Was Tim Russert Killed by Heart Medication?

Saturday, June 14, 2008
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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(NaturalNews) NBC commentator Tim Russert was taking prescription medications when he suffered a heart attack and died yesterday at the age of 58. The mainstream media is reporting that Russert died from a "heart attack," but no press outlet has yet bothered to ask: "What caused the heart attack?"

Nearly 100,000 Americans are killed each year by FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, according to the American Medical Association. Virtually none of those deaths are accurately reported as being caused by pharmaceuticals. Instead, the media simply reports that the victim died of whatever biological malfunction was most noticeable at the time of death.

That's why Tim Russert was said to have died of a "heart attack" -- his failing heart was the most obvious and sudden organ failure, even though the biological tipping point that brought him to that moment of heart failure could have been caused by the very pharmaceuticals he was taking in an effort to "control" coronary artery disease.

Pharmaceuticals do not make you healthy

Pharmaceuticals, you see, do not solve any underlying health problems. They do not cure heart disease, nor do they prevent it. Rather, they simply "control" the symptoms of disease by artificially lowering or inflating numbers on a blood test, thereby creating the illusion of health when, in reality, no fundamental health improvements exist at all.

That's why pharmaceuticals that are used to treat heart disease actually promote the continuation of disease and discourage patients from taking other, more proactive steps to resolve their underlying health problems and eliminate the need for medication.

Tim Russert, unfortunately, believed in using medication and did not take the necessary steps to alter his diet and lifestyle in a way that eliminated his dependence on that medication. According to Russert's internist, Michael A. Newman, Russert knew he had been diagnosed with coronary artery disease but believed he was "controlling" it with medication and exercise.

One look at Russert's physique tells you he wasn't controlling anything with exercise, which means he was relying primarily on medication to solve his coronary heart disease problems for him. This may have been a fatal mistake: A working man who suddenly dies at age 58 from a completely preventable disease is not dying of "normal causes" at all; he's being killed by something.

Russert's heart disease was not his only health problem

We can't be certain it was entirely from medication, of course. Russert's diet no doubt had something to do with it, too. A quick look at Russert's body and face tells you he consumed large quantities of animal products (meat, milk, cheese) which directly cause coronary artery disease. It's also not difficult to see that he suffered from rather prominent liver problems as well as a kidney disorder that caused excessive water retention. These health problems are obvious to anyone schooled in simple face diagnosis. (You can see these signs in his eyes and skin.)

Of course, even Russert never claimed he was in excellent health. But he likely lived under the illusion that his doctor-prescribed heart medication would "control" his symptoms and thereby relieve him of any worry about dying from sudden heart attacks or strokes. It is in this way that conventional medicine likely killed Tim Russert. His doctors made him believe that medication would save his life rather than end his life. But one hard look at the published studies on statin drugs, for example, reveals that cholesterol medications provide absolutely no health benefits to those who take them.

You read that correctly: Statin drugs may lower cholesterol numbers, but they do absolutely nothing to reduce the risk of death by heart attacks and strokes. They do not extend life, and they do not prevent death in any way. By any rational scientific assessment, statin drugs are medically useless.

But that doesn't stop a hundred million Americans from taking them, believing in the myths passed onto them by doctors who parrot the marketing lines of drug companies: "Statin drugs will control your cholesterol!" It's a lie, of course, but it sells a lot of drugs to gullible consumers who are ready to believe that a shiny little pill can relieve them of the responsibility of taking care of their own health.

What happened to Russert is about to happen to America's medicated population

Sadly, Tim Russert has learned the hard way what four generations of Americans are about to learn: That you cannot medicate yourself to good health, and when you try to do so, you often end up dying from the very medicine you thought was saving your life.

There's a book Tim Russert needed, and it's the same book that tens of millions of Americans need right now. It's called Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn. You can read about the book at his website, www.HeartAttackProof.com

This book, simply stated, teaches you how to reverse heart disease by changing what you eat. Change your diet, and heart disease vanishes, blood flow is restored, and the build-up of arterial plaque begins to fade away. It is absolutely true that through changes in diet and exercise, a person can make themselves heart attack proof.

Tim Russert, unfortunately, was not heart attack proof. And perhaps more important, his medication did not make him heart attack proof either.

Tim Russert's death is a symbol of the failure of drug-based medicine

There's no reason for an intelligent, active man to die at age 58, and to those Americans who are truly informed about health, disease and medication, Tim Russert's death symbolizes the danger of betting your life on statin drugs and heart medication. But to the ignorant masses of mainstream media journalists who worked in the same industry as Tim Russert, his death is just another mysterious loss of a talented man who died from bad luck.

The true causes of disease and health remain as much of a mystery to mainstream media journalists as the movement of the stars in the heavens were a mystery to 15th century sheep herders. They have no ability to rise above the belief in luck, myths and medical superstitions that dominate popular culture today. The most relevant superstition at work in this fiasco, of course, involves the recruitment of medical authorities to the Cult of Pharmacology and the quackery of doctors who prescribe heart medications to patients instead of taking the time to teach them how to prevent heart disease in the first place.

Regardless of what you thought about Tim Russert's politics, NaturalNews wishes his spirit well, and we hope that on his next journey through this world, he will learn to avoid the dangers of living an unhealthy lifestyle and taking prescription medications. Fifty-eight years is not nearly long enough to enjoy the experiences that life has to offer us, and perhaps the greatest crime of pharmaceutical-based medicine is not merely that it kills so many people, but that it steals from them the best years of their lives and leaves them with a life experience cut short by chemically-induced tragedy.

Tim Russert did not have to die yesterday. And yet, sadly, 100,000 other Americans will die this year from the same cause that likely killed Russert: Patented pharmaceuticals that simply don't work.

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