Aspirin has been around for over half a century. It’s primary and “original” use was for pain relief. But when Tylenol and NSAIDs (such as Advil) took over the pain relief field, the aspirin industry “bigwigs” pulled out the “big guns” and went after:heart disease.
What the heck, they figured. After all, a billion-dollar medicine has to go somewhere. And like most businesses, you have to keep growing and finding new “revenue streams” to increase revenue and profits. So, the “big killer” of heart disease seemed like a natural avenue to go down.
So aspirin decided acquire“new indications” as a blood-clot fighter and is already widely used to treat and prevent strokes and heart attacks.
It Didn’t Work For Apples…
Just about every male I know over the age of 60 (including younger men) and many women (BOTH my parents in fact) are taking “an aspirin a day to keep the doctor away.” Well, it didn’t work for apples and I don’t think it works for aspirin either. But that isn’t stopping its promoters from telling people it will do that and a whole lot more.
Take a quick look at some of the other claims the “Aspirin Institute” is making about its product. The “Institute” strongly hints (“studies suggest that…”) that this “miracle drug” cures, decreases, alleviates, or prevents:
- Breast cancer
- Migraine headaches
- Hodgkin’s disease Alzheimer’s disease
- Prostate cancer
- Cancer of the pancreas
- Colon cancer Birth defects
- Leukemia Immune disorders, including AIDS
And that’s just a partial list, But geez … take a look at the last one – AIDS! Wow, if Aspirin really could do that, it would be a “miracle” drug, right? …
So the “experts” seem to think that at least 95 percent of the population needs aspirin on a daily basis. But the dangers associated with extensive use of aspirin are downright horrifying.
Side Comment: Wow! … What a great marketing scam. Imagine how much profits the Aspirin corporations would make if 95% of the population really was taking their drug?!?! And that’s month after month, year after year!
Aspirin May Do The OPPOSITE!…
Researchers have reported that aspirin might, in fact, increase your risk for stroke, heart attack, macular degeneration (blindness), and cataract formation! You didn’t hear anything about these findings because no one reported on them in the popular press. So if you don’t read medical journals in your spare time, you probably missed these REAL bits of news.
Here’s what the researchers have to say:
- 40% of people who regularly take large doses of aspirin actually demonstrated an INCREASED risk of both stroke and heart attack.
- Regular aspirin users have a significantly increased risk of macular degeneration with blindness!
- Aspirin use also puts people at a 44% increased risk of cataracts.
- Of course, there’s always the widely known increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding that accompanies aspirin too
And these sorts of findings weren’t published in some lowly rag. No, the highly respected prestigious rags, like the British Medical Journal, Lancet, and the Journal of the American Medical Association, came to a similar conclusion:aspirin shows no benefit in the prevention of heart attacks!
To Be Continued (part 2) …
I try my best to keep these articles short. But sometimes, especially with an important topic that most everyone is familiar with – like Aspirin – I tend to just keep on writing. Well, I’ll stop for today since I don’t want to overload you with too much information at once.
But in a few days, I’ll send you part two of my article on some of the “evils” of Aspirin and safer alternatives that you can pick up at your local health food and vitamin store.
Summary: Don’t take Aspirin for heart disease issues. It was designed for PAIN and nothing else. It doesn’t do much else other then actually INCREASE the risk of strokes and heart attacks (especially with long-term usage and dosages over 50 mgs).
Not to mention it causes a lot of eye problems (like cataracts and blindness). Stay tuned for the next article on safer alternatives — and don’t worry, they are super cheap!
P.S. No “Hate” eMail Please…
P.S. If you’re thinking about emailing me and saying something like “Sam, you’re crazy … you’re totally wrong … My doctor said blah, blah, blah …” – DON’T! Save your time because I don’t care what your “doctor” had to say.
If you need a prescription for a drug – go see a doctor. You need to get cut open and have surgery – go see a surgeon. If you want to be AND stay healthy – do NOT see a doctor!
I have numerous doctor friends (myself included =). … So, I have no problems with doctors. But most just don’t have the time, energy or desire to know everything, and I do a lot of personal research on these subjects since they affect me, my friends and family.
You can do your own research and make an informed decision. Trust me, you’ll discover that I am right and I’m not one to “scam” you or feed you a bunch of garbage!
I had to learn all of this the hard way, with my own parents – you may watch the video of it if you want…