There is a huge need for doctors’ knowledgeable enough to consult with patients about alternatives to Coumadin. I feel that it is one of the most dangerous drugs prescribed so therefore I help patients go off Coumadin every day (Read personal testimonies below), but they have to assume FULL PERSONAL responsibility, as there are almost no doctors who will help them do that due to lack of adequate knowledge about the benefit to risk ratio. Remember, Coumadin helps to calcify blood vessels so it is NOT a life extension strategy for most people.
In the past, I have sent you emails about HEPARIN and I mentioned consulting with ww.thrombocare.com in Texas. I am sorry to report that their director Rodger Bick MD PhD, hematologist, Pathologist from University of Texas is deceased and their lab is closed. I believe that he was one of the leading authorities in the world about coagulation related issues, and that, as he said, 2 million die each year from blood clots that are usually called MI’s strokes or pulmonary emboli, so we need to provide a better answer than Coumadin, Plavix etc. That is 2 million deaths that I find are largely avoidable with the right blood viscosity lowering approach!
Patients contact me daily about how Coumadin is wrecking their life. Now then, I have for years believed in the INFORMED CONSENT approach in which a fully informed patient is free to decide for themselves what treatment to follow. Once a patient has read my informed consent approach to Coumadin (see www.gordonresearch.com and use search and type in Coumadin and do the same SEARCH on FACT to learn more and find my Informed Consent).
Then I believe that anyone is entitled to accept full personal responsibility for not using mainstream drugs for their clot prevention, or to augment the effect of their standard meds with alternatives like BC-I, with or without Boluoke. That is my standard MINIMUM alternative approach. However, we have patients with serious histories of obvious coagulopathies and they deserve the best lab tests to try to understand the predicament in which they find themselves. Big Labs like Quest and LAB Core charge $1200 for their panels but there is always more to learn about how to interpret the tests and which tests to use.
I inform all my patients that there is no established test to provide the assurance that they are adequately lowering platelet adhesiveness or getting enough anticoagulant benefit. There is one patient that has gone to the extreme and is using Essential Daily Defense, Boluoke, Endokinase, BC-I and extra OMEGA 3, all in large quantities but is able to keep his INR in the ranges he was accustomed to on Coumadin, which he could not tolerate.
Clearly there is still a great deal to learn about all of this and I have just discussed this with DAVID BERG formerly lab director of HEMEX labs. He has formed ARIZONA COAGULATION CONSULTANTS in PHOENIX at 602 793 4361 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. He charges a minimum of $50 for any consultation with health professionals and $100 per hour for more lengthy consultations.
He is not a MD but he has extensive experience in this area that I believe may be helpful when you are contacted by a patient with a history that could be a genetic linked coag defect, as in LEIDEN 5, which is found in 5% of our population or may have chronic infections that have led to ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME. He is not going to tell patients that my suggestions above are adequate or recommend therapy but I see that the need is to help patients QUANTIFY the extent of their RISK.
That means more patients over time will need tests and most have no idea of what is covered and which labs to use and what tests could cost them, which is information that I believe David Berg can offer assistance with for your problem patients with histories of clot related problems. The more you learn, the more things will be seen to relate to increased blood viscosity and/or hypercoagulability.
Garry F. Gordon MD,DO,MD(H)
President, Gordon Research Institute
Dear Dr. Gordon:
In 2004 you helped me start to get off the drug coumadin by introducing me to the Longevity Plus EDD capsules that have EDTA in them and garlic. We found that three EDD caps every four hours during my waking hours would duplicate coumadin. My INR was almost 2.0 without any coumadin which has major negative side effects. I have a one inch St. Jude mechanical aortic heart valve.
For years I also took nattokinase. You recently introduced me to Boluoke which lasts longer and works better.
I had to quit one of the finest jobs I ever had due to temporary strokes during the day. I went to leading top neurologists and they said the problem was blood clots caused by my mechanical aortic heart valve. They had no solution but you did: EDD capsules and nattokinase. (Now Boluoke.)
