Here is a collection of articles, websites, and videos that I have collected about cholesterol medications.
Cholesterol Code: Reverse Engineering the Mystery
How statin drugs really lower cholesterol & kill you one cell at a time.
This is a review of a book written by James & Hannah Yoseph. This book should be read by every person BEFORE they either prescribe or take statins. I [the reviewer] would be interested to know if any person could prescribe or take statins AFTER reading it…
The remarkable Yoseph book has brought us the most precise understanding of how statins lower cholesterol. It has shown that the dangers were known all along – by those pushing through the launch and approval of statins.
The scandal has been brilliant, meticulously planned and success guaranteed. Billions and billions of dollars have been generated from first demonising cholesterol and secondly discovering a poison (Definition: “Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by microfungi that are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals”) that could stop the body making cholesterol. Or, as we now know more accurately – a poison that could drive cells to remove cholesterol from the blood stream, as those cells fight to avoid death.
Video: "How Statin Drugs Really Lower Cholesterol (and Kill You One Cell at a Time)"
The Yosephs have written the most stunning exposé. In simple language they reveal the science, the corruption and the enormous conspiracy it took to bring statins to market. As fast paced as a Mickey Spillane novel they report the research, the fraud and the facts like a detective in hot pursuit of a Nazi war criminal. Once picked up it cannot be put down until the reading is done. It is riveting. They have accomplished the impossible: they have made both complex science and medical history fascinating to read. What could not be done in an exposé they accomplished with almost unbelievable ease. It will change your paradigms about medicine forever.
Advicor (niacin extended-release/lovastatin)
Altoprev (lovastatin extended release)
Caduet (amlodipine and atorvastatin)
Lescol XL (fluvastatin extended-release)
Simcor (niacin extended-release/simvastatin)
Video: "How Statin Drugs REALLY Lower Cholesterol (And Kill You One Cell at a Time)"
Hosted By Kimberley Jaeger an interview with Dr Hannah Yoseph & James Yoseph about their important book and research on the dangers of Statin drugs.
Summary (by a viewer): Statin drugs don't actually lower total cholesterol; they only lower total cholesterol in the blood. But they work by shoving the cholesterol that is in the blood into the cells! All cells require cholesterol; in fact, cholesterol is such an important antioxidant that cells can manufacture cholesterol themselves. But that's an energy intensive process, so the cells prefer to just use their receptors to grab cholesterol from the blood, which got it from the liver where it was produced. The statin drugs force the cells to create more receptors so they basically gorge on cholesterol, soaking it out of the blood. But then the cells have too much and they rupture, or explode! Part of the debris is a protein which gets filtered by the kidneys, plugging it up and potentially causing kidney failure.
Preventing heart disease requires more than medicine:
The real question that anyone taking a statin, or thinking of taking one, should ask is this: Will taking a cholesterol-lowering medication protect me from dying prematurely? The answer is a qualified yes. Many studies have shown that statins reduce the risk of dying from heart disease. But that’s not saying as much you think. The estimated benefits have been exaggerated and, worse, the side effects may have been understated.
The Truth about Statin Drugs:
Since their introduction in the 1980s, statin drugs have been almost universally hailed as “wonder drugs” by medical authorities around the world. But are statins really as safe and effective as mainstream medical authorities claim? The unequivocal answer is NO. Press releases and media reports about statin drugs often dramatically overstate their effectiveness, while understating their risk.
Statin side-effects that the pharmaceutical industry appears not to want you to know about:
However, I was reading an article yesterday which suggests another reason why there is a lack of acknowledgement about the side-effects of statins: drug companies don’t want you to know about them. . . . In other words, a drug company has been able to stall the inclusion of key safety warnings.