Tag Archives: heart disease

Statin Drugs and Side Effects

The hype about statin drugs to reduce cholesterol is increasing by the day.  But what is the real truth about these best selling and most profitable drugs ever created?  This post ‘Statin drugs and side effects’ looks into it further.

statin side effectsStudy reveals the dangers of statin Drugs

A new study has been published revealing that statins do NOT decrease atherosclerosis and that the drugs may actually be exacerbating and stimulating atherosclerosis and heart failure.  The reason given in the research are numerous, the major ones being: Continue reading Statin Drugs and Side Effects

Early Signs – Heart Disease

Heart disease link to low magnesium levels

In this post, ‘early signs – heart disease’ I really want to drive it home to everyone, why most heart disease occurs.   If you already have heart disease, or any kind of cardiovascular condition, then you can help to alleviate it.  If you don’t have heart disease, don’t get complacent because there’s a high possibility you already have the early signs.  In fact, there’s a high possibility that most of our children have the beginnings of cardiovascular disease. Continue reading Early Signs – Heart Disease

Type 2 Diabetes – what causes it?

diabetesMore importantly, how to reverse it!

So you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Has your doctor explained to you what you can do to reduce or reverse your symptoms?  Does it involve pharmaceutical drugs?  Have you been told it’s hereditary and/or to do with your lifestyle?  Is it implied that it’s your fault? Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes – what causes it?

How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation – Part 2

Part 2

Carrying on from Part one of ‘how to prevent atrial fibrillation’, what causes this condition and other arrythmias in the first place?

Here we have it…

Dr David Snow
Dr David Snow

I want to relate a conversation two doctors had on the Doctor Health Radio hosted by Dr David Snow.  They were talking about the problems of AF and what can be done to alleviate the symptoms:

Dr Snow –  David Snow here with you talking today to Dr Steve Ryan about his book Beat Your A-Fib the essential guide to finding your cure.  Alright let’s talk about supplements, things like fish oil and magnesium, I know you have a part or section in your book about magnesium….. Continue reading How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation – Part 2

How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation

Diagnosis

My late husband Brian was first diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in 1990. He was regularly getting what we called palpitations where his heart rate would soar up to 200 bpm.  The rate would also be unsteady and irregular and often last for hours.  The video below depicts what happens with this type of arrythmia.  The top heartbeat is a normal rhythm, the bottom heartbeat shows atrial fibrillation.

Irregular electrical signals disrupt the normal conduction between the SA (Sinoatrial) and AV (Atrioventricular) nodes and cause the atria to quiver.  This prevents them from effectively moving blood into the ventricles.  It can lead to stroke or other heart related complications. Courtesy AHA/ASA Continue reading How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation