Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs Increase Progression of Coronary Artery Calcification

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by Dr. Brownstein’s
Holistic Medicine

Statins are the most profitable medications produced by the Big Pharma Cartel.  A report from the National Center for Health Statistics claims that 50% of men age 65-74, and nearly 40% of women over the age of 75 take a statin medication.  A 2011 study found over 32 million Americans were taking a statin drug.

If that many people are prescribed a drug, one would assume that the drug is effective at treating or preventing something.

How effective are statin medications?  Not very.  This class of medications fails nearly 99% of those who take them.  I have written about the failure of statins in my book, The Statin Disaster. (more…)

One Of The Most Perfect Foods Also Improves Cognition

One of the most perfect foods, low in calories, containing every single vitamin (A, B, D, E, K) except C, and nearly perfect in protein can also improve aspects of cognition, according to research that also concludes neither high intake of cholesterol or eggs are associated with an increased risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

The study, involving almost 2,500 Finnish men, aimed to test a suggested link between intakes of cholesterol (and eggs as a major source of dietary cholesterol) and cognitive decline in both the general population and in a group of people genetically ‘at risk’ of dementia.

Led by Maija Ylilauri from the University of Eastern Finland, the team found that a relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, was not associated with an increased risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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Statin Scam and the Cholesterol Myth: Know the Truth

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by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

Statin drugs that reduce cholesterol in the body are much more harmful than beneficial, even though they do lower cholesterol readings. There is much clinical evidence that lowering cholesterol is not only unnecessary, but it is seriously damaging to overall health.

This is worth repeating even as much as Health Impact News has covered cholesterol and statin issues in the past. Many others, even alternative health sites and practitioners, still continue to perpetuate the cholesterol myth that promotes the scam of dangerous and highly profitable statin drugs.

The High Cholesterol Heart Disease Scare is False

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Statins Are the Greatest Medical Fraud of All Time: Study Reports

 

A new study clarifies that statins are the greatest medical fraud of all time. The claims made for them are false. Statins-FraudThe amount of harm they do is staggering, resulting in millions of lives devastated and ended. The worst part of all, though, is that it was entirely predictable—but studies were designed to hide the truth. The media, the health agencies, and the doctors all provided cover for Big Pharma. After all, there was money to be made.

by Heidi Stevenson

Statins are one of the most dangerous drugs prescribed by doctors. The risks from them were obvious before they were ever  marketed. Nonetheless, they are among the best selling drugs of all time. Finally, genuine science has been looking at their adverse effects and lack of benefit to document the truth that was obvious from the beginning:

Statins are the greatest medical fraud ever perpetrated.

A new review of the science reports:

The statin industry, with all of its spin-off(s), is a 20-billion-a-year industry. We are observing the revealing of the utmost medical tragedy of all times. It is unprecedented that the healthcare industry has inadvertently induced life-threatening nutrient deficiency in millions of otherwise healthy people.[1] (more…)

Probiotics Lower Cholesterol

A recently published meta-analysis indicates that probiotics can help reduce cholesterol levels and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels. If the vessels supplying the heart with blood are obstructed, it can lead to heart attack; blocked vessels supplying the brain can lead to stroke.

Approximately 84 million Americans suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, and one out of three deaths result from it. There are several risk factors, one of them being elevated cholesterol levels.

In this meta-analysis, researchers reviewed 15 studies (for a total of 788 subjects). They determined that probiotics had positive effects on total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), body mass index, waist circumference and inflammatory markers.

Researchers also noted significant effects on total cholesterol and LDL when the probiotics were consumed as part of fermented milk or yogurt compared to capsule form, the probiotics were consumed for at least eight weeks and multiple strains were ingested (versus just one strain).

In conclusion, the researchers stated that probiotic supplementation is “effective in lowering the lipid level and coexisting factors associated with cardiovascular disease.”

Reference:
Sun J and Buys N. Ann Med. 2015 Sep 4:1-11.

http://www.wholehealthinsider.com/newsletter/probiotics-lower-cholesterol/

Top 12 Most Healthy Benefits of Lentils (#11 Really Surprised Us!)

Lentils may be individually small, but they pack one heck of a nutritious punch. They’re full of essential minerals and nutrients like potassium, iron, folate, zinc, and calcium – all of which are important for your body’s well being. And they provide one of the richest sources of dietary fiber on earth. If you haven’t already made lentils a part of your weekly diet plan, here are twelve reasons why you should seriously consider doing so.

The Top 12 Health Benefits of Lentils

1. High in dietary fiber. Here’s a fun lentils nutrition fact: just one cup provides you with 63% of your recommended daily allowance of dietary fiber. They contain both soluble and insoluble fiber — both of which are important for your overall health.

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Cracking the Cholesterol Myth: How Statins Harm The Body and Mind

Cracking the Cholesterol Myth: How Statins Harm The Body and Mind

A new study finds the chemical war against cholesterol using statin drugs was justified through statistical deception and the cover up of over 300 adverse health effects documented in the biomedical literature.

Better safe than sorry, right? This is the logic that defines the grasp that the pharmaceutical company has on our psyche. Perhaps your mother, father, brother, and boyfriend have been recommended cholesterol-lowering medication, just to help hedge their bets around a possible chest-clutching demise. In fact, recent guidelines have expanded the pool of potential statin medication recipients, so that there are very few of us who seem to be walking around with acceptable levels of artery clogging sludge.

But how is it that drug companies got a foothold? How have they convinced doctors that their patients need these medications, and need them now? They are banking (literally) on the fact that you haven’t brushed up on statistics in a while.

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Worried About Clogged Arteries? Drink This.

Worried About Clogged Arteries? Drink This.

Millions take toxic cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs that may do nothing to reduce heart disease specific mortality. Pomegranate juice, on the other hand, actually reverses underlying pathologies of the cardiovascular system that lead to bypass surgeries and heart attacks. 

One of the most amazing clinical studies ever performed has been hidden away behind a pay wall for over a decade. When I first stumbled upon this clinical pearl two years ago, in the form of the publicly indexed abstract on pubmed.gov, my jaw nearly dropped. I’ve finally acquired the full version of the study and am now excited to report on its implications in greater depth to help raise awareness about the power of pomegranate to heal the body, and I believe, save millions lives from premature death from heart disease.

The most eye-opening line in the abstract reveals why our original report on the study, How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit, received over 500,000 social media shares:

“Pomegranate juice consumption resulted in a significant IMT [intima media thickness] reduction, by up to 30%, after 1 year.”

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10 Symptoms of Thyroid Problems Your Doctor May Miss

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About 12% of Americans develop thyroid disease, and of those who get it 60% will never know they have it. [1] That’s a problem. The thyroid regulates hormone balance and contributes to weight, mood, and mental stability. If ignored, a thyroid imbalance can develop into serious medical conditions. Awareness is key, so to help, here are 10 symptoms of thyroid problems that are often missed.

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