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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Heart Month?

I'd like to stick to Cupid and chocolate this month a lot more than spending the remaining days of February listening to PSAs like the one from Women in Government.

Ladies, and gentlemen, it just isn't cholesterol or cholesterol drugs that benefit your heart.

I'm not sure when y'all are going to get this concept but I do hope it's sooner, rather than later.

In my syndicated natural health column this month I gave a list of supplement tips for heart health. Nothing on the list closely simulated a statin.

My colleague of many years, AKA the People's Chemist, and several other colleagues and I have been speaking loudly for years against these drugs.

Here's one of those opinions -
Researchers Document the Dangers of Statins Byron Richards, CCN

A new scientific review of the dangers of statin medications is the first official paper to shed light on what I have been saying for years. It reviews 900 studies on the adverse effects of statins. It shows beyond any doubt that statins are potent disrupters of normal energy production by cells – meaning that the drugs are anti-life. It is technically not possible to have a drug that is anti-energy have any value in long term use. Yet, the statin machine rolls on, killing and injuring countless Americans.

The study is the first to connect the mitochondrial statin dots, a revelation that proves beyond any doubt that statins are too dangerous to consume for almost anyone. Serious side effects include loss of muscle function, cognitive loss, neuropathy, pancreatic and hepatic dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction. These side effects are worse in people with genetic susceptibility, in combination with other drugs, or in the presence of other energy related problems such as thyroid disease.

Side effects are worse with age and the new data clearly demonstrates that the risks for any person over the age of 70 far outweigh the benefits – even for patients with heart disease. This study lends further support to my observation that 450,000 new cases of heart failure per year are likely due to widespread statin use in older Americans.

Of course, you haven’t seen this information on the front page of any Big Pharma sponsored media.

Cardiovascular Health

Read more in an article I wrote in 2004

And please don't eat that plant sterol margarine no matter what they tell you; real butter (unsalted) and high quality olive oil blended together by your hand at home is a much healthier spread.

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