If you are still not convinced about the dangers of lowering your cholesterol to ridiculously low levels – especially by taking statin drugs – then I hope that after you read this eAlert, you will seriously rethink this strategy.
Turning healthy people into patients
As you know, I’ve been writing about the mainstream’s failed hypothesis regarding lowering cholesterol, as well as the dangers of taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, for more than a decade.
During this time, I have received countless emails from people who took statin drugs and, as a result, suffered with side effects including severe muscle pain, memory loss, fatigue, depression, kidney damage and even liver dysfunction.
Apart from my own horrific experience with statins, these personal accounts only confirm what the mainstream has been ignoring (and in many cases conveniently denies): Lowering cholesterol to ridiculously low levels is detrimental to your health. And while statin drugs do lower cholesterol, there is absolutely no scientific proof that they prevent cardiovascular disease (including heart disease and stroke).
On the other hand, I’ve also been accused of scaremongering by the pro-statin camp.
However, while I was one of the few who spoke out about the great cholesterol con in the beginning, over the past decade more and more people have begun to see the light – many of whom are highly respected medical experts.
A case in point: I recently came across a book with a very telling title: $29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol: Making Profit by Turning Healthy People into Patients.
“… between 1994 and 2006 the percentage of men aged 65 to 74 with ‘high’ cholesterol decreased from 87% to 54%… Despite this, the rate of coronary heart disease for this age group stayed about the same… Other age groups have experienced an increase in the rate of heart disease as the number of people with ‘high’ cholesterol has decreased…”
That’s a quote from $29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol, that was published in 2009.
Even back then, a huge question mark hung over the mainstream’s belief that cholesterol lies at the heart of cardiovascular disease.
In 2011, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a board certified cardiologist and a prominent expert in the field of natural cardiology, said the following in a review of studies on the efficacy of lowering cholesterol to prevent heart disease and stroke:
“Men with a cholesterol of 330 had fewer haemorrhagic strokes than men with a cholesterol lower than 180. If you look at cholesterol numbers, the higher cholesterol number would give you better protection from a haemorrhagic stroke.”
Now we all know that stroke is a heart disease risk factor and vice versa.
Dr. Sinatra continued to say: “We need cholesterol in our skin to activate vitamin D3 from sunlight. We need cholesterol to make our sex hormones… to make our adrenal hormones. We need it for lubrication. We need it for neurotransmitter function in the brain. When LDL is driven too low, it’s no wonder that a lot of patients develop memory problems or pre-Alzheimer’s, or even total global amnesia, which is really losing one’s memory. It’s very frightful, and I have seen several cases… There are so many other aspects that in my mind play a much bigger role, that I put cholesterol down at the low end of the spectrum.”
Since then, countless studies have shown that cholesterol is not the enemy we are led to believe. When you couple this with the hundreds of thousands of people reporting the debilitating side effects associated with statin drugs, then surely the time has come to seriously question the mainstream’s obsession with cholesterol, and the widespread prescription of these drugs.
While for some it may still seem like a conspiracy, a book title like $29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol: Making Profit by Turning Healthy People into Patients, spells out exactly what the truth behind the popularity of these drugs is.
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Statin Scam Exposed: Cholesterol Drugs Cause Rapid Aging, Brain Damage, And Diabetes, published online, hlf-team.com/statin-scam-exposed-cholesterol-drugs-cause-rapid-aging-brain-damage-diabetes/
LDL (Bad) Cholesterol May Not Be So Bad After All – What You Need to Know, published online,articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/17/stephen-sinatra-on-cholesterol-statins-coq10-ubiquinol.aspx