Ward off a deadly heart attack without drugs

Did you know that 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer a heart attack each year?

Not to mention, nearly 20 percent of those patients will have a second one within the subsequent five years.

So, in lieu of American Heart Month, let’s talk more about getting your heart in tip-top shape—especially if you’re a heart attack survivor.

(Hint: You don’t need drugs!)

Rethink that RX

Without question, most mainstream cardiologists prescribe cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to their heart attack survivors.

Additionally, lots of survivors now even take a “polypill” that combines a statin with low-dose aspirin! And research shows this may slash one’s risk of a second heart attack by 33 percent.

That sounds great, right?

But here’s what they’re not telling you…

Not only do these drugs often come with a slew of dangerous side effects—like heart failure (read more here) or high blood sugar (read more here)…

But research shows neither statins nor aspirin lower your risk of suffering—or dying from—a heart attack.

So, what steps can you take to actually protect your heart?

In addition to sensible lifestyle changes—like following a healthy balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise—I recommend a few tried-and-true supplements…

Safe supplements

Before you fill that “heart-saving” prescription, consider discussing the healing potential of the following supplements:

CoQ10. This is a powerful antioxidant that even the famed Cleveland Clinic says could reduce your risk of suffering a second heart attack. I suggest 400 mg daily.

Glutamine. This is an amino acid that stimulates blood flow and supports circulation by generating nitric oxide. I recommend 5,000 mg daily.

Potassium and magnesium. Every heart attack survivor should take steps to optimize their potassium and magnesium levels, as these two minerals help lower blood pressure, relax blood vessels, and improve circulation. I always recommend magnesium orotate (32 mg per day) or magnesium taurate (125 mg per day).

When it comes to potassium, you need to know your blood levels first. The normal range is 3.7 to 5.2 mEg/L, sometimes also reported as mmol/L. If your levels are low, I suggest working with your physician to safely UP your intake of potassium-rich foods first, followed by supplementation, as needed.

To learn more about potassium’s intriguing, yet often overlooked, role in heart health, check out the February 2023 issue of my monthly Logical Health Alternatives newsletter (“’UNSUNG HERO’ defends against cardiovascular disease”). Subscribers can access this issue by logging in with their credentials here.

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And for even more ways safeguard your heart against America’s biggest killers, including a heart attack, check out my Ultimate Heart-Protection Protocol.