If you are plagued by brain fog, and wonder if you are getting early Alzheimers disease, you should know about the side effects of Lipitor, Crestor, Vytorin and Zocor that the pharmaceutical companies would like to keep a secret.
The following article is from Dr. Al Sears, one of the most highly regarded physicians in America. Dr. Sears reports:
A new study has just found a brain robber that
over 10 million people in the USA are exposed to
every day. If youre one of them I think you
Today, Ill tell you about some of the newfound dangers of these unsafe statin drugs, and give you healthy alternatives for your brain and heart.
Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs are Big Pharmas biggest windfall for past several years running. Twelve million Americans are now taking Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Vytorin and other statin drugs at the constant urging and heavy pressure of a misinformed mainstream medical establishment.
But I find that if I track the big bucks in medicine, I often find secrets, distortions or even outright deceit that the people making the money would prefer that you didnt know.
Need more evidence?
Dr. Duane Graveline, MD, who is nicknamed the Space Doc because of his association with Apollo space program, relates his story of how Lipitor was the source of his transient global amnesia (TGA).
realized the adverse reactions involved far more
than impaired cognition, including personality
change, myopathy, neuropathy and a chronic
neuromuscular degeneration similar to ALS, and
all statins were contributing to these adverse
reactions, not just Lipitor.
Duane Graveline,MD Space Doc.Com
The U.C. San Diego has gathered conclusive evidence of statins profoundly destructive impact on the brain and could be causing you serious memory problems.
It turns out they can provoke brain fog symptoms
similar to Alzheimers Disease.1
In fact, some of the San Diego studys subjects reported memory loss to the point where they couldnt recognize people theyd known for decades. Others found that statins had stripped them of their ability to concentrate, work, think clearly or even talk.
In most cases, their mental powers returned once they went off the drugs. But for some, the damage was lasting.
The fact is, after muscle pain and weakness, brain fog and short term memory loss are the most common side effect of statin drugs. But most people dont know this. Ive never heard of a single case of a doctor warning a patient of this potential when they discuss the decision to begin the drug.
From a medical point of view, its not at all surprising that they cause brain fog and other disorders. Cholesterol is crucial to brain function.
protects nerve cells and literally speeds up
your brains operation in all areas, including
your thought processes, recall, and speech. Its
also the building block for synapses, the areas
between nerve cells that transmit messages.
Statins sap your body of an important building block with cholesterol. For some folks, the loss is so great that their bodies and minds begin to break down.
Still skeptical? An ongoing heart study in Framingham, Massachusetts demonstrated definitively that older folks with low cholesterol levels actually have lower brain function and more brain fog than those with higher levels.2
Older people with low total cholesterol (under 200) were much more likely to perform poorly on tests of brain function than those with high cholesterol (over 240).
For many years now, weve known that very low cholesterol levels are linked to increased risk of stroke, suicide and violent behavior. New research has even found a link between low cholesterol levels and increased risk of death from cancer.3 Not to mention muscle weakness, fatigue, and low sex drive...
Now were learning that low cholesterol has a brain fog, stupefying effect as well.
Bottom line: far from being the Enemy that modern medicine claims, cholesterol is really an essential nutrient. Modern medicines obsession with it is misguided.
As I tell my patients almost every day, dont try to lower cholesterol; its your HDL or good cholesterol level that you should focus on.
As long as your HDL counts high say, around 75 to 80 you are not at any higher risk of heart disease if your cholesterol is 350.
So how can you boost your HDL? At the top of the list is exercise. And not just any kind of exercise. The best is to use short bursts of huffing and puffing followed by rest.
I use and recommend the Pace Express program developed by Dr. Al Sears. This program is great for beginners and takes only 12 minutes per day.
Omega 3 Oils and other
supplements are also important in keeping
brain fog at bay.
1 Golomb BA. Impact of statin
adverse events in the elderly. Expert Opinion
on Drug Safety. 2005;4(3):389397.
2 Elias PK et al. Serum cholesterol and cognitive performance in the Framingham Heart Study, Psychosomatic Medicine. 2005;67(1):2430.
3 Alawi A, et al. Effect of the Magnitude of Lipid Lowering on Cancer. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 50(2007):409-418.
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