In the recent years, more and more Americans are using cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Actually, in 1994, 2% of all people older than 45 were using statins. In 2011, this number had risen to 25%.
Most of them are prescribed these medications as a prevention measure against cardiovascular illness.
A recent study analysis found that the positive results have been over reported and the negative ones under-reported. Some of the people involved in these studies were already suffering from heart diseases, and since the positive results occur in these people, then the provided results of the capabilities of preventing drugs are false.
Also, the analyses criticized the side effects of these drugs and financial cost.

Statin scam exposed

What Do Statins Do?

These medicaments are blocking the substance your liver needs in order to make cholesterol. Also, they help in preventing the heart attack, by supporting the body to reabsorb the plaque stuck inside the arteries.

Why Are They Bad?

Cholesterol is a part of every cell of our body. There is good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol. If there is an imbalance, then LDL levels become high, and heart disease can occur.
HDL cholesterol helps in producing hormones, bile and vitamin D, forms cell membranes, help in communication between the cells and is necessary for the growth and care of the brain.
Also, HDL helps clear the bad cholesterol from the arteries.

Statins doesn’t affect only LDL cholesterol but, they also prevent the production of HDL cholesterol in the liver.
Another reason why this drug is dangerous is because it blocks creating of a cholesterol enzyme, which is needed in making the coenzyme Q10. And this biochemical plug and antioxidant protects and nourishes mitochondria in the heart, tiny structures which produce energy.

Other common side effects of the statin are:

• Liver damage
• Diabetes
• Memory loss and confusion
• Difficulty sleeping
• Muscle aches, tenderness and weakness
• Headache
• Flushing of the skin
• Drowsiness
• Dizziness
• Bloating or gas
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Abdominal cramping or pain
• Rash
• Constipation
• Muscle and kidney damage
• Increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke
• Dementia and Alzheimer’s
• Cancer

The Real Causes Of Cardiovascular Disease

Maybe you won’t believe it, but sugar causes heart disease. When sugar is metabolized in the liver, the glycogen is stored as the source for quick energy. If you eat a lot of sugar, then this glucose is converted into lipids, which stays in the bloodstream as triglycerides and cholesterol. When the liver is overwhelmed with too much fructose, it begins to store fat, which can cause fatty liver disease.

Other common causes are:

• High blood pressure
• Heart disease risk factors
• Diabetes
• Smoking
• Being overweight or obese
• Not exercising
• Family history of heart disease
• Anger management and poor stress
• Older age
• Peripheral artery disease (Narrowing of the arteries)

Natural Ways To Lower LDL (bad cholesterol)

1. Eat avocados every day

Avocados are great for lowering the LDL without affecting HLD levels and triglycerides.
They also contain compound that can relax the blood vessels, which is good for all people that are suffering from cardiovascular disease.

2. Spice It Up With Lemongrass

Lemongrass essential oil lowers serum cholesterol levels, not including any negative side effects.

3. Sprinkle Some Cinnamon

Cinnamon manages cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Just ¼ tsp of cinnamon is enough to lower blood sugar, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.