High Cholesterol And Statin Drugs

Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? What is cholesterol anyway and what are statin drugs? Cholesterol is a soft white waxy substance that is found in every cell in your body. At least it should be. Cholesterol is used to produce hormones, cell membranes, bile acids, vitamin D and so much more. 75% of your cholesterol is made by your liver, the other 25% comes from the foods, or so called foods that we eat.

Statin drugs are the life saving, doctor recommended, universal panacea for the fear induced high cholesterol myth. It is a myth you know? High cholesterol is a universal scare tactic.

Somewhere around 25% of the cholesterol in your body is found in view more your brain. Bet you didn’t know that. According to the experts, there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. I know you have heard of HDL (high density lipoprotein) and LDL (low density lipoproteins). You may even have heard of MDL and VLDL too, (medium density and very low density lipoproteins).

HDL helps prevent heart disease by keeping cholesterol away from your arteries. HDL also helps to remove arterial plaque. LDL, on the other hand, can build up in your arteries and form plaque, just the opposite of HDL. This can create a clot and or obstruction to your heart and or brain causing a heart attack or stroke. I’m sure I don’t need to mention that this is not a good thing.

Statin drugs are the life extending, pharmaceutical wonder drugs designed to protect us from the extreme dangers associated with the dreaded high cholesterol diagnosis. But, are statins really the magical miracle wonder drugs they are so highly exaggerated to be? Hmmmmm. Please continue reading.

Did you know that the drug companies sell a little over $30 billion dollars worth of cholesterol lowering, statin drugs every year? Statins are the pharmaceutical companies answer for getting your high cholesterol levels under control. They really go overboard with their dramatic, fear incensed scare tactics. They need to sell the emotion. That’s a lot of money, I mean, profits.

Statin drugs must be some sort of essential God forgot to include when He designed our original metabolic anatomy. It seems God has made quite a few mistakes when you consider the amount of chemical laced pharmaceuticals our bodies seem to need. He must have gotten distracted or something. I’m sure Jesus was a handful. Did you also know that only a very small percentage of people taking high cholesterol, statin drugs actually need them?

More and more physicians are now pointing the finger at inflammation as the leading cause of heart disease, not high cholesterol. Funny how often the medical authority has a change of heart.

A very well known cardiologist decided to categorize the results from numerous angiograms he was performing. A good percentage of the patients with cholesterol levels around 150 had advanced heart disease, whereas patients with cholesterol levels around 280 had no trace of heart disease whatsoever. This is obviously when he began scratching his head.

According to publicized reports, this contradicted everything he thought he knew about high cholesterol and the need for statin drugs.

The biggest concern is the grossly under reported side effects from taking these chemical laced, cholesterol lowering, prescription cocktails from you know where. The truth is, the risks far outweigh the gains. Bet you never heard that from your doctor. This is the point where the majority of you will stop reading. You don’t want to hear it, let alone believe you are being duped by the omnipotent and all knowing medical establishment.

Excuse me, are you trying to say I have to control my heart disease with diet and things I like to eat? Most of us would rather just take a pill or two, remain completely oblivious, and just incorporate the side effects into our daily way of life. That way we can continue eating the same foods that are ever so surely, killing us. Am I right? You don’t have to answer that.

That’s the biggest calamity of it all. We are content with this erroneous sense of everything is going to be okay because we’re taking this wonderful little magic pill. It’s protecting me from my less than nutritious food addictions and indulgences. Don’t even think about telling me I can’t eat something. We will do anything to avoid the pain of loss. The loss of some of our most cherished, bad for you, indiscriminate food choices.

We are such a sick little society of misfits and dreamers. The story goes, you were born this 6 lb. 7 oz. beautiful little baby. You are now this full grown adult (determined by your anatomical number of years on Earth) person. I won’t even try and guess what your weight might be right now, but, whatever your weight and condition of health, you got to this stage in your life by what you piled into your mouth, from baby to adult, right? Your cells, tissues, muscles and body mass developed by whatever you decided to feed them, the good, the bad and unfortunately, the ugly.

So now you have this fear induced, psychotic, high cholesterol cloud following you wherever you go. It prompts you when you see something sinful you want to eat. You know, that alter ego camping out on your shoulder talking you through the pro’s and con’s of your about to be decision. You say to yourself, wow, that looks delicious but, I better not, it’s probably loaded with cholesterol.

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