Another Negative Statin Study
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
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