KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcast: Are Statin Drugs The Answer?

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Posted on 30th August 2012 by admin in Health Alerts |SuperHealth Podcasts

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Society’s use and Big Pharma’s profits of statin drugs in the United States are booming. But are these pharmaceutical drugs always your best weapon against high cholesterol and heart dis-ease? Are there natural alternatives to lower your cholesterol—potentially saving you possible debilitating side effects, not to mention hundreds of dollars per year? What exactly are statin drugs, what do they do in the body, and what is the troubling link between statin drug use and diabetes? Find out the answer to these questions and more in today’s important episode of KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcast, important for everyone concerned about their family’s health and their own personal health.

Let’s re-think the conventional wisdom of the drug approach to health. Click below to listen to the Podcast.

Audio Transcription

Welcome to Living Fuel TV. This is KC Craichy. Your cholesterol was high, so your doctor gave you a statin drug and you’ve been taking it for how long? This is a disturbing situation that I’ve come up on many times here recently. People that I’m communicating with, they’ll talk to me about their cholesterol levels and that they’re on statin drugs to bring their cholesterol down. Then they slip into pre-diabetes, which you’re hearing a lot about these days. That one in three or one in four people are pre- diabetic. If you think about the number of people on cholesterol lowering drugs, now we have to start looking for the connections here. What is going on?

Well, statin drugs block the conversion of sugar in the bloodstream and cholesterol. It blocks that conversion and puts it back as sugar into the bloodstream. So what you have is almost invariably people on statin drugs are going to have elevated blood sugar. Over time it creeps up and the doctor then says, a different doctor potentially, says, “Hey, let’s put you now on a blood sugar modulating drug so that we can bring your sugar down because you’re getting in the area of pre-diabetes.” So, then you get stacked one drug on top of another because of a side effect, and so on. Now, statin drugs, they can have their purpose. But bringing cholesterol down really is easy. You really have to want to take a drug to not want to try the natural way to bring your cholesterol down. Literally, if you increase your fiber significantly and your vegetables, and drop your sugar intake and your grain intake, your cholesterol normally will drop like a rock.

Now, there are people that have cholesterol issues that are hereditary, but those don’t even generally come down on cholesterol medication. But the thing that’s disturbing me the most right now is I know people who’ve been on these cholesterol lowering medications to where their total cholesterol now is 125 or 150, total cholesterol, HDL and LDL. Now, the statins are designed to bring your cholesterol down. So, when you’re down in these ranges – now the literature shows that if you’re cholesterol levels are below 200 and then even as it goes down, your ill-health and mortality from any reason goes up. In fact, the issue of suicide goes up the lower the cholesterol level goes under 200.

There are a lot of issues. Your cholesterol is very important. You talk about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, the truth is, it’s neither good or bad. You have to have both of them, and, ideally, they both would be at 100, 100 HDL, 100 LDL. Now, cholesterol is not the problem. It’s the oxidation of excess cholesterol that’s the problem. So, if you are on a statin drug and your cholesterol level is below 200, and your doctor is telling you to keep taking it because you want to keep managing it, you probably need to consider another doctor. So, there are so many natural approaches to optimizing cholesterol levels, and they won’t work, necessarily for everyone. But again, cholesterol really in and of itself is not a problem.

Now, if you can have high antioxidants, you can minimize cholesterol oxidation, and there are a lot of things along those lines. I just wanted you to think today. Think about the drugs that you are taking. It’s been my case – I recently did a health test to see how things are going, like I do periodically. When you fill out the form it says, “What drugs are you on?”, not, “Are you on any drugs?” Guys, let’s get serious. The average person over 60 years old in the United States is on six drugs, six drugs. We know clinically that once you get beyond five drugs, it’s impossible to predict the clinical outcomes. So, rethink this drug approach to health. There are a lot of ways to get there naturally and we want to help you through that.

So, if we can answer any questions for you, send us a message through blog or email, or however you can get to us, Facebook, and we’ll be happy to try to help you out. God bless you, and have a great day.

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