Cardiovascular disease

Top Causes of Death in 2021: Heart Disease and Cancer Still Claimed 3X More Lives Than COVID-19

by Mike Mutzel


Heart disease and cancer have long held the top two causes of death, 2021 and 2020 were no different, new data finds. According to the CDC’s recently released 2021 figures, these two health conditions claimed a combined 3.2 times more lives than COVID-19.

I'm surprised there's not a public health campaign to discuss the many ways to reduce the risk of developing heart disease and cancer with nutrition and lifestyle interventions like: exercise, intermittent fasting, sauna therapy, circadian rhythm optimization and more.


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COVID-19, listed as the underlying cause in 415,399 deaths during 2021, ranked as the third leading underlying cause of death after heart disease (693,021 deaths) and cancer (604,553 deaths).


Unintentional injury deaths were largely driven by drug overdose deaths, and likely contributed to the increased death rate in younger populations. In 2020, drug overdose death rates increased more for persons aged 15–64 years than for persons aged ≥65 years (7). (Ahmad et al 2021)

Related: How blood donation can help reduce heart disease


COVID-19 Deaths per 100k by Major Counties in the USA, US News and World Report: 

Ahmad, F. B. et al Provisional Mortality Data — United States, 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Ahmad, F. B. et al Provisional Mortality Data — United States, 2021. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report


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  1. I personally wouldn’t take a blood donation from an mRNA “vaccinated” person. I had a clot panel done, and was positive for both anticardiolipin antibodies AND Factor V-Leiden, and my PCP himself told me U couldn’t have the “vaccine.” (Broke my heart. Lol).

    I have seen 2 strokes after the booster, and a young 33 yo friend got a blood clot in her
    ankle following the booster. I wouldn’t give my DOG the Covid “vaccine.”

    • Thanks for sharing, Karen. It’s sad the stories we’ve been hearing, especially about the young who’ve gotten harmed.



  2. Agree with you Karen. It’s way too risky to join in the experiment. We still have yet to see the residual consequences that some people may still develop later, and compromised immune systems.
    It breaks my heart for those that were forced, like my loved ones in the military.
    Mike your podcast and loads of information is so valuable!!!! Keep up the educational reports please!!! We all need to make nutrition our daily practices. I use your information to feed my mind, my thoughts. Thoughts become beliefs and actions. It helps to motivate my lifestyle to stay on a healthier track.

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