View Full Version : If You're Taking Aspirin For Your Heart, You're More Than Twice As Likely To Go Blind

09-29-13, 07:52 PM
Dr. Robert J. Rowen
September 27, 2013

If you've read these pages for a while, you know that I've never suggested aspirin, for any condition (other than perhaps acute pain). There's good reason for it. Aspirin has a dark side to it. As you may know, it tends to cause bleeding in your gut. But that's not the only reason I don't recommend aspirin. In fact, there are a couple of other reasons. And one of them may surprise you.

Aspirin is a COX inhibitor. COX is cyclo-oxygenase, an important enzyme for your body. Celebrex (and killer Vioxx) suppresses one variety of COX called COX-2. NSAIDs, including aspirin, drugs generally suppress COX-1. My philosophical bent is totally away from anything that "suppresses." Modern medicine is almost totally based on poisoning your enzymes to bring you into balance.

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09-30-13, 12:17 PM
Another culprit that has been linked to ARMD (by the alternative medicine community) is steroids. Avoid them if at all possible, particularly if you already have ARMD or if it runs in your family. Regarding relief of inflammation when needed, I've had fairly good luck with serrapeptase.

I'm also getting low level laser treatment for a wrist and thumb problem that are reluctant to heal. It does seem to work. I've noticed considerable reduction in inflammation and swelling after only one session. I will be getting another treatment this Weds. Supposedly, it usually takes 3 or 4 sessions, depending on the problem. Interestingly, I'm getting the treatment from an athletic club therapy facility--$30 for 30 minutes. The therapist is a trained technician rather than a licensed PT; therefore, the cost is quite reasonable since I'm not also paying for the title following someone's name.

10-03-13, 09:06 PM
Has anyone had any experience with the use of Far Infrared saunas for joint inflammation ??

10-03-13, 11:31 PM
Have you tried MSM and baking soda LabDoc? I have a friend who swears by them for helping with his joint inflammation.

10-04-13, 10:15 AM
Far infra-red saunas are effective in detoxification from inflammatory substances and xenoestrogens (such as from plastics, petroleum products, etc.) The detox can be enhanced if antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, R-ALA, etc. are taken prior to the sauna, and lots of cold water, from a stainless steel water bottle (not plastic water bottle) is taken while in the sauna. As always, a source of amino acids is necessary to complete the detoxification process, from mobilization of these inflammatory substances using the anti-oxidants and the sauna, through to the part of the process of elimination from the body.