Statin Drugs

The Lowdown on Statin Drugs

…indicates statin drugs are no help at all. For example, in a meta-analysis also published in BMJ in September 2015, researchers reviewed 11 previous studies comparing statin drug therapy to placebo to determine what the estimated average postponement of death was for those taking statins for primary…

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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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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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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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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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7 Things Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know…

…added nearly 43 million to the patient rolls of the “disease” of elevated cholesterol, boosting Big Pharma’s sale of statin drugs beyond imagination. 5. Pharmaceuticals are the most dangerous consumer products in modern society. Approximately 4.5 million visits to physicians’…

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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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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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Is Juice Healthy?

…with taking statins, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and a whole slew of other drugs along with grapefruit juice. Compounds in this fruit inhibit the activity of enzymes involved in the absorption and metabolism of certain medications, resulting in higher, potentially dangerous drug concentrations…

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Seven Supplement Facts You Should Know

…significantly harder to absorb as we age. Supplement Fact #2: Certain over-the-counter and prescription drugs deplete our natural, necessary stores of nutrients. For example, cholesterol-lowering statins reduce your production of CoQ10—a nutrient critical for your heart. Supplement Fact #3:…

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Learn About Flaxseed’s Health Benefits

…in at a scary 288 mg/dL! (Normal is under 200.) Not surprisingly, his conventional doctor was quick to prescribe a cholesterol-lowering . Folks, statins are bad news. I’ve always been concerned about their side effects, which include muscle pain and weakness and interference of production of…

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