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The Dangers of Blood Thinners

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A blood thinner is an anti-coagulant designed to stop blood clots. They are used to stop platelets, or heavy cells, present in blood plasma from forming clots (blood clots). They are most used in those who are at risk for heart attack, stroke, or aneurisms.

A blood thinner is usually composed of several different chemical formations, with the most common blood thinner, and most often used blood thinner being aspirin, taken in doses of 81mg per day, essentially one baby aspirin.

Aspirin has been recognized as a blood thinner for at least 50 years. Aspirin significantly reduces platelet counts. Often, doctors will prescribe a daily dose of aspirin as the only required cardiac medicine for a patient.

Side Effects


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warns consumers of these side effects from blood thinners:
  • Menstrual bleeding that is much heavier than normal.
  • Red or brown urine.
  • Bowel movements that are red or look like tar.
  • Bleeding from the gums or nose that does not stop quickly.
  • Vomit that is brown or bright red.
  • Anything red in color that you cough up.
  • Severe pain, such as a headache or stomachache.
  • Unusual bruising.
  • A cut that does not stop bleeding.
  • A serious fall or bump on the head.
  • Dizziness or weakness
Some people who take a blood thinner may experience hair loss or skin rashes, but this is rare.

Natural Healing


If you feel you must use a blood-thinning agent, choose an herb such as Gingko biloba or garlic, or drink green tea.

The blood should be purified periodically. It should be cleansed, rebuilt, and nourished. Herbs that can help repair the blood include:
  • Red Clover
  • Goldenseal Root
  • Burdock Rook
  • Yellow Dock Root
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Cerasee
  • Chickweed
  • Celedine
  • Devil's Claw
  • Echinacea Root
  • Nettle
  • Alfalfa
  • Sassafras
  • Dandelion Root
  • Manjistha, and
  • Cleavers
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    Q: How long does it take for Gingko Biloba to start thinning the blood for those who want to get off of blood thinners? My friend is on blood thinners. He would like to make the switch, but fear the Gingko Biloba may not work fast enough in case of a blood clot, or heart attack occurring. Can he start taking the both for maybe 2 or three days then completely get off the thinners?

    A:

    The person perhaps shouldn't even consider Gingko due to the fear which is damnable. When people are in fear I usually tell them to do what makes them feel good, and remove the fear because if a person does something in the face of fear and a bad reaction occurs, the fear won't get the blame. The herb or other natural thing will. However, for blood thinning effects of Gingko Biloba, take 9-12 capsules throughout the day, i.e. 3 capsules every 3-4 hours.

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    Q: My friend is 34 and he has congestive heart failure. The doctor says his heart is bad, and he needs an LVAD- (left ventriclar assisted devise attached to his heart). He is curently taking the blood thinners lovenox and warfarin. He is a diabetic, and has high blood pressure. He has a mediport which include dovutamina, which helps the heart to pump. His heart is weak. His diet consist of meat and veggies. Should he have the lvad surgery which will lead to heart transplant? Should he keep his bad heart? The doctor says he could live up to 5 years with the surgery, and without it he only have months. What herbs or advise can you give him?

    A:

    The article of the month for Dherbs.com September 2009 Newsletter is "Heart Problems" and will be up this week. It goes into much detail pertaining to your inquiry.

    Article:
    Heart Problems

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    Q: Do you think there may be a problem with taking a flu shot and Tetanus shots?

    A:

    Read our article "The dangers of vaccinations" under Articles on our site!

    I don't prescribe to any form of vaccination.

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    Q: The dangers of a zontec ozone machines in my bedroom what should it be set at and can I be in the room while it's running I have read that high levels is not good for you I want to hear from someone I trust what do you think?

    A:

    NONSENSE! BREATHING IN OZONE IS VERY GOOD FOR YOU. I RUN AN OZONE MACHINE EVERYDAY! NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT!

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    Q: I discovered I have knots under my left arm pit. They itch, and are very painful. The lumps grow in cluster or, one by one. It doesn't matter if I wear deodorant, or not my arm pits remain itchy. What does this mean, and what can I do about it? Help!

    A:

    Beloved, you seriously need to consider performing the Full Body Detox. Also, read our DANGERS OF ANTIPERSPIRANTS article.

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    Q: My husband has some bumps (like oil glands) underneath his skin. I am concerned they are cancerous (he had a pre-cancerous that was taken some yrs ago). He will get it checked soon. Is it possible he might have skin cancer? If we find out that he does (after his checkup) is there anything we can do besides the chemotherapy?

    A:

    It's a possibility, but why think negative. There's no better felling than knowing a thing. But until he finds out, Don't worry! In the meantime he can perform the Full Body Detox, the Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse, and the 10 Day Supreme Blood Cleanse. In addition to changing his diet and lifestyle.

