Shocking Dangers of Plavix Revealed in 2nd Comparison Study

By Dr. Mercola

Americans are a pill-popping population, taking an average of 13 different prescription drugs per capita as of last year’s statistics.1 Children in the US are the most medicated in the world, averaging out at four prescriptions per child. Among seniors, drug use is beyond epidemic, averaging out at a staggering 28 prescriptions per […]

Heart Surgeon Admits He was Wrong About Low Fat Diet and Heart Disease

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol. The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice. These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences. Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Coconut Oil and Heart Disease

by Brian Shilhavy
CoconutOil.com

I imagine everyone is different, but here’s my experience so far. In 2004 at age 61 I had a mild heart attack and blocked artery. My total cholesterol was 101 in the hospital. A couple of months later it was 134, after taking my cardiologist’s drug […]

A Cure for Heart Disease: Researchers find an association with hypothyroidism

Health Impact News Editor Comments:
Sheldon Zerden uncovers old research linking hypothyroidism to heart disease. Since he makes a correct observation that the medical system in place today only treats the symptoms rather than the disease when it comes to heart disease, and that the cholesterol myth and statin drugs are much more profitable, and […]