Just saw Dr. Oz on the Oprah show, and he was saying that it's important for adults over 40 to take 2 baby aspirins per day. The only time we take aspirin, is if we're running a fever, which is VERY rare. Anyone taking aspirin daily?
If you're over the age of 40, Dr. Oz recommends adding two baby aspirins to your daily regime. "We know it's very effective in reducing heart disease, very effective in reducing cancer. We think it might actually reduce wrinkles. There's a lot of things aspirin might do that are beneficial to you not only because it thins your blood, but it's a very powerful anti-inflammatory drug."
Just be sure to take two baby aspirin, not regular aspirin. "A regular aspirin is 325 milligrams," Dr. Oz says. "Two babies is 162. So it's half a regular aspirin. The more aspirin you take, the more chances you might have some intestinal discomfort."
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I take ginger instead, which has many good benefits including aspirin-like properties. Vit E thins ans does Ginko. I have a book on Ginger. Lots of research done on it.
Only 1/4 tsp needed daily of powdered ginger.
I also do not agree with the aspirin recommendation. The apparent purpose is to thin the blood, and taking aspirin is a standard prescription for conventional medicine.
I read something once about it to the effect that "our bodies aren't deficient in aspirin!" Heh heh heh!
I too use nattokinase - I discovered it after researching natural blood thinners when conventional heart doctors tried to persuade me to take a medicine called Warfarin... I won't go there!
Also, Vitamin C, E and garlic are have natural blood thinning properties. And they all work. I can personally attest because I poke my finger several times a day for blood sugar testing and directly observe the viscosity of my blood. It's far more fluid and thin since I use these natural treatments, and I don't have to go get blood tests every week to ensure that any levels of something could kill me
I am also of the opinion that daily aspirin is not a good idea. I like what B.B. Martin said about there not being such a thing as aspirin deficiency
When people ask me this question, I always ask them why they desire to have thin blood. We are so used to trusting doctors to tell us what to do for our health that many of us no longer apply logic and intuition to the decision. It is empowering to ask yourself why. I think it is better to aim for health rather than trying to win a Thin-Blood-Award.
The issue here isn't aspirin, it's healthy blood. For healthy blood, the easiest direction to look is your diet. Diets rich in whole, fresh, ripe, raw, and organic fruits and vegetables provide a wide range of phyto-nutrients that tonify your blood. Leafy green vegetables provide much needed minerals, chlorophyll, and Vitamin K (essential for proper blood clotting). Fruits are typically loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, Potassium and other nutrients for cardiovascular health.
I also agree with the other RCannon and Arrowind about the Ginger, Bromelain, Vitamin C, and Gingko Biloba. Ginger is one of the most versatile herbs out there and it is excellent for healthy circulation. A much better option than aspirin, which is actually associated with thousands of deaths every year.
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That one freaks a lot of people out. It's one of those things that makes me wonder why people get in an uproar if an herb doesn't work as expected. Drugs, including over the counter, actually kill people quite frequently. They certainly haven't sent out national warnings about aspirin anytime recently. Kind of an imbalanced system. I would like to see a fair system of appraising efficacy rather than a monetarily driven system. I have seen consistent and impressive benefit from a wide variety of natural healing strategies. Many people simply don't persevere with natural strategies for maintaining health. It can take a while, but then it can also take a while to get sick. Patience, folks. Patience.
For overall heart health, I would go with a wide range of fruits and vegetables, Cayenne pepper, ginger, hawthorn berry, and exercise. Although this combination sounds very simplistic, it is actually very comprehensive and has worked for...well...forever. I figure that all things operate according to natural law. The planets rotate around the solar system, seeds turn into plants, plants photosynthesize, gravity keeps working, etc. Stick to natural law and you'll be working with the only system that been working for as long as the Earth has existed. That's reliable enough for me.
Thanks to everybody for posting and sharing their thoughts.
Ive heard good and bad about this, I believe thhe genral thinking on this subject is that it helps relieve pressure on the artery walls, and helps reduce the chances for a stroke or heart attack. However, Ive heard it can over long periods of time do damage to your stomach lining and liver. Definatly talk with a docttor before even thinking about doing it.
Aspirin thins the blood without all the complications of warfarin but it does have some side effects. If you are taking 160 mg of enteric coated a day your side effects will be negligible for most people.
This system is likely a good choice for people who do not eat healthy, are aging, have chronic disease and most of all who are not willing to take care of themselves independently. Although it is not what I would do it may be better than doing nothing considering the high risk of clots in the undernourished and those with chronic health issues once they get past 60.
MMS has demonstrated though dark field microscopy that it will restore red and white blood cells to a healthy appearance, eliminating clumping and irregular shapes. Probably doing a pathogen cleanse with the correct herbs or with MMS once a year will go far to prevent clots.
Nattokinase is an enzyme isolated from the vegetable cheese Natto; a typical and popular soybean food in the Japanese diet. Nattokinase has been found to have blood clot dissolving abilities and prevents the aggregation of red blood cells. Another enzyme becoming more popular, this one from the silk worm, is serrapeptase. Both nattokinase and serrapeptase should only be used under the guidance of a health care provider. Combining nattokinase and an anticoagulant, such as aspirin, may lead to internal bleeding in some patients.
Discuss with your health care professional before nattokinase use, especially if you are taking anti-coagulants, aspirin, coumadin or other medicines or herbs that thin the blood.
Nattokinase 2000 units fibrinolytic activity Nattokinase is a systemic enzyme isolated from the traditional Japanese soy food, natto. It has been shown to support healthy blood flow by assisting the circulatory clearing system of the body.