Trade your stroke for a heart attack
Looking to slash your risk of a stroke? Good news, folks -- you can... and all you need to do is give yourself a heart attack instead.
Yes, that's every bit as crazy as it sounds, yet that's EXACTLY what the mainstream wants you to do -- especially if you suffer from an irregular heartbeat.
Here's the deal: Patients with atrial fibrillation have a higher risk of stroke to begin with, so docs have been switching them over to a new blood thinner called Pradaxa -- recently approved just for them.
Steer clear of this dangerous new blood thinner
A company-funded study (and you know what that's worth) claimed this med cut the risk of stroke by a little more than a third in a-fib patients -- and maybe it did. But the same study also found that it boosts the risk of a heart attack in the process.
This wasn't just a statistical hiccup -- it was more like a loud, ugly belch.
Cleveland Clinic researchers say their new study finds Pradaxa can up the odds of a heart attack by about a third when compared to warfarin (the old standard in blood thinners, a.k.a. rat poison).
Yet the same researchers who confirmed the link are telling people to keep taking it.
Here's the REAL deal: You don't need to choose between heart attack and stroke risk -- and you don't need to choose between a dangerous new med and the same old rat poison.
Try cod liver oil instead. A naturopathic physician can help figure out your best dose, but two to three tablespoons per day will do the trick for most.
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