Tulane Univ. Study: Widely prescribed [statin] drugs act as cellular poisons...
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A number of years ago, my doctor prescribed a statin drug, Lipitor, for me to take to decrease my cholesterol. I expressed my reservations at that time because the way the drug acts was a problem for me. It didn't make sense to decrease the levels of cholesterol to my nervous system while trying to decrease the circulating cholesterol in my blood stream. She agreed it didn't seem right, but there were a number of 'studies' that supported it.

Begrudgingly, I acquiesced and started on them. Coincidentally, over the years and while eventually on relatively large doses of Lipitor (from my cardiologist), certain neurological symptoms and a diabetic condition presented themselves and worsened, making me have to take other drugs to combat these other symptoms, including one for neuropathy.

After these years, I got down to basics, changed my diet and lost a lot (80+ lbs) of weight, got off insulin, lowered the statins to a very small amount (and that too will end this week) and now I  have normal cholesterol and nearly all normal lipid profile. My blood sugars are slightly high, but A1C is normal.

Then, I see this article today and it only reinforces my stance against these poisonous statins. They could have been the causes of many of my health issues in the first place, as the article and new research points out.

Like with most things in medical research, the researchers are owned or sponsored by drug companies and if you don't get the results they want, your grant money disappears as does your lab funding and you even can loose credibility.

Thank goodness, these brave souls at Tulane University published some truth and validated my suspicions too.

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Quote:STATINS RED ALERT: Widely prescribed drugs act as cellular poisons that accelerate aging... deactivate DNA repair... promote diabetes, muscle fatigue and memory loss

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

http://www.naturalnews.com/051363_statin...fects.html

(NaturalNews) 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. While statin drugs have been aggressively pushed by for-profit drug companies as "miracle" medicines, in truth they can lead to disastrous (even fatal) side effects in many patients.

As the UK Express writes, such side effects include "memory loss, muscle pain, diabetes, cataracts, liver dysfunction, diabetes, fatigue and memory loss."

"Statins make regular users become older faster," reports the Express, "leaving them open to long-term mental and physical decline..." The Express adds:

Scientists have found the heart disease drug badly affects our stem cells, the internal medical system which repairs damage to our bodies and protects us from muscle and joint pain as well as memory loss. ... Professor Reza Izadpanah, a stem cell biologist and lead author of the research published in the American Journal of Physiology, said: "Our study shows statins may speed up the aging process."

Statin drug side effects documented to include memory loss, muscle fatigue, cataracts and diabetes
The study, published in the American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology is entitled "The Impact of Statins on Biological Characteristics of Stem Cells Provides a Novel Explanation for Their Pleotropic Beneficial and Adverse Clinical Effects."

The study abstract states that statin drug "side effects include memory loss, myopathy, cataract formation, and increased risk of diabetes." It also warns that "Statins also impaired the expression of DNA repair genes including XRCC4, XRCC6, and Apex1."

Doctors and drug companies have conspired for years to downplay the side effects of statin drugs, promoting the medications as "miracle" drugs that everyone should be taking. Some doctors even suggested statins should be dripped into the water supply like fluoride.

When patients experienced the devastating side effects of statin drugs -- memory loss, diabetes, muscle fatigue, etc. -- doctors simply put them on yet more medications for those symptoms. Statin drugs, in effect, became "gateway drugs" that led to expanding medication prescriptions for yet more high-profit drugs.

Heart industry doctors bribed to lower the limits of "high" cholesterol to push more statin drugs
To expand the scam, the medical system conspired to redefine "high cholesterol" to lower numbers, instantly thrusting tens of millions of people into a state that demanded "treatment" with high-profit medications. These decision panels of the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology were stacked with panelists who were bribed by pharmaceutical companies to redefine high cholesterol in a way that generated the most profits. As Natural News wrote in 2013:

Doctors claim the new guidelines will limit how many people with low heart risks are put on statins simply because of a cholesterol number. However, under the new advice, one-third of U.S. adults would meet the threshold to consider taking a statin, more than twice the 15 percent of adults who are recommended statins under current guidelines.

The justification for the panel having half its members with ties to Big Pharma: Ties between heart doctors and Big Pharma are so extensive that it is almost impossible to find a large group of doctors who have no industry ties.

For many years, Natural News has taught readers that statin drugs can cause nerve damage and other devastating health effects. But the medical establishment, as usual, ignored these side effects and kept pushing more statins for profit, pretending no one was being harmed.

Just like with the vaccine industry, the statin drug industry is far more concerned with pocketing huge profits than protecting lives. Now, thanks to researchers at Tulane University, the science of what causes statin drugs to be so dangerous to human health is better understood.
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#2
Well....time to say goodbye to my Pravastatin then!
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#3
This finding isn't anything new. This has been known for decades. It's just the same old deceptive money game played over and over again by the big allopathic medical business and their "honest" doctors: ignoring real facts that impede on the profits with their highly lucrative medical merchandise, such as statin drugs.

