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Wednesday
Apr162008

Government Health Agencies Complicit in Cholesterol Ruse?

If you or a loved one is on a statin drug, or you know someone who is I would urge you ro read the following article by Bill Sardi.  There is only one part of his article that I disagree with and that is where he refers to high dose Vitamin D.  It is possible to overdose with Vitamin D in supplement form but not from sunshine.

Excessive cholsterol is still a serious problem but statins are not the answer.  In fact, most people can normalise it naturally with our Cholest-Natural.

Bill Sardi wrote an interesting article on this subject ("Government Health Agencies Complicit in Cholesterol Ruse") 

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Reader Comments (300)

I was recently been treated for blood pressure it was 248/148 now on these tablets it has gone done dramatically, however, I have had tests done on my kidneys and bowel etc, because my doctor thought something was wrong with them, all results were fine, he also put me on cholesteral tablets 20mlg as it was 5.3. On the tablets it has raised to 5.6 so now they have been increased to 40mlgs also I have been given a diet to help get it down, my blood pressure is now 144/98 but he is concerned about the 98 it needs to go under 90 to prevent a stroke, do I need to increase these.
When you mention tablets which tablets are you referring to? Our Cholest-Natural or a statin drug?
July 6, 2008 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews
I am 76 yeas of age & just had a Choletserol test ,results Serum triglycerides 1.00 mmol/L. Serum HDL cholesterol level 1.8 mmol/L. Serum LDL cholesterol level 4.4 mmol/L. My blood pressure is 156 over81.Have I got a problem ? Your advice would be appreciated.
July 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor A Dickson
Hi Trevor,

In my opinion your LDL is a little high but that is offset by high HDL and low Triglycerides. So, I would not be concerned about your cholesterol.

Your blood pressure is high and it would be good if you could lower that...not by drugs but by a general 'cleaning' of the arteries to help reduce the amount of work the heart has to do.

If I was you I would seriously consider using our Cardio-Klenz for say 6 months to help give your arteries a 'springclean' as well as helping strengthen your cardiovascular systems overall. I would also combine this with our Omega 3 DHA.

I am assuming that you are in general good health and not on any prescriptions. In addition, if you can fit it in your budget I would also suggest adding the Total Balance Men's Plus into this regime as that will improve your chances on staying free of prescription drugs into old age.

Don't forget to combine these with a good diet free of processed foods and a modest amount of exercise.
July 8, 2008 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews
I have read so much hype concerning the use of statins. I have had 2 doctors prescribe lipitor and zocor for the reduction of high cholesterol. So far I have not used any drugs nor have I altered my eating habits.
The numbers have been slowly increasing over the past 10 years.
Ten years ago LDL-175 and HDL-85 doctor prescribes zocor
Today LDL-230 and HDL-130 doctor prescribes lipicor
I am 50 years old. I smoke a pack of cigarettes per day. I am very active, especially during the summer months.
I have taken maintenance drugs in the past with serious side effects beginning after a few years. I do not wish to take any pills.
From what I read this is high but not critical at this point. What would you recommend?
July 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim
These are interesting figures Jim. That is incredibly high HDL. I don't think that I have come across levels this high before. If you HDL is indeed this high I would not be worrying about your cholesterol.

I would suggest that you have your triglycerides checked along with your homocysteine and C-Reactive Protein. This will give you a better overall picture of your cardiovascular health.
July 10, 2008 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews
I am 46 years old and had a stroke 2 years ago. The hospital told me my combined cholesterol level was 145 but they wanted it below 70 so they put me on lipitor which I have been taking for the last two years along with blood pressure meds. I also quit smoking the day of the stroke. My pre-stroke blood pressure hovered at about 190/110. Taking my current cocktail of pills it is down to about 140/90, and I have no idea what my current cholesterol level is. I'm fairly active and recovered substantially from the stroke, but I hate taking pills and I wonder if the lipitor is really necessary or effective. I seem to be more forgetful than I was pre-stroke. I have intermittent stroke symptoms recurring usually in hotter months and would love to find a non-pharmaceutical solution.
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBruce
I am 59 years old and was having chest pains when exercising. After being refered to a cardiologist I had an angiogram and a stent put in a 99% blocked artery. I have never had problems with my blood pressure, highest at around 120/80, My total cholestrol is 177 with my LDL 94.4 and my HDL 40. The problem seems to be with my triglycerdies which are 215. My weight is also a problem being 20lb over weight. The cardiologist wants me to begin taking Crestor 10mg. I am now on Troprol25mg, Protonix49mg, Plavix75mg, and asprin 325mg. I am not comfortable taking another drug and am working to change my lifestyle and eating. I am not a smoker or a drinker. My doctor said that what I want to do will not work. Should I get another opinion?
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCathy
Hi Bruce,

No simple answer here I'm afraid. Your overall situation needs to be looked at and this includes all your current markers.

It is pretty standard for a stroke victim to be put on a statin although often it is not necessary.

Would you like to send full info about your current readings and the drug details to our medical nutritionist Joanna at jo@xtend-life.com She will come back to you with some more detailed suggestions.

Good luck.
July 10, 2008 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews
Hi Cathy,

I understand the reason why the Doctor prescribed some of the medicines but not why Crestor was prescribed.

The Crestor will not help with your triglycerides and may do more harm than good.

