STATIN DRUGS, AND WHY AVOID THEM
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© June 2014, L. D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
The statin drugs are an unmitigated disaster, in my view. They are not needed, and they have many side effects. Fully one in four adults in America over the age of 45 takes one of them. This is unconscionable corruption by the FDA and drug companies, in my view, as they are harmful in the extreme and one can lower cholesterol easily without them.
High cholesterol, by itself, is not a disease to be treated with drugs anyway. It is simply a stress indicator, if it is even that. To learn more about cholesterol, please read Cholesterolphobia on this website. Please do not take the statin drugs! If you have high cholesterol, you can lower it with more fiber, or garlic, or red rice yeast.
NAMES OF STATIN DRUGS
HOW STATIN DRUGS WORK
Statin drugs block an enzyme in the liver responsible for making cholesterol. This is quite insane, as cholesterol is a necessary substance in the body. What is worse, however, is that the same enzyme is needed to make coenzyme-Q 10, an amazing substance needed for the heart, and for the muscles, and in fact, for every cell in the body. So taking a statin drug lowers your level of coenzyme Q-10, which causes dozens of terrible “side effects”.
Over 900 studies show the terrible side effects of statin drugs – from diabetes and heart disease, to muscle disease, birth defects and cancer. One study showed that any use of statin drugs increases the risk of prostate cancer in men, for example.
Sadly, this information was reported as early as 1996, but doctors and drug companies and the FDA just ignore it. This is corruption, and little else.
SYMPTOMS CAUSED BY STATIN DRUGS
Statin drugs have been linked to:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Global amnesia (severe memory loss)
Immune system suppression
Increased risk of food-borne illness
Muscle pain and weakness
Nerve damage (polyneuropathy)
Pancreas and liver dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction such as erectile dysfunction
If you still insist on taking statin drugs, at least take about 300 mg of coenzyme Q-10 with it. This will not stop all the side effects, but it will help somewhat. I would never take any of these drugs, however.