Statin dangers keep piling up
At this point, you’d think we’d have exhausted the list of the dangers of statin drugs.
Nope. They just keep on piling up, and the mainstream just keeps pushing them harder.
Meanwhile, we keep seeing more and more about just how awful these drugs can be. We’ve seen that they’re dangerous to your brain. That they increase the risk of diabetes. That the dangers of statins really extend to your entire body.
The latest study concerns your eyes. Researchers based at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo in Ontario recently found that statin use increases the risk of developing age-related cataracts.
The risk is much like that associated with having type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes tend to develop cataracts about 6 years earlier than people who don’t have diabetes. So imagine what the combination of diabetes and statin drug use could do to that risk–sounds like major trouble for your vision.
And oh boy, is the lead author, Dr. Elizabeth Irving, trying to downplay the danger.
Sure, she says, there’s an increased risk. And she was just so surprised to find it, because she thought statins were helping people’s eyes! (Oh look–another “statin as miracle drug” assumption!)
But, despite the increased risk she says, it doesn’t mean the statins are causing the cataracts, and we shouldn’t be pulling people off statins.
And here’s the kicker that really got my blood boiling. She goes on to say, “[Patients] are taking statins for a reason. If you’re going to have a heart attack or get cataracts, what would you choose?”
Well, I have news for Dr. Irving (who apparently didn’t see the study showing that statins really don’t offer real protection against heart attacks).
You don’t have to choose between a heart attack and cataracts. It’s that simple. The only choice you have to make is to choose Nature. The mainstreamers may not want to admit it, but there are plenty of natural ways to control your cholesterol. There’s red yeast rice. There’s the humble flaxseed. There’s the herb that can take on both diabetes and cholesterol. And that’s just the beginning of what we at Nutrition & Healing, especially Dr. Wright, have turned up. Want more? Learn about subscribing by clicking here.
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“Statin Use Tied to Possible Boost in Cataract Risk,” Medline Plus (nlm.nih.gov)