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    Q: What is the best formula for a woman who has inflamed acne? Also, what are the dangers of taking antibiotics for acne for a prolonged period of time?

    A:

    THE BEST FORMULA IS THE FULL BODY DETOX. READ THESE TWO ARTICLES: 1. "ACNE" 2. â€DANGERS OF ANTI-BIOTICS†GREAT INFORMATION AND ALSO OFFERS YOU SOLUTIONS.

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    Q: Hi, my lids are swollen and really wrinkled and itchy, dry I was using Johnson's baby oil and now my lids are puffy, itchy, wrinkled my eyes look like I am 60 yrs old, what can I use, please help

    A:

    Read the article â€THE DANGERS OF MINERAL OIL†Baby oil is sheer toxic and destroys the skin.

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    Q: My doctor recommends that I take an aspirin a day I do not want to do that. What do you recommend?

    A:

    ASPIRIN IS A DRUG AND WILL THIN YOUR BLOOD AND CAUSE A STROKE. READ MY ARTICLE â€THE DANGERS OF ASPIRIN USE!â€ON MY WEBSITE UNDER ARTICLES. ASPIRIN KILLS 25,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR

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    Q: I had a question regarding the chicken pox and other child sickness. I wanted to know what must I give my 8 month old baby if he do get the chicken pox or other sickness. I haven?t given him any vaccination, so he is clean of all that pollution that they are given the children. Could you please advice what I must do if he gets that. And also he are teething and he has some slime on his chest, I?m giving him some sweet basil and also mint tea to see if he can pass it out. If you have any other bush that I can give him please let me know.

    A:

    First of all, don't even worry about chicken pox lest you give the disease energy and attract it to your son. However, I understand your concern as a mother.

    Prevention is better than remedy and you have already done the BEST thing by not vaccinating your child. Kudos to you - a very smart and wise move!

    Give your child plenty of immune boosting herbs -- Pau D'Arco, Astragulus, Echinacea, Goldenseal and Cat's Claw. Make a tea of them and sweeten them with maple syrup or agave nectar.

    We have an article on "the dangers of childhood vaccines" on our site under "articles" you may find interesting!

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    Q: Peace and Love my Dear Friend! I have been managing thorough the healing process. I had my monthly checkup last week at Kaiser, I knew the blood count reading was going to be low because of the heavy bleeding. Well as it turns out it was so low Kaiser repeatedly called me to go to the nearest emergency room for a blood transfusion. I told them that I was not interested in a blood transfusion. I was told that I was risking a stroke or heart attack. I am concerned as I am experiencing weakness, headaches, and shortness of breath. I also took a pelvic ultrasound which showed two small fibroids remaining. I passed about 10 fibroids in the last three months. When we met, you mentioned your friend who beat breast cancer. You mentioned a oxygen therapy that she utilized where she had a needle inserted into the tumor containing a form oxygen. Can you get me some information on the oxygen therapy she used. You also mentioned a oxygen machine that you sell that would oxygenize drinking water. Any information you can provide me would be greatly appreciated.

    A:

    You don't need a blood transfusion, you need to build up your blood with herbs, i.e. NETTLE, YELLOW DOCK, BURDOCK, DANDELION, IRISH MOSS, etc. or Dherbs BLOOD & LYMPHATIC and/or IRON PHOSPHATE formula.

    Most of all DON'T WORRY because you're body will respond -- guaranteed! Doctors are always telling Black women this to get them to undergo surgery, blood transfusions, take poisonous iron pills, etc.

    In re stroke or heart attack caveat (warning), start taking herbs (drinking tea) of PERIWINKLE, HAWTHORNE BERRIES, GINGER, and CINNAMON immediately or Dherbs CARDIOVASCULAR and STROKE BUSTER formulas.

    In re headaches, herbs of WHITE WILLOW BARK, FEVERFEW, MEADOWSWEET, GINKO BILOBA or Dherbs HEADACHE formula.

    A chakra balancing may do you some good too right about now. I have a few openings for this Wednesday and Thursday if you are interested.

    I will contact Gennifer about the oxygen therapy procedure. I sell Ozone machines for $400 (which we don't advertise on the site). Oxygen will do you some good.

    START juicing with CELERY, APPLE, GINGER (just a little bit), BEET, and CARROT now!!!!!! This will help to build up the blood.

    Stay positive! You are releasing from the heart (emotions), but the shortness of breath denote your life force is low right now, the headache denotes resistance, the weakness denotes lack of strength (spiritually due to it being zapped by past and present life issues.

    Doctor visits may not be wise in the future. You'll only walk away with bad news that will create more worry on your mind which your body will respond to. You might as well go all herbal and natural.

