1. Red yeast rice to lower cholesterol naturally

    The natural alternative to statin drugs

    I don't use the word "scam" lightly, so believe me when I tell you that cholesterol meds are an absolute swindle. Most of the people who take them don't even need them -- and those who do need help to lower cholesterol naturally have far better and much safer options.

    Always start with the lifestyle changes proven to lower cholesterol naturally. Always.

    And when you need a little more help, don't turn to meds. Try some red yeast rice instead.

    This natural wonder can slash your LDL cholesterol by 22 percent and total cholesterol by 12.5 percent in just one month, according to a new study in which red yeast rice supplements were combined with heart-friendly coenzyme Q10.

    That's good... real good... and shows again why you just don't need statin drugs or their side effects, which include muscle pain, memory loss and an increased risk of diabetes, when you can lower cholesterol naturally.

    (Oh, and ladies, the statin news is even worse for you. These drugs could raise your risk of getting a potentially deadly cancer by 83 percent! Click here to get the frightening details.)

    But this gets even better, because red yeast rice and CoQ10 have another trick up their sleeve. They can slash your levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (aka CRP) by nearly a quarter.

    That's an inflammation marker that's been linked to heart disease, heart attack, cancer, infection and more. I'd go as far as to say that bringing your CRP levels down is in many ways far more important than reducing your cholesterol levels.

    And that brings us to the multi-billion-dollar question: If red yeast rice is so safe and effective, why isn't it given to everyone who needs to lower cholesterol naturally?

    Answer: Because red yeast rice is 100 percent natural -- and, because it's natural, it can't be patented by Big Pharma and sold at a huge markup.

    That's why the drug industry considers red yeast rice to be one of its biggest threats, and why they've used their bully power to try to keep it out of stores. They've even convinced the FDA to go after red yeast rice for being adulterated with an "unauthorized drug."

    But that "unauthorized drug" is... ready for this?... itself.

    One of the main compounds in red yeast rice, monacolin K, is chemically identical to the drug lovastatin. But it's not added to the red yeast rice -- it's already there, and has been there all along.

    Calling that "adulterated" with an unauthorized drug is like saying a tree is "adulterated" with unauthorized leaves.

    I'm going to have the full and uncensored story on red yeast rice -- including other ways it can help you, and the best ways to get it -- in an upcoming edition of my printed newsletter, Health Revelations.

    If you're not a subscriber, it's not too late -- sign up today and you'll be one of the first to get this groundbreaking issue.

    Up next: The easiest way yet to protect your heart.

    Keep reading!

  2. Statins boost cancer risk in women

    Don't touch that statin!

    Ladies, your doctor will swear up and down that statins are safe. He'll tell you the risks are overblown. And he'll insist that you need the drugs to lower your cholesterol levels.

    How can I put this gently? He's lying.

    Statins are most certainly unsafe, and new research shows how they're especially dangerous for women, increasing the risk factors for breast cancer by double or more.

    The risk kicks in after a decade of use -- which is no time at all, really, when you consider that many women are given the drugs in middle age and expected to take them for life.

    But once you hit that 10-year mark, the risks factors for breast cancer begin to climb, starting with your risk of invasive ductal carcinoma. That's the most common form of breast cancer, and statins could raise your risk of getting it by 83 percent -- and by more than 200 percent if you have high cholesterol.

    Statins may also increase your odds of invasive lobular carcinoma by 97 percent -- and by a stunning 243 percent in statin users with high cholesterol.

    If these were the only risks of statin drugs, I'd say they're reason enough to stop taking them.

    But they're not.

    They're not even the only cancers risk linked to these drugs -- because the low cholesterol levels caused by statin drugs can actually increase your risk of blood cancer.

    Statins are also linked to diabetes -- a risk in men and women alike, but a risk that's higher in women and highest of all in older women. Yes, the very same women who are facing  increased risk factors for cancer thanks to these drugs.

    It's like one risk after another, and that's just the short list -- because statin use could also lead to severe and even debilitating muscle pain, sexual dysfunction, memory loss and more.

    Those are risks you just don't have to face, because there's a good chance you don't even need the drugs in the first place.

