Statins

Protect Heart Health With Two Simple Nutrients

…-lowering” statins without considering the fact that they interfere with the protective effects of CoQ10, selenium, zinc, and copper. Statins have repeatedly been shown to deplete the very same substances that protect against heart disease. It’s little wonder studies show that statins don’t prolong…

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Increase Omega-3 for Heart Health

…Conventional medicine is finally recognizing the role of inflammation in causing cardiovascular disease, and drugs are being promoted as the answer. Statins, traditionally used to lower cholesterol, can lower C-reactive protein (CRP) in the body. Some doctors even feel that the best way to prevent heart…

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Is Niacin Safe? A Closer Look at New Research

statin also took the form of niacin that is known to cause problems, while the placebo group took regular niacin—the form known to be beneficial—without any statin drug. If you want to test the effects of niacin, then at least compare apples to apples. Statins Get Off Scot-Free Those in the statin/…

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Statins Decrease Exercise's Benefits

…new demand. This study found that when statins are taken, mitochondrial activity doesn’t increase with exercise, but actually falls. In this study, researchers followed 37 adults who trained aerobically for 12 weeks. Half of the participants were on the statin Zocor and the other half weren’t. The…

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Niacin: The Super Cholesterol-Lowering Nutrient

…the supplement (up to 2–4 grams a day) can increase HDL levels as much as 35 percent, much higher than popular cholesterol-lowering drugs, like statins, on the market. It’s important to note that you should wield the power of niacin carefully and gradually increase its dosage. It can cause a flushing…

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Could Statin Use Put Your Eyes at Risk?

statins have been linked to cataracts. Researchers at the University of Waterloo studied almost 6,400 patients seen at their optometry clinic from 2007–2008. Fifty-six percent of patients with type 2 diabetes were taking statins compared to 16 percent without diabetes. Both diabetes and statin use…

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Dried Apples Lower Cholesterol

…imagine how much publicity a drug company would receive if they had a drug that could perform these same feats? The story on cholesterol-lowering statins drugs seems to get worse by the day. They’ve been linked to everything from muscle weakness and degeneration (myopathy), depression, and birth defects…

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Lose Weight and Control Cholesterol--With Dried Apples!

…are even cheaper if you dry them yourself), and they have none of the serious side effects associated with cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins. Now It’s Your Turn: What’s your favorite dried fruit? You May Also Be Interested In * How To Transform Your Diet for Rapid Weight Loss * Nutrients…

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Why Health Nuts Eat Nuts

…nuts are added to a healthy diet plan and other cholesterol-lowering foods, they can be just as effective as cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as statins. When you take into account all the changes in the various forms of cholesterol, the statistics show that a handful of almonds a day can reduce your…

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Why You Should Eat More Garlic

One of the most pungent foods in your kitchen also happens to have some of the most significant health benefits. It's garlic. Here are some of the properties associated with garlic: * Insecticidal — insect killing * Antibacterial — eliminating bacterial growth * Antifungal — eliminating…

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