Statins - More Risks Than Benefits from Fort Myers Chiropractic Studio's blog

I was speaking recently with patient who has been prescribed statins for the past 20 years because of the high cholesterol that runs in her family. I asked her if the medication did what it was prescribed to do…”did it lower your cholesterol”?  Her answer was a firm and resounding “NO”. Let me pause and just say WOW!  In the age of Evidence Based Medicine, this is a prime example of what is NOT evidence based.

Using a statin drug to stamp out cholesterol is the equivalent of blaming and shooting the firemen that arrive to put out a fire. Elevated glucose and/or insulin levels, for instance, damage arterial walls and lead to an increased need for cholesterol to repair them. The majority (80%) of what actually clogs arteries is not composted of cholesterol or saturated fat but of oxidized/rancid unsaturated fat. Cholesterol is no more a cause of heart disease than gray hair is the cause of old age.

Furthermore, lowering your Cholesterol doesn’t guarantee you that you won’t have a heart attack or stroke.  Did you know that just as many people with normal or even low cholesterol levels have heart attacks and strokes as those with high cholesterol levels?

Read more > https://fortmyerschirostudio.com/2016/03/10/as-for-me-i-like-duct-tape/


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