• Why Your Cardiologist Should Have Prescribed Zinc During Your Last Office Visit

    Posted April 14, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Key points:

    • The provision of minerals plays a stronger role in saving lives from mortal heart attacks than any array of cardiac drugs including calcium blockers, beta blockers and statin cholesterol-lowering drugs.  Dietary fortification with major mineral electrolytes that control heart rhythm such as potassium and magnesium would save far more lives than statin drugs.
    • There is more evidence that zinc can reduce mortality rates for coronary artery disease than there is for statin cholesterol-lowering drugs.  A recent analysis shows statin drugs only prevent non-mortal heart attacks.
    • Zinc inhibits the formation of plaque (atherosclerosis) in the inner lining of arteries by virtue of its displacement of iron and reduced oxidation (hardening) of LDL cholesterol.
    • Cholesterol lowering drugs actually reduce protective zinc blood levels.
    • There is confusing science when it comes to understanding zinc and its ability to prevent atherosclerosis.  Failure to sort out that confusion has cost millions of lives.
    • Mineral supplement users are often advised to maintain a zinc/copper balance (10 to 1?) so as not to raise circulating cholesterol levels.  Yet up to 45 milligrams of zinc has been used without accompanying copper without adverse effects.
    • ·      Failed zinc studies may be explained by rapid excessive zinc supplementation that can induce zinc to bind strongly to its carrier protein (metallothionein) and render it non-bioavailable.  In this case, blood serum levels of zinc would be in the above normal range but zinc would not be bioavailable.
    • There are many confounding factors (zinc depleting drugs, high fructose corn syrup, copper piping and alcohol, calcium and iron pills that block zinc absorption) that are often not accounted for in controlled studies and obscure the realization that zinc therapy is an obvious way to save lives.
    • Supplemental zinc is suggested for all adults to maintain healthy arteries.  Dosage and forms of zinc are provided at the end of this report.

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  • Go Ahead, Take Your Statin Drug If You Must

    Posted November 16, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    The Statin Drug Shepherds Mislead The Sheep Again

    Sheep have a strong instinct to follow the sheep in front of them.  If one sheep in a large flock begins to bolt and run in a different direction the rest may follow.  There is no question there is a statin-compliant patient who dutifully follows their doctor’s instructions without question and the rest follow.  There is an overly loyal patient pool that follows the orders issue by their self-serving doctors.

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  • The Great Cholesterol Deception Continues

    Posted January 16, 2016: by Bill Sardi

    I have written extensively at LewRockwell.com about cholesterol and statin drugs: A new injectable cholesterol drug (July 28, 2015); When will modern medicine give up its cholesterol cash-cow? (Dec 27, 2013); Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs work via reduction of iron (May 27, 2013); Statin drugs don’t save lives (Nov 10, 2008); Coronary calcium predicts future heart attacks, not cholesterol (March 28, 2008); Who will tell the people? It isn’t cholesterol. (Feb 5, 2007);

    There have been numerous other critics of statin drugs: Don’t give more patients statins, John Abramson/Rita Redberg, NY times (Nov 13, 2013); The Great Cholesterol Con, Malcolm Kendrick (Oct 1, 2008); The Cholesterol Myths, Uffe Ravnskov (Oct 1, 2000); The Statin Damage Crisis, Duane Graveline (July 29, 2012); Lipitor Thief Of Memory, Duane Graveline (Sept 23, 2010)

    Yet the American population has been systematically educated and can be considered a nation of ingrained cholesterol phobes and the statin drug industry continues to rake in billions of dollars in revenues.

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  • Why do women experience a steep increase in heart attacks with the onset of menopause?

    Posted September 20, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    Why do women experience a steep increase in heart attacks with the onset of menopause?  The obvious answer, without checking the science, is the decline in estrogen production has something to do with the dramatic increase in strokes and heart attacks among post-menopausal women.

