Tom Ballard, ND's blog


Aspirin: saving or killing you?
October 8, 2009, 10:40 am
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Taking an aspirin a day to “thin the blood” and reduce cardiovascular disease is so ingrained in the minds of the general population that it is often accepted without question. After all, what harm could it do?

First of all, the research on aspirin helping prevent cardiovascular disease isn’t as ironclad as you might think. The only group that clearly benefits from a daily aspirin are those who have had previous heart attacks. There’s little evidence of a benefit for healthy people.

Secondly, aspirin is the number one cause of internal bleeding, ulcers, and inflammation of the digestive tract. Its little wonder that antacids are top-selling drugs with all the aspirin popping that goes on. Would you rather die from internal bleeding or a heart attack?

Thirdly, blood “thinning” can be accomplished safely the way nature intended: with vitamin C and omega-3 oils.

Keep your gut healthy and your blood flowing by eating fresh organic fruits, nuts, seeds, and seafood.

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