Here is my current daily EDD and Boluoke schedule:
7:00 AM One capsule Boluoke, three EDD capsules, and one 1000mg. Carlson fish oil capsule.
11:00 AM One fish oil cap and three EDD caps.
3:30 PM One fish oil caps and three EDD caps.
6:30 PM One fish oil cap and three EDD caps.
7:00 One Boluoke cap. (Evening dosage.)
10:00PM Just before bedtime, to cover me all night, I take three EDD caps and one fish oil cap.
God Bless and keep you safe,
Dear Dr. Gordon,
Eight years ago, I had my first heart attack. I was stented emergently in my LAD coronary artery, and later stented electively in my right coronary artery.
After recovery, I did all the recommended things like taking the cardiac rehab course offered by the hospital, taking my post op drugs like blood thinners, ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, and a statin. Then I found your web site and your publications.
Soon, I was off all drugs, getting all my necessary metabolic needs via diet, and supplements, and your package, Beyond Chelation Improved. I was doing all the right things, promoting your BCI, and feeling very good. This got me eight years of life with absolutely no symptoms. Two weeks ago, I had a second heart attack.
I had a feeling when I was again transported to the hospital that the problem wasn’t diffuse disease but a narrowing stent lumen which indeed was exactly the case. All distal arteries were open and clear of any detectable disease but the old stent had fibrosed to 99% occlusion. The fibrotic section was cleaned out and a new stent was placed inside the old stent. (If your work would be enhanced by images of the before and after arteriogram please let me know and I will forward you images of the scans.)
Bottom line, I feel great and judging from the arteriogram, it appears that the supplement program and the BCI did as advertised and kept my heart arteries clean and clear, without the side effects of all the big-pharma recommended drugs with all their attendant side effects. I did agree to take Plavix for a while, (the cardiologist said for at least a year, however, I think I will ease off this and substitute nattokinase).
Anyway, here is my present question: is there something I could have done and could now do that would have prevented the stent from the fibrosis? It seems to me that there should be some natural substance that might have minimized the risk of fibrosis or from the foreign body reaction that occurred in my stent. FYI, my original stent was not the “medicated” type since at the time, there was no medicated stent on-hand large enough for my coronary artery (5mm).
I am convinced that the BCI works but for those like myself who have stents, is there another therapy that I can use to prevent a recurrence? FYI, I am not your average ‘civilian’ heart patient. For eight years, I was a cardiopulmonary perfusionist, the person that operates the heart lung machine during heart surgery.
Thanks in advance,
Thanks for sharing your important information! I am sorry that you had the second heart attack. I expect, however, that you can regain high functioning although for awhile you may want to consider use of CO-Q, Carnitine, Ribose, Testosterone, and other things I write about continually to the 2000 health professional members of FACT.
I think it is really important for us to let others hear of your story. Everyone with a stent then ideally needs to be on Beyond Chelation-Improved AND either Nattokinase or Boluoke. I believe you are right; you definitely have great alternatives to Plavix that offer better protection with less side effect. I would replace it or Coumadin with Nattokinase (Endokinase) or Boluoke taken twice a day.
As you read up on both, you will see that they have slightly different mechanisms of action and it appears that Boluoke is a bit stronger. Since Boluoke is also more expensive I have some patients use one of each (ie take the Nattokinase each AM and the Boluoke each PM).
The question is to save money would short term use of the enzyme as for several months be sufficient? I am afraid to gamble. You could use more aggressive doses for a couple of months in an effort to reduce some blockages but I feel that we all have excessive clotting tendencies for many reasons today, and I would recommend LIFE TIME protection with one of those enzymes for you. I believe today with the toxins and pathogens we find in all of us, that my future recommendations are going to HAVE to include Boluoke or Nattokinase for everyone with a history of a heart attack and certainly for anyone that has a stent.
BC-I clearly continues to keep people alive around the world all by itself so it continues to prove its usefulness, but with the increasing pollution, and the presence of a foreign material like a stent, in a patient with a history of a prior heart attack, it is clear that adding one of those enzymes is necessary for optimal protection.
Garry F. Gordon MD,DO,MD(H)
President, Gordon Research Institute