You need to focus on reducing your triglycerides and cleaning out your arteries.

The best way to lower triglycerides is by avoiding all processed foods, and simple carbohydrates, and combine that with high doses of Omega 3 fish oil. I would suggest 4 soft gels a day or even 6 for the first month.

Our Cardio-Klenz may well be a good option for you and help avoid future problems with your stent.

What I would suggest is that same that I have for Bruce. Email Joanna at jo@xtend-life.com with as many details as possible. She will then suggest a possible protocol. You could then take that and discuss it with your Doctor before taking any action on it.

If you Doctor is not receptive to discussing it then yes, I think that you would be advised to get another opinion.
July 10, 2008 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews
I am 65 years old. Recently I experienced some pain from my back (right side) and it radiated to my right chest. It was a heavy kind of pain that probably lasted for about 20-30 minutes.I went to the hospital immediately and had an ECG and x-ray. Both tests did not show that I was having any heart problem.To further ease my worry I had my lipid profile and these are the results:
total cholesterol 6.4 mmol/l
HDL 1.62 mmol/l
LDL 4.1 mmol/l
triglycerides 1.6 mmol/l
total/hdl ratio 4.0
Armed with these,I consulted a cardiologist lately and was prescribed to take 10mg of Crestor daily. I understand that my cholesterol is high and it needs to be brought down to 4.0. I am concerned of what I have learned about this medication and would like a second opinion of the efficacy of this rosuvastatin.
Thank you
July 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFaridah
I was put on samvastatin but after reading up the emails I then have a talk with my Dr and take my self off, inwhich the hospial pro say I will end up bad they inform me to go on to 40mg! first it was 10, then 20 now 40mg is that right, They have said that my vain will be norrowing and cause strokes !!!!!So what els can I take? my Drs are so good that I do not want to say ant thing to upset any of them. Please what can I say or do
July 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterE James
Hi Faridah,

As there is no indication of heart trouble I personally would not go on a statin drug with those results. Your HDL is at a good level and your LDL is not excessive. I would however try to lower my triglycerides by diet and Omega 3. Avoid any processed foods and simple carbohydrates...bakery goods etc and it will come down.

Also, you should have your homocysteine checked and also your C-Reactive Protein which measures inflammation in the blood. These are more reliable markers than a potential heart event than cholesterol.

If I were you I would try the natural options first. Crestor can have some nasty side effects for some people. I have still have not seen any REAL evidence supporting the use of the statin drugs but Doctors and Cardiologists have to recommend it when cholesterollevels are over a certain amount. This is because it is recommended by the likes of the AMA.

However, the recommendations should never have been set so low. If you trace back these recommendations you will find that they have not been set using good science but rather through the direct influence of drug companies on the authorities who set the 'standards'.

Why don't you try a combination of our Cholest-Natural and Omega 3 for three months and see how you go? There are no downsides...but lots of upsides.

Because you do not have a heart condition you have time to try the natural approach. Once you get on a statin you are likely to be on it for life. My belief is when you start taking pharmaceuticals reguarly you are on the slippery slope down...health wise.
July 17, 2008 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews
Hi E James,

I really can't comment without knowing your figures. If you can supply your cholesterol figures before and after starting the statin, plus your trigylcerides and preferably your homocysteine and C-Reactive Protein I would be happy to comment.
July 17, 2008 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews
Here in Israel they really do tend to overdo things!

I have been put on 80mg Simovil after my blood showed LDL 113, HDL 35 and Triglycerides 125.

Any suggestions, apart from eating less Humus?!
July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMoish
I honestly can't understand why they even put you on Simovil with those readings, let alone the maximum dose. I think that you need to seriously question the Doctor about this as he/she is not doing you any favors. Do some research on this drug and you will see the evidence supporting its use is very thin particuarly when your rates are about 'normal' not artificially low as the drug companies are promoting.

Sorry to be so negative about this Moish but unless there are some other factors that I don't know about you are putting your overall health at risk by going on this medication. As I said have a serious talk to the Doctor. Ask him/her for evidence NOT supplied by the drug company.

Good luck
July 20, 2008 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews
I was on a diet of FOUR heavily salted eggs EVERY morning for 10 years. My Cholesterol was 266, HDL 42, LDL 170, Triglycerides 277.

I also used to take several 1000mg Tums Calcium Carbonate anatcid tablets everyday.

My LAD coronary artery was found to be 95% blocked, & I had two stents put in last week.

As coronary plaque I understand is composed of Cholesterol+Calcium, is it reasonable to assume that the eggs+Tums caused the blockage?
July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMoish
It is very likely that the Tums played a real part in your problem. Certainly having 4 eggs a day would not help but would only be minor contributor.

Given that you have had a stent I think that you should seriously have a look at our Cardio-Klenz which is perfect for people who have had a stent. It is compatable with a statin but if you are having other medication you will need to check it compatability.

You can do that by emailing our medical nutritionist Joanna direct at jo@xtend-life.com
July 21, 2008 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews
They have put me on Plavix for 3 months, and they say Aspirin 100mg daily for life.

Are these necessary or advisable?
July 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMoish
Obviously opinions differ as to the role of dietary calcium, as this http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/what-role-calcium-supplements.html
says that calcium supplements do NOT contribute to coronary plaque.
July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMoish
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