WHAT ARE STATINS ANYWAY?
Millions of people all over the world are put on statins if they have elevated levels of cholesterol. But what most people aren’t aware of is that these levels have been lowered over the years, at least twice. Why is that? And a funny thing is that if you check your levels in the autumn, they are always higher than at any other time during the year.
Well, if you are credulous, you think the doctors know more than you. But if we get a little skeptical, maybe it’s because the Big pHarma industry can sell more drugs?
The body is the smartest thing we have. WHY would it jeopardize its health? There must be a reason. But allopathic medicine is not interested in reasons. They want to mask symptoms with drugs.
Your liver produce 75% of the cholesterol in your body. We get very little actually from food. We need cholesterol for a multitude of things in the body like fabricating all your hormones, synapses in the brain and as a Band Aid. What I mean with Band Aid is that the body feels there are inflammations going on in different places. The liver fabricates more cholesterol to cover the inflammation so the inflammation can heal from underneath. But since the person is not aware of having inflammations, he/she lives like he/she always has done. Thus, the inflammations don’t go away, they become worse and the body fabricates more cholesterol to cover it and the cycle repeats itself.
When statins block the liver's production of the cholesterol-making enzyme hydroxy-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMG-CoA reductase), they also cause a multitude of side effects, including muscle and joint aches, nausea, rash, headaches, constipation and diarrhea.
But there are way worse side effects that could affect your health.
Neurological Diseases Many patients who take statins report memory loss, confusion, forgetfulness, amnesia and memory impairment, but the neurological damage caused by statins doesn't end there. Some researchers have linked statins to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, which is known for its poor prognosis and quick progression. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Heart Failure If statins are supposed to help prevent heart problems, then why do the results of one research study indicate that patients who take statins have weaker heart function than those who do not? It's hard to accept statins as a viable option when scientific research concludes that "statin therapy is associated with decreased heart muscle function." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Type 2 Diabetes Diabetes contributes to the deaths of more than 230,000 Americans every year due to conditions ranging from heart disease to kidney failure. So why would you take a drug known to lead to the development of this disease? Statins have been connected with increases in fasting serum glucose levels and HbA1c. In fact, the risk is so significant that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has mandated a warning label regarding the connection between statins, increased blood glucose levels and diabetes. Statins don't just increase your risk of diabetes in one way: they simultaneously increase insulin resistance while raising blood sugar. Alone, these issues are problematic. Together, they are potentially catastrophic and can result in everything from heart attacks to diseases including cancer, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Liver Damage The liver, which acts as the body's filtration system, keeps the body running smoothly and free of toxins. Statins can cause increases in liver enzymes, putting users at risk for a variety of complications, such as jaundice, liver transplantation and death from acute liver failure. Not only that, but when a damaged liver is prevented from doing its job, it wreaks havoc on the functionality of the entire body. Kidney Failure An extremely serious side effect known as rhabdomyolysis can be caused by statins. This condition involves the degeneration of muscle cells, kidney failure and death. While rhabdomyolysis most commonly occurs when statins react to other drugs, it can also happen on its own.
So what can you do naturally?
Eat organic food as much as possible.
Don’t eat processed food! Eat foods as nature intended.
Eat the right combinations of food. With that I mean no animal proteins with fast carbs aka. No fish, dairy, meat or poultry together with potatoes, rice, pasta or bread! If you chose one or the other, eat vegetables and greens with it.
Eat fresh fruits in the morning. NO sturdy breakfast!
Move your body!
Or go on my program. J Everyone that had elevated cholesterol levels at the beginning of the program, all had normal levels afterwards.
My advice is to gather as much information you need before you decide IF you should take statins or any drug for that matter. You are the person deciding what should be done to your body! No one else!
To your health,