Healthy Alternatives to Statin Drugs

Written by Dr. Dan Yachter

healthy-alternatives-to-statinsStatins have been around for over 20 years. What with all the hype (and prescriptions!), you’d expect the heart attack death rate would have fallen dramatically. But it has remained at the same level for over two decades. Yet people are so affected by propaganda that they’re practically terrified not to take the statins their physicians prescribe. You should question your doctors closely and ask to see the studies that support their claims. If they can’t show them to you, you need another opinion. It’s your life; in the end, only you can protect it. Statins work by reducing inflammation, not by reducing cholesterol.  However, there are a number of naturally occurring compounds that have better anti-inflammatory effects and are far safer than statins. Animal studies have found that powerful natural inhibitors of atherosclerosis include:

• Curcumin

• Quercetin

• Vitamin E

• Vitamin C

Better yet, unlike statins, these compounds also powerfully inhibit cancer, protect the brain, reduce inflammation and free radical damage throughout the body, and enhance the function of the endothelium — the thin layer of cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels — which is the target of all anti-atherosclerosis treatments.

Ref:  Russell Blaylock Wellness Report, January 2013