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Old 03-19-2016, 08:30 PM
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since 1982, brother was an MD. Got me on it back when it was not fashionable.
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Old 03-19-2016, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
While I will agree many of today's doctors like to give you a pill and for minor issues using a holistic approach might be ok. If it is your approach to use holistic approach for serious issues too, you would be the one saying your mind is broke..
If I get shot, break a leg or get an infectious disease then I will certainly be visiting an MD.
If I need my back adjusted, a cure for heartburn or advice on medical nutrition then I will seek out doctors in the Wholistic community who are trained in those areas of medicine.
To each their own I guess.
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Old 03-20-2016, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Jonesy23 View Post
So all you guys that take it have come to the conclusion that your body is broken and so is everyone's else and that to live a full life as God or nature designed it you must take a pill.
Water also thins the blood.
I'm curious as to what has happened in your body that your body is no longer able to control your bloods proper viscosity.
Allopathic reductionism is only one type of medicine, I prefer to follow the advice of the Wholistic MD's. Take your pills if you feel it's necessary, it's your body.
Well, that's one way to look at it. I brush my teeth twice daily. I'm convinced that no matter how well God or nature designed my teeth, they will last longer and cause me less trouble if I brush them. The experience of millions of people and their dentists seems to support my conviction. I look at a daily aspirin much the same way.
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Old 03-20-2016, 03:26 AM
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Have since I'm 45, wife also. Our Doc strongly encouraged it.

That said, here's some good info not from a bunch of boaters and fishermen who likely didn't stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...y/art-20046797

Studies show helps reduce the risk of colorectal cancer too:

http://www.cancer.org/research/acsre...h-really-shows
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Since turning 50, 15 years now. Drs orders
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Jonesy23 View Post
So all you guys that take it have come to the conclusion that your body is broken and so is everyone's else and that to live a full life as God or nature designed it you must take a pill.
Water also thins the blood.
I'm curious as to what has happened in your body that your body is no longer able to control your bloods proper viscosity.
Allopathic reductionism is only one type of medicine, I prefer to follow the advice of the Wholistic MD's. Take your pills if you feel it's necessary, it's your body.
Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
Sorry for the earlier "response" as I've been spending too much time in The Bilge lately.

You have to keep in mind that God and nature designed us to drop dead much earlier than we would without the gift from God we call modern medicine. Sure, a healthy diet goes a long way in terms of prevention, but when you have a health issue that pops up suddenly, changing your diet is not the answer.

Not that you're doing this, but this reminds me of another member who posted about using a CPAP machine to control potentially fatal sleep apnea. One poster blasted him telling him all he needed to do was to lose weight. Sure, weight can be a contributing factor, but just like when you've been diagnosed with a 99% blockage, it's more about what you're going to do to address it right now vs looking at long term lifestyle changes.
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
You have to keep in mind that God and nature designed us to drop dead much earlier than we would without the gift from God we call modern medicine. Sure, a healthy diet goes a long way in terms of prevention, but when you have a health issue that pops up suddenly, changing your diet is not the answer.
...plus the active ingredient in aspirin (a derivative of salicylic acid) is also a gift from God that is present in most fruits, many edible oils and nuts and, of course, willow bark. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is based, in part, on the presence of salicyates in apples.
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
...plus the active ingredient in aspirin (a derivative of salicylic acid) is also a gift from God that is present in most fruits, many edible oils and nuts and, of course, willow bark.
Then by all means, if your doctor suggests you take one, low dose aspiring per day, tell him/her you would prefer to eat fruits, edible oils and nuts, and willow bark. Good luck carrying all that onto a plane.
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
Then by all means, if your doctor suggests you take one, low dose aspiring per day, tell him/her you would prefer to eat fruits, edible oils and nuts, and willow bark. Good luck carrying all that onto a plane.
I take an low-dose aspirin every day and, aside from the willow bark, still enjoy eating foods with natural aspirin in them. Works for me.

