Low Cholesterol and the Elderly

Study after study confirms that lower cholesterol values in the elderly correlate with early mortality.



See also:

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.

Having Trouble Waiting to Die? Take a Pharmaceutical Drug!

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Dr. David Brownstein titled his blog post, How To Increase Your Risk of Dying? Take a Statin Drug. “If you are elderly, how can you increase your risk of dying? The answer is simple: Take a statin drug.” He concludes, “Cholesterol-lowering medications should be pulled from the market place. I predict that within five to ten years, we will have learned our lessons about the statin drugs and they will fall out of favor. It is not the first time conventional medicine has been wrong—just look at the disastrous story of DES, which was prescribed to millions of women in the 1950s.”

What prompted him to make these statements? (more…)

Is Your Statin Making You Stupid?

While cholesterol-lowering statin medications have been widely credited with reducing the number of fatal heart attacks, it’s no secret that the drugs have side effects. The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged side effects that include memory loss and fuzzy thinking, and last year issued new package warnings for the world’s best-selling medication.

For people who take statins and experience disturbing side effects, deciding whether to continue the medication presents a dilemma – especially when the drugs seem to harm their very ability to think clearly. (more…)

Don’t take cholesterol meds to prevent blood clots

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One new look at data on some 100,000 patients who took part in one of 29 published and unpublished trials finds absolutely no difference in clot risk between those who took the meds and those who didn’t.

None. (more…)

Ancient herb proven to be a potential cure for Alzheimer’s

Ashwagandha is a small evergreen perennial herb that grows up to nearly 5 feet tall.

Common names used for ashwagandha include: Winter Cherry, Withania somnifera (Latin botanical name), and Indian Ginseng to name a few.

Regardless of the name you use to describe this adaptogenic herb, ashwaganda has been a part of India’s Ayurvedic medical system for thousands of years.

There it’s regarded as a wonder herb.

While often regarded as an herb for stress reduction and improved energy and vitality, there is a robust body of scientific research confiming ashwaganda’s potential therapeutic value in several dozen health conditions.i

Now, new research has revealed this herb may also fight off the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Could Ashwaganda Cure Alzheimer’s? (more…)

Statins a Complete Hoax

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.

Statins with Warning Signby 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…)

Another nail in the coffin for statin drugs – New research finds statins increase artery calcification

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…)

Two Apples a Day More Effective At Reducing Heart Disease Than Statin Medications

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…)