“Sticky Blood:” More Dangerous For Your Heart Than Cholesterol

It’s time to put the “cholesterol myth” to bed.

You see, cholesterol has been mainstream medicine’s heart disease scapegoat for decades.

Yet numerous studies reveal total cholesterol is a terrible indicator for cardiovascular disease. One Japanese study even shows folks with higher cholesterol live longer.

And while I always recommend to keep your LDL and HDL levels in check, the dangers of cholesterol have been overblown.

blood tube So now it’s time to focus on the REAL issue robbing Boomers of their health and vitality.

What am I talking about?

Thick, sticky blood (formally, hypercoagulation).

Because unlike cholesterol, modern studies show high blood viscosity is a MAJOR risk factor for heart disease.

Viscosity is a measure of a liquid’s thickness.

For example, honey has high viscosity and water has low viscosity.

But what happens when you have high blood viscosity (i.e. your blood “gets too thick”)?

Well, the now famous Edinburgh Artery Study (and evidence from other prestigious journals) has discovered a strong link between thick blood and…

  • Excess belly fat…
  • High blood pressure…
  • Diabetes…
  • Glaucoma and macular degeneration…
  • Aging…
  • Blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (which can cause a pulmonary embolism – a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs)

leg deep vein thrombosis (dvt)And to make matters worse…

A study from the UC Davis Medical school shows a connection between thick blood and Alzheimer’s Disease.

In other words, while mainstream medicine obsesses over cholesterol…

Thick blood has been robbing millions of their youth, vitality, and independence.

So if you’re remotely interested in keeping your wits, staying out of a nursing home, and warding off the grim reaper…

Then you NEED to watch out for the real cause of sticky blood…

The REAL Cause of Hypercoagulation: Fibrin

Obesity, smoking, or even sitting for too long can lead to hypercoagulation and blood clots.

But if you’re a regular reader, there’s another factor you might have heard me mention…

fibrin red blood cellsYet most doctors forget about when it comes to syrupy blood.

Excess fibrin.

Fibrin is that “sticky” scar tissue your body uses to help cover and heal wounds. Fibrin helps close wounds and repair cells.

And what does “scar tissue” have to do with thick blood and heart health?


Studies show excess fibrin can result in chronic joint pain, inflammation, heart disease, and even cancer.

And studies from Columbia University and the University of Amsterdam show a strong link between excess fibrin and hypercoagulation.

Here’s the rub:

Fibrin is sticky, strong and forms a very fine “mesh” that looks like a net.

Under normal circumstances, fibrin is not a problem.

But in our modern world, fibrin is overproduced.

In most folks, fibrin is a runaway freight train. Scientists say it comes from chronic inflammation caused by environmental toxins and highly processed foods.

molassesWhat happens next?

Large hunks of this excess fibrin enter your bloodstream. This transforms your blood into a syrupy, gooey mess. It now runs like thick molasses through your veins and arteries.

The result?

Harvard doctors say blood with the consistency of “motor oil” is harder to pump. This puts extra stress on your ticker. It’s harder for your red blood cells to deliver oxygen and nutrients to organs and tissues.

Plus, evidence shows hypercoagulated blood is harsh and coarse.

hand over heart chest painWhat does this mean?

Imagine you take out all of the blood from your body, mix it with sand, and then put it back in.

This “grainy” blood now rubs against your arteries’ sensitive lining, doing damage every time your heart beats.

And health experts say this can spell “doom” for your heart and arteries.

That’s the bad news.

The good news?

There’s a simple way to get your blood back to a healthy viscosity.


Avoid any of Big Pharma’s pills.

Here’s why:

“Blood Thinners Almost Killed Me…”

Warfarin (aka “Coumadin”) and other blood thinners are mainstream medicine’s weapon of choice to fight hypercoagulation.

warfarinThere’s just one issue:

Blood thinning drugs come with some of the WORST side effects of any Big Pharma pill.

You could say the “cure” is worse than the disease.

Anyone who has been on them – or has seen a loved one suffer their effects – knows they should be avoided like the plague.

Blood in urine, external bleeding, internal bleeding, liver damage, and even death. Because in 2011, hundreds of people died from side effects stemming from the blood thinner dabigatran (Pradaxa).

Plus, this is another case of Big Pharma treating the symptoms, NOT the condition. Blood thinning drugs are not specifically designed to dissolve excess fibrin that causes goopy blood.

Dr. Mother Nature has a better way to do that.

“Eat” Away Excess Fibrin With
Dr. Mother Nature’s Fibrin Munchers

They’re called proteolytic enzymes.

And what do proteolytic enzymes do?

Studies show they naturally “munch away” hunks of fibrin in your bloodstream. Scientists also say they eliminate “bad” prostaglandins that cause excessive inflammation.

Now, proteolytic enzymes occur naturally in your body. However, after age 27, the body’s production of proteolytic enzymes plummets. By age 50, production has slowed to a crawl.

And if that wasn’t bad enough…

Your body isn’t naturally equipped to dissolve the amount of fibrin you’re getting due to rampant inflammation from chemicals in our modern environment.

In other words, inflammation has “broken” your body’s ability to produce ENOUGH proteolytic enzymes to dissolve hunks of massive fibrin overgrowth.

And it’s pretty much impossible to boost your store of proteolytic enzymes through diet alone – even if you switch to an all-natural, organic diet.

But you can safely and easily replace them through supplementation. And unlike many vitamins and drugs, you literally cannot get too many enzymes.

