Do Statins Cause Side Effects? 4 Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol Instead

Do Statins Cause Side Effects? 4 Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol Instead

Statins. Are they safe? Millions of us take them daily to lower our
cholesterol and to avoid the danger of a stroke or fatal heart attack. Their effectiveness at lowering cholesterol
is proven. But many people believe they may cause unpleasant
side effects. This includes muscle pain, weakness, fatigue,
memory loss, low sex drive, depression and a higher risk of infections. However, according to a controversial study
published on The Lancet website, these side effects are in people’s heads. As reported upon in The Guardian newspaper, “the side effects are not a result of the
drugs themselves, but rather patients’ negative beliefs about the medication.” So are the side effects purely an unpleasant
reversal of the placebo effect? They might not be. Other research has suggested that the side
effects may be an unintended consequences of how statins work. According to Dr. John Briffa, a practising
doctor, author and international speaker, “while statins may ‘save lives’ in the
relative short-term by reducing the risk of, say, heart attacks, they may possibly cause
some people to perish in the long term.” My name is Gareth Churchill, a natural health
researcher for Erudite Lifestyle Magazine. In this short video I’m going to reveal
4 simple steps to lowering your cholesterol naturally. I’ll also be sharing why a reclusive tribe,
living deep in the Amazonian rainforest, were found to have the healthiest arteries and
hearts in the world, despite having hardly taken a painkiller, let alone a statin. I’ll also be revealing the reason why statins
may cause side effects and a drug free solution that can help repair the damage and lower
cholesterol at the same time. So if you are currently taking statins, make
sure you watch this video until the end because the information I have to share could be important
to your long-term health. Now if you are taking statins to lower your
risk of heart disease, a stroke or a heart attack, you are not alone. Statins are among the most widely prescribed
drugs in the world, with more than 1 in 4 Americans aged over 45 taking them daily. You should NEVER stop taking statins without
consulting your doctor first. They may, in fact, be protecting you from
a heart attack or stroke. However, by making 4 simple lifestyle changes
it may be possible to lower your cholesterol enough so that you don’t need to take statins
at all. The first step is to eliminate trans fats
from your diet. Trans fats are found in fried foods and many
everyday snacks, like cookies. They can be lethal at increasing bad LDL cholesterol
and destroying good HDL cholesterol.(6) So try to replace trans fat foods with healthier
saturated fat foods and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. This includes mackerel, salmon, eggs and flaxseeds. Step number 2 is to get 30 minutes of moderate
exercise daily. This will help raise good HDL cholesterol
and to help you get rid of dangerous belly fat. To help you stay motivated, why not join a
walking or cycling group in your area to make your exercise more sociable and fun, as well
as healthy. Step number 3 is to give up smoking. This may be easier said than done. But quitting can improve your good cholesterol
very quickly. In fact, within one year, your risk of heart
disease may be half that of a smoker. And within 15 years, your risk of heart disease
may be like that of someone who never smoked. Step number 4 is to drink alcohol in moderation. We already know that regular heavy drinking
can cause high blood pressure, heart failure and strokes. And recent studies suggest it may cause memory
loss and dementia too.(8) So, if you are a woman try to limit yourself
to one drink a day or two drinks if you are a man under the age of 65. Now the reason I mentioned the Amazonian tribe
at the start of this video, who have the healthiest hearts and arteries in the world, is because
their lifestyle mirrors these 4 steps. As Professor Hillard Kaplan, from the University
of New Mexico, explains: “Eating a diet low in saturated fats and
high in non-processed fibre-rich carbohydrates, along with wild game and fish, not smoking
and being active throughout the day could help prevent hardening in the arteries of
the heart.” So you see, while you may not be able to quit
your job, kiss your partner goodbye and go to live in the Amazon, you can still take
steps that can lower your cholesterol naturally. You may even reach a stage where you can stop
taking statins altogether. And this is certainly a goal worth aiming
for. Because even if you don’t suffer from side
effects, you need to know that statins have been found to block the production of THREE
key nutrients in the gut, along with cholesterol. These are nutrients that feed our body and
brain’s with energy, neutralize free radicals, improve heart health and repair cell damage. So when you deplete these nutrients in your
body, it may have all sorts of unintended consequences. Thankfully, there is a way of naturally boosting
the nutrients that are depleted by statins, to help avoid the risk of side effects and
future health problems. On the Erudite Lifestyle website, we have
an article that explains what these nutrients are, what they do in your body and a drug
free way of replenishing them safely, which can also lower your cholesterol. So if you are currently taking statins and
have noticed any muscle pain, a lack of energy, poor memory, low sex drive or depression,
then I recommend checking out our article to find out the possible reason why. If you’ve found this video helpful, please
share it with anyone you know currently taking statins that may find it of interest. And subscribe to our channel if you’d like
to see more of our videos on natural ways to improve your brain and body. Again, if you’d like to know more about
the three key nutrients that help our brains and bodies function properly, but may be depleted
by statins, and you’d like to know how to replenish them and safely lower your cholesterol
at the same time, please visit the Erudite Lifestyle website. Thanks for watching and have a great day.

12 Replies to “Do Statins Cause Side Effects? 4 Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol Instead

  1. Statins are very bad and dangerous I personally would ever mess with statins no more it ruin my life physically and mentally and. It took away my active I had I'm not able to the things I used to and when was on it I didn't feel well at all even still to this day I still my ups and downs because these dangerous drugs and these drugs needs to be destroyed

  2. Blaming side effects on the "Nocebo effect" is a cop out. Undoubtedly this effect does exist. But what about people (like myself) who had never even heard about side effects (other than muscle pain)? I had so many bad effects that it nearly ruined my life specifically BECAUSE I didn't expect them, it took me YEARS to realize they were causing these problems. No Nocebo effect possible there.

    And really, screw any doctor who insists you stay on statins. Get off them, with or without his/her "permission."


  4. Most Dr's are sold out to Big Pharma. If you're experiencing side effects of statins, they'll just prescribe another pill, then another pill to counteract the side effects of that one, etc.
    Next thing you know, you're broke and a walking pharmacy.
    There is a difference between addressing the problem and chasing a bunch of numbers around.

  5. I can assure anyone reading this that the debilitation joint pain I had after a few weeks on atorvastatin was most definitely NOT all in my head. I thought I had separated my shoulders and broken my wrists. I wore the same t-shirt and sweatshirt for three days straight because I couldn't move my arms enough to take them off. I don't know why it affected me so severely, but I had to stop taking it.

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  8. this video is all very convincing until they show pics of the Amazon tribe that have the healthiest lifestyle free of cholesterol. One is a pic of an African tribe with painted faces and the other is of rather obese Polynesians. Why the good doctor promoting his site doesn't even know what the peoples of the Amazon look like, let alone what their lifestyles is like. Some of what he says may be true but I'm afraid for me his credibility has been badly damaged by his lack of respect for the tribal folk of the Amazons

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