It is important for the public to recognize that most of the "scientific" research in favor of cholesterol-lowering statins is flawed and fraudulent.

The most reliable evidence has long tied statin use with memory problems, muscle disorders, liver damage, cataracts, nerve damage, pancreatitis, erectile dysfunction, brain dysfunction, diabetes, and with an increased risk of cancer and higher mortality (statins only somewhat reduce the risk of non-fatal heart attacks).

And regarding your experience with Lipitor and diabetes, Zedta:

The physiological mechanisms of how statins do serious damage are also well understood, such as by their impairment of oxidative cell metabolism, the increase in inflammation and cell destruction, the lowering of cholesterol and steroid hormone production, the promotion of pancreatic injury, etc. - rather thoroughly explained in this scholarly article on how statins, and a cholesterol-lowering popular diet pill advertised by Dr. Oz, promote diabetes at http://www.supplements-and-health.com/ga...fects.html - look at Figure 7 to see how irrational it is to block the production of cholesterol!

Yet despite of the existence of that scientific knowledge, the medical business and the public health authorities keep ignoring it and continue to recommend statins to diabetics and make claims that they have a low risk profile despite that they are also significantly linked to cancer and higher mortality (just look at the propaganda put out by the Mayo clinic on statin drugs: "the risk of life-threatening side effects from statins is very low").

And because of such medical propaganda, few people are aware that the medical claims of benefits of statins are mostly based on junk studies conducted by people with vested interests. And, logically, it's mostly the corporate medical business and other people with similar vested interests tied to it (eg, mouthpieces, hacks) who promote the alleged value of these highly lucrative products.

Also, older people with HIGH cholesterol live longer than those with low cholesterol levels (see above mentioned article for numerous scientific study references confirming this).

Because the cholesterol-heart disease theory, or rather medical dogma, is wrong, the use of statins is also wrong by logical extension.

So the real truth is that statins have almost no real benefit in the very vast majority of users. They do more harm than good. It's a "scientific" scam of the mainstream medical business.
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#4
Good to see you agree with my suspicions with sound medical data. I was questioning these poisons over 15 years ago. Glad I never kept using them at the amounts 'recommended' and have now stopped them completely. I hope others see the light too.

One BIG obvious error in the notion that lower cholesterol is good for your heart would be the statistic that well over half the heart attacks seen in ERs are with people having low or normal cholesterol levels.
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#5
For the most part, pharmaceutical drugs are simply poisons that also have potential "therapeutic" effects.  One has to consider whether or not, in any given case, the therapeutic effects will outweigh the poisonous ones.  In order to do that, though, a fairly decent knowledge of the drug is required and one has also to get past the advertising blitzes and tunnel vision of most prescribers.  No easy task, especially in a society that elevates doctors to the level of deity.

Which reminds me---"What's the difference between doctors and God?"  "God doesn't believe He's a doctor."  :grin: :LOL: :grin:
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#6
:LOL:when i saw this i thought it ws saying statins act as cellupar phones
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(10-12-2015, 09:58 PM)Chestertonian Wrote: :LOL:when i saw this i thought it ws saying statins act as cellupar phones

No offense, but you seem to read as poorly as you 'type'.  :grin:

Perhaps you have large fingers and don't hit the buttons right and  you need glasses or a screen cleaner.

:)
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(10-13-2015, 08:56 PM)Zedta Wrote:
(10-12-2015, 09:58 PM)Chestertonian Wrote: :LOL:when i saw this i thought it ws saying statins act as cellupar phones

No offense, but you seem to read as poorly as you 'type'.  :grin:

Perhaps you have large fingers and don't hit the buttons right and  you need glasses or a screen cleaner.

:)

it's a lot of things,i type while lying down a good portion of the time and i am using a mobile device most of the time.  have progressive nerve damage in my hands,has gotten very bad in the past few months.  if you think my typing is badyoushouldhear my piano playing
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(10-14-2015, 04:03 PM)Chestertonian Wrote:
(10-13-2015, 08:56 PM)Zedta Wrote:
(10-12-2015, 09:58 PM)Chestertonian Wrote: :LOL:when i saw this i thought it ws saying statins act as cellupar phones

No offense, but you seem to read as poorly as you 'type'.  :grin:

Perhaps you have large fingers and don't hit the buttons right and  you need glasses or a screen cleaner.

:)

it's a lot of things,i type while lying down a good portion of the time and i am using a mobile device most of the time.  have progressive nerve damage in my hands,has gotten very bad in the past few months.  if you think my typing is badyoushouldhear my piano playing

:tiphat:

My hat's off to you at your abilities despite the difficulties. I have psoriasis in my ears and hands which has given me arthritis in my fingers and sometimes I hit the wrong keys as well, but I use a larger keyboard to type with. I'd be a mess if I was limited to a screen.
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