It's true that homeopathy is indeed safer; small doses of water rarely have negative side effects.
What took you so long?
I was quite depressed for Mina, and saying some prayers for him. I can click back on my browser and ignore this stuff (not just the homeopathy thing, but a lot of what's been posted). But that dude is gonna have to face this stuff almost every day for the next fifty years. What a bummer for him.
Is someone holding a gun to his head, making him do what he's doing?
I'm just passionate about I've learned. I don't like it when some people come out with things blown way out of proportion. Check out the last article I linked. It reviewed the risks literature, and it has shown the risks are relatively rare.
Anyways, yes, I'm open to new studies of course. But I challenge you if anyone has an MI or a stroke. You'll be hard pressed to find any physician that won't use statins. For God's sake, it's an oft-repeated exam question too, and the boards love to test on most common treatments for patients.
The reason you would be hard pressed to find a physician who wont prescribe statins to someone who already has had an MI or stroke is that would be the only category where they have shown to do any good. But that good is only slight and guess what, the risks are so deplorable that the the death rate goes up from all causes. There is no net improvement in mortality if you take Statins if you have had a stroke or MI.
The bigger crime is that they hare giving statins to everyone by in large even if you have never had an event. In that case giving statins is all risk and no benefit what so ever.
If your hypothesis is that Cholesterol causes heart disease ( and therefore cholesterol lowering drugs must me good) but people have heart attacks and strokes even when they have low cholesterol and people dont have heart attacks or strokes even when they do have high cholesterol..it may be time time to rethink your hypothesis.
Here is an article about Statins and CoQ10. Statins not only work in your liver to block cholesterol but they block other things like the production of CoQ10 which is vital to proper heart function. Artificially lowering you CoQ10 you increase your chance of heart failure.
At least one Pharmaceutical company considered adding CoQ10 to their statins but decided against it so as not to bring attention to the issue.. BastardsSpectacular Study on Heart Failure and the Supplement CoQ10
June 10 18:40 in CoQ10, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Parkinson's diseasehttp://www.dietdoctor.com/?s=coq10&submit.x=3&submit.y=9
Can a safe dietary supplement dramatically prolong life for people with heart failure? Yes, if we can believe the results from a new study.
The study enrolled people with severe heart failure. This is a condition where the heart can barely pump blood around the body any more. This, for example, after previous heart attacks have damaged the heart (a broken heart, literally). People with severe heart failure run a large risk of dying within a few years.
The study tested the dietary supplement coenzyme Q10 in heart failure. CoQ10 is an endogenous cholesterol-like substance involved in energy production in the cells. Particularly the heart contains a lot of Q10, probably because it takes so much energy to constantly pump blood. Q10 is also found in the food that we eat, particularly in meat and fish.Cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, are used by almost all people with heart disease. Interestingly enough, statins also reduce the production of the cholesterol-like substance Q10, and deficiency in Q10 has been shown to worsen the prognosis in heart failure.
So what happens if you supplement with the substance?
Half of the study’s 420 participants with severe heart failure received supplementation with 300 mg CoQ10 daily for two years. The other half received a placebo. What do you think happened? Continue Reading →