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Letter: Research piling up against cholesterol theory

Published on March 7, 2018 8:34AM


Did you know that before the drug companies lowered the standards, the normal cholesterol level was 250, and normal blood pressure was 140/90? They ensured themselves of a new supply of lifetime statin drug users. But even with statin drugs being prescribed for the last 30 years, there has not been a significant reduction of heart disease in America.

Research is piling up against the cholesterol theory, and showing the homocysteine theory is more accurate. Homocysteine is an amino acid, a waste product of animal protein, that builds up in the arteries, causing blood clots and blocking up the vessels.

The side effects of statin drugs are congestive heart failure, cancer, severe liver damage, suicide, an increase in violent behavior in men, low energy, flu-like symptoms, disturbed sleep, poor memory, weakness, numbness or pain in muscles and high blood sugar.

This information was taken from the writings of Bruce West (“Health Alert”), Dr. Ronald L. Hoffman (“Forget Cholesterol: Healthy Heart Breakthroughs”) and “A Guide to Your Heart: The Dangers of Medical Treatments for Heart Disease,” by the editors of “What Doctors Don’t Tell You.”

Two friends of mine, each doing work independently, each came up with finding that the vegan vegetarian diet was the healthiest one for everybody, especially for people with heart disease, cancer, or any health problem.

Carolyn Geiger

Warrenton



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