Drug dependence is becoming more common among those who need regular medication for serious, chronic, or debilitating diseases like diabetes or cancer. In diabetes, “statin drugs” or cholesterol-lowering drugs are more of the norm, and it has reached a point that one cannot function well without them sometimes. Or can we?

The common belief is that if you start your recovery from debilitating diseases like diabetes with statin drugs, you become hooked to them forever even if your body can still medicate with all-natural medicine. One of my staff told me that her friend who had Type 2 Diabetes managed to wean herself from statin drugs through a strict “no carbohydrate, high fiber, and leafy green vegetable diet” – and with lots of exercises.

But not everybody has the resolve to wean themselves out of drug dependence. In fact, one out of every three American adults is taking statins now. If that looks like good news to you, then you’re probably one of those businesses who might profit greatly from the sale of statins. But there’s more to the story.

Statins are “gateway drugs”, which means aside from its cholesterol-lowering capability, it generates so many side effects that you end up with four or five more prescriptions to address those side effects. And the only one who benefits from such an arrangement is Big Pharma (so you now understand the reason why Big Pharma likes us hooked on statin drugs).

The Dangerous Health Effects of Statins

Not too many conventional medical doctors talk about the effects of statins on the body, which by the way, are almost like dangerous drugs to us already. Firstly, statin drugs suppress your body’s immune system, making it less effective to fight off infections. They prevent also the production of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) which is instrumental in regulating your immune and nervous system, and ensures a healthy heart and blood pressure.

These statins can also elevate your risk of developing neurological diseases, such as forgetfulness, memory loss, and confusion. All these side effects generate a whole new need for more conventional drugs to address the side effects – and more money for Big Pharma.

Statins are also known to increase one’s risk of developing Diabetes. It has become really serious that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required Big Pharma to put a “warning label” on their statin drug packaging, stating the risk of developing side effects from statin drug medication.

The risk of side effects is supposedly much more elevated when you are an older woman. Australian studies revealed that elderly women who took higher dosages of statins had a 50% higher risk of developing diabetes. This implies that one can end up taking diabetes medication for the rest of one’s life.

What benefit do we get putting ourselves at additional risk by taking statins? According to a study published in BMJ, regularly taking statin drugs over a 2 to 5 year period only lengthens our life by 3.2 days on average (about 4.1 days if you’ve had a heart attack already) – if the side effects of statin drugs don’t kill you first.

Statin drugs also elevate your risk of breast and prostate cancer, liver damage, a reduced sex drive, and faster aging, according to another holistic doctor.

Considering that these drugs are approved by the FDA, I really wonder if the FDA has our health & happiness as their priority. The recent Dengvaxia dengue vaccinations where more than 800,000 school children are exposed unnecessarily to a much more rabid form of dengue through vaccines make me more skeptical about the link between Big Pharma and the local government.

Alternatives to Statins

Certainly, there are many alternatives to statins. Like the case of my staff’s friend, a balanced, all-natural, and organic diet helps the body to heal itself and forego the need for statins. Eating a daily diet of no or less carbohydrates with lots of fiber and other minerals taken from green, leafy, and organic vegetables and fruits will keep your blood circulation, vital organs, and tissues in tip-top shape.

Moreover, exercise is very important in keeping yourself fit and healthy. Have you heard of “Brown Fat” exercise?  It starts off with intensive exercise in the early morning at a room temperature of 62°F to 64°F (16°C to 18°C). At this temperature, fat will burn up much faster. And yes, please remove all of your clothing when you exercise – but make sure nobody can see you butt naked ☺. 

Likewise, going out in the sunshine in the very early morning from 6 am to 9 am should be a great way to keep your spirits up even though the sun isn’t shining every day.  Brisk walking of 20-30 minutes at least 3-4 times a week should do the trick too!

So do you agree with our view of statins? Share your opinions in our comments section below.