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    Study Links Statins To 300 + Adverse Health Effects

    Study Links Statins To 300 + Adverse Health Effects

    Published 6 days ago on November 23, 2018
    By Arjun Walia

    The Facts:A new study outlines how statins have been approved for use via deception. Not all information has been disclosed from clinical trials, and statistics have been used to cover up the seriousness of the adverse reactions that are caused by statins.

    Reflect On:With so many examples of scientific fraud that have been exposed, why is the medical industry able to operate the way it does? Massive amounts of false information and deception have been used to "educate" doctors as well as their educators.

    A study recently published in the BMJ Open Journal really put a damper on industry-recommended treatment of high cholesterol, if indeed high cholesterol is still seen as a problem at all. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years writing about both health and politics, it’s that most of our global resources and all of the major industries that seem to surround all aspects of humanity, are in fact creating problems in order to justify the solution. Are we seeing this with health and food?

    The study found that High LDL-C (cholesterol) is inversely associated with mortality in most people over 60. These findings did not corroborate the cholesterol hypothesis: that cholesterol, particularly LDL-C, is inherently atherogenic. Since elderly people with high LDL-C live as long or longer than those with low LDL-C, the analysis provides a reason to question the validity of the cholesterol hypothesis.

    It’s Just A Hypothesis
    As noted, the study refers to claims that ‘high cholesterol causes plaque buildup in arteries (atherogenesis) that lead to an increased risk of heart disease’ as a hypothesis. One can wonder how often a doctor has told his patient “I recommend that you take Lipitor because there is an unproven hypothesis out there that says high cholesterol is bad for you?

    Even if it cholesterol is a problem, are statins the answer? Or is diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle a better, and safer, avenue to take?

    Nothing seems to justify the use of statins with the type of information that’s emerging, like one that was published in 2015, entitled, “How statistical deception created the appearance that statins are safe and effective in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease,” published in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, by David M. Diamond and Uffee Ravnskov. It found that 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.

    In their review, they describe many things, with one specific focus on “how the directors of the clinical trials have succeeded in minimizing the significance of the numerous adverse effects of statin treatment.”

    Reality Check
    So what’s going on here? Ultimately we have to look at the humans operating within the medical system on behalf of the drug companies. This is how those companies get a foothold in the first place. What’s happening here is that they (company paid agents) are convincing doctors that their patients actually need these medications, and need them asap. “They are banking (literally) on the fact that you haven’t brushed up on statistics in a while”, says MD, Kelly Brogan. She goes on to explain,

    It turns out that a common sleight of hand in the medical literature is the popularization of claims around “relative risk reduction” which can make an effect appear meaningful, when the “absolute risk reduction” reveals its insignificance. In this way, 100 people are treated with statin medications to offer 1 person benefit, and the change from a 2% to a 1% heart attack rate is billed a 50% reduction rather than a 1% improvement, which is what it actually is. Perhaps this would still qualify as better safe than sorry if these medications weren’t some of the most toxic chemicals willfully ingested, with at least 300 adverse health effects evident in the published literature so far, with at least 28 distinct modes of toxicity.

    She also provides a list in her article.

    Deceptive Practices
    The study in 2015 documented the deceptive strategy used by pharmaceutical companies, where negligible benefits of statin treatment “have been amplified with the use of relative risk statistics, and that serious adverse effects are either ignored or explained away as change occurrences. Moreover, the authors of these studies have presented the rate of adverse events in terms of absolute risk, which, compared to relative risk, minimized the appearance of their magnitudes.”

    This is one example of many that have impacted the peer-reviewed literature for years. I wrote an article on the problem that’s plaguing peer-reviewed science in 2014 which you can read for more details.

    The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs. This is what makes drugs so different from anything else in life… Virtually everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors… the reason patients trust their medicine is that they extrapolate the trust they have in their doctors into the medicines they prescribe. The patients don’t realize that, although their doctors may know a lot about diseases and human physiology and psychology, they know very, very little about drugs that have been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drug industry… – Dr. Peter Gotzsche (source)

    There seems to be deception all across the board here, as these corporations are convincing ‘experts’ in the field. It’s not just happening within medicine, GMOs is another great example. A federal lawsuit even exposed how Biotech companies deceived scientists into believing genetically modified foods were safe, through fraudulent corporate science. You can read more about that here.

