NEW 10/19/12: "Statins & Cancer": http://www.statinnation.net/journal/
DOCUMENTARY - $tatin Nation
Great research and dedication has gone into making this invaluable documentary: "$tatin Nation"... there is a fee to video stream: £3.49 or $4.99. The DVD will be available in a few weeks: http://www.statinnation.net/
Shane (The People's Chemist) tells it like it is (some strong language)...
A must read:
Welcome to Stopped Our Statins
~ Stopped Our Statins Mission Statement ~
Bring awareness to everyone taking a statin drug
Are you worried about your cholesterol levels?
Cholesterol is not the problem... it's "inflammation"
While taking a statin, do/did you experience:
* Shoulder/neck or muscle pain?
* Difficulty turning over in bed?
* Difficulty walking (heavy legs)?
* Frequent fatigue for no apparent reason?
Just SOME of the most serious complications from statins:
Muscle deterioration; severe cases can lead to kidney failure & death.
* Increased Creatine Phosphokinase [CK or CPK]:
Enzyme released due to damage of the muscles of the heart, body and brain
* Memory Loss, often mistaken for Alzheimer's
* Parkinson's type symptoms
* Heart Palpitations & Arrhythmias
* Digestive Disorders
Did your doctor...
Ever tell you that you should take CoQ10 when taking statins?
Explain all the possible side effects that might far outweigh any benefit?
Tell you that statins can make you exercise intolerant?
Ever ask if you were experiencing memory decline?
And when you complained of muscle pain...
Did your CK or CPK test come back NORMAL?
AND your Dr. said Statins are NOT the problem;
Must be arthritis? Old age?
UCSD Statin Effects Study
If you take or have taken a statin drug and experienced adverse side effects, Dr Beatrice Golomb is conducting an ongoing study. If you wish to participate in the study, click on this link: NEW Online paperless Questionnaire (page) . If you need Statin Adverse Effects information, click on UCSD Statin Effects Study.
If you are experiencing side effects from statins (or any drug for that matter) it is very important to report adverse side effects to FDA's MedWatch.
Dr. Duane Graveline's Newsletter
Lots of excellent articles. Newsletter members will receive advance notice of NEW articles not listed on his homepage yet.
Dr Graveline not only experienced TGA (transient global amnesia) but has recently been diagnosed with ALS.
Read The rest of My Story...
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs come with side effects, and a small group of MDs is questioning if these “wonder drugs” are worth it.
Health Goes Strong by Celeste Perron / October 2010
Research disputes cholesterol's reputation as the primary culprit behind heart disease. Here's the real scoop on its role in the body, the right ways to bring it down naturally, and why cholesterol-lowering drugs may not be the cure-all we've been led to believe. By Experience Life Staff / June 2009
CoQ10 (Also known as Coenzyme Q10 - Q10 Co-enzyme Q10 - Ubiquinone) plays a critically important role in energy production and possibly an even greater role within the mitochondria as an anti-oxidant, with a free radical-quenching ability some 50 times greater than that of vitamin E.
Statins & CoQ10 Deficiency
Elevated homocysteine was identified over 40 years ago as a better indicator of heart disease than high cholesterol. BUT the medical community took a U-Turn and stayed with the high cholesterol theory. There are several books and articles on this website that discuss (elevated) homocysteine, how it affects your heart health and how to regulate homocysteine. Read more at:
Cholesterol & Homocysteine
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