Cholesterol and statins - is it fallacy?
"The ubiquitous nature of the word cholesterol can be attributed to
giant pharmaceutical companies engineering medical conspiracies to
indoctrinate the medical fraternity which finally trickles down as
fright to gullible people", says my friend Dr. Mass R. Usuf, the Vice
President of the Homoeopathic Medical Association of Ceylon, a versatile
Naturopath and holder of a Doctorate in Acupuncture and a PhD in medical
During a recent discussion on the subject he expressed his views as
"Cholesterol is found among lipids (fats) in the bloodstream. The
liver produces 80 percent (circa 1,000 mg a day) with 20 percent coming
in an extraneous form by way of food. It is a vital component of every
cell membrane without which no human being can survive, so how can it
then be evil"?
"The irony is that for over two decades people have been made to
believe that a 'high' level of cholesterol in the blood contributes to
coronary artery disease leading to heart attack and this 'high level' is
determined in research labs funded by these giant pharmaceutical
"Basically, the body manufactures the cholesterol it requires. If a
person's constitution requires 2,000 mg of cholesterol every day, so be
it, and that's what his body requires. Another would need only 750 mg!
Therefore, how can we standardise it and dictate to the nature within us
by way of impersonal computerised printouts that place our health at
risk with man made pre-determined parameters," he exclaims. The human
body is designed by nature never to work against itself, but to sustain
and protect it. Tinkering with nature is one reason why there are so
many auto-immune diseases where the human body is attacked by the very
armour designed to protect it.
LDL and HDL
Statins (cholesterol lowering drugs) are prescribed to reduce the LDL
levels and slightly increase the HDL. "These drugs not only block HMG
coenzyme A reductase (the enzyme that prods the liver to make
cholesterol) but also blocks Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is an extremely
vital enzyme that the human body needs for energy and cardiovascular
health. Statins are potentially dangerous for health, and all the while,
millions around the world keep popping it in glee intent in reducing
their cholesterol levels which has nothing to do with heart disease -
but which in fact can bring it about", says Dr. Usuf shrugging his
Numerous researches have indicated that 'despite controlled
cholesterol levels (through statins or otherwise), an increase of
calcium in the coronary arteries could contribute to higher risks of
precipitating a 'heart attack'. People with excess calcium in the
coronary arteries cannot benefit from taking statins and are in a higher
risk category for developing cardiovascular related conditions'.
In the Blaylock Wellness Report, published by NewsMax.com, it states
that: "Fifty percent of all strokes and heart attacks have absolutely
nothing to do with elevated cholesterol levels and this fact has been
concealed from the public eye and from physicians' medical education".
Dr. Blaylock, in his report, explodes the myth that dietary cholesterol
is responsible for coronary artery disease and statins only can preclude
heart attacks and strokes by lowering cholesterol levels in the blood.
Insulin and leptin (hormone produced by fat) resistance have also
been strongly linked to coronary artery disease than to cholesterol.
"Insulin and leptin resistance precipitate 'small dense' LDL particles".
Never has it been conclusively proved by consistent research that
lowering cholesterol prevents heart attacks. In truth, several studies
have demonstrated that lowering cholesterol to levels currently
recommended is correlated with an increased risk of dying, especially of
"Statins actually can increase heart disease by blocking the
important heart friendly CoQ10 enzyme. Low cholesterol levels can worsen
the condition of patients with congestive heart failure, a
life-threatening condition where the heart becomes too debilitated to
effectively pump blood".
"Removing cholesterol will do nothing to improve the underlying
problems, the real roots of chronic disease, which will always have to
do with improper communication, and the generals of metabolic
communication are insulin and leptin. They are really what must be
treated to reverse heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, and
to some extent aging itself", says Dr. Ron Rosedale.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
discovered that while cholesterol-lowering medications may decrease
cholesterol levels, their benefits may be offset by an increase in 'type
2 diabetes' risk.
In this study of 153,000 women, the scientists found that those who
took a popular type of statins were more likely to suffer from increased
blood sugar and type 2 diabetes. The scientists believe that statins
interfere with the body's ability to regulate blood sugar naturally.
'Type 2 diabetes' is the more common type afflicting mankind today'!
Tony adds: "Anti-cholesterol drugs are also associated with depression,
suicidal tendency, muscular weakness, early aging, cancer, muscle pain,
liver damage.....and many more yet to be discovered! It is a dangerous
drug! Cholesterol is a myth and there is no disease called cholesterol.
Imagine the fate of diabetic patients taking statins?", he adds.
He resolutely maintains that statins are very bad for human health.
His advice would be to keep away from sugar/confectionary products,
vegetable oil/margarine, refined/processed food/beverages, and include
organic/near organic vegetables and fruits, onions and garlic regularly
in your diet. Honey and herbal beverages are some of the natural ways to
avoid having coronary occlusion and many other diseases.
Moreover, Dr. Usuf says that there are ample alternative therapies
that can be safely resorted to, in order to counter coronary artery
disease instead of having to subject oneself to expensive surgery which
carries with it a percentage of risk to life and limb.