How Statins Cause Heart Problems – Use These Natural Solutions Instead
Statins are the “gold-standard” for high cholesterol treatment. They’re a powerful medication, and they’ve been proven to save the lives of many men and women living with or having a high risk of heart attack or stroke. But if statins are so effective, why are some people afraid to take them?
As with any medication, there are risks associated with taking statins, but the benefits far outweigh the risks for the vast majority of high-risk patients.
Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, author of Death by Modern Medicine, and passionate promoter of magnesium supplementation, posted an abstract from a Japanese study that scientifically indicts statin drugs as perpetrators of bad heart health rather than the proclaimed solutions of heart health.
The Japanese study abstract posted in the March 2015 journal Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology titled “Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms” that Dr. Dean was excited about concludes with this mildly stated stinger:
“Thus, the epidemic of heart failure and atherosclerosis that plagues the modern world may paradoxically be aggravated by the pervasive use of statin drugs. We propose that current statin treatment guidelines be critically reevaluated.”
The Japanese study also isolates how statins impair biosynthesis of selenium proteins such as glutathione, which serves to prevent lipid peroxidation, a process that injures membranes of cells made of (gasp) fat!
A 2013 study in Ireland, “The Ugly Side of Statins. Systemic Appraisal of the Un-known Unknowns” concluded with a fighting Irish blunt hammer blow: “These finding[s] on statin major adverse effects had been under-reported and the way in which they withheld from the public, and even concealed, is a scientific farce.”
Dr. Dean has some basic suggestions for heart health. She recommends loading up on quality magnesium, considered the “master mineral”, as it is involved in over 300 cellular metabolic processes, many of which directly affect the heart.
She points out that magnesium also inhibits the over-production of cholesterol instead of destroying that production completely the way statins do. Magnesium helps maintain a proper balance of cholesterol production.
With too little cholesterol the initial conversion of sunlight to vitamin D3 cannot take place nor can there be enough lipid support cell membranes and brain cell production. Low vitamin D levels are precursors to several disease states.