    Isn’t It Obvious By Now?
    Working in the field that I work in for more than a decade now, it’s amazing to see just how many doctors and scientists are creating awareness about this. They’re definitely in the majority, but nobody knows that, and nobody sees that because it’s not presented in media, and their professions are absolutely dominated by the corporations.

    That being said, we allow ourselves to be taken advantage of. We put our trust in the corporation, who love professionals that don’t question what’s happening, and simply give up their trust at the expense of their patient’s health. No doubt there are many out there who are aware of this, simply don’t care, and purposely choose to ignore and not address it, simply because it comes with a large paycheck and a good reputation. If this is the case, then those people have completely lost their humanity, or are perhaps in need of a shift in consciousness.

    We can’t continue going through life without questioning what it is we are doing. We cannot continue to support a beastly system by participating in it. On this path, we ourselves have led humanity astray, and we are the only ones who can bring it back. Putting our trust in, and relying on the corporation and others to handle the world’s problems have unfortunately made us very vulnerable to those who’ve acquired positions of power.

    Change starts with us, and I am grateful to know that the number of people choosing different paths, or at least educating themselves so they can change the systems they themselves participate within, is increasing. This can be difficult, because the moment you speak up about something that you should be speaking up about, like vaccines, for example, you will lose your job.

    Something is very wrong with this.

    The Takeaway
    The lesson here is that it’s OK to question a prescription. In many cases, it might be the right decision. Don’t put all your trust in the doctor, and try and find one who is open to being wrong, which can be difficult. But if you are truly concerned about your health, it shouldn’t be a problem.

    There are other options to reverse complications, and a lot of it deals with nutrition. Doctors learn absolutely nothing about nutrition, and nutritional interventions to reverse and heal diseases continue to go unrecorded in medical literature. The founders of modern day medicine (chemical medicine) completely shut down naturopathic medicine. If the same resources put into chemical medicine today by big pharma were put into naturopathic medicine and discovery, not one person on planet Earth would get sick. I say this because based on what I’ve looked at, it’s so obvious. Others disagree with it, but for the most part, it’s those who have not bothered to look but rather chosen to believe without question what they’ve been told.
    Last edited by donnay; 11-29-2018 at 07:02 AM.
    Proverbs 29:18
    "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

    Hosea 4:6
    "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens

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    Shocking new drug danger discovered: Statins found to cause ALS, a fatal nervous system disorder

    by: Isabelle Z
    Tuesday, June 04, 2019

    Many people take statins with the aim of improving their health, but these drugs come with so many side effects that they’re often not worth taking. Long under fire for their lack of results and their role in raising the risk of diabetes, yet another reason has emerged for avoiding these drugs: They can cause the deadly disorder ALS.

    ALS, which stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a nervous system disorder that causes progressive muscle strength loss that is irreversible. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, it cause nerve cells within the spinal cord and brain that control your voluntary muscles to die. It may start with weakness in one leg or arm and speech changes before leading to muscle twitching and eventually preventing people from moving, speaking, eating and breathing. There is no cure, and the disease is fatal.

    According to a new study that was published in the Drug Safety journal, statins could be one of the driving factors behind sporadic cases of ALS, which account for roughly nine out of ten ALS diagnoses. In the study, researchers looked at the reporting odds ratio, or ROR, of statins in relation to ALS and ALS-like symptoms. An ROR of 6 or greater generally suggests probable cause.

    While the RORs for ALS were considered elevated for all of the statins studied, they discovered that lipophilic statins like Lovastatin (Altoprev) had an alarmingly high ROR of 107. Meanwhile, the ROR for Simvastatin (Zocor) was 23, while that of the popular statin Atorvastatin (Lipitor) was 17 and Rosuvastatin (Crestor) was 9.09. The researchers concluded that there is indeed a concerning connection that warrants further exploration.

    Statins have lots of side effects, few benefits

    If you take statins, ALS isn’t the only medical problem you have to worry about. They’ve also been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and memory loss. The most common side effects include cognitive problems, fatigue and muscle symptoms, while some people note aggression, higher irritability, and numbness or tingling in their extremities. And while they are intended to reduce the risk of suffering an ischemic stroke, they can raise the risk of hemorrhagic strokes.

    Statins have also been shown to double the risk of developing diabetes. The risk is even higher among post-menopausal women, with one large study of more than 150,000 women showing that this group’s risk of diabetes rises by 71 percent by taking statins.

