We don’t have to live in a medicated world, but we certainly choose to. The crux of the matter is that we refuse to proactively think about prevention because we reactively commit to treating the symptoms of underlying health problems. This is the allopathic model. We want the quick fix so we can continue our poor lifestyle and dietary habits. It doesn’t have to be this way, but it is. We can blame doctors, the medical institutions and healthcare systems all we want, but self-responsibility is our only recourse if we are ever to surface from this mess. There are no excuses–if you’re taking one of these drugs, consult with a Natural Health Practitioner this week about phasing out your medication and phasing in these powerful natural foods and remedies.
Of the over 4 billion prescriptions written every year, the United States and Canada make up more than 80% of the world’s prescription opioids (psychoactive medications). Between 1997 and 2012 prescription opioids increased in dosage by almost 500%. Pharmaceuticals and medical errors are now a leading cause of death. Painkillers are the leading cause of accidental death. (more…)
Study after study confirms that lower cholesterol values in the elderly correlate with early mortality.
Seniors, Statins and Side Effects
Statins and the Elderly
*Triglycerides and Heart Disease
Triglycerides make far more sense as a heart killer than cholesterol,especially with their link to obesity and diabetes.
Statins aren’t even the best way to accomplish the main thing they’re approved for, and that’s lower cholesterol levels — so I certainly wouldn’t trust them with anything even more important.
Yet these meds are touted for everything from heart protection to cancer prevention, and some people even take them because they believe the drugs will lower the risk of a blood clot.
But if you’re at risk for this potentially deadly condition, the last thing you want to do is put your faith in a statin.
One new look at data on some 100,000 patients who took part in one of 29 published and unpublished trials finds absolutely no difference in clot risk between those who took the meds and those who didn’t.
As if it weren’t bad enough that statins cause a huge array of devastating harms to health, they don’t even do what they supposedly exist for: prevention of heart disease. A new study that uses unpublished data clarifies the truth.
by Heidi Stevenson
A new study shows that the statin story is a lie. They don’t prevent heart attacks or strokes. They do, of course, cause a huge array of adverse effects, including memory loss, muscle destruction, pain, liver damage, and nerve damage—and they do all these things without providing a single benefit. (more…)
In yet another blow to the claimed benefits of statin drugs, newly published research has found that statin drug use leads to accelerated coronary artery and aortic artery calcification, both of which greatly contribute to cardiovascular disease and mortality. The new study comes on top of findings that led the FDA to mandate adding “diabetes risk” to the warning label of statin drugs. (more…)
More evidence continues to surface supporting the superior effectiveness of nature’s foods over medication in preventing disease. New research shows that just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease lowering blood fat levels by almost 25 percent, a claim unattainable by cardiovascular prescription medications.
Scientists found apples significantly lowered blood fat levels in postmenopausal women, the group most at risk of heart attacks and strokes. (more…)