Isn't it bad enough that the statins are the number one selling drugs on the planet and that Lipitor is cranking in $10 BILLION, yes billion, not million folks, every year?

Now these greedy drug companies want even more money.

Please understand that I am a great fan of capitalism and I don't begrudge any company from making a profit, or even massively huge profits, but I have major objections to any person or company selling a solution that does not authentically benefit the end user. And when it comes to statin drugs that clearly is the case.

The "experts" are now saying that no matter how low your cholesterol count, if you are a diabetic you should take cholesterol-lowering drugs. They are completely ignorant of the well documented dangers of having too low of a cholesterol level.
What is concerning though is that this is not a lunatic doctor saying this, but this advice now is part of the official practice guidelines of the American College of Physicians, a major doctors' group, which represents more than 100,000 internists.

It is difficult for me to understand how this group could get away with such reprehensible misguided recommendations.

After I take a few deep breaths though and relax, I understand that any drug company that makes $10 billion a year has access to the most brilliant marketers on the planet and is easily able to influence journals that publish studies that support such nonsense recommendations.

New cholesterol guidelines were issued in 2001 that would qualify 36 million people to be on these drugs.

Now they want to put all the diabetics in the United States on the drugs as well. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are almost 296 million people who live in the United States and since 59 million have the problem, that means 20 percent have either diabetes or pre-diabetes who will be taking harmful statins.

Therefore, they will be pushing 95 million people to take their expensive solution!

And folks that is just for Pfizer, it doesn't include the numbers for the others:
  • Lipitor (atorvastatin) -- Pfizer
  • Zocor (simvastatin) -- Merck
  • Pravachol (pravastatin) -- Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Lescol (fluvastatin) -- Novartis
  • Mevacor (lovastatin) -- Merck
Fortunately, I am starting to make a dent here. If you go to Google and you type in "statins" you will find nearly 500,000 links, but mine is #1. Click on my statin article page and you will learn the science behind why I am so distressed about this topic.

The bottom line is that treating high cholesterol is one of the absolute easiest things to do in natural medicine.

Avoiding grains and sugars, exercising and eating a metabolically-appropriate diet are the keys to normalizing cholesterol in all but one or two people out of 1,000 who have a genetic problem with LDL receptors.