This has become a mantra on this blog. I keep hoping to have others (maybe just one) rethink their decision to take statins because their doctor prescribed them.
In the last couple of days, I found more articles to corroborate my long standing contention that statins do more harm than good.
- Statins aren't a wonder drug
- The truth about statins
- Higher potency statins linked with significantly higher risk of diabetes
After one of those visits to the doctor and the subsequent research. I posted Just Say No summarizing the results of my research.
No thanks to statins, I was able to drop the cholesterol levels. It was a change in diet.
At the beginning of 2012, I eliminated all grains (breads, pasta, pastries, etc.)** from my diet. Six months later at a health physical, the LDL numbers were down by 50 points from the previous year. Living Without Drugs was the result of those first six months of paleo eating.
A year later in 2013, the LDL dropped another 30 points. Later this year there will be a health physical and the usual blood tests to check on cholesterol levels.
Nothing changes for me. I will eat butter. And no statins.
**It isn't just the gluten that causes problems for me. Any whole grain with the husk intact (wild rice, brown rice, flax seeds, etc.) also results in heart burn.