New research has found a link between statin drug use and the development of a rare disorder of the muscles known as idiopathic inflammatory myositis.
A multibillion dollar business, the drug industry’s promotion of statins is built on fear – the fear that cholesterol supposedly causes heart attacks. As we describe in the Cholesterol Facts section of our website, however, the dogma upon which this assumption is based is at odds with key phenomena in cardiology. Moreover, and as we now know from Dr. Rath’s research, far from being caused by cholesterol, heart disease is essentially an early form of the vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy.
Statin drugs are already well known to cause muscle problems. A key reason for this is that they lower the body’s levels of CoQ10, a cellular nutrient that plays critical roles in the production of energy within the mitochondria, the ‘power plants’ of the body’s cells.
The most widely prescribed drugs in history, the side effects from statins include not just muscle problems but also memory loss, confusion, diabetes, liver problems, and many more. If taken during pregnancy, the drugs increase the risk of infants developing a hole in the heart.
In recent years, however, with drug patents expiring and a growing worldwide awareness of the dangers of statins, the pharma industry’s profits from these drugs have been collapsing. As a result, it is now becoming increasingly clear that the multibillion dollar ‘cholesterol bubble’ has burst. Further illustrating this, in 2017 the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Britain publicly confirmed in its official journal that the cholesterol theory of heart disease is “dead”. Clearly, therefore, the sooner more doctors and patients become aware of this, the sooner more lives can be saved by addressing the deficiencies of vitamin C and other micronutrients that are the root cause of the disease.
To learn how to prevent heart disease naturally, without statin drugs, read this article on our website