Aspirin is often considered as one of the primary prevention medications for cardiovascular disease. Yet, the medical model recently reversed their decades old recommendation regarding how much aspirin (including baby aspirin) a person should take.
I know what you’re thinking – does that mean people have been taking the incorrect dosage of aspirin this entire time? Unfortunately, in a lot of cases, the answer is probably yes.
So, I want to talk about just how broken the medical model really is, especially when it comes to issues like constipation, heartburn, and things of that nature. Trying to overcome these types of symptoms with medications as seemingly innocent as baby aspirin is problematic for a variety of reasons.
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The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released documentation about aspirin and inside, you’ll uncover why they no longer find it to be as effective to prevent major health issues such as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
This is so important, especially considering that aspirin kills thousands of people each year due to hemorrhaging. Aspirin is, for a lot of people, a regular part of their everyday lives. They take it like its food. The problem is that aspirin is NOT food. Aspirin is a salicylate, which we talk more about below…
The dark side of aspirin
Before we get into this, I just want to say that I’m not telling you all of this so that you flush all of your aspirin and other medications down the toilet. That’s not my goal. My goal is to simply educate you about what’s really going on inside your body when you take medications like aspirin.
Now that the mini disclaimer is out of the way, let’s get into what the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association had to say about aspirin in one of their recent reports.
Firstly, aspirin is synthetic. When the lab begins, they have salicylic acid and by the time they’re done with it, it’s changed its form into acetylsalicylic acid.
To quote the official report (2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease), “aspirin should be used infrequently in the routine primary prevention of ASCVD…”
On top of this, 50 adverse effects have been linked to aspirin including gastric ulcers. Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) results in a simulation of hemoglobin, which alters the structure and function of your red blood cells and blood tissue. This is why so many people are hemorrhaging to death when they take aspirin and even baby aspirin.
A real-life patient example…
I have an 86-year-old male patient, who I’ll name Bob for the sake of this post and to maintain his privacy. Bob came to me because he was experiencing very low energy, constipation, gas, bloating and he struggled to sleep well at night. He is on a lot of medication, including heart meds to control his high blood pressure, drugs for urinary flow in the prostrate, and baby aspirin (to name a few).
One of the drugs he’s been taking for over 10 years is Omeprazole, which is a medicine used to lower stomach acid. This is a problem because deficient stomach acid causes thick bile. With less acid in your stomach, your body isn’t as equipped as it should be to digest food such as proteins and absorb minerals. Proteins are healing nutrients and are responsible for energy, growth, repair, and homeostasis.
Under the homeostasis umbrella, you’ve got regulated blood pressure, pulse, oxygen, the concentration of fluids and so on. So, Bob’s issues with blood pressure could result from the Omeprazole he’s been taking for over a decade. With deficient stomach acid, Bob is also not properly absorbing minerals, which causes constipation.
When there is not enough stomach acid reaching the small intestine, your body secretes less bile as a result. Less bile means that you can’t digest fat properly, you lose your body’s ‘fat digesting power.’
(On a side note, if you want to learn more about all of this as it relates to your gut health, you can read my bestselling book – Gut Check)
Now, back to Bob. Bob’s main problem was constipation. What he didn’t know was that his constipation was caused by his body not being able to properly digest proteins and minerals because of the medication he’s on. Not only that, but his blood pressure is affected because his body is creating thick bile, which causes deficient fat digestion.
If you’re not digesting fats, you’re also impairing the creation of a part of your cell membranes called phospholipids and fatty acids. This leads to things like low energy, which is another symptom Bob was experiencing.
Finally, Bob is taking baby aspirin and subsequently messing with his body’s biochemistry. Aspirins tamper with the body’s natural order. Over-use of aspirin leads to so many adverse effects. The reason why Bob is having all of these problems is that the digestion of food isn’t happening as well as it should be.
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So, what’s the solution for Bob? And, what’s the solution for you if you’re someone who is experiencing any of these health issues?
You can start by taking a digestive enzyme.
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