Saturday, October 1, 2011

Avoid Taking Zetia

I received the latest National Geographic magazine with interest. The cover story is titled, “The New Science of the Teenage Brain.” With two teenagers at home, I was interested to read this article. Perhaps the magazine article could help to clarify what happened to my sweet children. But, that is not the purpose of this post.

I decided to write this blog post after reading the advertisement for the drug Zetia. The headline for the ad page states, “If you take a statin, ZETIA can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol even more.”

Since when is LDL a ‘bad’ cholesterol molecule? We cannot live without LDL cholesterol. In fact, there are numerous studies showing neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s occur more frequently when LDL-cholesterol levels are too low. In fact, many of these studies show a direct, linear correlation between lowered LDL-cholesterol levels and the development of neurological problems.

Does Zetia lower LDL-cholesterol levels? The answer is “yes”. Has Zetia been shown to lower the risk of developing a heart attack? The answer is “no.” In fact, in the advertisement, near the lower side it states, “…Zetia has not been shown to prevent heart disease or heart attacks.”

I feel that the research is clear; Zetia should not be prescribed for any condition. It has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or strokes nor does it prevent atherosclerosis (i.e., plaque in the arteries). Zetia is a multimillion drug for the Big Pharma Cartel that should never have been approved. Furthermore, it should be removed from the market.

If you are taking Zetia, I suggest talking with your doctor about stopping it. For more information about cholesterol medications and natural ways to treat high cholesterol levels I refer you to my book, Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do.


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