for his seminal and propaedeutic achievements in disputing the dogma that fat and cholesterol cause coronary heart disease, and that statins are safe and cardioprotective for everyone.
More importantly, government recommendations mandating low fat diets are likely the cause of the escalating epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
These include promoting the development of coronary atherosclerosis and congestive failure.
This clotting or “atherothrombotic” hypothesis appears to explain all of the factors known to cause or protect against coronary heart disease.
As will be seen, no studies support the notion that restricting fat reduces coronary morbidity or mortality.
Several chapters detail the panoply of significant adverse health effects of statins that have been ignored or suppressed in reports of drug company sponsored trials.
In addition, the putative benefits of statins are clearly unrelated to lowering LDL or cholesterol, but rather anti-inflammatory and especially anticoagulant activities.
Other chapters by THINCS members discuss the role of infections and sulfur deficiency, and the numerous ways data are doctored to hype the benefits and minimize the dangers of statins.
All of these contributions expose the fallacies of the lipid hypothesis, which was called “the greatest scientific deception of this century, perhaps of any century” by the distinguished nutritionist George Mann, former Co-Director of the Framingham Study.
This new (August 2017) and expanded edition of The Dark Side of Statins completes the series.
The final chapter is a first-hand account of Dr Graveline’s last weeks and days and the official causes of his death.
Thousands of statin users, like myself, have been afflicted with peripheral neuropathies with a tendency to be resistant to all traditional medical treatment.
Predictably the inevitable effect is increased mitochondrial DNA damage — considered by many authorities to be the mechanism of our aging process as well as that of many chronic diseases.
Many statin victims say that abruptly, almost in the blink of an eye, they have become old people.
Since this involves normal physiologic processes, it is silent.
This, in my judgment, is the truly Dark Side of Statins.
Duane Graveline’s fourth and final book on statin drugs.
All four of his statin books are equally informative, but he considered this to be both the best and the most important of his works.
Statins inhibit not only dolichols, corrupting our DNA damage correction, but CoQ10 as well, increasing our damage load.
Many of the statin side effects are permanent and weakness and fatigue are common complaints.
Statins block the synthesis of CoQ10 and dolichols, thereby contributing directly to the premature common chronic ills of aging.
By the time we become aware of it, it is already far too late and the damage has been done to those susceptible.
The full range of statin side effects includes cognitive dysfunction, behavioral and emotional disorders, chronic nerve and muscle damage and an ALS-like neuromuscular degenerative process, as major categories of damage.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and for decades conventional health authorities have pushed that the culprits are fat and cholesterol clogging up coronary arteries.
However, these cholesterol guidelines have been heavily criticized, and increasingly, doctors and researchers have been questioning the role cholesterol plays in heart disease.
Large-scale studies have proven that statins are not generating the benefits that were predicted, and new research shows that high cholesterol may actually prevent heart disease.
Smith provides a heart disease prevention plan that anyone can use, providing hope for the future of heart-disease treatment with a purpose.
Worse still, millions of people in the United States and worldwide are taking statins preventatively, at great cost to their health.
But all of these methods are currently ignored by health authorities.
Consequently, lowering cholesterol has become a hugely lucrative business, and cholesterol-lowering Statin drugs are now the most prescribed medication in the world, with clinical data showing one billion people eligible for prescription.
We now know that people with heart disease often do not, in fact, have high cholesterol, and even the strongest supporters of the cholesterol hypothesis now admit that no ideal level of cholesterol can be identified.
A complete reevaluation of the real causes of heart disease is long overdue, not to mention an inquiry into why the pharmaceutical industry continues to overprescribe statins (and market them aggressively to consumers) despite this evidence.
Statin Nation offers a new understanding of heart disease, and Justin Smith forges an innovative path away from the outdated cholesterol myth with a viable alternative model to address the real causes of heart disease.
Statin Nation provides detailed examinations of nutritional alternatives that are up to six times more effective than statins, and other interventions that have been shown to be up to eleven times more effective than statins.
