statins

  1. ‘Brain drain’ drug risk is REAL… but they’re BRAINWASHING you to ignore it!

    Me? In a CULT?!?!?

    Never woulda pegged myself as a cultist…

    But that’s what the mainstream is calling me -- just for opposing statins, because they can cause memory problems and muscle pain.

    Agree with me? Welcome to the cult!

    A new report on the MedPage Today website for medical professionals claims we’re engaged in “fear-mongering.

    Now, WHERE could we have possibly come up with such a kooky idea?

    Oh wait – there it is, right on the FDA’s website! (Feel free to look it up; cult membership optional.)

    Whether you’re in the cult or not, let me give you what they won’t…

    And that’s a much better way to handle cholesterol.

    What REALLY happens when your cholesterol levels drop

    The MedPage Today report claims there is “no evidence” of a link between statins and memory loss.

    That flies in the face of not only the FDA website…

    But also what doctors see ALL THE TIME when panicked patients call in after starting on the drugs, terrified by the frightening mental lapses.

    And it flies in the face of SCIENCE, too.

    A massive study in 2015… that involved combing through 11 MILLION medical records… found there absolutely IS a link between statins and memory loss.

    In fact, folks who start on cholesterol drugs are 4X more likely to report memory loss compared to folks who don’t.

    All this name-calling is just a distraction, anyway.

    The memory stuff is hardly the WORST of the side effects of these drugs, which have also been linked to:

    • diabetes
    • muscle pain
    • CoQ10 deficiency
    • sex problems
    • …and MORE

    And even THAT’S not the worst of it. Because let’s face it, the biggest issue here is…

    Statins DON’T work!

    I mean, sure they “work” in that they cut cholesterol. But they DON’T deliver the longer, better, healthier life you’ve been promised.

    In fact, most people who have heart attacks DON’T have high cholesterol. They have NORMAL cholesterol.

    Studies even show that people with low-cholesterol diets have a HIGHER risk of death.

    And that, my friend, is why I don’t obsess over cholesterol levels.

    But if you DO need help bringing your LDL and triglycerides down, you’ve got much better ways to get control -- WITHOUT having to deal with the mind-melting side effects.

    Some of my faves include:

    • red yeast rice
    • niacin
    • policosanol, and
    • fish oil.

    And remember: Cholesterol in the diet doesn’t necessarily become high levels of cholesterol in the blood.

    So, don’t shy away from your favorite foods, such as eggs and cheese.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. [EXPOSED] The shocking TRUTH about America’s most popular heart drug

    They made a promise… and they LIED about it.

    What a shocker! 

    Statins were supposed to “change everything” by CUTTING cholesterol… and therefore BEATING BACK heart disease.

    Well, here we are… all these years later… and someone’s finally crunched all the numbers.

    New research reveals the truth about the drugs given to tens of millions of Americans for more than 30 years now.

    And let’s just say that anyone who’s been popping these drugs these past two, three, four decades is about to get REALLY ticked off.

    The ugly reality of cholesterol meds

    I doubt they were hoping this new study would end up DEBUNKING statins.

    They’re certainly not billing it that way, either.

    But tucked away in the data is something the drug industry bosses no doubt hope you’ll NEVER see.

    They’ve quietly calculated a number that reveals just how many people you have to drug… for how longbefore you see ANY kind of benefit.

    And let’s just say you won’t hear them mention this number in a commercial anytime soon – not even in that part at the end, where the guy talks super-fast and lists all those horrible side effects.

    In fact, the only place you’ll find it… without digging through the details of this study yourself… is RIGHT HERE.

    The bottom-line number, based on an analysis of many, many, MANY studies over the years, is what’s called an NNT10 of 21.

    Allow me to translate: NNT is the number needed to treat. The 10 means over the course of 10 years. And the 21 is the number of patients.

    In other words, you have to give high-dose statins to 21 people… for an entire decade… to prevent one single case of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

    And for moderate-dose statins, the NNT10 is 32.

    You’d have to drug 32 people for a decade to prevent a single case of the disease.

    I bet they massaged the data to come up with as optimistic scenario as possible… and yet this is STILL a terrible number.

    Don’t get me wrong here. If you could prevent just ONE case of this disease… for ZERO side effects… and ZERO toxicities… this would be a medical marvel.

    And it’d be worth every bit of the hype.

    But that’s not the case here.

    That “benefit” would likely be offset by at least one… and possibly more… cases of diabetes caused by the drug, which is a very real risk.

    And a large number of patients on statins – up to 1 in 10 – battle muscle pain, in some cases so severe that muscle breaks down into blood and can damage the liver and kidneys.

    There’s also memory losssexual side effects… even stroke risk… all linked to this class of drug.

    You face ALL that… for a 5% shot at avoiding arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease????

    That’s nuts.

    Here’s a better plan…

    Don’t stress your cholesterol, because LDL just isn’t the big risk factor they’ve hyped it up to be.

    For real protection, eat better… drop a little weight… and stick to proven natural options that can help WITHOUT hurting.

    I suggest starting out with fish oil, L-carnitine, coenzyme Q10, magnesium, and vitamin E as mixed tocopherols.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  3. People are dying to avoid heart disease

    Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs have been on the market for well over a decade now and represent one of the biggest pharmaceutical money-makers in drug history. But for as many statin prescriptions as are written every year, you would think that heart disease would have slipped down a notch or two from it‘s No. 1 spot in the "top causes of death" list. Yet it hasn‘t budged. That‘s at least partially because, even though statins have proven beyond all shadow of any doubt that they can effectively lower cholesterol, they have yet to prove an ability to prevent strokes and heart attacks. In fact, roughly 50 percent of all heart attack patients have what are considered to be normal, healthy cholesterol levels. So, researchers are trying a different angle. Rather than more drugs to lower bad (LDL) cholesterol, they‘re developing new drugs to raise good (HDL) cholesterol. The good news is, a lot of them work! They‘re actually raising HDL cholesterol levels by as much as 61 percent in some cases! But they‘re also causing an incredible number of heart attacks, kidney problems and death. Pfizer had to pull the plug on an $800 million investment in an HDL-raising drug called torcetrapib for just that reason. Of course, what Merck, Pfizer, Roche and their respective brethren aren‘t telling you, is that good old fashioned niacin will do the trick for pennies a day and no prescription. Sure, some people experience a mildly uncomfortable "flushing" from niacin. But it‘s very temporary and tends to go away once the body has grown more accustomed to the increased niacin. It‘s a small price to pay when compared to the potential heart attacks, strokes, kidney failures or deaths that come with these "cutting edge" medications. Of course, if you‘re just not into pills, exercise is also a great HDL-booster. It comes with no harmful side-effects, and more often than not, exercise is free!  

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