The Statin Truth

Doctors regularly prescribe statin drugs to treat high cholesterol, telling patients 1) high cholesterol causes heart disease and 2) statin drugs are the best way to treat high cholesterol.  This practice has come into serious question.  Does research support our long-held beliefs in cholesterol?  No.  Not only has this belief not helped in reducing heart disease, but the belief that a low-fat diet combined with statin drugs may actually be doing harm.  After all, most low-fat foods are high in sugar, and we now know that sugar is the real multi-purpose-poison.

Check out these videos and articles:

Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-up

Statin Nation II: What Really Causes Heart Disease?

Half of All Adults Will Develop Pre-Diabetic High Blood Sugar

Scary statistics, yes?  This, according to data from the USCDC; more than one in three adults are prediabetic, and of those 15-30% will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years, if no lifestyle change is made.  That should be a serious wake-up call, and one of the goals of Sugar Crush is to prevent this super-trend.  The key is lifestyle change.  Diet change.  Awareness.

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7 Things to Ask Your Dr. About Cholesterol

In this article Dr. Lipman lists 7 things you need to know and discuss with your doctor, especially if you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol and especially if your doctor wants to put you on a statin drug as treatment.  Before starting any treatment, educate yourself about the reality of the problem.  The truth is the standard view that cholesterol causes heart disease was based on seriously flawed research right from the start.

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