The new cholesterol guidelines will likely double the number of Americans who are prescribed statins. Apparently the pharmaceutical firms are hungering for more profits and they’re willing to throw you under the bus to achieve their goals. Don’t fall for it! Research studies report that approximately 90% of the people prescribed medical for cholesterol don’t need it at all!
Cholesterol has an important function in the human body and using statins to lower cholesterol can have serious consequences. There are 300 known side effects to taking statins to lower cholesterol. Here are just a few of the highlights:
The best way to manage cholesterol is with lifestyle change and not (necessarily) by the use of statins. Here are a few healthy tips to keep you on the right track:
Watch your weight – even being a few pounds overweight can raise your cholesterol levels.
Watch what you eat – limit your cholesterol intake. Aim for no more than 300 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol a day — less than 200 mg if you have heart disease or diabetes.
Exercise most days – Whether you’re overweight or not, exercise can reduce cholesterol.
Drink plenty of healthy water and limit your alcohol intake.
It’s time to take control of your own health! It’s easier than you think and well worth the effort!
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I read a book from Dr. Stewart’s library – patients can check out medical books from them – and I can’t remember the name of the book, but the author was a cardiologist and apparently a very good one. He went through all the original research that the medical community is basing their conclusions on about cholesterol and it’s all a myth – maybe it was called The Cholesterol Myth or something like that. I wish my brain worked better so I can remember the name of the researcher, but this medical researcher and his team apparently studied the health of different peoples around the world and tested their blood and documented their diet. Only problem was, the MD and his researchers had a preconceived notion about the conclusion – linking high cholesterol with disease – and then skewed their research to support this conclusion. They dropped out the bands of people that didn’t follow their conclusion.
The Masai in Africa are nomadic. They follow their sheep for miles and miles a day, but their diet is all cholesterol laden. They only drink milk and blood and eat meat. No vegetables to really speak of. They had the lowest cholesterol readings of all the people tested in the world, but this researcher dropped them from the study.
Also, in women that are 40 and older, higher cholesterol protects them. The women who made it into their 90’s and 100’s all had higher cholesterol than normal. The women who died earlier, had lower cholesterol.
My brother went for a physical a year ago and had high cholesterol. His MD gave him a prescription for a statin. He realized he was heading in the wrong direction, and didn’t take the statin but started to watch his diet, changed his job, and started exercising. When he went back to his MD, his labs were in the normal range. The MD was so excited and said ‘oh, this statin is really working.’ When my brother told her that he never took the statin but changed his reading by exercise and diet, she became very angry. He dropped her.
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