Have you or somebody you know been told you have high cholesterol and that you need to take a statin such as Lipitor or Crestor? And that you need to lay off saturated fat?
The truth is: this is horribly bad science and in fact, very dangerous due to both the importance of saturated fat and the health dangers of statins. In fact, statins:
- Deplete your body of a vital nutrient called CoQ10 or CoEnzyme Q10. Our bodies require this vital nutrient for many processes such as cellular respiration.
Your muscles need cholesterol for contraction. And as we know, your heart is a muscle.
- Increased risk for type-2 diabetes
According to Greenmedinfo.com, there are at least 300 adverse health effects evident in the published literature so far, with at least 28 distinct modes of toxicity, including:
- Muscle damage (myotoxicity): view 80 studies here.
- Nerve damage (neurotoxicity): view 54 studies here.
- Diabetes-promoting: view 8 studies here.
- Cardiovascular-damaging: view 15 studies here.
- Birth defect causing (teratogenic): view 11 studies here.
- Liver damage (hepatoxocity): view 32 studies here.
- Endocrine disruption: view 16 studies here.
- Cancer-promoting view 9 studies here.
Can Statins Cause Memory Loss?
ONE DAY IN 1999, Duane Graveline, then a 68-year-old former NASA astronaut, returned home from his morning walk in Merritt Island, Fla., and could not remember where he was.
According to Duane Graveline, M.D., M.P.H.
My personal introduction to the incredible world of transient global amnesia (TGA) occurred six weeks after Lipitor® – atorvastatin – was started during my annual astronaut physical at Johnson Space Center. My cholesterol had been trending upwards for several years.
All was well until six weeks later, when my wife found me walking aimlessly about the yard after I returned from my usual walk in the woods. I did not recognize her, and only reluctantly accepted cookies & milk, but refused to go into my now unfamiliar home.
I “awoke” six hours later in the office of the examining Neurologist with a diagnosis of transient global amnesia, cause unknown. An MRI performed several days later was normal. Since Lipitor was the only new medicine I was taking, the doctor in me suspected a possible side effect of this drug. Despite the arguments of the examining doctors that statin drugs just did not do this, I stopped my Lipitor.
HOW TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL NATURALLY WITH WHEATGRASS
Fortunately, there are simple solutions that can help you regulate your cholesterol. Besides eating healthy and excising regularly, you can add wheatgrass to your daily regime:
Wheatgrass is probably the most effective food for lowering cholesterol. (here)
Wheatgrass contains all nine essential amino acids, hundreds of vitamins and minerals and a high fiber content. It detoxifies the body and helps control high blood pressure (and high cholesterol). In a 2011 study from Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica, scientists discovered that treatment with wheatgrass juice helped reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterolin rats with abnormally high cholesterol levels. Just take one tablespoon daily!
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