|Posted on August 31, 2009 at 11:55 PM|
The conventional physician's answer to blood coagulation disorders is rat poison. Coumadin or Warfarin blocks vitamin K's clotting action, thereby keeping blood very thin to ward of risk of strokes, embolisms, and heart attacks.
Doctors even prescribe rat poison for atrial fibrillation, since a pooling of blood typically occurs with this relatively benign condition in which the risk of stroke rises. Atrial fibrillation involves the two upper chambers called the atria, which quiver due to an improper contraction.
Unfortunately, instead of offering the patient essential fatty acids, Co-enzyme Q10, and Iodine to cure it, they use only what they've been trained to use, rat poison. Following a stroke, it's quite typical for a patient to be put on warfarin and in most cases, regardless of why it is prescribed their blood must be monitored at regular intervals to insure that the blood is as close to normal as possible.
This means not only a life sentence of rat poison, but the dependence regular medical visits. Ever notice how seniors on a regular merry-go-round to the hospital? Some life isn't it?
The Hippocratic Oath doesn't really fall in line with the ethics of medicine when you consider that warfarin is the most widely prescribed anticoagulant in the United States. If it's not patented, it's just not taught so who can blame conventional doctors when the protocol for serious coagulation disorders is to prescribe rat poison. But it's FDA approved, can't be that bad right?
I have at least two relatives that died from complications of warfarin, but that's just a drop in the bucket compared to untold millions who are taking this. The first thing that happens is you develop bruises all over your skin--remember it blocks vitamin K. The next thing is since you have very little vitamin K activity, your arteries begin to calcify your bones weaken and your risk of a hemorrhagic stroke increases. Usually the doctor will tell you sternly to avoid any food that is rich in vitamin K, such as leafy green vegetables and thirty other varieties of food.
The truth is warfarin use is actually made safer with taking extra vitamin K, so if you know someone who is taking it, be sure to check the medical literature--they will be surprised to learn that INR levels are more stabilized with extra vitamin K during warfarin "therapy." A very popular question I would be asked by a patient who was on rat poison was, can it be stopped? It depends, you see once you're on it, withdrawal is a very dangerous business. If you have an artificial heart valve, forget it--you'll have to remain on the poison until the end. If not, then work very closely with your open-minded doctor and gradually switch to Nattokinase, Omega-3 fatty acids, Co-enzyme Q10 and Ecklonia Cava.
Hitosugi, M, et al. (2006) Anticoagulant and fibrinolytic effects of functional food materials produced by Bacillus subtilis natto. 54th Society of Rheology.
Kazunobu, O, et al. (2005) A newly derived protein from Bacillussubtilis natto with both antithrombotic and fibrinolytic effects. J Pharmacol Sci 99:247-251.