cholesterolHave you noticed that every drug commercial has a mile-long list of side effects?
Cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor serve as perfect examples.
Here are a few of the side-effects of these drugs.
1. Decreases CoQ10 levels within the heart
CoQ10 serves as an energy producing molecule that is crucial to proper cardiovascular function. Without it, the heart fails. Congestive heart failure is the outcome.
2. Destroys memory
Cholesterol works to ensure the integrity of the “myelin sheath” which is a coating within the brain that is responsible for the transfer of electrical messages and plays an important role in memory and focus. As cholesterol is depleted, the myelin sheath breaks down and memory deteriorates.
3. Increases the risk of cancer
Studies show that these drugs mimic a growth factor known as VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) which is basically a cancer fertilizer that creates an environment in the body conducive to cancer growth.
4. Causes muscle pain
The University of Wisconsin shows 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.
Side effects are often discounted by medical doctors because they are hidden by drug companies who pay for the study. The fact that these drugs can potentially cause cancer will never be mainstream because it takes decades for cancer to develop, and drug company-funded studies are conveniently short in nature, typically 5 years or less. Smoking will not cause lung cancer within 5 years, yet it is a well-known fact that smoking leads to lung cancer. Therefore, the side-effects will continue to fly under the radar
According to USA Today, “Statins have killed and injured more people than the government has acknowledged.”
The British Medical Journal reported that only 30% of statin drug trials have reported the number of participants with one or more negative side-effects caused by the drug!
So what can you do to lower cholesterol naturally?
Fortunately, you don’t need to rely on cholesterol-lowering drugs to prevent heart disease. Studies show that cholesterol does not play a role in the pandemic killer, but actually can increase your lifespan. If cholesterol was the culprit, it would clog up the entire 100,000 miles of veins, arteries and capillaries. Instead, 90% of the time, heart disease is caused by a narrowing of the spaghetti-sized coronary arteries.
The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed that elderly with low total cholesterol levels (<189 mg/dL) were at higher risk of dying relative to those with cholesterol levels from 276 to 417 mg/dL!
Science has made great strides in identifying the true cause of heart disease – INFLAMMATION!
Inflammation is typically the result of nutritional deficiencies, poor lifestyle habits, and lack of exercise. 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.