There is no truth to the claim that high salt intake is unhealthy. In fact, evidence shows the opposite to be true: Low salt intake is associated with the highest cardiovascular death rate and the lowest cardiovascular death rate is associated with the highest salt intake. Modern medicine has it wrong—dead wrong.
Salt reduction is a third rail of medicine. There is simply too much money to be made on blood pressure drugs, and Big Pharma must not be crossed. But the reality is that reducing salt intake provides no benefit for heart health. Nonetheless, the official stance doesn't change.
Diclofenac has long been known to be a killer, every bit as dangerous as Vioxx, which may have killed half a million people in the US alone. But diclofenac isn't only a prescription drug. It's sold over-the-counter. Yet doctors keep prescribing it and regulators do nothing to control or even warn about it.
Tweet Whatever possessed medicos to use a known poison as a treatment for heart disease, there can be no possible excuse for the decades of harm and the millions of people who have died as a result of the deadly drug, digitalis. by Heidi Stevenson For decades, the standard medical treatment for irregular heartbeat has [...]
Modern medicine has a lot to answer for, not the least of which is the harm done by treating sunlight as dangerous. The heart disease and diabetes epidemics can be laid at their feet for that travesty alone.
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick has done an honest investigation on cholesterol and heart disease. He has found that there is no connection between them. If his discussion interests you, consider reading his book. (video)
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Beta blocker drugs, routinely given to people who've never suffered a heart attack, offer no benefit in most cases, and can cause immense harm in all cases. Evidence-based medicine is again shown to be a farce.
One Pill to rule them all, One Pill to find them, One Pill to bring them all and in the darkness bind them - In the Land of Pharma where the Biggest Profits lie. This is polypharmacy, coming soon to your native land.
As if it weren't bad enough that statins cause a huge array of devastating harms to health, they don't even do what they supposedly exist for: prevention of heart disease. A new study that uses unpublished data clarifies the truth.
People with very low levels of Vitamin D are 77% more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those who have moderate levels of D. Just imagine what it does for you if you have truly healthy levels of D in your system!
Researchers claim their research shows that everyone over 50 should take the Polypill. Those researchers, though, hold the patent on the Polypill. Is their study valid?
Claims that primitive societies' lack of heart attacks can be explained by shorter lifespans are based on nothing but wishful thinking. It seems logical, but there's nothing behind the words.
The number of deaths due to Vioxx may be half a million, not the 60,000 originally and semi-officially acknowledged. Alexander Cockburn brings his incisive political analysis to show that life is treated as cheap in America.
Statins are in conflict with one of the most important heart-healthy habits: exercise. The more you exercise while taking statins, the more likely you'll suffer fatal effects.