Renowned Cardiologist Reveals . . .
How to Have a Healthy Heart
— Without Statin Drugs —
Using 7 Proven Strategies
Special Health Update
From the Desk of Travis Davis
Newsmax Health Publisher
Lipitor. Crestor. Zocor.
These are just a few of the many statin drugs used to lower cholesterol.
Perhaps you're already taking a statin drug. Or your doctor keeps bugging you to take one based on your cholesterol numbers.
But you've heard things . . .
Perhaps you've heard they're not safe. Or once you start taking statins, you'll be on them forever. Or they're just a big money-maker for the pharmaceutical companies to siphon more money from your wallet.
So what's the real truth?
While statin drugs are the most widely prescribed drugs in America, they're a hot issue today.
The Statin Controversy
Yes, there are reasons to be cautious with statins. They have two serious side effects you'll hear about shortly.
But according to our Newsmax medical editor Dr. Chauncey Crandall, there is a time and a place for statins. And it's his goal to use statins as an "interventional medicine" — to use them temporarily while helping his patient's transition to a lifestyle that makes them unnecessary.
Dr. Crandall knows what he's talking about.
As a cardiologist and a heart attack survivor himself (at the young age of 48), he'll tell you that in the past 10 years, there has been a 27% decrease in fatal heart attacks. And much of this improvement is due to statins.
That's the good news.
The bad news is — heart disease remains our nation's leading killer. Every 34 seconds, a fellow American dies of some form of cardiovascular disease.
So you can easily see why your doctor might prescribe a statin drug for you.
Statins Lower Your Risk of
Heart Disease. Period.
And they work in multiple ways.
Statin Benefit #1: Statins block a liver enzyme that helps produce cholesterol. Statins can help reduce your "bad" LDL cholesterol, and some help raise your "good" HDL cholesterol. Statins can also help reduce your triglycerides by 10% to 25%.
Statin Benefit #2: Statins help protect your endothelial cells, the ones that line your arteries. This is important because damage to your arterial lining leads to the formation of plaques or fat deposits. So statins help maintain plaque stability, preventing the formation of blood clots that can lead to heart attack and stroke.
Statin Benefit #3: Statins also help reduce inflammation in your arteries. Inflammation is now considered an important mechanism in plaque formation and rupture. (You should ask your doctor to do a CRP or C-reactive protein test to measure your inflammation level.)
So if statins are so good, why are they so controversial? And why does Dr. Crandall try to bridge his patients to a statin-free lifestyle?
Reasons for Caution With Statins
Meet Dr. Crandall
Chauncey Crandall IV, M.D., F.A.C.C., practices interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology. He is chief of the Cardiac Transplant Program at Florida's Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic.
He received his post-graduate medical training at Yale University School of Medicine and did a cardiology fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Upon relocating to Palm Beach in 1993, he established the Duke University Cardiology Program affiliated with the cardiology division of Good Samaritan Hospital.
Dr. Crandall has conducted a number of research studies and clinical trials and published his research in several prestigious medical journals.
He is married and the father of two sons. He is also the board chairman and Founder of The Chadwick Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to building clinics and orphanages around the world with a message of love and hope. He established the foundation in memory of his late son.
Descended from seven generations of ministers, he now ministers to his patients through his expertise as a cardiologist and prays for their healing through the power of God.
Dr. Crandall and other cardiologists have two chief concerns with statins: liver and muscle damage.
Statins and Your Liver: Statins may elevate your liver enzyme functioning, which indicates some toxicity, inflammation, and cell damage to the liver. That's why your doctor will want to monitor your liver function with simple blood tests.
However, Dr. Crandall will tell you that liver damage from statins is rare and mostly found in those with pre-existing liver damage.
He'll also share with you some simple strategies to minimize your risk in the FREE SPECIAL REPORT I've set aside for you (details shortly).
Statins and Your Muscles: Another main concern is muscle wasting. Statins can cause myopathy, characterized by muscle aches and weakness, and sometimes fatigue. That's why the drug ads tell you to see your doctor if you experience any muscle weakness.
Myopathy usually occurs between two weeks to two months after starting statin treatment.
A rare but serious form of muscle weakness, known as rhabdomyolysis, has been associated with statin use. With this side effect, muscle breakdown is rapid and painful. Dead muscle cells flood into the bloodstream and can overwhelm the kidneys, resulting in long-term complications.
There are also some other important side effects associated with statin use that Dr. Crandall outlines in his special report, 7 Steps for Living Statin Free.
Your FREE Special Report
Dr. Chauncey Crandall survived his brush with death from heart disease — and he's grateful for his second chance at life.
Now he wants to give you the same chance he had.
So he's teamed up with Newsmax to set aside your FREE special report, 7 Steps for Living Statin Free. This is your gift with a one-year trial subscription to Dr. Crandall's Heart Health Report. Even the shipping is free!
In this special report, you'll first gain an understanding of statins — what they do, how they work, and their risks.
Then Dr. Crandall will explain in detail the seven strategies you must implement to have a healthy heart without taking statins for the rest of your life.
Here are just a few of the heart-saving tips and strategies you'll glean from your FREE special report:
- What to do if your libido "takes a vacation" while you're taking statins . . .
- 2 things that every person taking statins needs to know . . .
- How much red wine actually helps your heart health (Caution: drinking
just a bit more and you could actually increase your risk of cancer) . . .
- The single best reason you should seriously consider getting off statins . . .
- What you should eat if you're on statin medications . . .
- How much sleep you need if you really want to
get off statins for good
(Warning: the amount
may shock you) . . .
- The single most heart-harmful substance
in your food . . .
- Natural statins? This supplement could replace that prescription
(Make sure to read Dr. Crandall's precautions, though) . . .
- 2 other champion nutrients that not only
help your cholesterol
but also reduce
inflammation in your joints . . .
- The real truth about flaxseed (Does it really help your heart health?) . . .
- PLUS, why women and diabetics should be particularly concerned
with keeping their hearts healthy . . .
- And many, many more heart-helpful tips you can put to use immediately . . .
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Dr. Crandall has literally put his heart and soul into his Heart Health Report.
Each monthly newsletter will contain an easy-to-read discussion about a major heart health issue.
In writing about these topics, Dr. Crandall will draw on the latest studies and most advanced thinking. He firmly believes that there is a time for both conventional and alternative treatments — and he'll give you the "best of the best" of both.
However, the main point is for you to have information you can use NOW to . . .
Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease —
and Your Chance of Death
Each issue will have a section of Quick Takes: Tips for Better Heart Health Now — action-oriented tips about promising new treatments, effective medications, the use of supplements, along with dietary and exercise considerations for your heart health.
Then Dr. Crandall will respond to your questions about heart concerns. In fact, he looks forward to receiving your correspondence and offering as much advice and support as possible.
He considers each issue your opportunity to enjoy a 'virtual visit' with a cardiologist.
Plus, every newsletter also will include a Heart Health Case History of the Month. These case studies will showcase a story of one of Dr. Crandall's patients, detailing how making changes to your life can radically improve your own heart health.
Heart disease not only can sap your health; it also can sap your spirit.
Dr. Crandall wants you to see that there is hope. Even if you've already been given a diagnosis of heart disease, you'll find that you have much to live for.
And Much Less to Worry About
When It Comes to Your Heart
Here at Newsmax, we want to see you achieve your full potential in life — despite any health issues you or your loved ones may face. And we don't want you to worry about outlandish medical expenses, either.
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To Your Lasting Heart Health,
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