As many already know, most of our body’s repair work happens at night while we are sleeping.  As the body goes deeper and deeper into sleep, we release melatonin which is responsible for alot of the repair work that goes on while we sleep.

Well, it is already well documented and understood that Statin drugs block the enzyme required to make cholesterol.  That is why they are anti-cholesterol drugs.  Now we are not going to go into all the reasons that we need cholesterol; or how cholesterol stops arterial bleeds and stop us from bleeding to death.  And we are not going to focus on how in the process of blocking the body from making cholesterol Statin drugs block the body’s capacity to make CoQ10, which every cell of the body requires in order to make fuel.

Instead, today we are going to focus on how scientists are now acknowledging that these same statin drugs, block the cell’s capacity to repair damage!!

A study published in the American Journal of Physiology, states that statin drugs have an adverse effects on the process of aging and that :

…long-term use of statins has been associated with adverse effects including myopathy (muscles), neurological side effects and an increased risk of diabetes.source

The report claims that statin drugs:

“…impact on other biologic properties of stem cells provides a novel explanation for their adverse clinical effects.” source

The report claims that statin drug make it difficult for cells to properly repair; or for nerve issues to be resolved and consequently destroy memory.  In addition, it is now suggested that these drugs are also responsible for cataracts, fatigue, liver problems, and muscle pain.

Initially this was thought to be a result of the fact that the Statin drugs prevent the very fuel the cells require to function.  But now, according to a group of scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans, these statin drugs “de-activate” the stem cells that are required for cellular healing.

Now you might ask, what are stem cells?  The body creates stem cells that are then moved to any area of the body that requires repair.  A lot of research has been done on stem cells.  Today we even have a formula that provokes the body to make new stem cells.

The problem here is that Statin drugs “de-activate” stem cells and thus prevent the required healing.” source

What is even more interesting is that it has been shown that eating a hard tart apple a day or walking a mile a day both will do just as good a job on your cholesterol, as a statin drug!! source

It is unfortunate, that so many have been blind sided by the myths and false claims that conventional medicine has staged.

Many are now familiar with the claims that the Editor in Chiefs of two of the most prestigious medical journals have made:

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.” source

Here’s to your health!

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References:

  • http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/608210/statins-age-you-faster-new-research-suggests-long-term-use-warning
  • http://ajpcell.physiology.org/content/early/2015/07/23/ajpcell.00406.2014.full.pdf+html?
  • http://ajpcell.physiology.org/content/ajpcell/early/2015/07/23/ajpcell.00406.2014.full.pdf
  • http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/apple-a-day-could-keep-statins-away-13-12-17/