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The Case Against STATINS


Many experts argue that Statins, ‘cholesterol-fighting’ drugs – are over-prescribed, with potentially dangerous side effects.

With many of our community members and ‘Healthy Heart Challenge‘ participants looking for answers – we’ve decided to curate topics here on the blog to continue the conversation.

We will aim to add information here on this page along with commentary. Please join in on the conversation too, in the comments.

“In my view, statins are among the most ineffective and dangerous drugs on the market, largely because the doctors who prescribe them haven’t done their homework.”

Dr Armon B. Neel, Jr, author of “Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?”

“The biggest problem with statin cholesterol drugs is not that they hardly do anything, but that doctors think that efforts to prevent heart disease can end at a statin drug and low-fat diet.”

Dr William Davis, Cardiologist & Author of ‘Wheat Belly’

When you ponder Dr. Davis’ quote – this means that many traditionally-trained doctors appear to ignore or neglect the DOZENS of other powerful strategies that you could adopt that dramatically reduce, even eliminate, your for heart disease.

How Do Statins Work?

Statins lower your LDL levels by interfering with the liver’s ability to produce it. (The liver produces about 75 percent of the cholesterol that circulates in our blood; the rest comes from our diet.)

If you’re taking a statin, your doctor probably placed you in one of two treatment categories — primary prevention or secondary prevention.

In the first case, you likely have high cholesterol but no known coronary artery disease; your doctor’s assumption is that the statin will help prevent you from developing heart disease or having a heart attack.

In the second classification, you’ve probably received a diagnosis of coronary artery disease and may have even had one or more heart attacks. Your doctor believes the statin will help stave off another cardiac event.

What Your Doctor May Not Have Told You About Statins.

According to Dr Armon B. Neel, Jr., author of “Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?”

  • Statins may not reduce your risk of death.
  • Statins can destroy your muscles.
  • Statins can cause serious cognitive problems.
  • Statins increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
  • If you’ve had a hemorrhagic stroke, taking a statin drug may increase your risk of having another one.
  • Statins can interfere with your ability to metabolize other drugs.
  • That Statins are a ‘Category X’ Drug, capable of causing birth defects. Studies have shown that not only do doctors negligently prescribe them, but the pharmacists fill the prescription without asking.1)

Dr. Stephanie Senneff on Statins

Dr Stephanie Seneff on the Damaging Effects of Statins

We have a number of videos we wish to share with you, however, this particular interview with Senior Research Scientist at the MIT, Dr Stephanie Seneff lays out many of the key issues we see with Statin therapy.

The Story that ‘Broke’ ABC Catalyst

Dr. Maryanne Demasi – ‘Statin Wars: Have we been misled by the evidence?’

Dr. Maryanne Demasi was headhunted by the ABC ‘s Catalyst program in 2006 and gained a reputation for reporting on relevant and sometimes controversial medical stories. In this speech, she uncovers that Statins are not as ‘evidence-based’, proven, or safe – as you may have been led to believe.

Too Much Medicine & The Great Statin Con – Dr. Aseem Malhotra

Highly respected UK cardiologist, Dr. Aseem Malhotra, reveals his controversial views on statin drugs.

Know the ‘Number Needed to Treat’ and the Side Effect Rate before taking Medication.

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, discusses the ‘NNT’ for Statins and his thoughts about knowing the facts when you make a decision regarding your health.


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