Statin Drugs

Success Stories From Health & Healing Subscribers

…a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, and scoffed at the idea that low thyroid, which she had read about in Health & Healing, might be a factor. Convinced that her thyroid was at the root of her symptoms, Marlene found a new doctor. He took her off her cholesterol drug and started her on low-dose…

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High-Dose Statin Medications Can Cause Diabetes

…the dangerous side effects of cholesterol-lowering statin medications. Statins are rife with safety concerns including cognitive problems, muscle pain and weakness, fatigue, liver damage and even heart failure. Now, we can add another statin drug side effect to that list—diabetes. New findings…

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New Statin Drug Guidelines Are Bad for Patients

…moderate-to-high doses of these expensive statin medications, which cost upward of $200 a month. The only thing missing from these new guidelines is a frank discussion of the dangers of statin drugs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that statin drug labels include warnings that they…

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News Alert: Even More Evidence That Statin Drugs Can Cause Diabetes

…about discontinuing these drugs and replacing them with a safe, natural program for lowering your cardiovascular risk factors. You May Also Be Interested In: * 5 Dirty Little Secrets About Statin Drugs * New Statin Drug Labels Are No Surprise * How My Patients Lower Their Cholesterol Without Statins

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New Labels for Statin Medications Aren’t News

…Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has revised the labels for statin medications, one of the most popular—and most dangerous—classes of drugs in history. The FDA said the changes to the statin medication labels for Zocor (simvastatin), Vytorin (a combination drug that…

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Statins and Their Side Effects

…we never prescribe statin drugs. There are plenty of safe, natural ways to lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease without the side effects of statins. If you are on one of these drugs, take at least 200 mg of CoQ10 every day along with your drug. Now it’s your…

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Natural Remedies for High Cholesterol

…years, several studies have shown cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can lead to diabetes. The biggest was the famous JUPITER study, which showed a strong link between statins and diabetes. But Astra-Zeneca, the manufacturer of the statin drug Crestor, decided to pay for a reanalysis of the JUPITER…

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Coenzyme Q10 Benefits: Did You Know?

…essential for a healthy cardiovascular system. * CoQ10 is made by every cell in your body; however, production naturally diminishes with age. * Statin drugs block the production of CoQ10. * CoQ10 is naturally found in some foods. Yet the average daily intake (approximately 10 mg) is insufficient to…

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Benefits of Bergamot

…Zocor, and other statin drugs work—and why they have so many adverse effects. Yes, they lower cholesterol, but by reducing CoQ10 levels, they literally drain the body’s “batteries” and antioxidant reserves. The FDA now requires manufacturers of statin drugs to warn patients…

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Be Aware of Grapefruit-Drug Interactions

…be limited to very few drugs: most calcium channel blockers, a couple of the statin cholesterol-lowering drugs, and several benzodiazepines (sedatives). But as more and more drugs have been tested, scientists have found that grapefruit interactions are fairly common (85 drugs have been identified so…

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Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally

…comes to lowering cholesterol naturally. However, if you’re truly interested in using alternatives to statin drugs, let me give you two that are extremely effective and, unlike statins, cannot hurt you. Techniques in Lowering Cholesterol Naturally * First, grind up one-quarter cup of flaxseed…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

…taking statin drugs. The purpose of this study was to determine if extended-release niacin was a good adjunct therapy for people on statins since it has been shown to raise HDL, which is something statins cannot do. As I’ve said many times before, statins are some of the most dangerous drugs

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Nuts: A Heart-Healthy Snack

…eating nuts five times a week reduced heart disease risk by 35 percent—a risk reduction similar to the effects of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. For a heart-healthy snack, grab a handful of raw walnuts, almonds, or roasted chestnuts. But don’t go overboard—nuts are very fat-…

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The Fantastic Health Benefits of Fiber

…Healing newsletter and began taking flax seed. Within six months, her cholesterol fell to 206. As she says, “It sure beats Pravachol [a statin drug] with all its side effects at over a hundred dollars a prescription.” Just buy a cheap coffee grinder, and grind up ¼-cup of flax…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

…relationship, most conventional doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for patients with elevated cholesterol. Not only is this practice lining the pockets of Big Pharma, it’s risking your health in the process. Statins are rife with safety concerns including cognitive problems,…

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4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…support, or use cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, I suggest you increase your daily dose to 200–300 mg. Now it’s your turn: Do you take coenzyme Q10? You May Also Be Interested In: * How to Select a Quality CoQ10 Supplement * FDA Action on Statins: Too Little, Too Late & Too Risky!

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How to Select a Quality CoQ10 Supplement

…levels, helping to reduce LDL cholesterol oxidation and energizing the heart muscle, to name a few. And if you are taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, you should definitely take a CoQ10 supplement. That said, like many nutritional supplements, not all those containing CoQ10 are the same. Here…

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Benefits of Plant Sterols and Stanols

…beneficial compounds is by taking supplements that contain plant sterols and stanols. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever used plant sterols and stanols before? You May Also Be Interested In * The Cholesterol Solutions Statin Drug Makers Won’t Tell You About * Say No to Prostate Cancer

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