atrial fibrillation

  1. Bariatric surgery cheerleaders unveil shameful sales pitch

    Weight-loss surgery claims are hard to stomach

    I'm living proof that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. When I meet a gal who can cook a perfect rib eye with all the trimmings, I fall head over heels fast.

    But I guess those masochists in the mainstream don't have a romantic side… or maybe they're just a bit too literal. Because these bozos are convinced that the path to better heart health runs straight through your belly -- and they have the PERFECT gruesome surgery to prove it.

    The mainstream monkeys at the Mayo Clinic -- the folks who perform 72,000 surgeries a year, enough to cover HALF the population of Dayton, OH -- are now claiming bariatric surgery can help you prevent a heart condition you'll probably never develop in the first place.

    In their study, just presented at the Heart Rhythm Society's annual conference, Mayo researchers tracked 438 obese patients to see whether a gastric bypass prevented them from developing atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat.

    And if you ask me, some federal prosecutor ought to take every darn word of that study and turn it into a criminal indictment.

    Where do I start? First, a full 75% of the patients studied opted for bariatric surgery, which has already killed HUNDREDS of people around the world. If you were ever looking for rock-solid proof that the mainstream is steering fat folks toward surgery, instead of counseling them on healthy weight loss, this was it.

    Even worse, when all was said and done, bariatric surgery only reduced A-Fib risk by a measly 10 percentage points. Meanwhile, as I've told you before, fish oil can slash your A-Fib risk 30%, and you don't need some surgeon to slice your belly open.

    The mainstream will stop at nothing to talk you into dangerous gastric bypass and bariatric surgeries that leave you puking your guts out after every meal and can cause potentially deadly vitamin deficiencies. They're like a slimy used car salesman trying to sell you a car with no engine by bragging about its lovely leather interior.

    But let's get real -- A-Fib is only common among senior citizens, particularly folks over 70. And these ARE NOT the same folks lining up for gastric bypass. For the rest of you, your chance of getting A-Fib is less than 1%.

    You might be a little porky, but don't get sold this pig in a poke. Because there's one thing bariatric surgery is practically guaranteed to deliver, and it's not a slim figure or a new lease on life.

    It's a lifetime of regret -- and there are corpses all over the world to prove it.

  2. Merck pushes forward with osteoporosis drug linked to strokes

    Dicey bone-building pill could be a heart-stopper

    Imagine it's the 1870s and you and the family are working the homestead in some Midwestern prairie town.

    That's when a traveling snake oil salesman set up shop in the village square and unloads the worst sales pitch you've ever heard. He tells you his miracle tonic won't regrow your hair or loosen up that balky knee -- heck, he admits it may even kill you.

    Then he tries to sell it to you for $100 a bottle.

    And if that sounds crazier than having your shoes shined in a dust storm, then you'll be sorry you missed a recent Merck shareholders meeting. Because a drug company scientist violated Big Pharma's first rule of business.

    He told the truth. He admitted Merck's new drug is a would-be killer -- and they're going to try to sell it to you anyway.

    Merck, which rakes in a cool $48 billion a year off your misery, has announced it's going to plow ahead and seek FDA approval for its potentially dangerous osteoporosis drug odanacatib. And odanacatib will strengthen your bones alright -- in fact, you may have the finest looking skeleton in the cemetery.

    That's because even Merck's top researcher is admitting that the drug has been found to cause strokes and atrial fibrillation -- a rare and possibly deadly irregular heartbeat -- among folks in clinical trials.

    But Merck has poured MILLIONS into developing drugs like odanacatib, and I imagine your life is worth a heck of a lot less to them than that.

    This isn't some outrage -- it's the new normal. Big Pharma is bringing DOZENS of potentially deadly drugs to market each year, practically daring the cowards at the FDA to reject them.

    But like an unemployed mason, Uncle Sam just doesn't have the stones. If you want to keep your bones rock solid as you age, try natural supplements like magnesium that are great for your bones AND your heart.

    But skip Merck's latest wonder cure. Because it's a potential killer... and that smiling carnival barker trying to sell you a bottle knows it.

  3. Fish oil can slash A-fib risk

    Plain old fish oil can do more for your ticker than the entire Bayer product line -- and instead of slamming you with side effects like deadly internal bleeding, it can boost everything from your brain to your eyesight right along with your circulatory health.
  4. Trade your stroke for a heart attack

    Looking to slash your risk of a stroke? Good news, folks -- you can... and all you need to do is give yourself a heart attack instead.
  5. Can vitamin D really hurt you?

    The clock is running out on 2011, but it looks like there's still time to squeeze in one last phony vitamin panic. In this one, researchers claim high levels of vitamin D will boost your risk of serious heart problems -- despite what their own study REALLY found: that LOW levels of the sunshine vitamin will up your odds of heart failure, high blood pressure, kidney failure, and diabetes.
  6. Heart drug, heart risk

    I don't know of too many good treatments for atrial fibrillation -- but I know of one you need to avoid like the plague.
  7. Rigorous exercise increases heart disease risk

    I've said it for years: Exercise is not always the lifesaver that everyone tries to make it out to be. In fact, it can actually be quite dangerous.
  8. Drugs for stronger bones could cause weaker heart

    I just came across a report saying that a group of incredibly common osteoporosis drugs has been linked to potentially deadly side effects.
  9. You don't have to be a gym rat to battle atrial fibrillation

    According to the results of a new study, light to moderate exercise can actually prevent atrial fibrillation in the elderly.

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