You’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol so you should go on a statin drug right? How many of you have had this conversation with your doctor?
The first questions you may want to ask your doctor is, “How will lowering my cholesterol improve my health?” and, “why should I be on a statin?”
It’s in our nature to trust our doctors and to follow their diagnosis, but are they sometimes to quick to provide treatment before they have determined the actual cause?
Here are some facts about that statins that you should know:
-There is no evidence that statin drugs improve cardiovascular health. In fact, more evidence suggests that cardiovascular risk can be increased with the use of statins especially in women, diabetics and young people.
-Statins do not decrease the risk of heart attack.
-Statins are designed to lower cholesterol. Studies have shown that low cholesterol levels are associated with an increase in cancer, neurological disorders and muscle disorders.
-Statins poison crucial enzymes in the body like CoQ10.
-Studies have shown that older people with higher cholesterol levels have increased longevity. Every cell in the body needs cholesterol for optimum functionality.
Statins are the most widely prescribed pharmaceutical today and Big Pharma is making millions of dollars off the marketing of these drugs. They will be the last to come clean about health risks.
If you’re concerned about your cardiovascular health, have a conversation with your doctor. Discuss natural alternatives like a healthier diet and introducing anti inflammatory foods like fish oil, turmeric and ginger.
Don’t fall into the medication trap. Prevention is the cure.
Just say no to statins!
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Stay healthy my friends.