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New Drug Shows Promise for Treating Heart Disease in Diabetes Patients

The relentless search for miracle drugs continues apace. According to CNBC, Johnson & Johnson has taken this a step further and is attempting to repurpose the company’s type 2 diabetes drug Invokana as a treatment for heart disease. 

We have an epidemic of heart disease in this country and the conventional treatments, such as the use of statin drugs and surgeries involving artery bypasses and stents, typically do not work well. One reason may be that the conventional view of the heart is entirely flawed. 

Cardiologists and doctors in general are taught that the walls of the heart create pressure, which causes propulsion of the blood through the body. In essence, the heart is viewed as a pump — a pressure propulsion system caused by the muscular contraction of the ventricles. However, your body actually contains an enormous amount of blood vessels. They would cover three football fields, and if placed end to end, they would encircle the Earth between one and three times. 

This is not mere trivia to Dr. Thomas Cowan, a family physician and a founding member of the Weston A. Price Foundation. He is attempting to shift the heart disease paradigm entirely and has argued that viewing the heart as a pump is not accurate. 

He views the heart as being more of a hydraulic ram and vortex-creating machine. Interestingly, the work of Gerald Pollack, author of "The Fourth Phase of Water," was instrumental in helping Cowan understand the function of the heart and how blood flows if it isn't being pushed or pumped by the heart.

To learn more, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Cowan's book, "Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease." I also published an article written by Cowan in 2014, in which he provides his perspective on the real cause of heart attacks, which you can read through.
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