The advent of statins in the early nineties have given people with high cholesterol the same life expectancy as people with no cholesterol problem. Of course diet does help when it comes to cholesterol, and of course there are some people who only need diet to control their high cholesterol (that’s my son and I) but there are others whose cholesterol remains dangerously high, no matter how well and carefully they eat (that’s my husband) and they do need medication.
Healthy skepticism is one thing – but there are certain thing that you cannot advocate natural drugs for.
No, I am not diabetic, however members of my family are, both Type I and Type II.
As far as cholesterol – I am epileptic, on Tegretol, which has the side effect of causing an increased production of cholesterol, which explains part (part, not all) of my cholesterol problem. Even with changing my diet, it is not expected that just managing it dietarily will keep it manageable because of this.
Trust me, I research every single medication that I get put on, and frankly, medications are always my last resort. I fought the necessity for some of my medications for years before agreeing to go on them, and others only agreed to go on when I knew there was no other way, for the time being. I don’t mean to start anything, but being skeptical regarding prescription medication is one thing – that is being your own best advocate. But taking it to an extreme is another.
plenty of fruit (grapes, banannas, strawberries, some cherries), total about a pound of carrots, plenty of low fat meals. In the last month since I have adjusted my diet, my big indulgence is a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread.
Trust me, removing the medications for my medical conditions other than my cholesterol will only result in my death – and some of those are what one may consider ‘designer drugs’ such as zoloft and risperdal.
can alleviate a problem caused by eating “designer food”? How many fresh or frozen red or blue berries did you eat last week? I will continue to warn people that designer Jeans are OK, but designer food and drugs are dangerous.
Tina, I am 75 this year. Tina; I quit eating sugar and flour laden food in year 1950, over 50 years ago. My friends who live on Coca Cola are dying on me. How about you? Are you willing to tell us what you ate all of last week?
or not taking drugs prescribed by their doctorcertainly there are necessary situations and needs. I do suggest you think carefully about why and if you need to take a toxic drug if a natural substance works equally well. A good example of this would be LipotorNothing will work any better than Niacin to help lower cholesterol that and eating a cup of beans per day to what extent your Diabetes is I have not a clue but if its Type 1 read about Chromium and biotinB-6 but again do what your doctor says but research the problem on your own.
I am certain that taking all these Prescription drug cocktails is contrary to good healthmy Father in law died about 6 months agoI am certain the cause of death was Prescription drugs his wife my mother in law is another believer she takes about 15 or 16 p drugs for Diabetes heart disease hormone replacement arthritis back pain knee pain on and onshe has routine bouts of diarrhea her hair is falling out essentially dysfunctional also takes paxil zanax or whatever feel good pills All of it is killing her.
Another friend died a few months ago he too was taking blood thinners pain pills and 10 other kinds of pills all because the doctor said so Sorry but I am very Skeptical.
I am one of them that is on prescription drugs for a variety of ailments – ailments that will last a lifetime, cholesterol notwithstanding. And I can almost guarantee that I wouldn’t be here today without them. After all, you wouldn’t advocate not taking insulin for a diabetic, other drugs are the same.
an answer that is supported by many very honest investigators:
Here are 100,000 pages condensend onto a postage stamp.
GO Back to your ancestors traditional diet.
Near the equator lots of fruit, Temperate zone more veggies and meat, further north lots of meat and fish..
Every culture had berries- so eat berries.
The fruit and veggies were rather organic, the meat was not fed corn to fatten it.
There was not sugar!
There were no ingredients in food, just say “carrots”.
And the salt was natural salt from mineral depostis or the sea.
And of course they had to walk everywhere.
Now I know that this is too hard for most people to follow–so Walk a half hour a day and take at least $100 worth of vitaimins a month and avoid all designer prescription drugs–such as those advertised on TV. And maybe you can avoid a serious illness.
Heart trouble and cancer are; according to traditional investigators the result of “malnutrition”!
Malnutrition means a bad diet. Living on food that has been “processed” is a bad diet. Most food at your market has been processed!
Now there are drugs to kill disease; but they have a tendency to kill the drug taker. -The simple answer is that only a healthy body can kill disease. So eat a healthy diet; then the immune system will take very good care of you.
Beware of the “Popular healthy diet” which consists of sugar, white flour, no fat and not meat. It is a killer.