Statin Drugs are the Enemy
Holy Moley, Maude, the statin news continues its downhill slide. In fact, it's reached the speed and size of an avalanche, and you have to wonder if-perhaps even hope-that the end is near.
The journal, BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal, but now more trendily called BMJ), recently released a report saying high doses of statin drugs skyrocket your chances of kidney damage. Big time kidney damage, as a matter of fact.
The damage usually occurs in the first 120 days on statins. And the risk level doesn't go away, or even lessen, for at least two years.
Not wishing to kill what may be the largest cash cow in the history of mankind, researchers and assorted doctors rushed to add many disclaimers, concluding that nobody should stop taking statins simply because of this inconvenient information.
Surely they jest.
News from the Statin Front
Let's look at some of the health mayhem caused by statin drugs.
• Statin drugs cause diabetes.
• Statin drugs cause congestive heart failure.
• These drugs cause heart attacks.
• Statin drugs damage the liver. Can you say cirrhosis?
• Statin drugs cripple the endocrine system-your energy, your digestion, your libido, your immune system, your digestion, everything that makes life worthwhile, in fact. If you want to drag through life, statins'll get the job done. And since struggling endocrine glands create their own web of health problems, this is a domino-drop of epic proportions.
• They your brain something fierce, sometimes causing total amnesia and always making it hard to think or remember.
• Statin drugs cause widespread joint pain.
• These drugs cause severe muscle cramps.
• Statin drugs make your bones ache.
• And Statin drugs lead to cancer. Getting your cholesterol level below 150 invites cancer to come and stay a while.
Nothing good comes from statin drugs
But the problem isn't only the damage done by statin drugs, but the fact that nothing good comes from taking statins. So you're destroying your health FOR NO GOOD REASON!
Prescribing statin drugs is arrogance on parade, especially since vitamins and minerals do a better job, at a lower cost and without all the disastrous side effects.
But then, there's no real money in nutrition. Which probably explains why medical schools don't teach anything about it.
One more thing: When you ask the doc about getting off statins, don't get discouraged or put off track when the doc announces you will die if you stop taking statin drugs. The reality is that you're more likely to die if you don't.
God is good,
Copyright by Bette Dowdell. All rights reserved
P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She's a patient who's been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, "Moving to Health" about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don't, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.