Want to live longer, live better, and even outlive your own doctor?
Then take the doc’s advice… and toss it in the trash!
When it comes down to it, he doesn’t have a clue — especially if he’s always riding your rear about your cholesterol levels.
Cholesterol, cholesterol, cholesterol. He’s probably like a broken record about it — and odds are, he’s even trying to shove cholesterol meds down your throat.
But don’t swallow those pills, because the latest research reveals the ugly truth about the mainstream approach to cholesterol.
The real risk doesn’t come from high levels.
It’s when your levels fall too LOW!
That’s right, my friend, the biggest threat to your health strikes when your cholesterol levels — especially the so-called “bad” LDL cholesterol — fall smack dab in the middle of your doctor’s happy zone.
The analysis of 19 studies involving nearly 70,000 people finds that in 80 percent of all cases, seniors with HIGHER levels of cholesterol outlive the ones with lower levels.
And those statin drugs docs claim will save your life? Not so fast.
Folks who use them to reach the “optimal” levels recommended by many mainstream medical organizations don’t live so much as a second longer!
The only time the drugs mattered was when they were used to bring levels down from “very high” to “moderate,” and even then the benefit was pretty small. Cutting LDL cholesterol down from 100 mg/dl or more cut the risk of heart problems by 13 percent.
Hardly the “miracle drug” that statins have been made out to be!
And for that tiny benefit… that only SOME people will get… you can expect to suffer big-time side effects. Statin drugs can cause debilitating muscle pain… sex problems… memory loss so severe that your doc will write you off as a dementia patient… and more.
These drugs can even CAUSE diabetes.
Fact is, despite what you’ve heard, you NEED cholesterol. Even “bad” cholesterol plays a critical role in your body, hauling around fat-soluble nutrients, boosting your brainpower, and enhancing your immune system.
When levels drop, you face big risks… including a higher risk of certain types of cancer.
The best thing you can do about your cholesterol is stop worrying about it. If your TOTAL levels are somewhere between 200 and 300 and you’re following a healthy diet low in carbs, you’re in the sweet spot.
Any higher than that, and you might have a problem… but you don’t need a statin.
You need a doc who can figure out what’s gone haywire.
I recommend an experienced member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine.