Monday, November 16, 2009

Popular Cholesterol Drug May Hurt...

A headline in the news today reads "Popular Cholesterol Drug May Hurt, Not Help".

This type of news is becoming all too common. It's a race for these drug companies to come up with the next "best seller", and with the competition as fierce as it is in this multi-billion dollar industry more bad news is sure to follow. It sickens me that so many people put their health (ultimately their lives) in the hands of greedy corporations each with the reputation of having this "get it on the market and deal with the consequences later" motto, and what's worse is the success these drug companies have at convincing doctors that their drug is safe and effective.

A line from today's report reads...

"Statins such as Lipitor and Crestor have long been used to lower LDL or bad cholesterol, and are known to cut the risk of heart problems. Nevertheless, many statin users still suffer heart attacks, so doctors have been testing adding a second medicine to further lower risk."

So the medical communities answer to a drug with potentially deadly side effects is to simply add another drug? Is that what they're taught in school?

I think every doctor should have to learn natural/holistic methods of curing and preventing disease before they can even begin to use a pharmaceutical approach. They should study the human body from a natural stand point (i.e. the important role nutrients play in maintaining a healthy state), and the consequences toxins (from drugs/Rx's, to environmental, to what's commonly found in processed foods) have on the body. Doctors should spend more time learning about the importance of a healthy diet (organic whole foods, grass fed beef, and free range chickens), and what damage the alternatives actually do to your health.

There are a number of proven natural remedies to lowering cholesterol and everyone one of them starts with a healthy diet. And guess what, none of these natural approaches have deadly side effects.

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