Is Your Statin Killing You?

Aug 2, 2016 by Dr. Shelly Persad

Cholesterol-statin-drugs-e1400324664611“And may cause death,” something that you hear at the end of every drug commercial.

Cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor serve as perfect examples.

Common side-effects:

1. Decreases CoQ10 levels within the heart

CoQ10 serves as an energy producing molecule that is crucial for cardiovascular function. Without it, the heart fails and congestive heart failure is the result.

2. Destroys memory

As cholesterol is depleted, the myelin sheath, which is responsible for the transfer of messages in the brain, breaks down and memory deteriorates.

3. Increases the risk of cancer

Studies show that these drugs mimic a growth factor which is basically a cancer fertilizer that creates an environment in the body conducive to cancer growth.

4. Causes muscle pain

Studies show that drug users have an increase in muscle pain after using statins, and it takes months after you stop use for the pain to subside.

The fact that these drugs can potentially cause cancer will never be mainstream because the studies that are done on the drugs are short in nature, typically 5 years or less, which isn’t long enough for cancer to set in.

Smoking will not cause lung cancer within 5 years, yet it is a well-known fact that smoking leads to lung cancer.

According to USA Today, “Statins have killed and injured more people than the government has acknowledged.”

If cholesterol was the culprit of heart disease, it would clog up the entire 100,000 miles of veins, arteries and capillaries in your body. Instead, 90% of the time, heart disease is caused by a narrowing of the spaghetti-sized coronary arteries. The true cause? INFLAMMATION!

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed that elderly with low total cholesterol levels (<189 mg/dL) were at higher risk of dying than those with cholesterol levels from 276-417 mg/dL!

So what can you do to lower cholesterol naturally?

Well, inflammation is typically the result of nutritional deficiencies, poor lifestyle habits, and lack of exercise.

The following list of foods have been known to lower your cholesterol:

Oats

Red Wine

Fatty Fish (salmon, mackerel, halibut, trout, herring, sardines)

Nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews)

Black Tea

Beans (black, kidney, pinto)

Cocoa Powder

Garlic

Olive Oil

Spinach

Avocado

When you incorporate non-inflammatory foods, exercise, and high-quality vitamins and supplements to fulfill your nutritional deficiencies, you can have more time to spend with your family watching the sunset, kayaking, or gazing at drug advertisements which you’ll begin to find are quite entertaining.

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