The ‘Wonder Drug’ That Could Leave You Blind
I’ve spent most of my career busting mainstream medical myths.
And today I want to put the aspirin-a-day nonsense to bed once and for all. There’s a ton of research on what this over-the-counter painkiller will do to people, especially seniors — and most of it is bad.
Here’s the latest: Take a daily aspirin, and you more than DOUBLE the risk of losing your vision, possibly permanently and completely, to the “wet” form of late-stage macular degeneration, according to a study in Archives of Internal Medicine.
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among people over the age of 55.
The researchers found that the relationship was “dose-dependent” — meaning, the more aspirin you take regularly, the higher the risk of macular degeneration.
Suddenly that daily aspirin isn’t sounding so good, right?
And this research is no fluke, either.
It actually confirmed a previous study in the journal Ophthalmology that showed EXACTLY the same results: People who take aspirin twice a day have a doubled risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration, compared with people who don’t regularly take aspirin.
But it gets worse. In addition to vision loss, studies have linked daily aspirin use to hearing loss, tinnitus, sexual dysfunction and more. It also dramatically boosts your odds of serious internal bleeding.
Now, of course, we’re all bombarded with those commercials promising that aspirin can prevent heart attacks, right? Well, not so fast.
A massive analysis in the American Journal of Cardiology found that aspirin had NO significant effect in primary prevention for coronary artery disease, strokes, heart-related deaths, or even for overall mortality. That’s right – when used for prevention, it saved NO lives.
How can so many doctors continue the aspirin-a-day mantra?
It has to do with risk vs. benefit. And in all the studies I’ve seen, the risk/benefit is barely neck and neck—in other words, the risk is about the same as the benefit. For those people who are at high risk for a heart attack or stroke, it might be worth the risk.
For everyone else, it’s not.
Aspirin has its place–and that is during an actual heart attack. Heck, I’d even take one if I was having crushing chest pain.
But for prevention, NO WAY.
Rather than relying on a shortcut that deceives you into thinking you’re doing something worthwhile, do what you KNOW is worthwhile.
Eat a natural, nutrient-dense diet with superfoods and raw foods. Use your body for physical work on a daily basis. I guarantee there are more benefits and less risks going this route.
And natural supplements like CoQ10 are great for giving your aging heart an energy boost (I even take it myself).
But whatever you do, don’t let anyone sweet-talk you into a daily aspirin for preventing a heart attack.
The only thing you may end up preventing is good health.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
If you’re not already thinking about ways to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, the time to start is NOW. Cases are projected to TRIPLE in the next 40 years. Those aren’t good odds. So, today I’m going to share two compounds you can incorporate into your diet starting TODAY that have shown to strike...
Talking about the importance of vitamin D is one thing. Getting ENOUGH of it is another. The colder weather and shorter days can create a significant drop in D levels during the winter months. Of course, the sun is the best source of vitamin D. But there are other ways to get this vital vitamin....
The mainstream has been cautioning us about the dangers of eating red meat for years. It’ll cause heart disease, they say. It can increase your risk of cancer, they insist. It’ll send your cholesterol through the roof, they warn. To that, I say, blah blah blah. There was never a shred of credible research that...
Alzheimer’s rates continue to soar. But don’t expect drug companies to swoop in and save the day anytime soon. Because no matter how much money Big Pharma dumps into developing drugs for Alzheimer’s, they all end up as big, fat failures. But it gets worse… so MUCH worse. Incredibly, some of Big Pharma’s most popular...
When it comes to reducing your risk of cancer, every little (or BIG) bit helps. Like exercise, which can lower your risk of certain cancers by 40-50 percent. Or maintaining healthy vitamin D levels, which can lower your risk up to 67 percent. When you string together enough of these cancer-risk reducers, you’ll have a...
Mainstream medicine teaches you to reach for a pill when you get sick, are in pain, or feel tired. But I prefer a unique, drug-free treatment instead. A powerful solution that does everything from reducing pain and inflammation to increasing hormone levels and immune function. Best of all? This simple therapy is quick and 100...
One of the biggest pitfalls of mainstream medicine is that it is primarily symptom-based. They have a separate drug to treat every symptom you can imagine. But all too often, uncovering and treating the underlying CAUSE of those symptoms never happens. And when the drugs cause side effects, they pile on even MORE meds to...
I’m a BIG fan of vitamin D. And so is your body. In fact, it’s hard to overstate how critical this superstar nutrient is for your health. The sunshine vitamin is a key player in bone and tooth strength. It supports a healthy immune system so your body can fight off illnesses. It can even...
They say with age comes wisdom. But you and I both know the truth. With each passing year comes a few extra POUNDS. Gaining weight as you age almost seems inevitable. After all, you watch what you eat like a hawk… count every calorie… exercise all the time… and drink enough water to float a...
Name just about any major disease… like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke, or depression. And I’ll give you a SINGLE, drug-free solution that could slash your risk for every one of them. Sounds almost too good to be true, right? But wait, I’m not done yet. This solution couldn’t be simpler to implement. Plus, believe it...