Aspirin Therapy is now commonly used for people with a real or family history of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. But did you know that the risk of major bleeds from taking low dose aspirin was more than 50% higher than those not taking this therapy? Do we really need to take a drug with such side effects when there are other safer options, especially in the case of preventative health?
There are many foods and culinary herbs that can work as ‘blood thinners’. Examples include ginger, curry powder, cayenne, paprika, thyme, cinnamon, dill, oregano, turmeric (there is that spice again!), peppermint, fish, olive oil, onions and garlic.
Some fruits and berries contain organic acids such as salicylic acid which works as a blood thinner. Omega 3 fatty acids also have blood thinning properties.
All these foods and herbs are safe and do not have the side effects of Aspirin.
If you think you are at risk of cardiovascular disease ask us at Avedissian Natural Health about our Cardiovascular Risk Questionnaire.