Three Drugs That I Would Not Take

Three Drugs That I Would Not Take

We’ve excerpted a recent article by Dr. Northrup and a link at the bottom to the full article for your convenience.

Once again, Dr. Christiane Northrup gives us solid information which is critical to good decision-making about our own health. These scientific findings should be well-known to our medical providers but clearly they are not as the numbers of prescriptions for statins and bisphosphonates climb and the refusals to accept the research on estrogen and progesterone soar. If there is any greater acceptance of bioidenticals of late, the skeptic in me has to wonder if it’s for the same reason that more offices are advertising care for menopausal women…as more and more women cross the hormonal divide into perimenopause and beyond, my guess is the number of these offices will continue to grow.

As always, I urge educating yourself and working with those who know. YOU are your own best expert! Thank you, Dr. Northrup.

Three Drugs That I Would Not Take
by Dr. Christiane Northrup

In Western Medicine, drugs are created to treat symptoms as opposed to the root cause of the condition. If you only suppress your symptoms, instead of also addressing the cause, your body will often protest by developing so-called “side effects” to medication or even by developing another dis-ease. This is how our bodies talk to us. But, there is nothing “side” about these effects—they are the direct result of the drugs. Many of the most popular drugs being prescribed for millions have significant side effects that just don’t outweigh the risks. There are three drugs, which are frequently prescribed to women, that fall into this category—and which I personally would not take.

Statins for Heart Health
Statin drugs are prescribed to lower cholesterol. And the myth is that lowering cholesterol is the key to preventing heart disease. But the latest research has shown that things are far more complex than that. The truth is that statins deplete the body’s CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10)—a vital nutrient for producing energy in the cells. [1] Of all the organs, the heart requires the most energy and CoQ10 to function properly. So why take a medication for heart health that depletes a vital nutrient shown to support the heart—as well as every cell in your body?

Low levels of CoQ10 have also been linked to depression and dementia, as well as muscle weakness, fatigue, pain, and nerve damage—all of which are also known side effects of statins. [2] And because your body makes less CoQ10 as you age, taking any medication that lowers CoQ10 is not advisable. Further, fat—and fat in the form of cholesterol—has been vilified as the enemy of a health heart. Actually, sugar is the real culprit, not fat, because sugar causes inflammation. And this inflammation taxes the cardiovascular system and the entire body.

Please click here to read the rest of this article on Dr. Northrup’s blog.

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