Supplements and Diet are Safer, More Effective than Statins
Yet another article with proof of how you can have healthy cholesterol but for some reason this information is not being backed by millions of dollars on marketing and I cannot understand why. okay a little sarcasm there. If you know of anyone who could benefit and would like to crawl out from under the thumb of big pharma and our oh so informative government who “approves” of these drugs for human consumption, then I suggest you read it below.
(OMNS Nov 14, 2013) Statins for everyone? If media are to be believed, and if the drug industry has its way, the answer is “you bet.” The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that kids as young as eight years of age might take statin drugs. Specifically: “As a group, statins have been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol in children and adolescents with marked LDL cholesterol elevation . . . when used from 8 weeks to 2 years for children aged 8 to 18 years.”
Ralph Campbell, MD (Montana, USA):
“You have likely heard about the conclusions from Cleveland Clinic gathering of heart specialists. Their objective was to zoom in on LDL levels as they relate (directly to heart disease. No mention of LDL/HDL ratio or of triglyceride levels. Again, niacin got very little recognition. Statins have some side effects that are serious, including rhabdomyolisis and kidney failure. The panel was made up of many with financial ties to industry, but “it is practically impossible to find a large group of outside experts who have no relationship to industry.” This was followed (yes, actually) by stating the new guidelines are based on solid evidence and that the public should trust them.”
Carolyn Dean, MD, ND (in The Magnesium Miracle):
“The mineral magnesium is the natural way that the body has evolved to control cholesterol when it reaches a certain level, whereas statin drugs are used to destroy the whole process. If sufficient magnesium is present in the body, cholesterol will be limited to its necessary functions – the production of hormones and the maintenance of membranes – and will not be produced in excess.”
Jorge Miranda, PharmD (Puerto Rico):
“Statin use reduces co-Q10 concentrations and leads to myopathy (muscle weakness), which can lead to heart failure. Those taking statins should be aware of this problem and consider taking co-Q10 supplements.”
So as you can plainly see big pharma is not telling the whole truth, come to think of it the so-called truth to positively affect our health may not be present at all. You decide.
How niacin (Vitamin B3) lowers high cholesterol safely http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v01n10.shtml
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Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
How can you have your cake and eat it too without the guilt?
I have mentioned this incredible tool for years on my radio show on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket and I would like to share it with you on my blog.
This is my personal routine when I know I’m going to cheat on brownies, pizza or any other food that will challenge me to stay fit.
20 mins prior to eating my cheat meal have raw walnuts to balance blood sugar
Just before I consume my meal 1tbsp raw fiber. Yes I bring it with me.
digestive enzymes and 1 rounded tsp spoon of Ceylon cinnamon.
Balancing blod sugar and minimizing the calories consumed with the fiber as well as
aiding in the digestion of those calories with the digestive enzymes keep me from adding lbs and feeling like I need a nap twenty minutes later.
Here are my suggested tips
6 raw walnuts 20 mins prior to cheating
1tbsp raw fiber. Yes I bring it with me.
1 rounded tsp spoon of Ceylon cinnamon
2 tsbp unrefined coconut oil
Balancing blood sugar keeps me from adding lbs and feeling like I need a nap twenty minutes later.
Virgin/unrefined coconut oil is a medium-chain fatty acid that does not circulate freely in the blood or get stored away to add to body weight.
Instead, they are sent to the liver, where they are immediately converted to energy.
That’s right: This fat is not stored as fat but directly used up to generate energy, which speeds your metabolism. A number of studies have confirmed this unique characteristic of virgin coconut oil. This is a major reason that coconut oil is currently regarded as a better cooking option than refined vegetable oils.
In one study, medium-chain fatty acids such as the one found in coconut oil were found to increase metabolism by between 48 and 65 percent in obese patients. This thermogenic effect also lasted 24 hours after ingesting medium-chain fatty acids.
Solely on account of its potentially profound effects on body weight, coconut oil should quickly become a staple in your home.
Coconut Oil and Type 2 Diabetes
The saturated fat in coconut oil has been shown in animal studies to help control the rate of glucose synthesis and release by slowing down the digestive process. It regulates the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose, helping to keep blood-sugar levels within a safe range.
This is not a replacement for eating well and exercise. As a matter of fact I use my famous burst training routine if I know I will eat poorly such as Thanksgiving dinner. Or use it right after I eat poorly.