Statins are a class of drugs used indiscriminately by the medical profession to lower blood cholesterol numbers in patients of just about every age and ethnicity, and have an extremely large number of known side effects. The University of California – San Diego, has a website which lists many of them.
There are many articles available that will show you that these drugs do not actually save lives from what is technically termed All Cause Mortality.
……. statins have essentially failed to deliver. There are no statin trials with even the slightest hint of a mortality benefit in women, and women should be told so. Likewise, evidence in patients over 70 years old shows no mortality benefit of statin therapy: in the PROSPER trial there were 28 fewer deaths from coronary artery disease in patients who received pravastatin versus placebo, offset by 24 more cancer deaths.
You will also find that many Scientists and Doctors know that just about every biological function in the human body requires cholesterol to function normally. If you take a drug to reduce or deplete your natural cholesterol production, then these biological functions will suffer accordingly. Ancel Keys has a lot to answer for in my humble opinion. The Saturated Fat is bad for you mantra was and is a cruel hoax.
Chris Masterjohn tells us that Cholesterol is abundant in every cell membrane….. That is EVERY CELL in the human body.
The truth is that we cannot live without cholesterol. Weston A Price Foundation tells us – Our bodies are made out of billions of cells. Almost every cell produces cholesterol all the time during all of our lives. Why? Because every cell of every organ has cholesterol as a part of its structure. Cholesterol is an integral and very important part of our cell membranes, the membranes that enclose each of our cells, and also of the membranes surrounding all the organelles inside the cell.
Did you know that – You can stop eating cholesterol for the rest of your life and still have high levels. How can this be? For starters, all of your cells can create cholesterol. This is good because every cell in your body needs it to form protective membranes. Your body actually monitors your cells, and if it senses that a cell doesn’t have enough cholesterol, it will produce more. Cholesterol also is an essential building block for naturally produced vitamin D and other good stuff, like estrogen and testosterone. But even though every cell can make its own cholesterol, some cells need extra help with their supply. This is where your liver comes in.
Your body, mainly your liver, produces 75 percent of your cholesterol; your small intestine also aids in both the creation and absorption of cholesterol. (Source)
I could write much more, but I think by now you will realize that cholesterol is essential for life in the human body. Yet we find the medical profession, at the behest of the pharmaceutical companies, adamantly pushing these dangerous drugs down the throats of an unsuspecting public, meanwhile raking in millions in profits at your expense. To put it in a nutshell, they are creating a public who is becoming ill, and who will need more and more drugs in the coming years to deal with the side effects caused by being prescribe Statins!
I have written before about this class of drug and its dangers and side effects. A quick Google search looking for the dangers of statins drugs will keep you busy reading for hours. What I want to do now is give you some links to follow which will help you understand why these drugs are so dangerous. It seems a good place to list a few for your enlightenment, and perhaps you will pass them along to friends and family for their information.
You are the one who needs to decide what you will put into your body. You need to know and have the right to know, what if any side effects drugs you take will cause. No Doctor can make you take a drug. It is my understanding that you are the one responsible for your own body, with the assistance of a medical professional if required. They are on your team. You can take their advice, do your own research and decide if you will follow it. But DO your research and don’t be cajoled into accepting something you do not understand.
Why You should Think Twice before Starting Statin Therapy
Stephanie Seneff (follow the link for full story)
The trials that a new drug goes through can only achieve limited testing, and, almost always, the tests used to evaluate the side effects of a drug are too short, due to expediency and cost. It is only once a drug is unleashed upon the real world, and enough time passes, that we learn how its toxic effects can manifest themselves after years of treatment. Fortunately, the Web holds the key to answers obtained by millions of patients who have unwittingly offered themselves up as guinea pigs in the experiment of living long-term with a given drug.
Statin drugs are particularly problematic because they suppress the synthesis of a biological wonder drug, namely cholesterol. Repeatedly, retrospective studies have shown an alleged benefit for statins which is actually a benefit derived from the many years of high cholesterol that preceded statin treatment. This game has been played out for sepsis, pneumonia, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s and these are just the ones I’m aware of. When the proper placebo-controlled study is done, the effect reverses — statins make the situation worse. But these negative results are kept well concealed from the public’s eyes. This is how the myth has been kept alive that statins, instead of cholesterol, are the wonder drug.
The statin industry (follow the link for full story) has enjoyed a thirty year run of steadily increasing profits, as they find ever more ways to justify expanding the definition of the segment of the population that qualify for statin therapy. Large, placebo-controlled studies have provided evidence that statins can substantially reduce the incidence of heart attack. High serum cholesterol is indeed correlated with heart disease, and statins, by interfering with the body’s ability to synthesize cholesterol, are extremely effective in lowering the numbers. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. and, increasingly, worldwide. What’s not to like about statin drugs?
I predict that the statin drug run is about to end, and it will be a hard landing. The thalidomide disaster of the 1950’s and the hormone replacement therapy fiasco of the 1990’s will pale by comparison to the dramatic rise and fall of the statin industry. I can see the tide slowly turning, and I believe it will eventually crescendo into a tidal wave, but misinformation is remarkably persistent, so it may take years.
I cannot recommend this highly enough; it contains excellent information for you to follow up on.
You will need to have a PowerPoint Viewer on your computer to follow these slides. There is no sound. The slides are self explanatory and very revealing – also all are footnoted for you to follow up and do your own reading and research.
This is a link to a FREE PowerPoint viewer if you need one.
I chose to save it – download it to my desktop as that makes for ease of reading.
For those who really want to learn why cholesterol is so vitally important, and have the time and the inclination to watch a few video presentations, I can highly recommend the following.
Dr. Joseph Mercola Interviewing Dr. Stephanie Seneff on Statins
And now follows another SEVEN PART YouTube presentation with Dr. Mercola and Stephanie Seneff which covers far more than just the Statins as presented above. It is comprehensive, interesting, informative and easy to follow – a great learning experience for one and all. Just my not so humble opinion! Hope you get immense benefit from it too.
Part Seven http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmlnjuM578o
It’s a big learning curve we are all on, I do hope you enjoy the journey. Till next time, Cheers from JustMEinT