    Statins are a huge moneymaker for doctors and pharmaceutical companies, so it’s unlikely that prescriptions will slow down any time soon. Thankfully, many people can avoid them by making lifestyle changes that will improve their health and bring their cholesterol to healthier levels. While it’s not quite as easy as taking a pill, improving your diet and getting regular exercise won’t raise your risk of ALS or any other illness – in fact, it will have the opposite effect.

    The first step is adding more foods to your diet that are known to fight cholesterol. Focus on getting plenty of omega 3 fatty acids and fiber, and eat foods like oats, fish and garlic. Try to increase your physical activity levels, whether you’re going from being sedentary to taking a few slow strolls round the block after dinner each week or turning a couple of your weekly jogs into runs. No matter what you’re currently doing, there is a way to raise the intensity.

    With nearly one out of every four people in the U.S. over the age of 45 taking statins, it’s important that everyone is aware of the risks posed these drugs and the safer alternatives for lowering your cholesterol and protecting your heart health naturally.

    Sources for this article include:


    H/T: DamianTV
    Proverbs 29:18
    "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

    Hosea 4:6
    "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens

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    Statin drugs used to fight cholesterol actually HARM your health, say experts
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by: Cassie B.

    When a doctor tells someone that their cholesterol levels are high enough to warrant a prescription for statins, many people are more than willing to comply in hopes of avoiding a heart attack. Statins are the second-most prescribed drugs on the planet, and one out of every five Americans aged 40 to 75 takes these drugs on a regular basis. Although doctors hand out prescriptions for statins like it’s not a big deal, this is one case where it is best to avoid emotional reactions and spend some time researching the situation very carefully.

    Unfortunately, the statins used to fight cholesterol can actually harm your health quite significantly, and they don’t quite offer the benefits many people expect. In fact, explaining all the ways these drugs can put your health in danger goes beyond the scope of this article as at least 300 adverse health effects have been revealed in published literature so far. Some of the major categories include damage to the muscles, nerves and liver, endocrine disruption, cardiovascular damage and birth defects in addition to raising your risk of cancer and diabetes.

    Myopathy, or muscle breakdown and pain, is one of the more well-known side effects of these drugs, affecting up to 40 percent of patients within the first month of treatment. Several trials have shown statistically significant rises in cancer incidence and deaths. In particular, the greater risk of breast cancer associated with these drugs means that women need to be extra careful with them.

    Studies have also shown that statins can raise people’s risk of Type 2 diabetes. Doctors have long been aware of the connection, but many tend to attribute it to the fact that those taking statins often have more risk factors for diabetes in the first place. However, more recent studies have shown that the risk is indeed related to the use of these drugs. One study found that they can cause post-menopausal women’s diabetes risk to rise by 71 percent, even after making adjustments for other factors that might influence their diabetes risk such as body mass index, age and ethnicity.

    The rise in Alzheimer’s disease that is being seen right now just as more Americans than ever are taking statins may be more than a coincidence. High cholesterol levels can actually protect elderly people against dementia and the inverse is also true; low cholesterol levels are linked to a higher risk of dementia. Memory loss is one of the documented side effects of statins, which reduce the body’s production of CoQ10, a nutrient that protects the brain and the heart. CoQ10 deficiency is also behind the muscle pain and fatigue that many of those taking statins experience.

    Keep your heart healthy naturally
    Of course, there is no reason that anyone has to choose between potentially having a heart attack or suffering from the many side effects and risks of statins. There are several natural ways that you can improve your heart health that might require a bit more effort than taking a pill but can reap tremendous benefits in all areas of your physical and mental health. For example, physical exercise is a great way to improve your heart health. Start getting more active or increase the intensity of any activity you are doing already if your cholesterol numbers are concerning.

    Yoga is another great way to enhance your heart health. You can also increase your intake of foods known to help fight high cholesterol, such as oats and fiber-rich foods. At the same time, it is important to avoid processed foods.

    Unfortunately, statins are huge money maker for Big Pharma, and recent changes to the guidelines have broadened the definition of “high cholesterol” and mean many more Americans than before are being prescribed these drugs. The many potential drawbacks of these drugs, paired with their rather questionable benefits, should have everyone seeking alternative ways of keeping their heart in top shape.

    Sources for this article include:
    Proverbs 29:18
    "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

    Hosea 4:6
    "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens

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