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Could Your Heart Meds be KILLING You?

If you have a heart condition, you’re putting A LOT of faith in your doctor. 

You’re basically counting on him to give you the right meds… at exactly the right dose… to keep you alive. 

But it turns out there’s a HUGE problem…

The tool that doctors are using to prescribe heart drugs is TOTALLY FLAWED – in fact, it may be off by as much as 20%.

That means MILLIONS of people – maybe even you or someone you love – may have the wrong prescription. 

And the consequences can be deadly. 

Doctors use a “Risk Estimate Tool” to determine what and how much of a heart drug to use. 

This predicts the likelihood of a patient having a future heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years.

But here’s where things get complicated…

A recent study showed that the Risk Estimate Tool was off by a whopping 20%. 

This means that many people who are taking prescriptions like blood thinners, cholesterol-lowering statins, and blood pressure medications are taking too much.

All of this would be no big deal if heart medications had no side effects. 

But you and I both know prescription drugs have lots of side effects – and some of them can kill you. 

Blood thinning drugs (including aspirin) cause over 40,000 deaths every year (mostly due to bleeding in the stomach). 

All of this is especially harmful because there are much better ways to take care of your heart – without the side effects. 

Dr. Scott’s Inflammation and Heart Disease Program: 

  • Exercise: Exercise not only reduces inflammation but is great for the heart (and the brain). You don’t have to be too crazy, just get out and move your body around some every day. 
  • Eat Colorful Foods: This means getting enough vegetables in your diet. If you can’t stand veggies, you can “cheat” by getting your veggies and other superfoods in a powered form. I take one every day by mixing it into yogurt and some berries. 
  • Avoid Vegetable Oils: Vegetable oils, especially trans fatty acids, are like setting off tiny bombs in your blood stream which increase inflammation.  
  • Fish Oil: One of the most powerful anti-inflammatories is fish oil. It works inside your body to keep inflammatory proteins low. 
  • Curcumin: This extract from turmeric is great at helping the body modulate inflammation. Unless you get a ton of this in your food, you should think about supplementing. 

Health and Happiness,

Scott Olson

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

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Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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