The Cholesterol Myth That Is Harming Your Health

August 10, 2010 | 1,574,093 views

By Dr. Mercola

Cholesterol could easily be described as the smoking gun of the last two decades. It’s been responsible for demonizing entire categories of foods (like eggs and saturated fats) and blamed for just about every case of heart disease in the last 20 years.

Yet when I first opened my medical practice in the mid-80s, cholesterol, and the fear that yours was too high was rarely talked about. Somewhere along the way however, cholesterol became a household word — something that you must keep as low as possible, or suffer the consequences.

 

You are probably aware that there are many myths that portray fat and cholesterol as one of the worst foods you can consume. Please understand that these myths are actually harming your health. Not only is cholesterol most likely not going to destroy your health (as you have been led to believe), but it is also not the cause of heart disease.

 

And for those of you taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, the information that follows could not have been given to you fast enough. But before I delve into this life-changing information, let’s get some basics down first.

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STATINS RED ALERT

Widely prescribed drugs act as cellular poisons that accelerate aging… deactivate DNA repair… promote diabetes, muscle fatigue and memory loss Learn more:  The statin drugs prescribed to over 100 million people around the world have now been exposed as cellular poisons that accelerate aging and promote muscle fatigue, diabetes, memory loss and more. Scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans found that statin drugs — which generate tens of billions of dollars a year for pharmaceutical companies — “deactivate” the stem cells responsible for cellular repair throughout the body. Continue reading

Statin Drugs Cause Major Physical Problems Despite Media Reports to the Contrary

Study shows cholesterol drugs cause memory loss (and more); mainstream Media reports the exact opposite

by Jonathan Benson

(NaturalNews) A new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine) has revealed that taking statin drugs for high cholesterol increases one’s risk of developing memory loss. But the mainstream media, funded in large part by pharmaceutical companies with billions of dollars in profits at stake, is claiming the exact opposite in order to trick the not-so-bright into continuing to take these deadly, ineffective drugs. Continue reading

Doctors Admit Flu Vaccines Are Useless

Doctors admit flu vaccines are useless to people taking statin drugs – and both cause brain damage!

(NaturalNews) The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an apology to hundreds of millions of people late 2014, admitting that the flu shot didn’t work. The strain of virus manufactured in the vaccine did not match the actual dominant flu virus strains going around. Flu viruses mutate now so unpredictably that no scientist can accurately predict what each individual is bound to face in their environment. Continue reading

Niacin for Heart Attack Prevention

Laropiprant is the Bad One; Niacin is/was/will always be the Good One

by W. Todd Penberthy, PhD

Niacin has been used for over 60 years in tens of thousands of patients with tremendously favorable therapeutic benefit (Carlson 2005). In the first-person NY Times best seller, “8 Weeks to a Cure for Cholesterol,” the author describes his journey from being a walking heart attack time bomb to a becoming a healthy individual. He hails high-dose niacin as the one treatment that did more to correct his poor lipid profile than any other (Kowalski 2001). Continue reading

Cracking the Cholesterol Myth: How Statins Harm The Body and Mind

A new study finds the chemical war against cholesterol using statin drugs was justified through statistical deception and the cover up of over 300 adverse health effects documented in the biomedical literature.

But how is it that drug companies got a foothold? How have they convinced doctors that their patients need these medications, and need them now? They are banking (literally) on the fact that you haven’t brushed up on statistics in a while. Continue reading

Statins Cause Brain Dysfunction

(NaturalNews) (Story by Dr. Brownstein, republished from Dr. Brownstein’s blog, with additional editing by Natural News.) Statins are the most profitable medications in the history of Big Pharma. They are promoted as the go-to medications to prevent/treat heart disease. A recent study found nearly 100% of men and 62% of women aged 66-75 should take a statin medication even if their cholesterol level is normal.[1] Continue reading

The Cholesterol Myth That Could Be Harming Your Health

by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Cholesterol could easily be described as the smoking gun of the last two decades.   It’s been responsible for demonizing entire categories of foods (like eggs and saturated fats) and blamed for just about every case of heart disease in the last 20 years.

Yet when I first opened my medical practice in the mid 80s, cholesterol, and the fear that yours was too high was rarely talked about.  Somewhere along the way however, cholesterol became a household word — something that you must keep as low as possible, or suffer the consequences.   You are probably aware that there are many myths that portray fat and cholesterol as one of the worst foods you can consume. Please understand that these myths are actually harming your health. Continue reading

New Risks for Women on Cholesterol Meds

There’s no lie they won’t tell to get people to take statins — and one of biggest whoppers they use is the idea that cholesterol meds can reduce the risk of cancer, especially breast cancer. That’s a hunk of bunk — because low cholesterol in general may INCREASE your risk of cancer, especially breast cancer. And now, new research confirms that statin drugs in particular could cause that risk to shoot right up to the moon. Continue reading

Heart Specialist Says Statins More Dangerous Than Cholesterol

 

World renowned heart surgeon renounces mainstream heart health practice

by Paul Fassa                                                                                                     5/29/2012

(NaturalNews) It is very encouraging to see a mainstream medicine insider with impressive credentials come out and confirm what some of us outsiders have known for a while.  Dr. Dwight Lundell has been a heart specialist MD and surgeon for 25 years, having performed 5,000 open heart surgeries. He was Chief Surgeon at the Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa, AZ, and he ran a successful private practice.

This is how he begins his personal testimony: “We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.” Continue reading