Dr. Jay's Blog

Should You Take A Low Dose Aspirin If You Don't Have Heart Disease?..

Date: February 21, 2019 | Time: 3:47pm | Posted By: Jay Cullinane

Absolutely not!In people that have had heart attacks, a low dose aspirin is prescribed to reduce the risk of a second heart attack. Aspirin will reduce the production of chemicals known as prostaglandins which regulate inflammation and pain. Heart disease is primarily a disease of chronic inflammation. Aspirin also reduces the production of thromboxane A2 which causes the platelet cells in your blood to stick together and form clots. If clots do form, they increase the risk of heart attacks.... <view entire article>

Are The Carbohydrates In Your Diet Causing Your Arthritis?..

Date: January 22, 2019 | Time: 2:52pm | Posted By: Jay Cullinane

Osteoarthritis is often referred to as the wear and tear type of arthritis. It can occur in any joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease that destroys joint tissue. Past joint injuries, high impact physical jobs and age have long been considered risk factors for developing osteoarthritis. Since the obesity epidemic began in the 1980s, obesity has been recognized as one of the most likely risk factors for osteoarthritis in the knee. Obese people have twice the risk of developing.... <view entire article>