    Despite the obvious benefits of estrogen replacement, the American Heart Association does not recommend postmenopausal hormone therapy to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease or stroke because some studies have failed to show a reduced risk.  A spokesperson for the AHA says: “Estrogen decline isn’t the only reason women face a higher cardiovascular disease risk after reaching menopause. We’re trying to figure the rest of it out.” [American Heart Assn]

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  • Dietary Intake Of Phytate (IP6) Reduces Stiffening Of Aorta And Has Other Profound Health Effects

    Posted September 9, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    IP6 phytate is an overlooked nutritional factor that is protective against stiffening (calcification) of the first blood vessel (aorta) outside the heart. Stiffening of the aorta is associated with higher systolic (pumping) blood pressure.

    The dietary intake of IP6 was recently measured as determined by excretion in urine among senior adults, with the following results:

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  • WINE TRUMPS MODERN CARDIAC TECHNOLOGY

    Posted August 27, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    Today’s news headlines once again attribute recent declines in coronary heart disease mortality to statin drugs and modern treatments like arterial stents.

    Citing a report in the European Heart Journal, The Daily Mail, a British publication, mistakenly claims Great Britain has “one of the best records in Europe” with 184 deaths per 100,000 people for coronary heart disease — a dramatic 46.9% decline over the past 10 years. [European Heart Journal Aug 25, 2015; Daily Mail UK Aug 26, 2015] Yet the chart below reveals Great Britain (United Kingdom) isn’t even in the top 10 countries with the lowest death rate for coronary artery disease.

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  • Newly Approved Injectable Cholesterol Drug Is A Cardiologist’s Dream And It Just May, Unlike Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs, Save Lives This Time

    Posted July 27, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    It’s a cardiologist’s dream come true.  A newly approved $1200/monthly-injectable drug that dramatically reduces circulating cholesterol levels may become the first $100-200 billion medicine.

    That would dwarf the record $9 billion annual sales for Lipitor, the statin cholesterol-lowering drug that was the best selling drug of all time until its patent recently expired.  And to add value to the equation, this newly FDA-approved drug may be the first cholesterol-lowering medication to actually save lives, but for different reasons than advertised.

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  • What To Do After Placement Of Stents In Coronary Arteries

    Posted April 15, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    So you’ve had your heart attack or heart scare and cardiologists have relieved your unremitting chest pain by placement of wire props called stents in any of your four coronary arteries that supply the heart with oxygenated blood.

    By now you’ve probably been placed on blood thinners and cholesterol-lowering drugs. But don’t fall into the trap of believing modern medicine’s false paradigm that cholesterol accumulation in your coronary arteries resulted in arterial narrowing and eventually a blood clot that caused your heart attack.

    Before you become cholesterol-phobic it might be time to learn what really caused a blood clot to form in a coronary artery.

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  • Those Acid Stomach Heartburn Symptoms May Foretell A Heart Attack

    Posted April 4, 2015: by Bill Sardi

    The Connection Between Stress, Heartburn, Poor Bile Flow, Elevated Lipoprotein(a), Vitamin C Deficiency And Heart Attack

    For a long time now I have listened to numerous heart attack victims, including a brother and four other male friends, explain symptoms that occurred when they experienced their crushing-chest-pain heart attack. In all these cases it sounded like they were having a gall bladder attack, not a heart attack.

    Their stories were common: chest pain after a meal, strong acid reflux sometimes relieved by antacids and sometimes a history of prior gallstone problems or gall bladder removal.

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  • A New Blood Test Predicts Impending Heart Attacks But Will It Save Lives?

    Posted January 11, 2014: by Bill Sardi

    Over a year ago I reported on a blood test that can predict an impending heart attack days prior to its occurrence.  The test measured the number of circulating cells sloughed off from the inside of arteries that can block coronary arteries that supply oxygen to the heart.  But I asked then, “what to do next?”

    The test needed to be refined and validated, which is what Scripps Institute researchers announced recently in the journal of Physical Biology.

    But precisely what would cardiologists do to prevent the onset of a heart attack if the test indicates a heart attack is imminent?

    Most likely they will employ drugs that reduce coagulation (clotting) of the blood but the number of these microparticles must be reduced to address the problem directly.

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