Heart Attack Survival Guide

Health Alert 38 Heart attack! The term is so frightening most of us prefer not to think about it. And of course, prevention is the best strategy. But what do you do if you’ve already had a heart attack? My old college friend, Roland, recently had a heart attack. There are some very important lessons you can learn from his …

Had Your VAP Tested Yet?

Health Alert 45 Have you heard of VAP? You will. It’s a newly developed cholesterol test. It stands to make your total cholesterol number obsolete. Total blood cholesterol is not a very good predictor of heart attack or stroke. Many people with high cholesterols never have a heart problem and half of the people who have heart attacks have normal …

Another Drug Deal Gone Bad

Health Alert 48 The drugs in this story are not street drugs. This story is about best selling blood pressure medications. Doctors began using these drugs about 20 years ago. Drug companies said they were better and doctors believed them. Now, in light of a major study proving otherwise, the original evidence supporting their use seems to have disappeared. One …

Why Cast an Unbroken Arm?

Health Alert 154 Would you take a prescription drug you don’t need? Drug companies are marketing doctors to tell you just that. Pharmaceutical reps are passing studies to doctors that seem to say healthy adults should take a statin drug such as Lipitor. Pfizer generates billions of dollars on Lipitor every year. They then use those profits to sponsor studies …

Survive The Ultimate Emergency

Health Alert 53 What if you or someone you love has a heart attack? Do you know what to do? You could have very little time to make a life or death decision. This recently hit me, close to home. It’s 6:30 AM on a Saturday. My dog Cosmo wakes me up barking. Someone was knocking on my front door. …

Your Real Heart Check-Up

Health Alert 54 I’ve uncovered some rather unconventional ways to improve the health of your heart. In today’s installment of your heart health program, I’ll show you how to get started. Your heart must pump like a finely tuned motor every minute of your life. If it falters, you may die before you get a chance to even diagnose the …

Avoiding the AMA’s Worse Nightmare

Health Alert 55 After decades of following the American Heart Association’s recommendations, heart disease remains the number one killer in America. This approach is failing because it missed the cause of the epidemic. And, evidence is mounting that the recommendations themselves have caused other problems. In fact, it is the medical establishment’s worse nightmare come true. The preventative recommendations were …

Your Heart on Drugs

Health Alert 56 My brother, DS, had dinner with a prominent cardiologist last week. This cardiologist told him that cardiac drugs are so great that “just about everyone should probably be taking one or another” He told DS that he should take a cholesterol lowering drug because his LDL is 72 and it should be below 70. He said forget …

Exercise Your Heart Really Needs

Health Alert 58 Here’s a fact missed by just about everyone. To keep your heart beating longer and stronger, long duration endurance training is the last thing that it needs. You will do much more for your heart by exercising in brief spurts. Ten minutes a day, if you do it effectively. *Less is More* Conventional wisdom says that your …

Overlooked Vital Nutrient Major Cause of Heart Attack

Health Alert 3 What do cancer, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, senility, gum disease and heart attacks all have in common? The answer is that they often share a common cause. I’m talking about a deficiency of a vital nutrient called coenzyme Q10. When I discuss CoQ10 with my patients, many have heard of it. They can tell me …