Today in our country, over half the population has total cholesterol numbers over 200. If that is true for you it puts you at greatly increased risk of a heart attack. The problem is that when most Americans go to see doctors, they’re usually told to take statin drugs. It’s easier for a doctor to prescribe a drug than it is to teach someone how to live a healthy lifestyle. More often than not, the doctors themselves are ignorant of the cholesterol lowering capabilities of foods and natural alternatives.
A recent study published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” shows that eating certain foods can lower your cholesterol levels just as well as taking statin drugs.
This is the second study published revealing that certain foods are as effective, or even more effective, than prescription drugs in regulating biochemical markers such as cholesterol levels. In this particular study, researchers found that foods such as soy protein, tofu, various other soy products, plus almonds and cereal fiber, as well as plant sterols, can lower total cholesterol and especially LDL cholesterol, better than statin drugs.
Once again, this is no surprise at all to those of us that believe natural is best. We have known for a long time that if you want to have healthy biochemistry and healthy cholesterol levels, you have to turn to natural foods and adopt the basic strategies of natural health.
If you want to be healthy, and lower unhealthy cholesterol you have to give up the processed and manufactured foods, and replace them with natural whole foods such as nuts and whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and then supplement your diet with nutritional supplements.
If you do just that, you’re going to have greatly enhanced cardiovascular health, reduce cholesterol levels lose weight and avoid statin drugs altogether.
Statin Drugs: Poison Your Brain and Body
What’s really important for people to understand is that statin drugs are very dangerous drugs to be taking, especially if you take them for the long term. They can cause muscle-wasting diseases; they can cause chronic muscle pain, which can be misdiagnosed as Fibromyalgia; they cause mental disorders including brain fog, loss of memory, and signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. These drugs inhibit the production of healthy cholesterol in your body, meaning they interfere with sex hormones and the normal healthy functioning of the endocrine system.
These drugs do not belong in the human body and they can devastate your health. Currently they are over-prescribed, over-hyped, over-advertised, and they are probably the next big drug crisis we’re going to see down the road.
We already saw a huge scandal with Vioxx and the Cox-2 inhibitors, and how drug companies have been pushing those drugs onto the population even though they were fully aware, as we now know, of the dangerous cardiovascular effects of those drugs. It would be hard to believe that drug companies are not aware of the dangers of statin drugs. Even so since these are the top selling drugs in the world so it’s unlikely they are going to be pulled off the market or even restricted in their use.
Why are Stains Drugs so Prevalent? Follow the Money.
Why are statin drugs being used so much? Why are they so popular?” The answer has to be that they are very profitable.
Statin drugs are heavily marketed because they generate huge profits. They are marketed by drug companies and hyped up in the press precisely because they create revenues for companies that own the patents on these drugs. Healthy foods and natural supplements are not patentable and therefore it is not in the financial interests of large companies to make individuals healthier.
Public health isn’t the goal of the pharmaceutical industry – the goal is to sell more drugs. And if that means hyping up drugs that are potentially dangerous while being simultaneously quite profitable, then that’s exactly what they’re going to do.
The bottom line is that today we have far too many people taking statin drugs. There is no need for anyone to be on any statin drug. If we would just turn to the natural alternative and do a little exercise a few times per week we could solve this major health problem and reduce the burdensome cost of these overused and overpriced drugs.
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