How to save yourself from their deadly web of lies
For years, I’ve been warning you about the perils of prescription antidepressants and about statin drugs for cholesterol.
Not only have statins been linked to diabetes, breast cancer, kidney disease, weight gain, and muscle disorders, but—ironically—they’ve even been shown to contribute to the cardiovascular disease they’re supposed to prevent.
Antidepressants are just as deadly. They’ve been linked to suicide and violent behavior, heart disease, organ damage, breast cancer, and bleeding in the brain.
But it seems like every time data questions the efficacy and safety of statins and antidepressants, doctors hem and haw about “special circumstances” (apparently known only to them). Or they use their credentials to deflect patient questions. They’re the doctor…they “know best,” right?
Wrong! The data shows doctors who continue to dole out these dangerous drugs actually don’t know much at all…
But it’s going to be hard for even the most clueless of doctors to argue with two recent, major studies showing that statins and antidepressants can actually be harmful to your health.
The good news is, you can prevent heart disease and alleviate depression without big pharma’s “help.” I’ll tell you how in just a moment.
But first, let’s take a closer look at how these best-selling blockbusters got “busted”…
Research finds cholesterol is actually good for you
A group of international researchers reviewed 19 studies involving nearly 70,000 people over age 60. And what they found discredits the very premise behind statin drugs.1
These researchers discovered there’s no link between so-called “bad” cholesterol and heart disease deaths.
In fact study co-author, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick said, “What we found in our detailed systematic review was that older people with high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, the so-called “bad” cholesterol, lived longer and had less heart disease.” As I’ve reported, we’ve known for at least three years that statin drugs have no benefit for people over 70.
But this new research shows we should take that even further. According to another one of the study researchers, Professor Sherif Sultan, an expert in vascular surgery at University of Ireland, “Lowering cholesterol with medications for primary cardiovascular prevention in those aged over 60 is a total waste of time and resources.”
Of course, I’ve been warning you for years that the benefits of statins have been wildly exaggerated.
But as more and more evidence continues to come out, it appears the so-called “benefits” of statins have not only been exaggerated—but completely fabricated.
And yet, less than two years ago, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (a panel of so-called health “experts”) issued new guidelines calling for about one-third of adults between age 40 and 75 to consider taking statins. This follows the recommendation of both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
It’s virtually impossible to find large group of physicians with no ties to the crony-capitalist medical industry that pushes statins.
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When it comes to the crony-capitalist medical industry pushing dangerous drugs, let’s move on to another big pharma blockbuster to get “busted” by science…
The depressing news about antidepressant drugs
Back in 2011, a groundbreaking study came out showing that only one in seven people actually benefit from the most popular type of antidepressants—selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—like Prozac®, Paxil®, Zoloft®, Lexapro®, and Celexa®.2
And in the March 2016 issue of Insiders’ Cures, I wrote about how research also shows that SSRIs increase the risk of violence—to others and to oneself (including suicide).
The third strike-out for antidepressant drugs came from a recent study published in The Lancet. The researchers analyzed 34 studies involving 5,260 children and adolescents who took 14 different types of antidepressant drugs.3
The researchers found that only one of those drugs—fluoxetine (Prozac®, Sarafem®, Adofen®) was more effective than a placebo at relieving depression.
The researchers rather tepidly concluded that antidepressants don’t have a “clear advantage” for treating children and adolescents with major depressive disorders. And the results “could apply” to adults as well.
Fortunately, there’s a variety of effective natural alternatives to relieve depression. See the sidebar on page 7 for my recommendations.
The bottom line is that while there are a few medications that are actually safe and effective (metformin, for instance), you simply can’t rely on big pharma
to fix what ails you.
In fact, more often than not, the pharmaceutical industry makes things worse. So when it comes to statins, antidepressants, and most other drugs, just say no. And say yes to effective, natural alternatives.
Five safe, natural ways to lift your mood
While the government-academic-industrial complex continues to spend our tax dollars researching failed drug approaches, the natural solutions for depression are literally all around us—in nature and in our communities. Here’s what I recommend:
1.) Talk therapy. A therapist can use behavioral therapy to help you turn your negative thoughts into positive thoughts. In fact, one study showed that after beginning talk therapy, people who suffered from suicidal depression had 26 percent fewer suicide attempts over the next five years. And all it took was a total of six to 10 counseling sessions.4
2.) Spend time in nature. Many studies show that getting out in the fresh air can improve your health and help reduce depression. And in a March 2015 Daily Dispatch (“Trees may hold the secret to a happier life”), I wrote about a study that concluded Londoners who live on streets with the most trees use the fewest antidepressants.
3.) Exercise. Research shows that simply getting out and moving helps lift depression. In one study, researchers gathered 126 people who had been taking SSRIs for at least two months but still felt depressed. After just four months of mild exercise, nearly one-third of the people reported that their depression had disappeared.6
4.) Eat right. Finally, mainstream psychiatrists have admitted in a major medical journal that good nutrition can prevent and even treat mental health problems, including depression.7 And, even better, good nutrition boils down to four simple guidelines:
- Cut out sugar and processed carbs like white bread and pasta.
- Eat seven to eight servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
- Eat protein with every meal. Research shows that the top mood-boosting proteins are meat, eggs, seafood, and organ meats.
- Include healthy oils like olive or nut oils in your diet every day.
5.) Supplement. The following supplements have been shown in hundreds of scientific studies to help fight depression:
- B vitamins— take a high-quality B-complex every day
- Magnesium—200 mg daily
- Omega-3 fatty acids—5-6 grams of high-quality fish oil daily
- Vitamin D— 10,000 IU a day
- Zinc— 40 mg a day
1“Lack of an association or an inverse association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly: a systematic review.” BMJ Open 2016;6:e010401.
2“Vitamin D intake from foods and supplements and depressive symptoms in a diverse population of older women.” Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Oct;94(4):1104-12.
3“Comparative efficacy and tolerability of antidepressants for major depressive disorder in children and adolescents: a network meta-analysis.” The Lancet, Volume 388, Issue 10047, 881 – 890.
4“Short-term and long-term effects of psychosocial therapy for people after deliberate self-harm: a register-based, nationwide multicentre study using propensity score matching,” Lancet Psychiatry January 2015; 2(1):49–58.
5“Efficacy of Bright Light Treatment, Fluoxetine, and the Combination in Patients With Nonseasonal Major Depressive Disorder.” JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(1):56-63.
6“Exercise as an augmentation treatment for nonremitted major depressive disorder: a randomized, parallel dose comparison,” J Clin Psychiatry. 2011 May;72(5):677-84.
7“Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry,” The Lancet Psychiatry, January 2015; 2(3):271–274.