Get this: Big Pharma giant Merck has been trying to re-package one of Nature’s most potent heart health allies and sell it to you as a heart “drug.” They heavily lobbied the FDA to get it approved in the U.S. But a few weeks ago they had to pull it from the approval process.1 Why? Because their drug didn’t quite …
Nearly every day, a patient asks me about aspirin and heart attacks and strokes. I usually respond with something like: “Well, the TV commercials make aspirin prevention sound logical. But it’s not a vitamin or a nutrient. It’s a drug. Drugs are rarely health-enhancing. And taking aspirin regularly often causes a new set of unintended consequences.” A study published in …
“Everybody I know in my age group is on statins.” For a minute I felt like I was having statin drug-induced pain just hearing that. My friend T.M. is approaching 50 years old, and he’s a very successful guy. He’s CEO of a publicly traded company, and another one he invested in just went public. Most of his friends and …
Of the four patients I saw yesterday four were on statin drugs. All four new patients were taking a cholesterol-lowering drug. I’ve been saying for 15 years how terrible that is, and over that time it’s gotten worse every year. One of my new patients told me, “First my doctor put me on Lipitor and I got these aches in …
I’m having a hard time believing it isn’t some kind of late April Fool’s joke.
I just read an article in The Journal of Family Practice, a conventional doctor magazine.
The author seems amazed, telling readers that, hey, we’ve got something very unusual here. There’s a guy who came in who had numbness and pain, and we didn’t know why. He didn’t have diabetes or any other condition known to cause it. It took 13 years to figure it out and it turned out to be this rare side effect of – can you believe it – a statin drug!
Are they kidding?
Last year, over half a million Americans were hurt by prescription drugs. And 100,000 of them died.
How did that happen? If some prescription drugs are that dangerous, how are they getting approved?
The answer is not simple. There are good people involved in the process. But the incentive in the system has become distorted.
Here’s how it happened…
As a doctor, I’m outraged. As a father… well… I’m even more outraged…
For years, doctors have been handing out statin drugs to any patient with high cholesterol. But they’re the most dangerous drugs a doctor can prescribe. They’ve been linked to fatigue, heart problems, and even death.
But here’s what’s different about the side effects of statins: They don’t just pose an outside risk of an unlikely problem. They rob every single person who takes even one pill of energy. And if you take one for long enough, you’re going to feel very tired and very old…
Vitamin D can keep you from having a heart attack. It’s as simple as that.
Not only that, it does it with no side effects.
I’m not being dramatic here. In fact, just last month, I found more proof.
Researchers proved that people with the highest levels of vitamin D had a 43 percent lower rate of heart disease.
An FDA advisory panel wants to get healthy people hooked on statin (cholesterol-lowering) drugs – with all their ugly side effects.
Yes, the FDA has reacted to a drug company-sponsored study showing that people with high C-reactive protein (CRP) levels had fewer heart attacks and strokes when taking statins.
But they brushed aside the 13 deaths and 18 “confused states” among the participants. And they ignored the increase in adult-onset diabetes as well.
Has your doctor recommended you take a statin (cholesterol-lowering) drug?
In the old days, almost all of my heart patients were on statins. These days, even people who don’t have heart problems are taking them.
Most doctors have good intentions. They prescribe statins as a preventative. This sounds great until you look at just a few of the side effects from taking these drugs:
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