Pharmaceutical industries have gained the trust among millions of people. Many use their medications to lower cholesterol instead of choosing healthier alternatives. Statins, which are drugs used to decrease cholesterol, make a 29 billion dollar industry.
They are commonly prescribed to prevent heart attack, stroke, inflammation and other ailments, but that’s what they tell you. What they don’t tell you is that statins actually do not prevent stroke and heart attack, and actually may trigger cancer development and many other severe health conditions.
” … between 1994 and 2006 the percentage of men aged 65 to 74 with ‘high’ cholesterol decreased from 87% to 54% … Despite this, the rate of coronary heart disease for this age group stayed about the same … Other age groups have experienced an increase in the rate of heart disease as the number of people with ‘high’ cholesterol has decreased” Justin Smith explains in the latest documentary film on this issue, $29 Billion Reasons to Lie About Cholesterol.
Moreover, studies have revealed a link between statin use and cancer.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1996:
All members of the two most popular classes of lipid-lowering drugs (the fibrates and the statins) cause cancer in rodents, in some cases at levels of animal exposure close to those prescribed to humans. … Longer-term clinical trials and careful postmarketing surveillance during the next several decades are needed to determine whether cholesterol-lowering drugs cause cancer in humans.
Moreover, experiments done on animals and humans show that lipid-lowering drug treatment, especially with the fibrates and statins, should be avoided except in patients at high short-term risk of coronary heart disease.
The journal Prostate published a study in 2011, according to which men who use statins have a dramatically increased risk of developing prostate cancer when compared to other men. Also, Statin consumers have a 86% higher risk of developing prostate cancer than men who have never used such drugs.
Other reasons to avoid these drugs include:
- Increased risk of chronic disease – Statins increase insulin level, causing inflammation in the body, which is considered as the hallmark of common chronic diseases.
- Depleting human body of CoQ10 – By using statins without taking CoQ10, you are exposing your health to serious risk.
- Causing more than 300 side-effects – Including neuropathy, anemia, chronic fatigue, thyroid disruption, and diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
- Decreasing testosterone in men
- Affects memory
Dr Stephen Sinatra who is a board certified cardiologist and an expert in natural cardiology, explains:
We need it for lubrication. We need it for neurotransmitter function in the brain.
“Let’s face it, cholesterol is something your body needs. If you look at the MRFIT study [Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial] where they looked at 180,000 men over a period of… 13 years (1973-80); men with cholesterol of 330 had less hemorrhagic stroke than men with cholesterol less than 180. If you look at cholesterol numbers, the higher cholesterol number would give you protection from hemorrhagic stroke. (I’m not talking about ischemic stroke now but hemorrhagic stroke.) … [W]e need cholesterol in our skin to activate vitamin D3 from sunlight. We need cholesterol to make our sex hormones… to make our adrenal hormones. When LDL is driven too low, it’s no wonder that a lot of patients develop memory problems or pre-Alzheimer’s, or even total global amnesia, which is really losing one’s memory. It’s very frightful and I have seen several cases.… There are so many other aspects that in my mind play a much bigger role that I put cholesterol down at the low end of the spectrum.”
Ways to lower your cholesterol naturally:
Eat an avocado a day. It is an amazing source of heart-friendly monounsaturated fat.
Use lemongrass essential oil. The Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin, conducted a study and the results were published in 1989, in the medical journal Lipids. The study was based on lemongrass oil, regarding its lowering effect on serum cholesterol levels.
Consume cinnamon. Not only it is delicious, but scientists discovered that cinnamon decreases blood sugar, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. According to a study involving 60 patients diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, a quarter teaspoon or 1 gram of cinnamon can reduce triglycerides by 23-30%, blood sugar by 18-29%, total cholesterol by 12-26% and bad (LDL) cholesterol by 7-27%.