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Statin Drugs & Diabetes: What You Need To Know

Recent reports continue to find an adverse relationship between Type 2 diabetes and the risk of Alzheimer's, with diabetes shown to increase the risk of an Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. In light of this, i...

Statin Drugs Increase Risk for Brain Hemorrhage

We are seeing ever-increasing efforts to make us believe that lowering our cholesterol is always going to be a risk-free event...and these efforts are working. Statin drugs to lower cholesterol have become a...

Drugs that Deplete Magnesium and Harm Your Immune System

You may have noticed that I've talked quite a bit about magnesium lately, and with good reason. Magnesium is vital to muscle and nerve function, digestion, energy creation, and prevention of a multitude of h...

High-dose statin therapy and risk of intracerebral hemorrhage: a meta-analysis

Statin Drugs Increase the Risk for Cataracts

A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, evaluated the risk for cataracts in over 200,000 patients taking statin medications in comparison to over 1 million control subjects. The study co...

The War On Cholesterol

The war on cholesterol has been waged for the past couple of decades because cholesterol is obviously something very terrible...or not exactly.  It turns out that lower cholesterol levels are strongly associ...

Statin Drugs and Diabetes

Because of the close correlation between diabetes and risk for Alzheimer's and dementia, you really want to be focusing on keeping your blood sugar under control. A new study has found that exposure to stati...

Why We Need to Focus on Alzheimer’s Prevention

A stunning new report was just published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), revealing an incredible overusage of medications that are basically useless in nursing home residents with ...

CoQ10: Powerful Supplement for Health

We’re certainly hearing a lot about the nutritional supplement, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), as of late, and with good reason. The clinical application of CoQ10 has now been validated in many conditions, including ...

Should Statin Drugs Ever be Used?

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a round table discussion focused on the topic of statin medications used to lower cholesterol. As many of you are now aware, a new set of “guidelines” develop...