Sunday, June 8, 2014

No Statins

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.
For close to 20 years, my primary doctor had frequently prescribed statins for my elevated cholesterol. I would take the drug for a short time (less than a month) as I researched cholesterol and the issue of taking statins.

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.


  1. My doctor finally accepted I'm just not interested in taking statins. The doctors can't explain why my father had cholesterol levels that doctors were envious of. He died of congested heart failure at the age of 70. My mother's was high and the ratio was way off she died at 80 after a short illness that wasn't cardiovascular related.

  2. fulltime rver here and a disabled cholesterol is borderline...but every doctor thinks I'm nuts because I don't want to take statins! I had hepatitus in the 70's and my liver is fine, but I'm sure it was 'hurt' and I don't want to hurt it any more. I'm 66 and trying to control everything with diet. Whole foods, no animal products for me!


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