Statin is among the main cholesterol meds, and as many as 1 in 4 Americans older than 45 take it as a way to lower cholesterol.
Therefore, it is a 29 billion dollar industry, but its use has been related to numerous side-effects, such as liver dysfunction, anemia, cancer, chronic fatigue, thyroid disruption, Parkinson’s, acidosis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, etc.
According to Justin Smith, in his documentary film $29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol:
” … between 1994 and 2006 the percentage of men aged 65 to 74 with ‘high’ cholesterol decreased from 87% to 54% … Despite this, the rate of coronary heart disease for this age group stayed about the same … Other age groups have experienced an increase in the rate of heart disease as the number of people with ‘high’ cholesterol has decreased.”
Researchers have found that cholesterol meds raise the cancer risk, and the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1996 reported:
“All members of the two most popular classes of lipid-lowering drugs (the fibrates and the statins) cause cancer in rodents, in some cases at levels of animal exposure close to those prescribed to humans. …
Longer-term clinical trials and careful postmarketing surveillance during the next several decades are needed to determine whether cholesterol-lowering drugs cause cancer in humans. In the meantime, the results of experiments in animals and humans suggest that lipid-lowering drug treatment, especially with the fibrates and statins, should be avoided except in patients at high short-term risk of coronary heart disease.”
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that:
” … [S]tatin use is associated with an increased likelihood of diagnoses of musculoskeletal conditions, arthropathies, and injuries … Several factors may explain the musculoskeletal AEs [adverse events] of statin therapy, including the inhibitory effect on coenzyme Q10 synthesis, selenoprotein synthesis, and the mitochondrial respiratory chain.
In addition, in vitro studies indicated that statins may affect apoptosis genes; misregulation of apoptosis is associated with myopathy. Pathologic studies also have shown that statin use may be associated with myopathy in the presence of normal creatine kinase levels, even in the absence of symptoms.
Statin-associated necrotizing autoimmune myopathy was noted to persist or progress despite cessation of statin therapy.”
Furthermore, the use of cholesterol drugs lead to other negative consequences, as follows:
-- Statins reduce the testosterone rates among men
-- They lead to neurological damage, memory issues, and even depression and anxiety
-- Statins increase the risk of chronic inflammation, weaken the immune system, lead to type 2 diabetes and elevate blood sugar
-- They raise insulin levels and raises the risk of chronic disease
-- These meds have been linked to more than 300 side-effects, like anemia, neuropathy, chronic fatigue, thyroid disruption, and diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s.
Yet, cholesterol is essential for the body, and it creates it naturally, to support the function of the brain and ensure an optimal hormone production.
As explained by Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a board-certified cardiologist and a prominent expert in the field of natural cardiology:
“Let’s face it, cholesterol is something your body needs. If you look at the MRFIT study [Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial] where they looked at 180,000 men over a period of… 13 years (1973-80); men with cholesterol of 330 had less hemorrhagic stroke than men with cholesterol less than 180. If you look at cholesterol numbers, the higher cholesterol number would give you protection from hemorrhagic stroke. (I’m not talking about ischemic stroke now but hemorrhagic stroke.)
… [W]e need cholesterol in our skin to activate vitamin D3 from sunlight. We need cholesterol to make our sex hormones… to make our adrenal hormones. We need it for lubrication. We need it for neurotransmitter function in the brain. When LDL is driven too low, it’s no wonder that a lot of patients develop memory problems or pre-Alzheimer’s, or even total global amnesia, which is really losing one’s memory. It’s very frightful and I have seen several cases.… There are so many other aspects that in my mind play a much bigger role that I put cholesterol down at the low end of the spectrum.”
In order to lower it naturally, you need to follow a healthy diet, and start exercising regularly.
In the words of the consultant cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra:
“It’s clear appropriate lifestyle interventions deliver far more impressive results compared to those of current medications without the side-effects and at a much lower cost.”
Sir Richard Thompson, the Queen’s former personal physician and past president of the Royal College of Physicians adds:
“The seductive theory that cholesterol in the blood and the diet is the enemy, and therefore must be lowered at all costs, has diverted attention from the unnatural increase in sugar intake that has a greater influence on obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. It’s time for a rethink and a change in our diets. Physicians should emphasize the benefits of cardiovascular disease of physical activity and a Mediterranean diet, both of which are effective and safer and cheaper than drugs.”
One of the most powerful ways to control your cholesterol levels naturally is to take a tablespoon of wheatgrass on a daily basis. It will lower blood pressure, cleanse the body of toxins, and reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels.
Furthermore, make sure you start consuming avocados on a daily basis, as they are an exceptionally nutrient-dense food. According to Health:
“In a Pennsylvania State University study, researchers placed overweight adults on a low- or moderate-fat diet, with or without avocado. While the low-fat diet decreased LDL by 7 mg/dL, the moderate-fat diets produced even better results: The non-avocado eaters had an 8 mg/dL reduction in LDL, and the avocado group had a 14 mg/dL reduction.”