side effects of statins

Big pharma has really done it now!!

When you start to educate yourself about the business of medicine the first thing you think is how do these decision makers sleep at night.  The news yesterday about recommending statin drugs for children as a preventive measure is crazy.  Ever looked at the side effects of those drugs?  What kind of a money motivated person would recommend a child, with underdeveloped organs, whose tiny body is trying to attain full size, whose liver is not fully developed WOULD EVER EVER EVER RECOMMEND A STATIN DRUG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HORRENDOUS SIDE EFFECTS!!!  The Academy of Pediatrics announced the recommendation, keeps the drug company pushers in the background and exposes the hapless doctors who are too busy to study the problems of drug side effects of their patients. 
Do you realize all the medical problems that will be created by the drug itself and go unrecognized as side effects but will be treated as if they were real health conditions requiring what kind of treatment???  MORE DRUGS!!!  Now we will have college kids with illnesses to treat they would not have had if they would have been drug free.

Go to your pharmacist and ask for a complete list of side effects of statin drugs, do the drill.  Protect your kids, your grandkids, your neighbors kids, the school kids and start talking about this lame marketing idea.  Liver damage is one of the big side effects of these drugs, you need to have liver enzymes tested consistently.  More doctors visits – more potential problems. 

Think about how this will effect the life of your child, daily pills, frequent tests and doctor visits.  Talk about a good way to clog drs offices and emergency rooms.  Your child will feel like a sickly person without ever being ill before the drug.  It will acclaimate them to taking pills.  Think about the rationale for this drug sale, take a drug and prevent disease, it never does and never will.  Let’s give our kids the drugs for depression so they can be prevented from developing depression.  How?  They will have committed suicide before life gives them enough problems to be depressed about.  Why not take diabetic drugs so you never develop diabetes.  Let’s just serve a big plate of various drugs for dinner and cut down on the time it takes to prepare the meal!!!  Man. 

What ever happened to childhood?  Running, sunshine and good food?  It may come as a suprise but we do not all have heart disease!!  People with high cholestorol have been known to have great circulation and healthy hearts, people with low cholestorol have been known to drop dead of sudden heart attacks.  The incidence of disease does not correlate to use of statin drugs.  We have a large increase in the numbers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and someday soon statin drugs may be implicated.  Statin drugs can weaken muscles and the heart is a muscle.  Restrict cholesterol and your liver makes more if you are lucky.  Cholesterol is needed for cellular health…it goes on. 

I am disgusted.  Look at for  a simple complete list of side effects.  If you knew that would you recommend children take these drugs with no indication for them, no illness? 

Refuse drug therapy until your doctor has tried complementary alternative treatments for ailments and never subject children to this craziness.  find us at and come to our August seminar on cholesterol is you are in our area.   Coleen