Natural Solutions for a Healthy Cholesterol Level

Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels are statin medications like Zocor (simvastatin), Lipitor (avorastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), and Lescol (fluvastatin). These drugs can be dangerous if taken with high levels of long-acting…

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Undo the Side Effects of Statins

As many of you know, I firmly believe that the only people who should be taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs—such as Zocor, Lipitor or the many others—are middle aged men with coronary artery disease. For everyone else, statins may actually be raising the incidence of heart failure because they…

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Why “Good” HDL Cholesterol Isn’t Always Good

The drug companies have sold the American public a simplified version of cholesterol, that LDL cholesterol is “bad” and HDL cholesterol is “good.” They’ve propagated that message in order to sell more cholesterol medications, but that message is doing more harm than good. Knowing your HDL…

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