Lies Your MD & Health Food Store Tell You: Statins/Red Yeast Rice

This chart CLEARLY advises you that you can have cholesterol levels above 220 as long as your HDL is greater than 65 *
1. Researchers cite niacin, also called nicotinic acid or vitamin B3, as the most effective medication for raising HDL cholesterol.  

2. Change in lipid profile in celiac disease: beneficial effect of gluten-free diet. 
"The largest increase in HDL was seen in subjects with more severe disease. Diagnosis of celiac disease and its treatment with a gluten-free diet resulted in improvement in the lipoprotein profile, which included an increase in HDL and a decrease in the LDL/HDL ratio."
3. Raising an Isolated low HDL-C level: Why, how and when?  "Aerobic exercise is perhaps the most important nonpharmacologic method for raising a low HDL-C level."

4. NIASPAN Raises HDL "Studies show that having higher HDL cholesterol actually lowers the risk of heart disease. NIASPAN® (niacin extended-release tablets) raises HDL to help you lower your risk. NIASPAN also lowers levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and triglycerides."
5. Increasing the GOOD cholesterol "Who needs to increase their HDL levels? Anyone whose HDL level is below 40 mg/DL should consider taking steps to increase their HDL. This is the case even if total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels are within the normal range." " ...trans fatty acids not only increase LDL cholesterol levels, they also reduce HDL cholesterol levels. Removing them from your diet will almost certainly result in a measurable increase in HDL levels." "Add soluble fiber to your diet. Soluble fibers are found in oats, fruits, vegetables, and legumes, and result in both a reduction in LDL cholesterol and  an increase HDL cholesterol. For best results, at least two servings a day should be used."

6. How to raise HDL Cholesterol (good cholesterol)?  "Foods that raise HDL cholesterol include onions,and omega-3 acids. Eating half a raw onion a day raises HDL (good) cholesterol an average of 25 percent in most people with cholesterol problems." [Omega 3's are found in fish, fish oil supplements, and chia seeds.]

7. Eating Pecans Lowers [LDL] Cholesterol, Study Shows "Subjects who had pecans with their diet lowered LDL--or 'bad'--cholesterol significantly more than those following the American Heart Association diet without pecans. They also maintained desirable levels of HDL--or "good"--cholesterol.

8. Red Alert for Red Yeast Rice  [Lovastatin]
A total of 101 products containing RYR were reviewed. No product could be confirmed as passing any independent laboratory verification testing. Nearly one-half (42.6%) of the RYR product labels contained statin-related warnings (ie, potential for muscle pain or weakness, etc).

9. Contaminants in Red Yeast Rice [RYR]

The content of the red yeast rice supplement that manufacturers claim reduces cholesterol, varies dramatically depending on the brand, with some products containing far less of the active ingredient than has been shown scientifically to be effective, and others containing one or more contaminants, new analysis by ConsumerLab demonstrates.

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Mike Menkes

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Comment by Minister Mike on January 1, 2015 at 10:46pm


"Among older people, cholesterol levels were unrelated to mortality between the ages of 70 and 90"
Cholesterol, statins, and longevity from age 70 to 90 years."

Comment by Minister Mike on June 16, 2014 at 8:08pm

In conclusion, after adjusting for other factors associated with longevity, higher HDL cholesterol levels were significantly associated with survival to 85 years of age.
Relation between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and survival to age 85 years in men (from the VA normative aging study).

Comment by Minister Mike on June 16, 2014 at 7:37am

Potential side effects of red yeast rice include myopathy, rhabdomyolysis, and liver toxicity. RYR may cause anorexia, back pain, bloating, colon inflammation, constipation, diarrhea, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, flu, hair loss, indigestion, loose stools, stomach inflammation, and upset stomach.

Comment by GOPIKANTA GHOSH on June 16, 2014 at 5:52am

We must rethink

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