Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Can Be Deadly

Health Alert 4 Organized medicine has become a huge proponent of “statin” drugs that actually block the production of CoQ10. As bad as this is to your health and vigor, it’s not the worst consequence of statins. They can cause a terribly painful and potentially lethal side effect called rhabdomyolysis. The pain is caused by the bursting of muscle cells. …

Drug Danger Hits Home

Health Alert 5 I had a narrow escape with danger last month. LM, a 68 year-old retired teacher living in Boca Raton came to see if I would help her lower cholesterol without drugs. She had heard through a friend that I specialized in natural alternatives. LM had been given Zocor, one of the “statin” drugs. Soon after taking it, …

Do You Have a Drug Problem?

Health Alert 91 Have you ever experienced impotence, weakness, dry mouth, moodiness, and an irregular heart beat all at the same time? If you’re taking drugs to lower your blood pressure, you probably have. Innovative understandings of how nutrients effect your blood pressure may make drugs obsolete. I recently returned from a physician’s conference on cardiac health in Arizona. Many …

A More Important Risk to Your Heart than Cholesterol

Health Alert 23 Despite all you’ve heard, your cholesterol level is NOT a very good predictor of heart attack or stroke. Consider this: Half of the people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels. And this: Studies have shown that dietary cholesterol does not cause vascular disease in animals. Studies in humans have produced conflicting results. Despite these facts, …

The Fastest Way to Your Heart

Health Alert 99 Taking care of your teeth is more than a vanity issue. It could save your life. If you have gum disease you are more likely to have a heart attack.1 Half of all heart attacks are fatal. Men are at particular risk. According to the Academy of General Dentistry more than half of American men have some …

The Grape Debate

Health Alert 24 You’ve probably heard that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol appears to have health benefits. Most reports I’ve seen have focused on wine. It’s now well accepted that red wine can help the heart. But do other alcoholic beverages have health benefits? What about beer? Are the benefits of wine due to the grape or the alcohol? * …

The Biggest Drug and Biggest Lie

Health Alert 100 “Statins are the new aspirin.” This quote from a popular news magazine makes my skin crawl. And yours should too. “Statins” are widely prescribed cholesterol lowering drugs. They are making a lot people very sick. But high-priced marketing and half-truths have made statins the biggest selling drugs in America. It’s time for drug companies and doctors to …