STATIN SIDE EFFECT EPIDEMIC- In general, we believe there is a time and place for everything, including drugs and surgery. There are very few medications or surgeries we believe should not ever be used.
Statin drugs are one exception to the rule, however. We believe they are dangerous, known to be dangerous by the pharmaceutical companies that are pushing them, and are much overused.
OVER 300 PROBLEMS, INCLUDING HEART DISEASE- There are now over 300 known adverse health effects of statins. Here is a list of some of the most common problems that have been associated with the medications…
- Liver Damage
- Coenzyme Q10 Deficiency
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cognitive Decline/Dysfunction
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Peripheral Neuropathies
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Statin drugs are toxic and damaging to nerves and muscles, leading to a new epidemic of all over body pain. In fact, the newest research on statin drugs has now linked statins with Polymyalgia Rheumatica – a disease characterized by all over muscle pain. We have witnessed this problem first hand on many occasions. It has now been estimated now that people on statins have a 14 times greater chance of developing Polymyalgia Rheumatica (ROR 14.21; 95% CI 9.89-20.85). Instead of being a “rare” side effect of statin drugs, as it is told by the pharmaceutical companies, unrelenting muscle pain seems to be a very common problem, and does not even seem to go away in many people once they get off of the medication.
Ironically, statin drugs do not just hurt general muscles and nerves, they also hurt the very organ they are designed to treat – the heart, which is also a muscle. Research published in 2009 in the journal Cardiology found that statin drugs actually impaired heart muscle function.
NO NEED- Given the wide range of natural substances with few or no side effects that are capable of reducing cholesterol (when actually needed), it seems almost criminal to use statin drugs, except maybe in the direst of circumstances – but certainly not in mild to moderate cases.
Hope this helps,
Dr Matt and Dr Robin
This week’s bit of Useless Information: Using a remote controlled camera, biologists caught dolphins getting high by sucking on puffer fish. They were even caught passing the puffer fish around.
This email is courtesy of Matthew Barnes, D.C. and Robin Barnes, D.C. Neither this nor any of our emails are intended to be medical advice and should not be taken as such. They are opinion and are for informational purposes only. None of the nutrients discussed here are meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.