    The two remaining fibroids are due to resistance, they fibroids are holding on as a sign that in some area of your life (emotionally) you're still holding on to something.

    Try to laugh! Think only of happy things. Think of things to feel good about! Lay down, listen to some good music (classical would be ideal). Go to the beach and bury your feet in the sand. Is romeo on the scene? Experience romance if he is! Love, live, laugh, lose, let go, luxuriate, etc.

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    Q: What Causes Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura? A lack of activity in the ADAMTS13 enzyme (a type of protein in the blood) causes thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TPP). The ADAMTS13 gene controls the enzyme, which is involved in blood clotting. Not having enough enzyme activity causes platelets to clump together, forming blood clots. In TTP, when blood clots form, there are fewer platelets in the blood. This can cause bleeding into the skin (purpura), drawn-out bleeding from cuts, and internal bleeding. It also causes small blood clots to form suddenly throughout the body, including in the brain and kidneys. TTP also can cause red blood cells to break apart faster than the body can replace them. This leads to hemolytic anemia. My 25 yr. old niece has this very serious, rare disease, and I wanted to know if there is any natural herbs to that can help her heal this condition?

    A:

    There is plenty that can be done. Basically her blood needs to be addressed. This disease is perhaps mostly diet-related. Have her perform the FULL BODY DETOX. After the detox, put her on: BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA , ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, VITAMIN C FORMULA, and KHEMETIAN GOLD and her situation will change for the better. She needs to change her diet too! More fruits and vegetables (and vegetable juice). Just stick with Dherbs and her situation will change. Stay positive!

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    Q: I am taking more than 20-30 herbal supplements a day and am wondering if it's okay to mix or take all of them at the same time. Here's an example of some I am taking: Burdock, Yellow Dock, Sarsaparilla, Kelp, Licorice Root, Oregon Grape Root, Red Clover, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium, 50 Chlorella tablets 200mg, 10 500mg Spirulina capsules elderberry, echinacea, goldenseal, vitamin e, gotu kola, american ginseng guarana, dong quai, guggulipid, red yeast rice, hoodia, dandelion, cod liver oil, neptune krill oil, acai, psyllium husks, apple pectin, oat bran chromium picolinate, wormwood, damiana, st johns wort, 5-htp and pycnogenol not to mention others. They are mostly in gelatin capsules. I am concerned that too much gelatin is bad for me too!

    A:

    My God, you are overloading your body! Spread those supplements out throughout your day. Take like 6 of them at a time every 3 hours or so. This is best for your body!

    For example:
    7 a.m.
    Burdock
    Yellow Dock
    Sarsaparilla
    Kelp
    Licorice Root
    Oregon Grape Root
    10 a.m.
    Red Clover
    Zinc
    Copper
    Selenium
    Calcium
    Magnesium
    1 p.m.
    50 Chlorella tablets 200mg
    10 500mg Spirulina capsules
    elderberry
    echinacea
    goldenseal
    vitamin e
    4 p.m.
    gotu kola
    american ginseng
    guarana
    dong quai
    guggulipid
    red yeast rice
    7 p.m.
    dandelion
    cod liver oil
    neptune krill oil
    acai
    psyllium husks
    Before bedtime
    apple pectin
    oat bran
    chromium picolinate
    wormwood
    damiana
    st johns wort
    5-htp
    pycnogenol
    And gelatin is horrible. Gelatin capsules are hard to digest in the body.

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    Q: I was in an accident and had a stroke. My doctor prescribed Plavix, which I was told works by blocking certain blood cells called platelets that prevents them from forming harmful blood clots. This "anti-platelet" effect helps to keep the blood flowing smoothly in my body.

    A:

    This medication will harm you and could even kill you! You want to build the blood, not alter it. You may want to consider our STROKE BUSTER formula as it is better and safer for you. I also would recommend CIRCU-LAID formula. These formulas will greatly help you!

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    Q: My daughter has been diagnosis with shingles, in your manual you suggest taking the anti-viral, blood and lymphatic, and the immune booster formulas, my question is will this help with the pain as she heals and should she first do the FBD or do both at the same time. She is at the point now that the doctors are suggesting steroids, having severe headaches on the right side of her head it feels like an electric shock and her body is sensitive to the touch. Needs help with the pain if she can't afford to get all three formulas which one of the three could she get now to help until she can get the other two? Being stressed really brings it on. I didn't see anything about shingles in your article that's why I'm writing.

    A:

    Opt for the NERVES FORMULA and HEADACHE AND PAIN FORMULA. More importantly, she should avoid stress at all costs.

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    Q: What herbs do you take for bad bacteria that cause nodes in the groin and arm pit area?