    Mainstream cholesterol targets are set low -- unreasonably low, if you ask me, and many cases of so-called "high" cholesterol are actually ideal. And if your cholesterol levels climb so high that you do need to bring them down, there are safe and natural ways to get the job done without drugs so you can avoid all risks. especially risk factors for breast cancer.

    A holistic doctor can help you out with a plan designed specifically for you.

  3. Statin side effects cause sprains, strains and dislocations

    Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can increase your risk of muscle sprains and strains, dislocations and other problems.
  4. Cholesterol meds may cause diabetes

    New research confirms that statin drugs -- including some of the best-selling drugs in the world -- can increase the risk of diabetes.
  5. New cholesterol drug isn’t for you

    A new cholesterol med combines two old ones -- but you don't need any of these drugs to get your LDL under control.
  6. Statins and acute kidney injury

    Common statin drugs can increase your risk of acute kidney damage by more than a third, according to a new warning.
  7. The Mediterranean diet keeps diabetes under control

    The Mediterranean diet can help diabetics lose weight, control blood sugar and improve cholesterol, according to new research.
  8. Signs of stress can kill you

    Stress can be as bad for you as one of the worst habits of all: New research finds it can increase your heart risk to the same extent as smoking.
  9. Eggs can help you stay fuller longer and eat less at lunch

    The best breakfast is a plate of eggs as researchers find that they can help you stay fuller longer and even eat less at lunch.
  10. Too much of this mineral can be bad for the brain

    Most nutrients are not only safe in high amounts, they're necessary -- because too many people simply don't get nearly enough of the essentials from diet alone.
  11. Natural cholesterol treatments go mainstream

    You don't need to be in alternative medicine to know that statin drugs are a bad idea. And now, "mainstream" doctors are turning to what was once dismissed as "alternative" medicine to bring cholesterol levels down -- including the simple lifestyle changes that I've been advocating from the beginning.
  12. The wrong way to control your cholesterol

    I'm not interested in playing semantics or choosing sides. As you'll see in House Calls, I'm only interested in the safest and most effective treatments for my patients -- and one of the areas where I combine the best elements of mainstream research with safe and natural alternative medicine is cholesterol control.
  13. Chicken thighs and healthy hearts

    Don't feel bad if you've never heard of taurine. Most people haven't. It's an amino acid found in the tastiest part of the chicken, aka the dark meat you've been told not to eat.
  14. Fix your apnea, heal your heart

    Someone with apnea can go through dozens of breathless bouts per night and never even realize it -- but in this case, what you don't know can not only hurt you... it can kill you, too. Apnea has been linked to everything from sexual dysfunction and metabolic syndrome to diabetes and heart disease -- but now, researchers have confirmed that it's not too late for people already fighting that nightly battle.
  15. The next wave of cholesterol meds

    If you thought statin meds to lower LDL cholesterol were useless, you should see what they're cooking up next: drugs to raise your HDL levels.
  16. New push to drug children

    Statins for kids? The very idea is insane, yet millions of children are already taking these "adult" meds -- and a new set of guidelines aims to give these drugs to millions more, including kids still in elementary school.
  17. Unleash your inner caveman

    You don't need to hunt wooly mammoths to be a "caveman" these days. In fact, you don't even need a cave. The "caveman" diet is more about what you eat than where you live -- and if you can stick to a 100-percent natural lifestyle of fresh meats and vegetables with no processed foods, congratulations. You're officially a caveman.
  18. Why you should never trust 'doctor's orders'

    In reality, most doctors follow the guidelines issued by the major medical associations -- and that means some of the biggest decisions he makes about you and your health are based on badly biased information.
  19. Eyes linked to heart risk

    When it comes to heart disease, it looks like the eyes have it. Researchers say they can spot who's more likely to suffer the life-threatening condition by simply checking for yellow spots on the eyelids. People who have them face a 50-percent increase in the risk of a heart attack.
  20. Statins for the masses

    Pfizer is getting ready to take a multibillion-dollar loss this fall when it loses patent protection on the best-selling drug of all time. But don't expect them to sit back and watch Lipitor's $11 billion a year in sales go down the drain. The Wall Street Journal says the company is hatching a plan to have its cholesterol-lowering drug sold over the counter.

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