Blood Thinners? How About a Good DIY Approach?

blood clotThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved what they consider to be  a “very promising” anti-clotting drug for high-risk heart patients in spite of severe opposition over potential side affects.

The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

Sold as Zontivity (vorapaxar), the medication is said to be designed to lower the chances of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death. It also claims to lower the need for procedures to restore blood flow to the heart or to blocked arteries in the legs.  The study that supported the drug’s approval reports that Zontivity lowered these risks from 9.5 percent to 7.9 percent over a three-year period.  That doesn’t seem like much of a drop over a 3-year period to me but what do I know?

What is the cost of Zontivity?  Drum roll please…the average wholesale price is $320.76 for a 30 tablet bottle, $962.28 for the 90 tablet bottle, and $1069.20 for a 100 tablet bottle.  The average unit price is $10.69 per tablet.  That sure is a high price to pay for not-so-promising results!

The bigger “price” to pay comes with the known side effects of taking any blood thinner:

  • Bleeding that is severe or that you cannot control (assuming it’s not too late)
  • Pink, red, or brown urine (signs of internal bleeding)
  • Vomiting blood or your vomit looks like “coffee grounds” (sign of internal bleeding)
  • Red or black stools that looks like tar  (sign of internal bleeding)
  • Coughing up blood or blood clots (time to call 9-1-1)

The Wiser Alternatives

Before you stand in line to get this “very promising” anti-clotting drug (or any of the others by a different name) at the modest price of $10.69 per tablet, I suggest that you spend a little time educating yourself on ways to get your arteries to cooperate without the need for dangerous drugs.

The first order of business for sustaining healthy arteries is to  properly hydrate.  Your blood is 90% water and as you continue in a dehydrated state, the blood will begin to thicken and plaque will begin to build up. It really isn’t rocket-science…doctors just make it seem like it is.  Stay hydrated!

Since water is a very important part of the equation the amount of water you drink and the kind of water you drink should be a priority for you.  You may be assuming that you’re not dehydrated because you drink some sort of fluids throughout the day but it is reported that most American’s are chronically dehydrated which can easily explain so many of our health problems.  Never, EVER merely count on feeling thirsty.  Thirst is the warning signal on your “dashboard” that comes on when you’re already seriously dehydrated.  Since we lose our sense of thirst as we age, it’s not a good idea to count on feeling thirsty as a signal to drink water.

You’re probably already spending a small fortune on other beverages or, worse yet, bottled water (at the rate of $5.00+ a gallon).  It’s time to bite-the-bullet and purchase a quality water ionizer that will produce (what some countries consider to be) “medical grade water“.  Why medical grade? Because restructured water has amazing benefits for the human body.  Buy it once…drink for years…feed your arteries!  If you buy the best ionizer on the market to produce the best water results for the next 20 years or so, you’ll be paying a good price for this investment in your health.  Then again, not nearly as much as you’ll be paying for Zontivity AND you’ll have NO SIDE EFFECTS!

The Next Order of Business

The next recommended order of business is to take a quality supplement that has been proven to reduce plaque in the arteries.    There are hundreds of studies confirming the countless benefits of turmeric.  In fact, the  turmeric studies are so compelling that pharmaceutical firms are working hard to come up with a synthetic alternative that they can charge an arm and a leg for.   The finest turmeric on the market today will cost about $5.00 a day.   A small price to pay for healthy arteries AND NO DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS!

I guess if you want to sit back in your recliner and wait for the next “very promising” pharmaceutical to hit the market then that’s your prerogative.  You may experience less out-of-pocket expenses by sticking with whatever potion your physician tells you to take but you’ll sure pay a bigger price for it in the long run.  Don’t forget, there is no cure for whatever ails you…your doctor is merely treating symptoms.  Your best defense is natural prevention.  You’ll be amazed to see what the body can do with a little help!

The human body is a miraculous creation and it is designed to “mend” itself IF we give it what it needs.  Don’t you think it’s time to be more in-tune with what your body NEEDS instead of relying on high-priced, “highly recommended” pharmaceuticals that come with a whole lot of serious risks?

Bottoms-up, Boomers!



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