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ADHD Basics Newsletter, Issue #007 -- Cholesterol Drugs Cause Brain Damage
October 29, 2007
I received an email from Al Sears, MD about the dangers of drugs. This seems to be a really common theme. He says that a new study has found a brain robber that over 10 million people are exposed to everyday.
This enemy of the brain is statin drugs. Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol. Dr Sears said, "Twelve million Americans are now taking Lipitor, Zocor, Pravachol, Mevacor and other statin drugs at the constant urging and heavy pressure of a misinformed mainstream medical establishment."
The study shows that statin drugs severely damages the brain. "It turns out they can provoke symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s."
If you watched the video about the dangers of medication, he says the same thing. These companies create drugs with dangerous side effects. It creates a lot of money for them because people have to use the new drug they create to counter act the side effects of the old drug.
He specifically said, "But I find that if I track the big bucks in medicine, I often find secrets, distortions or even outright deceit that the people making the money would prefer that you didn’t know."
Dr Sears breaks down some of the symptoms of these drugs. He said that most people don't know that muscle pain and weakness and cognitive problems are the most common side effects.
I have to tell you this important fact that he gives. "Bottom line: far from being the Enemy that modern medicine claims, cholesterol is really an essential nutrient. Modern medicine’s obsession with it is misguided."
Dr Sears and Dr Inge Wetzel from www.healthstudio.com agree to this same point, "As I tell my patients almost every day, don’t try to lower cholesterol; it’s your HDL or “good” cholesterol level that you should focus on."
Dr Wetzel says to increase your good cholesterol. I remember a day I was at Whole Foods with Dr Wetzel. We were on a tour at the store. The guy leading the tour talked about how he can't eat meat any more because his cholesterol is to high. She told him that is not necesary and that all he has to do is raise his HDL, good cholesterol.
Here is how to raise your HDL.
"As long as your HDL count’s high – say, around 75 to 80 – you are not at any higher risk of heart disease if your cholesterol is 350."
Eat olive oil. I eat olive oil on my salads. Don't cook with it because it will become rancid and have negative effects. Make sure the oil is extra virgin and cold pressed (processed).
I will let Dr Sears tell you the other part. Amazingly, it is the same things I have been saying for ADHD that I already take.
"Get your fat from free-range or grass-fed animals, eggs, nuts, and unprocessed vegetable oils. These are some of the healthiest foods you can eat. (As with all foods, look for organic or minimally processed options whenever possible.)"
"Omega-3 supplements come in the form of gel caps but I like oily small fish and cod liver oil better."
"You really don’t need to take these dangerous drugs."
I know where you can get great omega 3 supplements with no fish taste or smell. You can get them delivered right to your door. They are good quality products.
Great things to add to your diet.
Dr. Sears said these will help lower cholesterol: Olives, Almonds, Walnuts, Flaxseed, Eggplant, Okra, Eggs, Fresh Fruit.
His website is www.alsearsmd.com
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