Do What it Takes to Support Healthy Cholesterol Levels

Should you take a statin?

What is best for one person is virtually impossible for most. And what is easiest for most puts a strain on the wallet. It’s not like the statins come cheap (Lipitor, Zocor, Mevacor, Crestor, Pravachol). And if we step away from price and look at the cost of the side effects of those drugs, they come with a very high price tag.  I don’t mean to sound evasive, so let me better explain. Picture this common scenario as it unfolds in a well-meaning doctor’s office with a 55 year old patient we’ll call Mr. Jones.
Doctor: Well, Mr. Jones, your blood work shows that you have dangerously high levels of cholesterol, triglycerides and those bad molecules of LDL. This means that all these fat deposits will clog up your arteries and vessels, which in turn, could cause a heart attack.

Patient: Holy cow, what should I do?Doctor: You’re going to have to drop 45 pounds and start exercising routinely. I want you to run on a treadmill for 30 minutes 3 times a week and work up a good sweat. Cut out butter, cheese, hot dogs, potato chips, cheeseburgers and pizza. No more eggs, ice cream, doughnuts or cookies either. You’ll have to quit smoking immediately. Stop drinking beer and wine altogether. Oh and don’t forget, you’ll need to eat lots of bean dip, Gazpacho and tofu.Patient: Geez, doc any other options?

Doctor: Yes, you can take this tiny pill once a day.


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2010-04-02T17:08:46+00:00

3 Comments

  1. MEG June 2, 2010 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Same thing happened to me. Statins are causing bad side effects also. Doctor says it’s not from the statins and is not listening to me. I have decided to go off them as they are poisoning my body. There has to be a better way. what did we do years ago when we didn’t
    have this poison.

    • Robert F. Nelson April 8, 2015 at 11:14 pm - Reply

      Please investigate the following items that have been used to lower cholesterol:nattozimes,red rice yeast extract,aspirin,lecithin,niacin,niacinimide,beta sitosterols,apple cider vinegar,l-carnitine,garlic,onions plus HIT interval high intensity fitness training along with intermittent fasting. so far as I know_none produce major side effects.

  2. […] after all this time. For a satirical look at what you need to do before taking a statin, read my quick (and somewhat silly) scenario at the doctor’s office here.  Now, let’s get back to the statins, these work well to reduce cholesterol: -Lovastatin for […]

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