High Cholesterol levels are said to be a high indicator for the risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Doctors are quick to prescribe Statin drugs to lower cholesterol. There are different varieties of these drugs. If one doesn't suit you because of the side effects, they will give you another, then another.
Once you are on the statin drug, you will be on it the rest of your life.
Drug companies are very happy to supply you, at your cost.
Recognised Side Effects of Statin Drugs
The Mayo Clinic recognises that there can be many and varied side effects from statin drugs. Some of them are serious.
Muscle pain and damage
The most common statin side effect is muscle pain. This can be soreness, tiredness or weakness in your muscles. The pain varies from mild discomfort to severe. If taken over an extended time, it can affect the muscles of the heart. Liver and kidneys can be affected.
Some people taking a statin may develop nausea, gas, diarrhea or constipation after taking a statin. These side effects are rare.
Rash or Flushing
Some people may experience rash or flushing of the skin.
Increased blood sugar or type 2 diabetes
It's possible your blood sugar (blood glucose) level may increase when you take a statin, which may lead to developing type 2 diabetes. The risk is small but important enough that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning on statin labels regarding blood glucose levels and diabetes.
Neurological side effects
The FDA warns on statin labels that some people have developed memory loss or confusion while taking statins.
Who is more at risk?
Risk factors include:
Coenzyme Q10, CoQ10 for short, is an important supplement that protects the muscles of the heart. If you are taking statin drugs, also take CoQ10. Studies show it will protect your heart.
We have a friend who had a heart problem. He was given statin drugs to lower his cholesterol. Ten years later he had lost the muscles in his legs. His heart muscle had also weakened dangerously. He was at great risk. Eventually, after visiting many doctors, en enlightened cardiologist put him on Co Q10. He is still alive after three years.
This short video tells you more about cholesterol.
Our feet are a very important part of our anatomy. They help us to move around. They were so important to our ancestors that a unit of measurement was centred around the foot.
For thousands of years our ancestors walked barefoot. What, you say? I don’t have any ancestors who walked around barefoot. Well, in that case, you just haven’t traced your ancestors back far enough. It is a fact that every one of us had many ancestors who walked around in bare feet.
Their first shoes were made from leather and during the last fifty years, the soles of shoes have moved away from natural products to synthetic products. Instead of walking in leather shoes as our parents or grandparents used to, we now wear some form of plastic soled shoes.
Our feet are the most sensitive part in our body. There are about 1300 nerve endings per square inch (2.5 square centimetres) of skin on the soles of our feet. All those nerves come from different parts of our body. This is why Reflexology works so well.
Reflexology was formed on the premise that every part of the foot affects some part of the body. So now you can see why. If there are 1300 nerve endings per square inch (2.5 square centimetres) of our foot, there are enough nerves there to reach all of our body. In Reflexology, every part of our foot is stimulated with massage to benefit our whole system.
Looking after our feet is very important otherwise many things can go wrong with them and this makes it difficult for us to walk.
The state of our feet can also tell us the state our body is in. If we have any of the following we know we have to do something about them - corns, warts, blisters, cracked heels, ingrown toenails, hammer toes, psoriasis, tinea, sweaty feet, hot feet, cold feet, pain, calluses.
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Walking barefoot is good for our feet as it helps to sensitize all those nerve endings. Because we encase our feet in solid shoes, we lose the sensitivity in them. By walking barefoot it increases their sensitivity. This has been found to be of benefit to people with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
As these diseases progress, balance is lost and people can tend to walk in a shuffling movement and with feet wider apart to get their balance. Stimulating their feet by walking barefoot and by using Reflexology may help to bring them into balance.
It is also very important to walk barefoot on the Earth, that is, on the garden grass, in a park or at the beach on the sand. Walking barefoot brings our body into balance with the earth. Science has now been able to prove that the electrical energies of the earth are of great benefit to us. To maintain you health or to improve it, walk in bare feet for 30 minutes daily in contact with the earth.
It has been shown that walking barefoot on the earth each day can ease the inflammation in our body. It is now recognised that inflammation causes many major diseases like diabetes and heart problems.
Earthing by Clinton Ober, Stephen T Sinatra MD & Martin Zucker
There has been a great worldwide summit on Thyroid health this week. Over 30 hours of broadcasts. The information is so very important because so many of us have a low thyroid condition causing much of our ill health. Even people who seem healthy may still have a low thyroid problem.
A low thyroid may be the cause of many heart problems. It is tied in with our sex drive and our adrenal system, that part of us that gives the extra oomf when there is a major crisis in our lives.