Offering clear-cut, easy-to-understand information in an easily accessible fashion, Dr.
Learn the facts behind the hype so that you can make informed decisions on a subject vital to your continued health.
Includes recipes for a delicious and heart-healthy diet, including Wasabi-Roasted Salmon, Pasta with Avocado Sauce, and Lemon-Pineapple Breakfast Muffins.
This honest, patient-friendly appraisal of the most widely used medications in the world may shock you, but it may also save your life.
If you or someone you love either takes a statin or is considering doing so, you need to read this book.
From an award-winning cardiologist comes the most up-to-date, definitive reference book about statins—cholesterol-lowering drugs—providing a thorough examination of the uses and safety claims of this high-profile class of drugs.
COULD STATIN DRUGS ACTUALLY HARM YOU? Despite the rosy picture painted in the ads of a miracle cure for high cholesterol and its attendant heart disease, the reality of taking statins may be far less pretty.
Roberts, director of the Women’s Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island, discusses both the benefits and health risks of these popular drugs in this comprehensive guide that finally reveals the questionable science behind the research studies.
Roberts explains how to take the best possible care of your heart, including: * The keys to maintaining cardiovascular well-being * How to interpret your cholesterol numbers * The frightening adverse effects of popular drugs It is time to take charge of your heart health.
The use of statin drugs can lead to serious conditions.
Levy on my show a couple of weeks ago, we talked about metal shavings found in breakfast cereals like cornflakes.
I started taking a statin drug and I soon developed pain in my joints.
Can you comment on that?47:00 I made the decision to cut out taking prescription drugs unless I had an infection.
I do, however, take 20 different supplements a day.
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Sinatra says he would not put most people on statin drugs, especially not woman.
Instead, a whole foods plant based diet can reverse heart disease, diabetes, and blood pressure.
Can you comment?35:32 Years ago I went to a doctor and he told me I had high cholesterol.
Is this common in your experience with patients?43:10 A doctor also recommended that I take an aspirin a day to thin the blood.
The list of side-effects can often outweigh the benefits.
Stephen Sinatra: The Truth About Cholesterol and Statin DrugsDoctors looking to treat high cholesterol will often prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs called statin drugs, sometimes for a long period of a person’s life.
Sinatra1:44 Can you tell our viewers what your credentials are?4:07 Take us to the time when you started treating your patients with high cholesterol? What was the definition of high cholesterol then? Did you talk about triglycerides years ago?10:13 Turmeric is known to decrease inflammation, especially in the brain.
Could you comment on turmeric and other supplements? 12:12 Did you check for plaque in the arteries as is done today with a sonogram?13:43 Can you talk about your approach to treating high cholesterol today?18:15 What are the best foods to eat in order to stay healthy?29:05 I had Dr.
Where do you stand on prescription drugs, and do you recommend supplements?53:19 Can we talk about the mind-body connection? How do emotions and stress effect the overall health of the body?When sold by Amazon.
If you are on a statin drug or are thinking of going on a statin, this fully referenced book, Statin Drug Side Effects, is a “must read” for you.
Only by knowing this information, and in consultation with your healthcare professional, can you make an informed decision about your health care.
Most of the statin side effects I discuss are unknown to your busy doctor.
If you are a user of Vytorin, Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, Mevacor, Pravachol or Lescol you must read this book.
This book is a comprehensive reference source and summary of side effects of statin drugs.
The unacceptable legacy of statin drug use at today’s high doses is a trail of chronic aches and pains, numbness, weakness, confusion, fatigue, shortness of breath and even heart failure in hordes of unsuspecting victims.
Although knowledgeable about muscle and liver problems, few have heard of statin amnesia and other forms of memory dysfunction and fewer still associate hostility, aggression and profound depression as statin related.
As a former astronaut, aerospace medical research scientist, flight surgeon and family doctor, I was appalled by the lack of information in the medical community on the full range of side effects of the statin drugs.