When one considers how helpful they are for reversing damage in your cardiovascular system… relieving joint pain… inflammation from diabetes… AND safely keeping your blood thin…

It’s not just a “good idea” to find a high quality proteolytic enzyme supplement for daily use…

It’s essential.

Heal-n-SoothePlus, proteolytic enzymes have over 40 years of use… and over 160 peer-reviewed studies verifying their effectiveness.

So know that unlike many “miracle” supplements, proteolytic enzymes are NOT all hype. Science shows they actually work.

However, there are only a handful of proteolytic enzyme supplements on the market.

Fortunately, you can get the world’s most potent proteolytic enzyme supplement right here at the Healthy Back Institute®.

It’s called Heal-n-Soothe®…>

Click here to learn more about how Heal-n-Soothe® can help you.

Filed Under: Clogged Arteries , Proteolytic Systemic Enzymes
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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFTPain Relief Expert, Post Rehab Specialist.

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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11 thoughts on ““Sticky Blood:” More Dangerous For Your Heart Than Cholesterol”

  1. Geoff Barraclough says:

    I have to take warfarin – due to having my aortic valve replaced with an artificial valve. (10 years ago). Luckily I have not as yet suffered any of the side-effects you describe – although of course I understand the negative effects of any chemical drug.

    I am in a catch 22 situation – of course I would love to give up taking warfarin every day – but my life depends on the stuff.
    Are you suggesting that H&S can take the place of wafarin in my (and similar) cases? (I wish!)

    As well as warfarin I also take 3 – 5 Soothe-and-Heal caps per day as well and I am regularly testing my NRI – I want to eventually use S&H to reduce the amount of warfarin I take – if not replace it.

    1. John Hasse says:

      You need to maintain a certain ‘viscosity’. I am sure you are regularly tested. (not being in on the racket, I am not familiar with all the numbers.) There are many things you might be able to do to assist your system. I give blood regularly. (I am told this is the single most significant thing a person can do.) Unfortunately, being on warfarin, that is not an option. Heal and soothe should help the numbers some. Other things that can help are: Garlic, Gingko, Natto, and light therapy. Dr. Mercola tells of a light source which is placed in the nose, which significantly improves circulation. Shalom John

  2. Geoff Barraclough says:

    …opps – of course I mean INR…(not NRI)

  3. Janet Spittler says:

    Why is it so hard for MDs to understand the pill Mills and other alternative holistic remedies? I’m in FL and MDs dint event want to hear of be natural ways to heal. Are they getting a kick back or fancy vacation?

  4. Janet Spittler says:

    In NYC and Boston my MDs studied natropathic, homeopathic, Chinese, aureveda and asked me what type of treatment would you like?

  5. Steve, HBI Staff says:


    1. No we are not saying that enzymes are a substitution for your medication. Nor should any one replace or substitute a supplement for their prescribed medications. Nor should anyone adjust their prescribed medications with out consulting their physician first.

    2. We do not suggest or support the use of Heal n Soothe for someone taking a blood thinner like, warfarin, without the direct super vision of their physician.

    Steve, HBI Staff

  6. Dorothy Correll says:

    I want to know about the way to have a healthy heart and lower my blood pressure in a natural way.

  7. Steve says:


    We suggest that you consult your physician in this matter as they are the only ones that know your compete medical history and thus can present options for you, that said, we would suggest what while you are there, you ask them about specific natural supplements and other natural means.

    Ask them about supplement including, Enzymes, CoQ10, Omage 3, Garlic, Folic acid, Vitamin c, including changes to your diet ect ect ect

    Ask them if you are healthy enough to exercise both cardio and strength training

    Ask them about meditation and stress management…

    Ask them is there is any reason why you can not do any of these heart healthy things???

    Steve HBI-Staff

  8. Rhonda says:

    I currently do not suffer from any heart disease or hypertension and I am not on any blood thinners. I am 54 years old and also do not have elevated cholesterol. I am probably 30 pounds overweight though and do not regularly exercise. I want to begin to recondition my body and prevent diseases that commonly come with aging. I also do not have diabetes or any other endocrine issues. I only take an allergy pill and an acid reflux pill daily. I do suffer from sciatica from herniated discs in my lower back. This causes nagging and sometimes severe hip pain that goes down my leg. I wold love to find a one on one natural health advisor to help me and hold me accountable for taking better care of myself and improving my overall health. What would you suggest?

  9. Admin says:

    Hi Rhonda,

    Thank you for posting with your questions. We believe that education is the number one step for anyone in taking more responsibility for ones self. We suggest as a good first step to help you that you get a copy of our free back pain book -The 7 Day Back Pain Cure and read it through. It has lots of information to understand sciatica and back pain better along with pain relief methods for you to consider. You will also find useful information and treatment options. The book has a lot of other useful health related information you will find helpful as well when dealing with pain. Please read more about the 7 Day Back Pain Cure book and its contents via the link below


    We are sorry but we do not carry a list of health advisors/practitioners.

    Thank you
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  10. Veronica Corlew says:

    I know about sticky blood. I had several blood test done one day. After they finished taking the blood, the site started to bleed again. I put my fingers on the site to hold pressure. My fingers WERE STUCK LIKE SOME ONE HAD PUT CRAZY GLUE ON MY FINGERS!!!! HAD TO RUN WATER OVER MY FINGERS TO GET THEM LOSE! When I told my Medical doctors, they said it wasn’T frim sticky blood. They just gave me the crazy look!
    I have rheumatoid arthritis and have been in a severe flare for at least 9 months now! Glad I found this site and have enough knowledge to make the change to improve my life.! Thank yoy!

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