Heart Attacks and Pure Water Consumption

By Patricia Lovelight, N.D., C.N.H.P.


Why do people need to urinate so much at night? How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night?

Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc.) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. Your kidneys are a filter which separates toxins for elimination. Thus, hydrating your cells with pure water forces toxins out thru the filtration systems of your kidneys.

You need the minimum amount of water to help flush the toxins out of the body. Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs. Soft drinks, tea, coffee and other substances add to the toxic load for your kidneys.

1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion.
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure.
1 glass of water before going to bed – helps avoid stroke or heart attack.

In addition, water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a muscle spasm. Soaking in epsom salts bath for at least 20 minutes assists release of these acids and toxins from muscle tissue and reduces joint aches.

Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. And noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Some studies show that sleep apnea may be to blame.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York advises:
1. If you choose to take aspirin once a day, take it at night. Aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life”; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue

There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently. Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.

The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens,immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.

Afterwards: Call 911. Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by and say “heart attack!” Sit down and DO NOT LIE DOWN.

In a recent study researchers found that nearly 70 percent of Americans were on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions. The Mayo Clinic researchers reported that antibiotics, antidepressants and painkiller opioids are the most common prescriptions given to Americans. Twenty percent of U.S. patients were also found to be on five or more prescription medications.

The study is uncovering valuable information to the researchers about U.S. prescription practices.
“Often when people talk about health conditions they’re talking about chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes,” Dr. St. Sauver stated in a Mayo Clinic press release. “However, the second most common prescription was for antidepressants – which suggests that mental health is a huge issue and is something we should focus on. The third most common drugs were opioids, which is a bit concerning considering their addicting nature.”

Nearly one in four women ages 50-64 were found to be on an antidepressant, with 13 percent of the overall population also on antidepressants. Seventeen percent of people in the study were being prescribed antibiotics, and 13 percent were on painkilling opioids. As a whole, women and older adults received the most prescription drugs. Antidepressants and opioids were most common among young and middle-aged adults.

The percentage of people who took at least one prescription drug in the past month increased from 44 percent in 1999-2000 to 48 percent in 2007-08, the Mayo Clinic reports. Expenditures on prescription drugs reached $250 billion in 2009, and accounted for 12 percent of total personal health care expenditures. According to the CDC, the percent of persons using at least one prescription drug in the past month increased nearly 50 percent between 2007 and 2010. The researchers said prescription drug spending will only increase in the future.

Patricia Lovelight, N.D., C.N.H.P. can be reached at 405-531-7878