Not only does this call come after more negative resulting studies on statin drugs, but this isn't the first time a strong suggestion has been issued. Not too long ago an AMA mouthpiece suggested adding them to the water supply! And he wasn't the first one to want them in our drinking water. Mainstream media quickly jumped on the bandwagon to echo such a "Communist plot." A strong call to make that change appears in a video here. Before that, the American Journal of Cardiology wanted statins added as condiments with fast food items - to conveniently continue eating heart-damaging foods. They already are added into polypills automatically given to people who reach mid-life.
The CDC already reported that approximately one in four people over age 45 take statins compared with one in 50 as of just 15 years ago. Another widely published study implored the same "everyone over 50 on statins, healthy or not" message back in May. As early as 2008, doctors were wanting children as young as eight on them - wow, they really want us on these pills! Is this how a Brave New World begins?
Collins held a large study (but for how long?) with 130,000 people. He called statins remarkably safe, lamenting those with "misguided safety fears" about side effects scaring people away. He claims the trial prevented a lot of death. People didn't forget the reported side effects, though, and are either stopping statin use or refusing to take them in the first place. But Collins, a new ambassador for the pharmaceutical and medical cartel, dismisses those fears and wants people to start treatment earlier and for longer. Most who are placed on statins remain on them for life.
It appears that messages about the dangers of pharmaceutical drugs have spread - Prof. Collins expressed his frustration and overemphasized the "benefits outweigh the risk" line. He admits that muscle pain affects 1 in 10,000 patients. But what are other studies and doctors reporting? What are patients themselves reporting??
The liver processes fats and produces cholesterol, hormones, handles toxic loads and does so much more. Statins are meant to block an enzyme that sends the "bad" cholesterol LDL to line heart arteries - but obviously there's a reason why the liver would do that.
Telegraph reported that nearly three-quarters of those on statins gained no value at all - but added a lot of value to Merck. About $26 billion to statin companies annually. A JAMA study claimed that they do not prevent heart death. Millions are on them needlessly which causes more damage than benefit.
Some of the side effects reported include muscle pain/soreness and damage (the heart is a muscle), kidney issues, type 2 diabetes, exhaustion and fatigue, memory loss, cataracts, depression, weakness, mood swings, liver dysfunction and more. An extensive list of 300 health problems associated with statin use can be read here. It really does lead to an early death, but doctors treating the fallout symptoms would not make the connection. Adverse effects are often excluded or downplayed during trials. (Source)
What's sadly ironic is those with diabetes are often automatically placed on them due to the assumption that obesity signals a heart problem. Two recent articles at GreenMedInfo.com delve into the alarming eye damage and statin use leading to accelerated arterial calcification! They've even been cited for causing autism.
Women, especially low risk women, fair poorly on the drug with intense exhaustion. Hey, maybe that's because "many hormones, including estrogen, are also metabolised by the liver and it's thought statins may interfere with this..." Estrogen, by the way, protects a woman's heart!
A knee surgeon wrote an interesting plea to stop them:
What does a knee surgeon know about statins' side effects? Plenty, after seeing scores of patients improve their memory, strength, vigor and sex drive after stopping these popular drugs.He goes into how statins deplete coenzyme Q10, necessary for muscles and heart integrity.
The FDA acknowledges the side effects but makes their drug approvals based on trials similar to Collins'. The JUPITER study, cited above and pro-adding statins to water, "was supported by AstraZeneca, the makers of Crestor, and its lead author, Paul M. Ridker, MD, is a co-inventor of patents related to the use of inflammatory markers in cardiovascular disease, including the use of CRP in the evaluation of patients' risk of the disease." (Consumer Reports)
Another great article by Sayer Ji at GreenMedInfo clearly explains the cholesterol myth: that it is an effect of heart disease, not the cause. Information from Weston A. Price suggests that the SAD diet packed with hydrogenated oils and trans fats, sugars, and refined flours cause nicks in the arteries - which is why the liver sends cholesterol as a lining, a type of bandage.
The statins of course are preventing the liver from sending out the band aid, which doesn't take care of the original arterial problem, nor address malnutrition. Statins damage the liver (our lifeline) too.
Most doctors are very well meaning, but they only receive one or two classes on nutrition in their 8-year education - that is a big puzzle piece to have missing when trying to treat wide-ranging cause and effect. Their nutrition takes a back seat to info from pharma reps, and a cure gets lost behind "treatment."
The body has to use a lot of resources to neutralize trans fatty acids and damage caused by processing pharmaceuticals. That depletes the organs of its minerals - magnesium, sodium, calcium, and potassium, aka electrolytes. Electrolytes keep the heart going, and the constant leeching of minerals leads to - heart disease!
After forty years of the "fats are bad" myth, lard is finally making a comeback; another sign that people are abandoning the gospel of doctors and experts. Why does it take generations to come back to the same conclusion: that nature and the body know how to work? Probably because you can't patent natural fat.
I cannot give health advice with any official registered authority, but shouldn't we be the final authority of our bodies? When counter-propaganda campaigns fail (like the pink slime public relations attempt, or the amount of vaccine refusals), the next step is force through a mandate "for your own good."
If they haven't forced us on statins or other pharmaceuticals yet, then why is it worth talking about? Think about fluoride in the water, or the pressure to get vaccines. Slick campaigns create the frenzy that causes people to rush out and take Bayer's aspirin every day like it's a supplement.
But of course, if we add statins to the water supply we could just pay for it through Obamacare and drink up. The concern here is that more prominent "experts," or, God forbid, "philanthropists" like Bill Gates will influence the public until it becomes a part of global policy mandates through Codex Alimentarius, or forced into our treatments through the new healthcare reform. Things like that start out as a good idea, or maybe they even sound kooky until America is subjected to it repeatedly (think: "fat is bad...") until one day we don't have a choice.
So I think you can guess where Big Pharma and their mouthpieces can shove their heart-killing statins. But it shouldn't be in our water supply, condiments, or forced on us "just because."