokes. In addition, elevated homocysteine levels cause severe mitochondrial membrane damage and cerebral microangiopathy, the accelerated destruction of small blood vessels in the brain. Supplemental…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…stress. Stress hormones promote arterial constriction, high blood pressure levels, increased 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…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Made Over

…-8 juice is a great option for those with high blood pressure levels, while the oatmeal is a 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…

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Nitric Oxide Benefits Cardiovascular Health

…healthy dilation of the veins and arteries so blood can move throughout your body. Plus, it prevents red blood cells from sticking together to create dangerous clots and blockages. Your body naturally generates NO in the endothelium that line the blood vessel walls. But, in the early stages of arterial…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…prostaglandins. Plus, 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…

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

…stent procedure that restored circulation and prevented further damage to her heart muscle. From what I understand, her LAD, or left anterior descending coronary artery (a major tributary that comes around the front of the left ventricle to supply blood to the left side of the heart) was critically blocked…

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What is Lp(a) Cholesterol?

…time we switch the heart disease prevention paradigm from total cholesterol to Lp(a) cholesterol levels. There are too many folks with normal cholesterol levels having heart attacks not to believe that something is amiss. But before we discuss ways to lower or prevent high Lp(a) cholesterol levels, you…

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“But I’m Too Young to Have a Heart Attack…”

…Stallone was not alone in smoking a couple of packs daily. Smoking is hard on the heart because it slowly pushes up blood pressure at the same time that it encourages blood to clot; a lethal combo. Reportedly, the young actor was making moves to quit, but tragically time was not on his side. * Know…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…of iron in your blood. Healthy zone: women, * Fibrinogen: This protein is converted into fibrin, which promotes healthy clotting. Too much fibrin thickens the blood and can lead to clots. Healthy zone: 180-350 mg/dL. * Homocysteine: This amino acid causes free radical damage to blood vessels and promotes…

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Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…recommend an aspirin for primary heart attack prevention. While a daily aspirin prevents clot formation, the final step that triggers a heart attack, it doesn’t change atherosclerotic plaque which is the underlying cause of heart disease. A far better way to prevent a heart attack is by keeping plaque from…

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If Someone Has a Heart Attack, Do These 2 Things!

…one who has just had a heart attack. Should this happen to you, or someone you know, I want you to have the information you need. Quick Action Can Prevent a Heart Attack from Being Fatal Time is of the essence when you're dealing with the heart. Research shows that people who get to the emergency room…

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