I grew up in a family that didn't believe in going to doctors or taking medicine. We lived on a farm, grew fruits and vegetables and sold them in a roadside market. I wonder what my parents would have thought if they knew they were selling natural aspirin?
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
I take an low-dose aspirin every day and, aside from the willow bark, still enjoy eating foods with natural aspirin in them. Works for me.

I grew up in a family that didn't believe in going to doctors or taking medicine. We lived on a farm, grew fruits and vegetables and sold them in a roadside market. I wonder what my parents would have thought if they knew they were selling natural aspirin?
They would say "Where did we go wrong, son? Why are you now taking a low-dose aspirin every day instead of eating up all our profits like you did when you were a kid?"
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by yarcraft91 View Post
...plus the active ingredient in aspirin (a derivative of salicylic acid) is also a gift from God that is present in most fruits, many edible oils and nuts and, of course, willow bark. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is based, in part, on the presence of salicyates in apples.
I thought that native Americans chewed willow leaves because of aspirin in the leaves, not the bark. Easier to chew also.
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Both the FDA and the AHA say that daily asprin use should be used by those who have already had a heart attack to prevent another. Or used by those who have a high risk of having a heart attack. It is not for the average healthy person.
Some better advice to prevent heart disease might be; don't eat fried food, don't eat processed food, don't smoke, don't drink excessively, eat "heart healthy" food, reduce stress, get some exercise.


http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesFo.../ucm390574.htm

http://news.heart.org/heart-disease-aspirin-therapy/


http://www.m.webmd.com/heart-disease...rin-worth-risk
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:27 AM
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I thought that native Americans chewed willow leaves because of aspirin in the leaves, not the bark. Easier to chew also.
It wouldn't surprise me to learn Native Americans chewed both willow leaves and bark, because both contain the active painkilling ingredient. As I understand the early painkiller business, aspirin was made by extracting salicylic acid from willow bark, rather than leaves. That may have been because the bark was easier to process as well as available year-round.

Just to be clear, over-the-counter aspirin contains acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), while willow and fruits typically contain salicylic acid (SA, which is the actual active painkiller). You can convert SA to ASA by reaction with acetic acid, which happens naturally in cider vinegar. The reason over-the-counter aspirin is sold as ASA is that is a more stable chemical than SA. When you swallow an aspirin tablet, ASA is converted to SA by the acid in your stomach. If you open an old bottle of aspirin and get a strong whiff of vinegar, the aspirin has decomposed and probably should be thrown away.
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:32 AM
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Just out of curiosity, what was/is the life expectancy of Native Americans who eat nothing but organic foods and were/are not treated by modern medicine?

No fair Googling.
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Originally Posted by Freeebird View Post
Just out of curiosity, what was/is the life expectancy of Native Americans who eat nothing but organic foods and were/are not treated by modern medicine?

No fair Googling.
When the Europeans first arrived in the Americas, they were very impressed by how much more robust Native Americans were compared to Europeans. The NA's were taller, stronger and more fit. However, all the diseases Europeans brought with them quickly changed that picture by killing off approx. 98% of the NA population. So, if you want to look at NA life expectancy, the answer depends a lot on whether you look at data pre-1492 or much later.
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Originally Posted by Getn Busy Livn View Post
I read an article online that says everyone over 40 could benefit fro taking a low dose aspirin every day. Having recently turned 45 I have found myself thinking about things like long term health.

I've heard that aspirin is good for people who have had a heart attack but the article said that it might prevent a heart attack.

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Talk to your doctor first and it wouldn't hurt to see a cardiologist; there are a bunch of noninvasive tests they can do to check out the condition of your heart muscles and valves plus check for plaque.
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Family history, been on it since I was 30 on the advice of my cardiologist.
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Old 03-20-2016, 12:29 PM
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I take one every day since I turned 40.
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Three out of four nut jobs don't listen to reason ... isn't that right Jonesy ?
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