“I recommend aspirin, but only for some people”
“Contrary to popular belief, the heart itself is not improved with aspirin treatment. If you’re healthy, there is no preventative benefit in taking aspirin. But for people who have already experienced a heart event or those with diseased arteries, a low-dose aspirin a day is very helpful at preventing a future heart attack.”—Richard Wright, MD.
“I take an herbal sleep aid”
“Believe it or not, the average person gets up to two fewer hours of sleep per night than people did 100 years ago. This decrease in sleep has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease. Unfortunately, insomnia has also increased. So I recommend small doses of melatonin and 5-HTP supplements, which have been very effective in helping me get to sleep and sleep through the night.”—Westin Childs, DO, an internist practicing in Gilbert, Arizona. Whatever you do, don’t follow the worst health advice cardiologists have ever heard.
“I eat a “no-white” diet”
“Instead of avoiding fat, I stay away from the ‘whites’: white sugar, white flour, white bread, and white rice.”—Adam Splaver, MD. Next, find out the 15 things cancer doctors do to prevent cancer.