    A:

    ECHINACEA ROOT, BURDOCK ROOT, PAU D' ARCO, GOLDENSEAL ROOT, MANJISTHA, DANDELION ROOT

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    Q: Which herbs are good to help with helicobacter pilory?

    A:

    Consider these herbs Echinacea, Goldenseal, Cayenne, Ginger, Nettle, Suma, Burdock Root, and Dandelion Root.

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    Q: I wrote to you earlier tonight regarding my hair has recently been thinning quite a bit. I forgot to tell you that I have been periodically been dying (coloring my hair) because I have so much grey coming in. I am 40 years old and my hair is quite grey without the coloring. I recently switched to a brand that I bought in the health food store. Tell me is my hair falling out because I have been coloring it? I just started coloring it the past four years due to greying. (I know young girls color their hair all the time just to experiment. I colored because of the grey). Is the coloring getting me in trouble and causing the hair fall out. I color it myself not professionally. Tell me should I just stop all together with the coloring? What do you recommend to restore my hair?

    A:

    You cannot regain your hair without regaining your overall health including your hormonal health. First, detoxify your whole body (see Full Body Detox). Follow the FBD up with the Total Woman Cleanse. After these 2 cleanses (which I highly recommend) your monthly regimen should consist of the following Dherbs formulas: THYROID Formula, VITAMIN C Formula, ELECTRIC GREENS Formula (optional), HAIR-SKIN-NAILS Formula and FEMALE HORMONAL Formula (optional).

    MSM Sulphur will greatly help the hair to grow back. Great stuff!!!

    Only use natural hair products (shampoo and conditioner). Don't process your hair as much. Avoid harsh chemicals on your hair.

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    Q: I had 2 jaw bone (cavitations) surgeries, from holistic dentist, a dentist I went to prior caused major trauma to the bone and 3 days later my whole face was on fire, this has been 3 years since this happened, he might have pushed the infection I had in my system through the nerves, I am a whole lot better but still experience pain, pressure and fogginess in my head causing me not to think straight at times, pain behind my ears and in lower jaw, as well as discomfort and pressure. I would like to know what product would be good for this, the brain and heart circulation herb? I pretty much have to stay on a raw food diet to maintain my health but this is not totally getting rid of the problem, there is inflammation and pain in my jaws if I eat the wrong thing. Could you please guide me in the right direction?

    A:

    Herbs to try: BRAIN TUNER, NERVES FORMULA, MSM SULFUR, and HEADACHE AND PAIN FORMULA. Also, purchase OXY-DROPS for your drinking water (10-20 drops per glass).

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    Q: My question is about hair loss. I am a 45 year old African American female. I started losing my hair about 15 years ago. I specifically remember unusual symptoms before it started to fall out. First, my entire scalp had a burning sensation, and it was very tender to the touch. It was very difficult to brush, comb and wash. Then after that, I am not sure how much longer after, but a dry patch of skin developed toward the back of my head (approximately 1 inch in diameter). I was able to peel it off and pull it through the strains of hair (very weird). That happened a couple of times and not too long after that, my hair started to fall out in large amounts for a fairly long period of time. At the moment I would say that I am mostly bald with hair mostly around the edges. Also I would like to mention that hair started to grow on my chest BUT I started to lose hair in my vaginal area. Sorry if some of this sounds sketchy but it's been 15 years!! I will try to give you a little bit of my history. I am 5'8" and 135lbs. I would say that for the most part, I have been an athlete all my life. My menses were very irregular sometimes and/or absent for long periods of time. When my menses were present, I had very bad cramps and clotting. My menses are now very regular and I hardly have any cramps, my flow is light and very little clotting. I would have to say that it is now a pleasure to have my "period". This also might be a result from switching my diet to a vegetarian diet. I have been a vegetarian for about 16 years. I would say 20% is dairy, but after reading your articles, I am trying my best to become vegan, hopefully even a raw foodist. I also eat tofu. I have never had hair problems growing up. I did get relaxers, but only twice a year. I have had my appendix removed when I was in elementary school. My bowel movements are usually once a day. (I know it needs to be 3.) So anyway, I have been to a couple of medical doctors to no avail, so now I am coming to you. I just received the following products from your company today (10-06-08). I am looking forward to using them. - MSM SULFUR - ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD - COLON FORMULA - HEALING HERBAL TOOTH POWDER - HAIR OIL One last note: I have had maybe one cold in the last 3 years. I can't remember the last time I had the flu. So thank the Lord, my health has been pretty good. Thank you for reading about my situation and hopefully you can shed some light on what is going on with my body.

    A:

    Have you read the 2 health articles on hair ("HAIR PROBLEMS" and "BLACK HAIR, NAPPY HAIR")? If not, please read these articles for remedy and recourse. Also, read our article "SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDER"."

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