Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Are 21st Century Snake Oil

Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Are The Greatest Health Fraud Of All Time

How can that be true? To answer this we need to understand how important cholesterol is for you and I to live long and healthy lives.

Cholesterol Is Produced By Every Cell In The Human Body! 

You make way more cholesterol than you could ever consume in a day. Your body needs these fats for healthy Brain and Nerve formation, they are entirely made of cholesterol and water. Your cell membranes are dependent on cholesterol because the membranes are made up of a double layer of fatty acids bound by phosphates, the lipids are replaced continuously by the cells own production of cholesterol.cholesterol lowering drugs

Why Are So Many People On Cholesterol Lowering Statins? 

The answer lies in the motive… A motive of profit driven greed at any cost! More than 255 million prescriptions for cholesterol lowering statin drugs such as Lipotor®, Mevacor®, Zocor® and Crestor ® were dispensed in 2010, for a total spending of nearly $19 billion in America, making them the most commonly prescribed type of medication in the United States.

The #1 Cause Of Death In America Is Heart Disease!

The fact of the matter is that since 1935, Heart Disease and Cancer have been the #1 and #2 causes of death in America every year! There has been no change at all with the introduction of statins, but what has changed is the incidence of Peripheral Neuropathy and Diabetes since the introduction of these types of drugs.

 At you can see at least 90 studies on statin-induced neuro-toxicity (nerve damage), including studies that link cholesterol lowering drugs directly to neuropathy, including chronic peripheral neuropathy.

As explained by NINDS: “Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to every other part of the body. Peripheral nerves also send sensory information back to the brain and spinal cord, such as a message that the feet are cold or a finger is burned. Damage to the peripheral nervous system interferes with these vital connections. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral neuropathy distorts and sometimes interrupts messages between the brain and the rest of the body.” 

Because every peripheral nerve has a highly specialized function in a specific part of the body, a wide array of symptoms may occur when these nerves become damaged. 

How can these cholesterol lowering Drugs known as statins cause nerve damage? It’s quite simple, cholesterol is a major component of Myelin, the fatty insulation around nerves and within our brains. Cholesterol Lowering Drugs alter the way in which myelin is produced by the body as well as completely blocking the production of myelin. All of which may lead to nerve damage, including brain and spinal cord damage.

Some of the symptoms of neuropathy include: Temporary numbness, tingling, and/or pricking sensations (paresthesia), sensitivity to touch, and/or muscle weakness. In more advanced cases there may be burning pain (especially at night), muscle wasting, paralysis, organ and/or gland dysfunction and complete failure. Digestion may be altered due to loss of  signaling from the brain. Many times those with neuropathy have problems with maintaining stable blood pressure.

Many people with peripheral neuropathy experience problems being able to perform normal sexual functions, in men they may have problems gaining or maintaining an erection, while women may experience with vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse. In extreme cases, breathing may become difficult and/or organ failure may occur.

One of the more disturbing implications of this finding is that since statins damage the peripheral nerves, it is also highly likely that they damage the central nervous system (which includes the brain), as well.

A study published in the journal Pharmacology in 2009, found statin-induced cognitive impairment to be a common occurrence, with 90% reporting improvement after they stopped taking the drug.

There are, in fact, at least 12 studies linking memory problems with statin drug use in the biomedical literature, which shows just how widespread and serious a side effect statin-induced neurological damage really is.