Heart disease and Heart attacks are by far the number one killer of Americans, claiming more than the next five causes of death combined.
Most people believe that cholesterol is the main culprit, and it is sort of. But what if we told you the real underlying cause of heart attacks isn't cholesterol, it's bacteria...that bacterial infection is as common as heart disease itself, a bug called Chlamydia Pneumoniae, which is not the sexually transmitted Chlamydia.
Doctors say everyone should be tested for the Chlamydia Pneumoniae infection and treated with antibiotics. They add virtually every adult in the U.S. should be taking statins, the powerful, but generally safe, cholesterol-lowering drug.
We should all be taking aspirin, not because it thins the blood, but because it blocks the artery-damaging inflammation that arises from Chlamydia infection.
Statins include Lipitor, Zocor, and Crestor, which have also been shown to reduce the risk of developing cancer. Despite the promise of these medications, you should discuss this with your doctor before taking them. Also, this does not mean you should give up on diet and exercise routines.