makers of Lipitor, Crestor and their generic
cousins do not want you to know about the dangerous and debiliting side effects of statin drugs.
Have you noticed that your memory is not as sharp as it
used to be?
2 Do you have pain or numbness in your legs?
3 Has your sexual vitality gone south?
At a recent conference of cardiologists held in San Francisco, CA (see sidebar) the opinion was that many heart drugs (including statin drugs) are being over prescribed. As Gomer Pyle used to say, "Surprise, surprise, surprise!
Well respected physicians also indicated that some of these commonly prescribed prescription drugs are ineffective. In other words they don't work.
So what are your options? How do you know what natural product to purchase? There's always the risk that it could just be snake oil (like your doctor suspects.)
Do you have so much surplus time on your hands that you need to spend some of it searching Google to discover just the right product?
During the last 22 years I have worked with hundreds of people who are looking for the truth about how to avoid a heart attack.
I've invested untold hours studying the research to discover the best ways to keep my heart and (and yours) healthy.
I want to be your Heart Health Coach, and keep you from taking a detour down a rain slicked road leading to a dead-end destination. I've learned the hard way where the pot holes and blind curves are.
In spite the slick adds sponsored by the pharmaceutical giants, the statin family of drugs are responsible for some serious problems. And sadly too many people (including physicians) have lapped up their hype like thirsty puppies on a hot day.
I'll do my best to keep you from being exploited by people who care nothing about you, except your money.
- Changes in liver function.
- Muscle pain and/or myopathy.
- Memory and Concentration loss.
- Depression and Irritability.
- Higher rates of death from suicide and accidents.
- Headaches, Joint and Abdominal Pain.
- Peripheral Neuropathy.
- Sleep Problems.
Dr. Duane Graveline, MD, a former NASA astronaut who was one of the scientists selected for the Apollo space program, relates his story of how Lipitor was the source of his transient global amnesia (TGA)Duane Graveline,MD Space Doc.Com
"I soon 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
Dr. Michael Murray, author of Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, one of the most renowned doctors of natural medicine provides us with a second opinion about policosanol.
"In a 1997 head-to-head study policosanol was compared with statin drugs lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor) and pravastatin (Pravachol) Policosanol and ZOCOR were found to be equally effective in lowering cholesterol during an eight week study...but policosanol also significantly increased HDL-cholesterol levels and Zocor did not."
Edith thought it might just be "snake oil"
"I was afraid policosanol might just be 'snake oil' but I went ahead and ordered it from Gene because I hated the thought of being on Lipitor."
"My cholesterol was 397 and my doctor wanted to put me on Lipitor but I was afraid of the side effects.
Gene gave me the research information on policosanol for my doctor to review and although he was somewhat skeptical he gave me the go ahead to give it a try.
When I got my first follow up test eight weeks later total cholesterol had dropped to 240. But the best news is that my HDL cholesterol was up which improved my ratio from 7 to 4.3 which is very good.
I am elated and my doctor was pleased and I think a little bit surprised. He said "Keep on doing what you're doing." — Edith Mc Gregor
safe is policosanol?
Policosanol is one of the most widely tested natural products. In clinical trials of nearly 30,000 persons policosanol derived from sugar cane has been proven to be safe.
In long-term clinical studies, it has been simultaneously used nearly all of the common prescription drugs and they have shown no evidence of clinically relevant adverse interactions with policosanol.What are the side effects of policosanol?
long does it take to get results?
Detailed clinical trials have shown that Policosanol produces beneficial effects on cholesterol control within the first 6-8 weeks of use.
What is the recommended dosage?
Dosage used in the clinical studies was from 10 mg to 20 mg per day. It was shown that increasing the dose to 40 mg had little additional benefit. The majority of persons take 20 mg per day.
An Important Benefit of Policosanol
Policosanol is not only virtually side effect free it also has a number of health benefits, but the most powerful is its ability to increase your good HDL cholesterol, which is more important than lowering your so called "bad" cholesterol.
Most statin drugs do NOT improve HDLs. HDL cholesterol levels typically increase by 15 to 25% after only two months of policosanol use.
benefits of policosanol are well documented by numerous studies and
come with recommendations from recognized authorities such as Dr.
Michael T. Murray, ND.
Yes Gene, I would like to try policosanol with your 100% guarantee.
Pictured on the left is a 2012 photo of
Gene Millen and his wife and best friend Bernie your hosts on
this journey to a vital healthy heart and a long life.
Gene experienced a heart by pass surgery in 1990 which prompted a change in his career from bank president to heart health coach.
His credentials as a Heart Health Coach include several fitness and wellness certifications and starting and operating the Vital Life Center, a health and wellness club for people over 50, which was judged # 1 in California and 2nd in the nation for the wellness programs he developed.
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