Low Cholesterol May Be Worse for You than High Cholesterol
Today's article is written by a dear friend and colleague, Lena Sanchez, who is a wealth of knowledge and opinions on all matters to do with natural healing. Her views challenge the medical industry's stance on cholesterol. Decide for yourself if what she has to say makes sense.
Lowering Cholesterol With Drugs is the Wrong Approach
Do you believe your doctor's suggestion that cholesterol causes
heart attacks, heart disease and/or strokes and you need to take a drug
to lower it? This is a fallacy and you need to know the truth that too low cholesterol is actually dangerous to your health.
I've dealt with this subject for almost 40 years. My husband was
told - in the early 80's - his cholesterol levels were going to kill him
if he didn't do something!
At that same time, I began seeing patients who had been prescribed
cholesterol lowering drug, and after experiencing serious side effects,
the doctor took them off the cholesterol lowering drug.
It was then I began years of study to find out the pros and cons of
cholesterol in our bodies and learned some pretty surprising things.
Cholesterol is not the danger to your health conventional medical doctors believe it is.
In fact, their medication is the danger!
Today's article explains all that.
Brain Disease Increases Connected to Low Cholesterol!
© Lena Sanchez, Guest Contributor
Has your doctor said you needed to lower your cholesterol? Tens of
thousands are being told that and are taking cholesterol lowering
medications, pushed on them out of fear of having a heart attack, stroke
or heart disease, if your cholesterol isn't lowered.
It's a fallacy!
And, we can even go a step father and ask: Is it even good to lower your cholesterol?
According to studies published in the over the last five years “...low
LDL cholesterol levels may actually increase your risk of Parkinson's
disease.” The study involved 236 people: 124 Parkinson's patients and
112 controls. The researchers measured all the participants' cholesterol
levels and gathered information regarding their smoking habits and use
of cholesterol-lowering drugs.
They found the subjects with the lowest LDL levels (less than 114
milligrams per deciliter) had a 3.5-fold higher occurrence of
Parkinson's than the participants with higher LDL levels (below 138 to
250 milligrams per deciliter).
Finally, they’ve actually documented what I've been telling you for
years, but this information hasn’t yet reached the doctors, even though
those figures were released in 2010!
Conventional medicine keeps wondering why millions (and growing)
Alzheimer’s cases exist, yet they say they haven't a clue. The clues
are there but they are being concealed by BIG PHARMA money and since
doctors seldom study what happens when they prescribe a drug, they don’t
Conventional medical doctors continues to stick their heads in the
sand about patients reporting side effects to their medications. Looks
to me like the pharmaceutical industry,along with doctors who never
check things out, aim for an LDL below 200, are actually causing the
No mystery there!
Are They Mistakenly Diagnosing Alzheimer’s?
Here is what Mayo Clinic Cardiologist, Dr. Thomas Behrenbeck stated:
cases of memory loss have been reported in people taking
cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, such as Lipitor. But these reports
were anecdotal and have not been substantiated by formal testing of
cognitive function. In most of these cases, memory improved after the
individuals stopped taking the statins.”
That absolutely depends on how long they were taking the drugs before stopping.
Now, I find it rather strange since I've continued to see advertising
pushing those drugs that say statin drugs are now being prescribed to
prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Does that make any sense? If the drugs cause memory loss, are all
those Alzheimer’s people really suffering with Alzheimer’s or suffering
with drug induced memory loss? Watching this happen when I worked
conventional medicine offices I can tell you Alzheimer's is mostly
Remember, a drug only has to have an effect in 20% of the clinical trials to be released to the medical world!
Statin drugs have other side effects besides memory problems; they simply do not do what they are prescribed to d
The doctor will tell you that lowering your cholesterol will stop your risk of heart attack, stroke or heart disease. REALLY?
Have you read the small print of the insert that came with your
cholesterol lowering drug? If not be sure you do. (The pharmacy must
give you that insert with your prescription.) Go to the small print
buried somewhere deep or near the end of that insert and see what it
says - something like “This medication has not been proven to prevent
heart attacks, strokes or heart disease.”
Yet, your doctor has told you it does because he/she is being lied to, and doesn't read the inserts!
It is a known fact that statin drugs decrease natural CoQ10 levels by up to 40% in just a month or two. The heart and brain rely on CoQ10 to function properly and statin drugs starve the heart and brain of needed nutrients!
Smart doctors are beginning to talk about that very problem. An
article published in the Journal Biofactors, cardiologist and researcher
Dr. Peter Langsjoen has stated:
depletion of the essential nutrient CoQ10 by the increasingly popular
cholesterol lowering drugs, HMG CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), has
grown from a level of concern to one of alarm. With ever higher statin
potencies and dosages and with a steadily shrinking target LDL
cholesterol, the prevalence and severity of CoQ10 deficiency is
Our Body Makes Cholesterol Naturally
The body manufactures cholesterol because it needs it, and only when
the body’s ability to do that is interrupted does it not produce
effective amounts. Your body needs cholesterol and what may be high for
one person, could be the amount another needs to function properly. In fact, my
husband and his family line requires cholesterol as high as 400 to 500. Yes, you read
Did You Know Drug Companies Set "Normal" Cholesterol Levels - Not Doctors?
When the first cholesterol drug came on the market, I was working as a
medical office nurse and the average cholesterol numbers to aim for
at that time was 350. Good number, but that didn't sell enough drugs for the
pharmaceutical company, so they have gradually lowered those normals
until now, the numbers are bordering on death for most patients.
An Osteopath doctor I worked with at the time when the first lower numbers were
given to the office, told us that with that lower desired number - 250 -
we would be seeing many more heart attacks and strokes in the future
due to such a low number. He explained to me:
cannot live with cholesterol lower than 250 or 300 for very long without
the body going into some type of revenge and overworking trying to
produce more cholesterol thereby taxing the heart and blood vessels
throwing the body off.”
We are there RIGHT NOW with a target of 100 to 150 - killer
numbers! I have not seen that Osteopath in more than 25 years ,
and I often wonder what he thinks now as his predictions came to pass. The statistics prove he was right! The CDC mortality figures show
that people are having more heart attacks and strokes per capita
than ever in the history of mankind.
Be strong! Stand up to your doctor and say NO to taking cholesterol lowering drugs.
High cholesterol does not kill, nor does it build up plaque in your
arteries, even though the drug industry is selling that crock to the
doctors of the world.
Inflammation and Poor Diets Are What Lead to Plaque Buildup and Heart Attacks
There are many independent scientific studies that have been done
showing that inflammation is what kills. If you are willing to do the searching, you will find studies published in research scientists in scientific journals, demonstrating the link between inflammation and heart disease, not cholesterol.
I'm not a doctor, just a concerned retired medical office nurse who
watched what happened when people took cholesterol lowering drugs unnecessarily.
I convinced my husband, whose cholesterol numbers ranged between 324 on the low side, to upwards of 480, not to take statin drug to artificially lower his cholesterol. A recent carotid ultrasound and MRI proved his arteries are cleaner
than the average person’s. His arteries, at the age of
70, contained only 12% plaque. That's one-half the plaque level for most 70 year olds!
This further proves my point: Cholesterol is not the culprit the drug industry wants you to believe!
With the ultrasound and MRI, his doctor unintentionally proved our premise and has finally stopped trying to force him to take drugs to lower his cholesterol.
- Lena Sanchez, Retired Medical Nurse