March 14, 2012

Common drug destroys your
brain and causes diabetes

In the January 2005 Second Opinion, I warned that the coming statin scandal would dwarf Vioxx. Vioxx, if you remember, became a huge scandal after its users began dying from heart disease. Now the statin scandal is beginning to come to light.

We already know that statins cause muscle weakness and chronic heart failure (the heart is a muscle). But I’ve repeatedly mentioned that your brain could be a much bigger victim to statins. That’s because the brain needs cholesterol for good health. It needs so much, in fact, that it makes its own. Statins don’t just inhibit cholesterol production in your liver. They also inhibit cholesterol production in your brain. When I connected the dots, I knew the real trouble with statins was coming. It’s now here!

Now, years after my warnings, the FDA is warning statin users of memory loss and diabetes risks.  First, I’m quite shocked that the FDA, the brutal thug of Big Pharma, has actually taken this step before hundreds of thousands had to be maimed. Maybe it learned a lesson from Vioxx, when it allowed thousands to die before issuing any warnings.

Second, the FDA has plenty of research biochemists. While I’m not on their level, we integrative doctors study biochemistry at length. I looked at the mechanism of action of Vioxx and clearly saw it would interrupt prostacyclin protection of your blood vessels, and issued warnings. Statins should be a no-brainer. Your brain requires oodles of cholesterol. Do conventional medical “experts” really think that disrupting your brain’s manufacture of cholesterol won’t interfere with brain health? I am not a prophet. I just read the writing on the package insert. Evidently, they don’t, or, they don’t care.

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But, rather than doing the right thing and issue black box warnings, the FDA out and out lied to soften its findings: “The value of statins in preventing heart disease has been clearly established,” said Dr. Amy G. Egan, deputy director for safety in the FDA’s division of metabolism and endocrinology products. “Their benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects.”

I say unequivocally that the above statement is a lie. No researcher has ever proven that statins prevent heart disease. They only help those in that subset of the population with already existing heart disease. They don’t prevent heart disease. They “might” help you if you already have heart disease. Realize that just having high cholesterol doesn’t qualify you for a diagnosis of heart disease. So lowering your cholesterol is not a proven heart disease preventive.

This proves my warnings that statins are a scam! If you’re looking to lower your cholesterol, don’t use these drugs to bring it down. They could cause heart disease and serious brain damage — and won’t extend your life one day. Instead, use natural plant sterols, like those in Advanced Cholesterol Formula.



Ref: Time Healthland, February 29, 2012.


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