Did you know that statins are the most prescribed cholesterol lowering drugs?
Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, or Lescol are some of the most widely used drugs in the world, along with anti acids for heart burn.
The question is, do they work?
Has anyone seen a reduction in heart disease?
The Heart Foundation itself will tell you that heart disease is still the leading cause of death in Australia.
Every 12 minutes, one person in Australia dies from heart disease (118 people per day).
To put it in perspective, 1 in 4 people dies from heart disease in Australia and these numbers haven’t changed much since statin drugs became widely prescribed.
This wouldn’t be such a big deal, if cholesterol drugs were safe, but they are not.
Women over 50 is the group where statin use is the highest.
Statin use in these women can cause skin damage, causing fragile skin that burns easier in the sun.
These women sometimes experience muscle aches and pains, nerve damage, chronic fatigue, low libido, and loss of body functions.
Once they stopped taking these drugs, they were able to rehabilitate.
The most important point to remember is that cholesterol is good for you.
Cholesterol is the repair molecule, that your own body produces to keep you healthy and to stop wear and tear.
Having low cholesterol levels hinders your bodies ability to repair itself!
And if our cholesterol levels drop below 4, chances of any kind of cancer double.
In most cases, there are natural ways to achieve a healthy heart and arteries, because that’s what it is all about!
* The first one is to take good care of your liver.
Your liver detoxifies your blood, so your blood can carry oxygen and vital nutrients to your heart and arteries.
If your liver is healthy, your cholesterol levels will be healthy.
A great way to take care of your liver includes taking the Ultimate Vitality Boost.
This package not only supports your liver, but also heals and seals your gut, and gives you glowing skin.
* Magnesium is another great supplement that supports your heart, liver, kidneys, brain and sex life.
Remember you have a new liver every couple of months, so today is a great time to start!
Your body will love you for it, and reward you with better energy levels and clean arteries.
* If you already have damaged arteries, a great product is serrapeptase, which is an enzyme that gobbles up scar tissue.
* Follow a low carbohydrate diet.
When you eat foods such as rice, pasta, fruits, bread, cereals, potatoes and corn, these carbohydrates are converted into sugar by your body.
Any excess carbohydrate that we don’t use up at the time is converted by your body into triglycerides or LDL cholesterol.
* Make sure you avoid trans fats, like most vegetable oils on the supermarket shelf, and margarines.
They are damaging to your body.
Eat healthy fats instead, like butter, coconut oils, meat fats, macadamia nut oil, sesame seed oil, olive oil.
* Reduce your stress levels and book in an appointment for a regular tune up with Pete or me!
Stress causes cholesterol levels to rise, as the stress hormone cortisol is made from cholesterol.
We can help RESET your bodies internal stress dial, and move it from Survive mode to Thrive mode!