Should you take a statin?
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.
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.