Are statins a Scam? Do some research and decide for yourself

statinsideeffectsPeople have been taking statins for a long time now—Liptor, Zocor, Crestor and new ones on the market—but are statins a scam?

Or are they a well-meaning mistake because of lack of knowledge about cholesterol?

Statin drugs to control cholesterol were a big part of the $374 billion spent on prescription drugs in 2014. It seems that everyone you knew was trying to control ‘bad’ cholesterol.

So what is cholesterol and why is it bad?

According to the Weston Price Foundation, active cholesterol is a precursor to all hormones produced in the adrenal cortex. It is normal.

Or it was until modern times.

The cholesterol scare was ‘invented’ as a major health issue of the 21st century, stated Weston Price in 2004.

Before the Cholesterol Consensus Conference of 1984, a reading of 240 was perfectly normal. Then the parameters were changed to 200, then 180. High cholesterol was the big new health danger.

Enter: Statins.

Weston Price stated more than a decade ago that too low cholesterol can be expected to disrupt all the natural functions of hormones and cells.

This can lead to blood sugar problems, edema, mineral deficiencies, chronic inflammation, difficulty in healing, allergies, asthma, reduced libido, infertility and various reproductive problems.

Fast forward to 2016.

Statin drugs have recently come under fire because of their numerous side effects—including accelerated aging.

According to a study published in in the American Journal of Physiology, “the impact of other biologic properties of stem cells provides novel explanation for adverse clinical effects.”

In plain language the study states that ongoing use of statins advance the process of aging and is associated with neurological side effects, increased risk of diabetes and myopathy (muscle and bone weakness).

In addition, statins make cells unable to repair properly, create nerve problems, fatigue, liver problems and impair memory, says Professor Reza Izadpanah, stem cell biologist and lead author of the study.

Professor Izadpanah said there is no doubt that statins speed up aging.

The FDA tells us not to be scared, as the benefit of statins is ‘indisputable.’ However, says their spokesman, “take them with care and knowledge of their side effects.

Jennifer Lea Reynolds, writing in Natural News, says, “What in the h— is ‘beneficial’ about accelerated aging, cells that don’t work, muscle weakness and memory loss”?

You decide. Are statins a scam?

Sources also include: Westonaprice.org and Fourwinds10.net