I know I have driven friends and acquaintances slightly batty over the past 8 or so years with my fuming about the dangers of Statin Drugs.
Statins are the Doctor prescribed and preferred method used to lower your blood cholesterol numbers, to fall in line with what is considered ‘healthy’, and less likely to cause you to suffer a fatal heart attack.
The only problem being of course that there never has been any proof that cholesterol is the evil baddie it has been painted as being. Oh yes, there were clinical trials, and lots of them….. mostly all of which were designed by and funded by the pharmaceutical companies who had the ‘magic pill’ to control cholesterol in the first place.
So why have so many years passed, and so many prescriptions been written for a medication to cure something that is bogus? Follow The Dollar Folks.
Am I cynical – no way – well maybe a bit! But heck when it all boils down to it – every cell in the human body uses and NEEDS cholesterol. So take a medication to either eliminate dietary cholesterol, or another one which effects the way in which your liver produced cholesterol (Statin drugs), and effectively you are killing yourself, bit by bit.
Well finally I feel vindicated for all of my writings which have been anti Cholesterol lowering, in particular about the dangers of and the necessity to stop prescribing Statin Drugs to all and sundry. The main stream media has been very vocal and in favour of these so called ‘life saving medications’ – that is, until this week:
Statins May Not Prevent Heart Disease in Healthy People
By Alice Park Thursday, January 20, 2011
drugs known as statins are an undeniable boon for heart patients. …
Statins, Lou Gehrig and Big Questions – Miller-McCune.com
The cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins have proved remarkably popular, but might they contribute in a few cases to debilitating neuromuscular …
Study Finds No Benefit From Statins for Lung Cancer Prevention – About – News & Issues
Such may be the case for the role of statins, a category of cholesterol lowering medications including drugs such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zocor …
‘Statins for all’ – and billions for drug firms – Telegraph.co.uk
Statins are frequently portrayed as the wonder drugs of our age, whose role in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes prevents tens of thousands of …
Many Statin Research Trials May Have Been Altered, Research Shows – Daily Health Report
Long believed to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease statins may not be as beneficial as originally believed researches explain. …
That my Dear Friends is just a sample of the articles hitting the headlines these past few days. The members of THINCS deserve a medal for the work they have put in over many years, teaching us that (a) cholesterol is not an evil baddie, and (b) Cholesterol lowering drugs are poison to the human body.
Oh I also expect the ‘white coats’ at the pharmaceutical giants will be scratching their heads and planning a huge fight back against this media barrage. These drugs have raked in gazillions of dollars for them over they years, and caused untold harm to millions of people. Time will show what real damage these drugs have caused. If you don’t already know what serious outcomes can occur from taking Statin Medication – take a look here and here and here for starters. I also recommend that people read the many and well written articles found at the Stopped Our Statins website.
It is well past the time that the media reported openly and honestly about the dangers of these drugs and the ‘fixed’ – dare I say possibly fraudulent studies that are hailed as proof these drugs do save lives by lowering cholesterol. If these drugs have any benefit at all, it is because they have a way of slightly reducing inflammation in the body. There are far safer and less expensive natural ways of dealing with inflammation, which will not deplete every cell in your body of the cholesterol it needs to reproduce and work effectively.
Cholesterol does not kill – inflammation can!
Spread the word folks…. let’s get the truth out in the open at last.