Statins Suck!

STATINS SUCK!

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

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If there really was a NEED for statin drugs, they MIGHT be worth the risks. On the other hand, there is no need for them as there are many better and safer ways to optimize cholesterol levels. Statins clearly increase the risks of:

  • Heart muscle failure—congestive heart failure
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle and nerve pains
  • Headaches
  • Personality changes and irritability
  • Memory Loss
  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nerve loss numbness and weakness—polyneuropathy
  • Lou Gehrigs Disease ALS
  • Liver failure
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Nausea
  • Fever

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Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?? Even if the overall complication rate is low as the PharmacoMafia claims, if it hits you, it can be 100%–Death!? Yes, SOME of the complications of statins may be decreased by taking adequate dosages of Co-Q 10, but all the alternatives to statins are MUCH safer and less expensive:

  • Policosanol
  • Beta sitosterol
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Lecithin granules
  • Guggulipid
  • Green tea extract EGCG
  • Curcumin
  • Physical exercise
  • Stress reduction
  • L-arginine Polifusia or Pro-Argi9
  • L-taurine
  • Niacin, especially timed release
  • Acetyl-L-carnitine
  • Chromium I like Tri-Chromium
  • Co-Q 10 not only does it help protect you against statins, it helps lower cholesterol
  • Fiber, including many high fiber veggies
  • Garlic
  • Pycnogenol Maxogenol
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Esercise
  • Stress Management!

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Personally, I would take ALL of these before I would even think about statins—and I have thought about statins and there is no circumstance under which I would take one. You may have to try one at a time or go through several to find the optimal personal formula. However, do your brain, nerves, muscles, heart, and liver a favor by exploring these safe alternatives!

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