Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

Aspirin resistance- follow the aspirin-free diet

MagazineOctober 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 7)Aspirin resistance- follow the aspirin-free diet

* Coezyme Q10 - found in soya oil, peanuts, spinach, mackerel, pork, sardines, sesame seed and walnuts - can help the symptoms related to angina, mitral valve prolapse and congestive heart failure (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 1985; 82: 901-4; Drugs Exp Clin Res, 1984; 10: 487-502)

* Coezyme Q10 - found in soya oil, peanuts, spinach, mackerel, pork, sardines, sesame seed and walnuts - can help the symptoms related to angina, mitral valve prolapse and congestive heart failure (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 1985; 82: 901-4; Drugs Exp Clin Res, 1984; 10: 487-502). Suggested dosage: 60-100 mg/day.

* Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), the essential fatty acid found in many plant-derived oils, such as evening primrose, borage and blackcurrant seed oils, increases the activity of anticoagulants and platelet inhibitors as well as protects against atherosclerotic disease (Pharmaceut J, 1988; Jun: 723-5). In one study, 3 g/day of GLA supplementation over four months thinned the blood by 45 per cent and increased bleeding time by 40 per cent (Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, 1994; 51: 311-6).

* Garlic prevents blood coagulation and reduces blood viscosity (Indian Heart J, 2004; 56: 176). Suggested dosage: 4000 mcg/day (total allicin content; equivalent to one to four fresh garlic cloves a day), 600-800 mg/day.

* Ginger at high doses (10 g) reduces platelet aggregation (Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, 1997; 56: 379-84).

* Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and cod liver oils, can prevent arterial disease (Ann Intern Med, 1999; 130: 554-62). Suggested dosage: 1 g three times a day or at least one meal a day that includes fatty fish.

* Onions exhibit antiplatelet activity, dilate blood vessels and thin the blood (Arzneim Forsch, 2000; 50: 795-801).

* Selenium, an antioxidant, may help to limit the oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL cholesterol), aiding in the prevention of heart disease (J Cardiovasc Risk, 1996; 3: 42-7). It is relatively easy to get enough selenium by eating meats and bread; Brazil nuts and walnuts are especially good sources. Suggested dosage: up to 200 mcg/day.

* Vitamin E is found in leafy green vegetables, nuts and vegetable oils, and is associated with lower rates of heart disease (Biochem Mol Biol Int, 1995; 35: 117-24; Can J Cardiol, 1997; 13: 957-65; Am J Epidemiol, 1994; 139: 1180-9). Suggested dosage: take up to 1000 IU/day for up to four weeks, or 400 IU/day for up to six months.


Aspirin resistanceheart-healthy herbs

Readers' alert: drug side-effects

You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, cancer, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter Youtube

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2016 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved