Lifestyle Changes Better Than Stents in Treating Heart Disease

Evidently, the ruse is over regarding the need for useless drugs or any other potential procedures for heart disease devised by conventional medicine to separate you from your hard-earned dollars, especially when simple lifestyle changes are just as effective, according to a recent clinical trial.

Scientists compared the effectiveness of stents -- a crude tool that's become a standard part of a heart doctor's toolkit over the past quarter-century -- to safer lifestyle alterations, including more exercise, better eating habits (ideally based on your body's unique nutritional type and smoking cessation, in a clinical trial involving nearly 2,300 patients with a minimum of one blocked artery.

For American heart surgeons who install about a million stents annually, the news isn't good. Patients relying on lifestyle changes alone lived just as long as those who received stents, and they enjoyed a better quality of life too!

All the more reason, you have to take responsibility for your own health issues, so you can become better informed about the range of safer, cheaper and healthier alternatives, none of which have a thing to do with the obviously unnecessary step of implanting a stent.

Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 297, No. 16, May 9, 2007: 1967-1968