Getting Off Of Statins

The Side Effects & Symptoms of Statin Medications

statin medications in record numbers. Plus, they’re sending patients off to the pharmacy with little or no information about what these drugs can do to their patients’ health. So, today I wanted to answer some of the most commonly asked questions I receive about statins. Questions About Statin

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…-lowering statin drugs can cause diabetes. For many years now, we’ve known that statin drug use can contribute to diabetes. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started requiring statin drug makers to put a diabetes warning on their labels. So, while I do continue to recommend statins for…

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Undo the Side Effects of Statins

…, many doctors prescribe statins every day, and many people suffer their unwanted side-effects—including muscle pain and weakness, generalized soreness, memory loss and peripheral neuropathy. How to Turn Back the Side Effects of Statins 1. Consider getting off your statin medication, unless you’re…

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Low Cholesterol Levels Can Hurt Your Immune System

…important—here are the levels I recommend. Also, if you’re on a statin medication purely for cholesterol lowering you may want to consider talking to your doctor about getting off of them. While I don’t hesitate to prescribe statin drugs for men under age 75 with diagnosed cardiovascular disease or…

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Improved Energy: One of the Top Benefits of CoQ10

…the energy production process. When your body is low on CoQ10, it's like running on weak batteries. Unfortunately, many people write off this feeling as a sign of getting old. They never realize that the real cause of the problem is a CoQ10 deficiency. One of the most serious heart conditions caused by…

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CoQ10 Facts: What You Should Know

…drops off as you get older. When I put people on CoQ10, they often feel 10 years younger! * CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant. It cleans up the destructive free radicals that are by-products of the energy production process. * If you’re on a statin medication, you MUST take CoQ10. Not only do statins stop…

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Statin Medications Can Cause Diabetes, Memory Loss

…-lowering statin medications to put new warnings on the label—namely that these drugs can up your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and memory loss. First off, I praise the FDA for finally stepping up and doing the job they should be doing. As I'll mention in a minute, I do recommend statin medications…

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New Statin Medication Guidelines May Double Use

…this category. Statin Medication Guideline No. 2: Does the patient have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? The use of statin medications in people with diabetes is highly controversial. First off, statins can actually contribute to type 2 diabetes. In fact, last year the FDA began requiring statin drug manufacturers…

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5 Dining Secrets that Help to Take Off the Pounds

…but how you eat it. So, I thought I would give you some of my favorite dining secrets for taking off the pounds. * Begin your meal with a salad or a cup of vegetable soup, which helps to take the edge off your appetite. * Cut your foods into smaller pieces. As the above study showed, when you divide your…

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Healthy Blood Pressure: How to Help Our Kids

…children, all we had to monitor was television viewing. Now we have the internet, cell phones, and electronic games to contend with. So, get the whole family off the couch and go out for a walk, bike ride, or toss the ball around in the yard. * Serve Healthy Meals: High salt, high trans-fat meals—which…

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Best Multivitamins for Women: What the Media Didn't Report

…copper. The best multivitamins for women should have less than the RDA of copper since copper can also act as a pro-oxidant. The bottom line is we get enough copper from water going through mostly copper pipes. • There are no downsides to taking magnesium—only enormous benefits. Magnesium helps…

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