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Aging and Chronic Disease  - Part II - The Bad Stuff            
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Aging and Chronic Disease
Painkillers and heart attack risks
Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Statins and Musculoskeletal Conditions
Low Dose Aspirin
Statins and Risk Of Diabetes.
Antibiotics may damage future generations
Statins and kidney injury
Vitamin D and aneurysms
Web Site Changes/News
The FDA and Silver
 
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Oct. 1, 2013   


Sorry for the long delay between newsletters, but I recently moved my home and business, and have had my hands full of packing and unpacking.

Please note my new telephone number -- 239-652-0421

We all wish to live a long life, but what is the purpose if we are encumbered by illness and disability. Unfortunately, the end of life is often accompanied by disabling, painful, and long-lasting illness. The key that everyone should wish for is a
"healthy death", - defined as living as long as possible in good health, and when the end comes, to go quickly with a minimum of pain and disability.

This newsletter is in two parts. The first part "The Good Stuff" focuses on supplements that you should use to help support your body and prevent chronic conditions from developing.

Part two, "The Bad Stuff" discusses lifestyle habits, prescription drugs and medical procedures you should try to avoid to maintain good health.

This is Part two. Click here to read Part One if you missed it.

Jim 

 
Part Two - The Bad Stuff 
Items That Increase The Risk of Developing Chronic Disease as You Age.

Aging and Chronic Disease

Aging does not automatically correspond with poor health. Unfortunately though, it seems to be the norm for many people. The end of life should be the point at which the body simply wears out and stops functioning, not the point at which illness brings it to a long, drawn-out end.  

   

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Study finds high doses of common painkillers increase heart attack risks. 

Long-term high-dose use of painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac is "equally hazardous" in terms of heart attack risk as use of Vioxx, which was withdrawn due to its potential dangers, researchers said.

 

In a large international study of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), the researchers said high doses of the painkillers increase the risk of a major vascular event - a heart attack, stroke or dying from cardiovascular disease - by about a third.  

 

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 A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that from 2004 t0 2009 the use of advanced treatment technologies for prostate cancer has nearly doubled among men who are least likely to benefit.  


This means that many men with low-risk disease that would likely not progress significantly -- are needlessly suffering serious side effects from aggressive treatment. 
  

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Statin use has been associated with excess risk for myalgia, muscle weakness, muscle cramps, and rhabdomyolysis, a serious deterioration of the heart muscle. Additionally, statin use depletes co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10), and essential nutrient for proper heart function.  

Musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, and pain are more common among statin users than among similar nonusers. The full spectrum of statins' musculoskeletal adverse events may not be fully explored, and further studies are warranted, especially in physically active individuals.   

  

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Even Low Dose of Aspirin Can Cause Intestinal Bleeding.

Many clinicians routinely recommend a low-dose aspirin a day as a preventative measure against heart disease and stroke. In healthy adults however, this risk may outweigh the benefit.  

 

While the risk of bleeding associated with long-term aspirin use has been widely recognized, it now appears that even fairly low doses -- which some people may have considered safe -- increases the risk, say Yoon Kong Loke, MBBS, and Sheena Derry, MBBS, of the department of clinical pharmacology at the University of Oxford in England.  

  

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Statin Drugs May Increase Risk Of Diabetes

Statins are the most widely prescribed medications for the prevention of cardiovascular events. Generally, these medications are well received, however, a new link to diabetes has been suggested.  The risk was most significant in patients taking atorvastatin (Lipitor), rosuvastatin (Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor), according to the study, published in British Medical Journal.       

Gut Biota Never Recover from Antibiotics and may  Damage Future Generations

Emerging research shows that the harmful effects of antibiotics go much further than the development of drug resistant diseases. The beneficial bacteria lost to antibiotics, along with disease-inducing bacteria, do not fully recover. Worse, flora lost by a mother is also lost to her babies.  

 

The missing beneficial gut bacteria are likely a major factor behind much of the chronic disease experienced today. The continuous use of antibiotics is resulting in each generation experiencing worse health than their parents.  

 

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High potency statins pose significantly higher risk of kidney injury
The use of statins is often recommended to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among high risk patients. However, it still remains unclear as to whether statin therapy is specifically associated with greater adverse renal effects.

Patients taking high potency statins are at a 34% higher risk of being hospitalized for acute kidney injury compared with those taking low potency statins. Worse, the risk remains elevated for two years after initiation.


 

Link found to aneurysms in older men. 
Watch your vitamin D Status. Scientists have determined that older men with a low vitamin D status have an association with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm -- a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world.
 

Web Site Changes and News


As I mentioned last issue, I am investigating the use of extracts of certain edible mushrooms to help with Erectile Dysfunction and Libido boosting. In particular, this might help men who have had surgery for prostate cancer or other pelvic surgery and have associated erectile dysfunction due to nerve damage from the surgery.

If you are interested in participating in my study, email me. This is an informal study but you will need to meet certain criteria.      

Last, but certainly not least, for guys that might need some mechanical help with erections, we are putting all Vacuum Erection Devices (VED's) in stock on sale this fall. Check the website for sale pricing. For more info about them see the "Solutions for Erectile Dysfunction" booklet. They may seem like an inconvenience, but if you have ED, believe me, you get used to one quickly, AND THEY WORK VERY WELL, even when Viagra and the other ED drugs don't. If you are short on cash, you can use the "Bill Me Later" feature to stretch payment for the devices out over 6 months with ZERO interest! 

Note: Payments for most items sold on my website are processed through PayPal, but certain items, specifically some male sexual enhancement products, like Stamina-Rx, and other male enhancement products containing Yohimbe, cannot be sold through PayPal.  I now have a secure ordering page specifically to process payments for these items. If you have orders for them along with other items in your PayPal cart, be assured that all the orders will be processed together and you will only be charged one shipping charge.

 

The FDA's Convoluted Logic  



The FDA, using their usual convoluted logic, has declared that silver has no therapeutic value. The EPA, on the other hand, allows its widespread use as a germ killer in clothing, bedding, cosmetics, electric shavers, baby bottles, and food containers.

Silver has been used as an antimicrobial for thousands of years-that's why forks, spoons, and platters were traditionally made out of silver. Nanosilver, however, sprang out of the new science of nanomaterials, which involves creating objects smaller than 100 nanometers. (A nanometer is a billionth of a meter.) For example, the period at the end of this sentence is a million nanometers wide.


The FDA does not recognize colloidal silver (silver suspended in a liquid) as a safe and effective antibiotic and believes there is no evidence to support its use. This has been the agency's position since 1996. This led the authors of this study to want to evaluate the mineral's antimicrobial efficacy (and therefore the FDA's claim). They found that, contrary to the agency's claim, ionic colloidal silver is highly effective in killing bacteria. Another study similarly concluded: "Silver particles could offer a great potential for application as [an] antibacterial agent with low human toxicity."

 

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Jim Occhiogrosso
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