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Posted on 09-20-2011

Morning guys,

For years the government and big pharma have looked for ways for everyone to be on statin drugs (cholesterol lowering meds) with even suggestion of putting them in our water supply!? These drugs were linked to depression and mood swings too. The madness doesn't end there. It is suggested they be given along with fast food entrees.

Statins are also linked to increased blood sugar and diabetes. The sad irony is that they are often prescribed to diabetics or on-the-verge diabetics due to the assumption of weight issues that could lead to presumed cholesterol problems. By middle-age, it is very likely you will be offered this most diabetic unfriendly candy…

People diagnosed with diabetes, or even considered likely to become diabetic, are often automatically placed on statins, under the presumption that diabetes naturally leads to heart disease. As it turns out, the prescription itself is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Statins appear to be causing diabetes and worsening the condition.

The JUPITER trial (Justification for the Use of Statins in Primary Prevention: An Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin), a large study intended to demonstrate the value of statins, is instead starting to show exactly the opposite. It should come as no surprise, as metastudies have already demonstrated that statins do plenty of harm, and with precious little benefit.

There is, of course, plenty of weaseling around to avoid admitting the truth. Now, we're being treated to the idea that abnormal blood sugar-the defining signature of diabetes-isn't necessarily the real thing. It may not be "true diabetes". And if you believe that…

To summarize, statin risks include:

  • Diabetes
  • Memory Loss
  • Myopathy (nerve damage)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown)
  • Liver damage
  • Dermatomyositis (skin and muscle inflammation, an autoimmune disorder)

Statins are one of the most insidious drugs ever developed, and they are more and more routinely being given out by doctors to anyone who has reached age 40 or 50. They've been suggested as equivalent to food condiments that should be given out at fast food restaurants. They're being included in polypills that are to be taken by everyone over a certain age. And all this goes on in the face of more and more evidence of their devastation on health.

For more info on stats, you may also be interested in these Gaia Health articles:

Major JAMA Study Shows Statins Do Not Prevent Heart DiseaseStatins Do Not Extend Life, Not Even by a Day
Statins Increase Risk of Diabetes
Statins Send Minds Down the Memory Hole

A better approach to lower cholesterol is by reducing saturated and trans fatty acids in your diet.  Reducing your omega 6 fatty acid consumption (vegetable and "flower" oils), increasing your omega 3 fatty acids (I recommend 2,750mg/day), and eliminating refined and processed carbohydrates from your diet.  Follow this advice and cholesterol won't be a problem for you.  To learn more about doctor directed ways of reducing your cholesterol, contact our office at 243-9464.  It's your future...be there HEALTHY with WellnessOne!

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