Statins that are thought to help heart health could actually be doing the opposite.
Statins made headlines when they were at the height of their popularity as a ‘magic’ pill that will cure the nations heart problems and reduce cholesterol.
Many people were prescribed them for long standing health problems, and many more where prescribed them ‘just in case’, to be taken to prevent any heart problems that may arise in the future.
The ad below appeared in Canadian publications in 2002. A prime example of pro-statin propaganda:
This created a whole generation of people who were taking these drugs in a daily basis, in fact 1 out of every 4 Americans over 55 takes some kind of statin daily.
The big pharmaceutical companies made billions of dollars from the drugs, and people were happy that they were preventing heart disease.
But there is a movement of doctors who believe that these drugs are actually doing more harm than good.
The myth was banded around that you could be as overweight as you like, as long as you take your daily statin your heart will be protected – this could not be further from the truth. Statins created a generation of people who stopped worrying about their heart health.
In a Japanese study named “Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms” that was posted in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology mentions the following:
“Thus, the epidemic of heart failure and atherosclerosis that plagues the modern world may paradoxically be aggravated by the pervasive use of statin drugs. We propose that current statin treatment guidelines be critically reevaluated.”
Some doctors are now calling for a total review of statin drugs and the way their are prescribed. The popping of a pill every day is no match for an individual looking after their own heart by healthy diet and exercise.
The statin epidemic shows how the world is always ready for a quick-fix to their problems, and how in some cases, common sense and holistic health is a much better solution than a little white pill.
Dr. Dean has some basic suggestions for heart health. She recommends loading up on quality magnesium, considered the “master mineral”, as it is involved in over 300 cellular metabolic processes, many of which directly affect the heart. Dr. Dean offers online order high quality magnesium supplements.
She points out that magnesium also inhibits the over-production of cholesterol instead of destroying that production completely the way statins do. Magnesium helps maintain a proper balance of cholesterol production.
With too little cholesterol the initial conversion of sunlight to vitamin D3 cannot take place nor can there be enough lipid support cell membranes and brain cell production. Low vitamin D levels are precursors to several disease states.
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