Statin Drugs vs Your Thyroid
Statin drugs are a disaster. Always have been; always will be.
Let’s take a quick run through some statin history, then discuss why statin drugs are so dangerous.
The Framingham Heart Study started in the late 1940s. Through the years, the study examined various suspects in the war against heart disease. From 1957 through 1960, they looked for links between heart disease and caloric intake, animal fats in the diet, vegetable fats in the diet, protein in the diet or the amount of cholesterol in the diet. And found nary a link.
In fact, eating a lot of calories lowered men’s cholesterol levels. And those with fewer calories in their diet had higher cholesterol levels. Well, that would never do!
So they added exercise to their calculations. Still no luck. Factoring in exercise changed nothing.
All their attempts to correlate saturated fat, plant-based fats, protein and/or cholesterol intake, went nowhere, and they ended up with nothing, nothing, nothing and nothing.
The total lack of evidence aside, the study director, Dr. William B. Kannel, issued a lengthy statement which began, “Although there is no discernible relationship between reported diet intake and serum cholesterol levels in the Framingham Diet study group, it is incorrect to interpret this finding to mean that diet has no connection with blood cholesterol.”
Dr. Kannel continued his statement by fogging the air with misstatements about blood lipids. Adding “the evidence incriminating diet in producing elevated cholesterol is quite substantial”-even though the three-year study, under his leadership, had found just the opposite.
The study was never published in any peer-reviewed journal.
And that, dear friends, is how it goes in today’s medical research. When money beckons, facts don’t matter. Today’s cholesterol guidelines were created to increase pharmaceutical profits, not improve health.
Statin Drugs do not improve health
In fact, not only do statin drugs not improve health, they destroy it.
There’s not a cell in your body that doesn’t need saturated fat, and statin drugs work hard to prevent cells from getting any fat.
All your endocrine glands use saturated fat from your diet to create their hormones-thyroid hormone, melatonin, insulin, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, adrenal hormones, etc., etc., etc. If the glands have to struggle to get the raw material they need to stay in business, everything falls apart.
Your eyes need saturated fat to avoid cataracts, too.
And since your brain is mostly cholesterol (from saturated fat), no fat means no brain. Remembering who and where you are shouldn’t be tricky, but statin drugs make it a challenge.
Basically, then, you need what medicine calls “high” cholesterol to get through the day with style and grace.
And here’s an important part of the statin story you may not have heard: People with high cholesterol live longer, healthier lives that those with low cholesterol.
Low cholesterol is dangerous. A cholesterol level below 200 starts flirting with health issues. Below 180, engraved invitations to disease go out. Any level below 150 invites the Big C, cancer, to the party. And, no, we’re not having fun yet.
Brain doesn’t work with statins
With statins, your brain doesn’t work, your thyroid is not so much dragging its patooty as sitting on it, diabetes is moving in, your immune system is working through the steps of giving up the ghost, your adrenal glands get bolloxed up, sleeping becomes difficult, your muscles ache and groan, your energy leaves the building, and your nerves are shot.
And I could go on. But why? No real evidence supports statin drugs, but a world of evidence suggests they may have been invented by Beelzebub. Or maybe The Joker.
Statin drugs do not prolong life. In fact, statins can cause heart attacks, as in fatal.
Help doesn’t come from drugs, but from nutrition. We get the help we need for good health when we give our bodies the nutritional support they need. Given the ammunition, they will fight like tigers to heal.
Help your body fight.
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.