This summit has been given mostly by doctors who have treated thousands and thousands of over 30 to 40 years. The information is not about some new found pharmaceutical but is tried and tested natural methods of good, honest, practical help.
If you have missed out on being part of the summit and would still like to get access to this important information, click on this link https://nq177.infusionsoft.com/go/thyroidorder/TOSSY/
as it is available to purchase after the summit. This way you will be able to take your time to digest all this wonderful information that could change your life.
There is most important information here also that can help many sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), CFIFS, ME and Fibromyalgia (FMS) and allergies.
Continued sitting is not good for us
Movement is much better for us. When we sit we do not contract our muscles. Therefore our muscles get no exercise. When our muscles get no exercise we become weak.
When our muscles contract it helps our body to clear the blood sugar and fats.
If we eat a meal that is high in calories it raises our blood sugar levels.
Researchers have found that when we sit for long periods our blood sugar stays high for hours.
High Blood Sugar Levels Bring on Inflammation
High glucose levels, that is, high blood sugar, can lead to inflammation.
When this happens continuously it can lead to inflammation in the body. Inflammation in the body can lead to all sorts of major illnesses, for example, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and cancer.
How to Lower our Blood Sugar
For people who sit a lot, a simple way to lower our blood sugar is to get up and walk for two minutes every twenty minutes. A slow walk will do. It does not have to be a fast walk.
Just walking around the office, to the toilet, or a short walk in the open air -
whatever suits your circumstances - will help your muscles to contract, so
lowering your blood sugar by up to 30 per cent.
Who is at risk of Inflammation?
People at risk of inflammation in their body are not just unhealthy people. Children sit in classrooms all day. Many people sit at desks all day, drive cars and trucks all day or are passengers in cars, trucks, trains and buses.
Not many of us even do a lot of walking these days. We all try to make things easier on our body. We would be much healthier is we parked our car a little further away from where we are going, and walked a bit further and more often throughout the day.
The Elderly and Inflammation
It is a normal sight to see elderly people in nursing homes just sitting around. Now I know many of them just cannot get up and walk. However for the ones who are able to, they should be encouraged to go for a little walk every half an hour or so. It strengthens their muscles and gets their blood moving, so stopping inflammation from increasing.
Exercise in the Evening
Day time is not the only time we are seated for hours. Today it is normal for people to park themselves in front of the telly for hours on end each evening. With remote controls, switching channels is an easy movement of the thumb. Gone are the days when we had to get up and walk to the telly to change the channels or the volume. Who even remembers that we used to do it?
So, in the evening, when you are resting or on the computer or studying, get up every twenty minutes and do a little movement. Bring your exercise bike into the room where you watch the telly. Ride it for two minutes every twenty minutes.
Put the alarm of your mobile phone for every twenty minutes to remind you. Use technology not only to keep us seated but also to get us moving.
Do you eat Fructose?
Recently I have been studying the effects of sugar on our system and particularly fructose. All I can say is that the answer to the two questions above - Is sugar killing us? and Do you eat fructose? the answer is YES.
It is very difficult in our society to buy any foods that do not have sucrose, sugar, fructose or high fructose corn syrup in them.
The following video is by Professor Lustig. Here he explains in this rather lengthy video WHY WE GET FAT and also WHY WE BECOME ILL.
It is really scary stuff. I think, by the end of it you will realise that we should stay away from sugar and especially fructose. Fructose is the sugary part of fruit so you have to be wary of fruit too.
Even if you don't have the time to watch all the video, you will get lots of information to make you stop and think what you are putting in your body. As the old saying goes - 'We are what we eat'.
Yes, according to some medical specialists in the USA, there is a connection between sugar and cocaine. Just like cocaine, we need more and more sugar to give us the same pleasure we get from sweetened substances. When we eat sugar it lights up the same area in the brain that lights up when cocaine in ingested.
A pediatric endocrinologist on 60 minutes television show tells us here just what he thinks of sugar. He believes it causes heart disease - cardio vascular disease (CVD).
Another medical specialist tells how his research shows that sugar spikes insulin which in turn is taken up by tumours, that is, cancer in our body, and feeds on the insulin. His message? Cut sugar, cut insulin, stop the cancer growing.
These medical specialists are firm in their belief that there is a public health crisis and it is caused by the sugar and high fructose corn syrup added to our food and that we must limit our consumption of sugar for our own health's sake.
Watch these experts here and maybe you will be able to start limiting your sugar intake so that you can stay healthy or return to health.
I am a trained Natural Therapist, Teacher, published Author and Artist who lives on the south eastern coast of Australia.
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