Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 4:28 am
In my opinion statins are the new antibiotics in terms of over prescribing. Finally the medical profession realizes that prescribing antibiotics has led to deleterious effects for individuals and the entire world population by creating super-bugs. I think the day is near when physicians stop handing out statins to almost anyone that has over 200 mg/dL. Statins are a necessary drug for some people – those are males between the ages of 30 and 50 with previous heart attacks. Statins will reduce your cholesterol, but high cholesterol is not a disease, it is a number with a random cutoff that doesn’t take into account genetic individuality. Statins do little to reduce disease, in fact they often lead to more disease states. Here is an article with the latest negative statin research.
I’ve helped many people get off their statin medication by reducing their cholesterol with diet and nutraceuticals. Most people can easily do this. If you changed your diet but still your cholesterol is high then that may be your genetic predisposition, it doesn’t mean you’ll end up with disease. If you are concerned have your C-Reactive Protein (CRP) checked as that is a better marker. If the CRP is high then you need some high dose potent antioxidants and probably a change in diet or lifestyle. But really just say no to statins, unless you are in the high risk category.
Yours In Health,
George Mandler LDN LicAc
Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 9:27 pm
I meet a large number of people that take acid blocking drugs, but from a clinician point of view it is very frustrating because I know the harm that they do. Your body needs stomach acid to properly digest food. Taking an acid blocking drug only masks the symptoms while potentially doing considerable harm to your body if taken long term. If your body doesn’t have enough stomach acid to breakdown food then mineral deficiencies will develop as well as potential protein and certain vitamin deficiencies such as B12. The result can be diseases such as osteopenia or osteoporosis from a lack of calcium, boron and magnesium absorption. Or anxiety and restlessness from a lack of magnesium absorption. Fatigue and anemia from a lack of proper protein breakdown and reduced B12 absorption. I know because I’ve seen this in my clinic. Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, May 1st, 2010 at 8:25 am
Acupuncture has been clinically proven for two thousand years to be an effective solution for many pain conditions. It is also very effective for treating conditions and symptoms that modern medical treatment offers few desirable treatments.
A study out of Sloan-Kettering compared acupuncture to standard care for pain and dry mouth in cervical neck cancer surgery patients. The authors concluded “Significant reductions in pain, dysfunction, and xerostomia were observed in patients receiving acupuncture versus usual care”. Acupuncture certainly has a place aside modern medicine to provide better care for many surgical patients.
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