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Great explanations about inner workings of health industry,
This review is from: The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan That Will (Paperback)
I had been taking high dosages of statins for ten years following my heart bypass. Afew years after the bypass, I learned of Dr Sinatra. I have been following Dr Sinatra starting since then by reading his newsletters, books and attending his seminars. I wish I had known about him before that time. Last year my new cardiologist Dr. Peter H. Langsjoen finally took me off of statins because my heart energy and pumping levels were very weak due to the statin drugs. After one year on high dosages of CoQ10 my heart is normal. The "Great Cholesterol Myth" describes how statin drugs were absolutely the wrong medication for me. The two authors provide a great balance and experience base to tell this story. Further, the chapters on nutrients and what foods to eat provide a life changing lifestyle that after only two months is making me noticeably healthier. This book has also armed me to help friends and relatives who are pressured to take statin drugs. Physicians even tried to pressure by sister's teenagers to take it. As a result of this book, I am including LPP tests in my set of annual blood tests. I recommend anyone interested in a healthy life to read this book. It should be considered a preventive step to good health.
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Initial post: Dec 26, 2012 9:33:54 AM PST
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My then 16 y/o son had blood sent in for a cholesterol test for his school physical that year (family history of fatal heart attacks in males). His levels came back a little elevated. The docs first recommendation? "You should really consider placing your son on Lipitor." Lifestyle and dietary modifications were not even mentioned as a possibility. I tweaked our families diet (lower carb, moderate protien and healthy fats), my son tweaked his activity levels, and within six months all was well (and he had dropped back into a healthier weight/body fat range, as a bonus.)
Modern medicine is generally forced to treat the lowest common denominator with the solution that is simplest for the medical professionals to implement; hence the prevalence of prescriptions for potentially toxic medication, rather than more complex lifestyle changes.
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