With all the millions of people taking statin drugs to help reduce their cholesterol there has been a huge amount of information on the unwelcome statin drugs side effects.
Over 30 million Americans take cholesterol reducing statins on a regular basis and the number is increasing, not least because of the millions of dollars spent by the drug companies to promote them.
What the drug companies don’t like however is talk of side effects but with statins, it is hard to quiet the number of complaints from so many people who suffer because of these drugs.
Muscle pain and weakness is probably the most common complaint but there are many others. Many of the side effects do not appear as soon as the patient starts taking the drug and of course, many report that their cholesterol levels do drop leading to praise for these type of drugs.
Later when the side effects start to become more apparent, the medical diagnosis is often that the patient is suffering a new medical complaint that will require further drugs. Seldom is it suggested that the complaints are side effects of the current drug treatment.
On goes the continuing medical treatment adding more pharmaceuticals to the diet to treat more and more ailments that start to appear.
One side effect of taking statin drugs is that people become complacent about their diet and expect the drug to handle things. Just because you are taking statins it is no excuse to eat what you want and ignore basic sensible diet restrictions that can often do more to reduce your cholesterol level that pharmaceuticals.
Cholesterol drug statin side effects
There’s really no reason to take statins and suffer the damaging health effects from these dangerous drugs. The fact is that 75 percent of your cholesterol is produced by your liver, which is influenced by your insulin levels. Therefore, if you optimize your insulin levels, you will automatically optimize your cholesterol. It follows, then, that my primary recommendations for safely regulating your cholesterol have to do with modifying your diet and lifestyle:
- Optimize your vitamin D levels. Research by Dr. Stephanie Seneff has shed additional light on the extreme importance of appropriate sun exposure for normalizing your cholesterol levels and preventing heart disease. For more information, please see this previous interview.
- Reduce, with the plan of eliminating, grains and sugars in your diet. Ideally, you’ll also want to consume a good portion of your food raw.
- Make sure you are getting plenty of high-quality, animal-based omega-3 fats, such as krill oil.
- Other heart-healthy foods include olive oil, coconut and coconut oil, organic raw dairy products and eggs, avocados, raw nuts and seeds, and organic grass-fed meats as appropriate for your nutritional type.
- Exercise daily. Make sure you incorporate Peak Fitness exercises, which also optimizes your human growth hormone (HGH) production.
- Address your emotional challenges. My favorite technique for stress management is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
- Avoid smoking or drinking alcohol excessively.
- Be sure to get plenty of good, restorative sleep.
Unlike statin drugs, which lower your cholesterol at the expense of your health, these lifestyle strategies represent a holistic approach that will benefit your overall health—which includes a healthy cardiovascular system.