Statins

Patent for statin drug included Co Q 10

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  Statins are prescribed as cholesterol-lowering agents whose main mechanism of action is anti-inflammatory.  They are a multibillion industry. There are many critics of statins (see the BusinessWeek article re statins: ” Lipitor in the dog house”) but prescribing for hypercholesterol or heart diseases (hypertension etc) remains the standard of care.  Want to learn …

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Statins polluting the environment

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  Don’t flush your drugs down the toilet. They don’t break down easily and can pollute the environment!   PHARMACEUTICALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT Excerpt from “The Lost Language of Plants” by Stephen Harrod Buhner PHARMACEUTICALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT In 1992 German researchers, looking for herbicidal pollution in ground water, were surprised to find …

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NASA Astronaut cures his dementia by stopping a statin drug

My Statin Story –   Duane Graveline, M.D. see www.spacedoc.net  for the entire article!    What follows is an edited intro per copyright ` When I first wrote of my personal side effects of Lipitor, my words were focused purely on transient global amnesia (TGA). This is because, in 1999, shortly after this drug was started …

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Propolis and myrrh are similar – both drop choleserol

Christmas Cholesterol Epiphany: ‘Myrrh’ May Have Cholesterol-Lowering Properties ScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2009) ”” Laboratory experiments suggest that the resin of certain trees of the Middle East, known commonly as the “myrrh” of the Christmas story, may have cholesterol-lowering properties. Research published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health discusses the hypocholesterolemic …

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Niacin, glorious… “you’re still the one.”

Dr. Weeks Comment:  No news here.     My friend and mentor, the late and great Abram Hoffer demonstrated this important attribute of niacin (vitamin B3) in the early 1960’s. His work was ignored because, well,  because no money can be made from the selling of a naturally occurring supplement, whereas billions can be “earned” …

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Niacin beats statin drug – head to head. Cheaper and more effective and safer!

Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Watch out America. The FDA is about to take away your niacin.  This vitamin B3, famous for its “flush” was  championed by Dr. Abram Hoffer, M.D. Ph.D.   1917-2009 in the treatment of people suffering with hallucinations and delusions (adrenochrome toxicity treated with niacin) and also in the treatment of vascular diseases (heart …

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