To Prevent Heart Disease, Rely On Natural Medicine
It seems every week there is another research article appearing in the medical journals about the dangers of statins (cholesterol lowering medications and blood thinners).Two main treatments for heart disease protection — cholesterol-lowering statins and blood-thinning aspirin — were found to cause more harm than good — except in those who already have angina or a personal (not family) history of strokes or heart attacks.
Safer alternatives that show dramatic benefits in preventing heart disease? Optimizing thyroid function — which is associated with a 69% lower risk of death from heart attack. And in men, optimizing testosterone when they enter andropause is important. In this week’s research briefs (below), I also go through a number of studies that show the benefits of nuts, red wine and exercise as natural ways to prevent heart disease.
These dramatic improvements in heart health by optimizing hormones are just two of the reasons why I recommend that both men and women get a major “Holistic Tune Up” when they turn 45. If you’re over 45 years old and haven’t had your tune up, you’re overdo — and you deserve it, because you deserve to be optimally healthy, whether you’re young, middle-aged or in your golden years.
For gender-specific info on getting your “Tune Up,” see:
Hormone Optimization For The Male or Hormone Optimization For the Female.