Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Most people think that hot spicy food is bad for your health: Re-Post from Dr. Sears

Most people think that hot spicy food is bad for your health. Yet in some cases, the exact opposite is true. Cayenne peppers can make your eyes water and your tongue burn, but they also have healing power.
Several widely separated cultures have used cayenne for medicinal purposes for centuries. Now modern scientific research validates much of the folklore. Cayenne peppers can ward off the common cold and flu. They take away arthritic pain and help asthma sufferers. Cayenne pepper can stop itching and both internal and external bleeding. Cayenne peppers can help your body fend off ailments such as heart disease, cancers, cataracts, Alzheimer’s disease and others.

Today I’ll show you how to use the naturally occurring, medicinal properties in cayenne peppers to improve your health.

Cayenne contains a compound called capsaicin. Capsaicin is the ingredient that gives peppers their heat. Generally, the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. In addition to adding heat to the pepper, capsaicin acts to reduce platelet stickiness and relieve pain. 

Research shows cayenne can help to:
Improve Circulation. Cayenne peppers are a circulatory stimulant that facilitates blood flow. Used as a heart attack preventative, cayenne can do wonders in toning your heart and keeping it in top condition. Also, cayenne is one of the richest and most stable sources of Vitamin E, which is also cardioprotective.1

Benefit Your Heart. Cayenne and other red chili peppers reduce triglyceride levels, and platelet aggregation, while increasing the body’s ability to dissolve fibrin, a substance integral to the formation of blood clots. Cultures that use hot peppers like cayenne liberally have a much lower rate of heart attack, stroke and pulmonary embolism.2

Fight Inflammation. Capsaicin is a potent inhibitor of substance P, a neuropeptide associated with inflammatory processes. When animals injected with a substance that causes arthritis ate capsaicin, they had significantly reduced inflammation. Other research shows that peppers can help control pain associated with arthritis, psoriasis, and diabetic neuropathy.3

Clear Congestion. The peppery heat in capsaicin also stimulates secretions that help clear mucus from your stuffed up nose or congested lungs. Capsaicin is similar to a compound found in many cold remedies for breaking up congestion, except that capsaicin works much faster. A tea made with hot cayenne pepper very quickly stimulates the mucus membranes lining the nasal passages to drain, helping to relieve congestion and stuffiness.4
Boost Immunity. Cayenne also helps maintain healthy epithelial tissues including the mucous membranes that line the nasal passages, lungs, intestinal tract and urinary tract and serve as the body’s first line of defense against invading pathogens.5

Prevent Stomach Ulcers. Cayenne peppers have a bad – and undeserved – reputation for contributing to stomach ulcers. Not only do they not cause ulcers, these hot peppers may help prevent them by killing harmful bacteria and stimulating the stomach to secrete protective buffering juices that prevent ulcer formation. The use of cayenne pepper is actually associated with a reduced risk of stomach ulcers.6 It stimulates peristalsis and emptying of the stomach.7

Drop A Few Extra. That heat you feel after eating hot peppers takes energy and calories to produce. Cayenne peppers contain substances called capsinoids that significantly increase thermogenesis (heat production) and oxygen consumption in your fat tissue after you eat them.8
If you like to eat peppers, don’t listen to the “naysayers.” Hot Mexican, Szechwan, Indian, or those smoldering Thai dishes can make excellent choices.

You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to incorporate cayenne into your cuisine. I tend to use cayenne by taste and add it to my food in place of black pepper. It is also quite good in salsa.

I also keep a bottle of cayenne in my house for emergencies. The other day, I was cutting down some bananas and accidentally cut my hand with a machete. I sprinkled some cayenne on the cut, applied pressure and the bleeding stopped immediately.

You can also get cayenne in supplement form. Try to get a capsule of at least 500mg, with at least 40,000 heat units, although some may have up to 100,000 heat units.

To Your Good Health,

 1. Cayenne. April 2004
2. Holistic- Online Herb information April 2004
3. Todd C. Meeting the therapeutic challenge of the patient with osteoarthritis. J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash). 2002;42:74-82.
4. Biser, Sam. A Layman’s Guide to Curing with Cayenne and its Herbal Partners. Save Your Life Videos, California.1999
5. Biser, Sam. A Layman’s Guide to Curing with Cayenne and its Herbal Partners. Save Your Life Videos, California.1999
6. Graham DY, Smith JL, Opekun AR. Spicy food and the stomach. Evaluation by videoendoscopy. JAMA. 1988;260:3473-3475
7. Rodriguez-Stanley S, Collings KL, Robinson M, et al. The effects of capsaicin on reflux, gastric emptying and dyspepsia. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2000;14:129-134.
8. Yoneshiro T, Aita S, Kawai Y, Iwanaga T, Saito M. "Nonpungent capsaicin analogs (capsinoids) increase energy expenditure through the activation of brown adipose tissue in humans." Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Apr;95(4):845-50.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Never Worry About Your Prostate Again

Did you know that by the time you’re 80 years old, your chance of keeping good urine flow is just 1 in 10?

That means there’s a 90 percent chance that the simple, natural process of relieving yourself will become a chore... or worse.

Are you willing to live with that?

You don’t have to. You can choose NOT to let this happen.

Dr. Sears uses six effective nutrients with his male patients that support a strong urine flow and a normal-functioning prostate.
Just one of them helped 79 percent of men who were going to the bathroom a little too often and had a hard time peeing.
In fact, studies of this little-known prostate supporter showed remarkable results:1

Residual urine decreased by 92%: “Residual” urine is the amount of urine left behind after you go to the bathroom. If you’ve ever experienced this you know how uncomfortable it can be - the feeling of still having to pee, even though you just went.

Urine force and flow improved by 86%: Remember how strong your flow was back in the day? When it felt like you could high-pressure clean the porcelain or take the paint off a wall?

Need to urinate at night dropped by 85%: This can make you lose sleep night after night, having to get out of bed every time you feel the urge to pee. It’s one of the most disruptive effects my patients tell me about.

The feeling of strain during urination dropped by 56%: You probably know what this feels like - having to clench your muscles and “push down” to get the pee to come out.
He knows what works for your prostate. Let him show you like he did for me.

Eliminate Worry and Anxiety
Your prostate is a gland that sits just under your bladder.
Maintain a healthy-sized prostate and it will serve you well for as long as you live. No worry, no stress, no anxiety.

To keep the natural, normal shape of your prostate, there are six ingredients Dr. Sears believes your prostate formula must have to work.
Unfortunately, many don’t have them.
Here’s the problem: Most store-bought formulas are all the same. Even the ones with the doctors’ pictures on them. Most of these guys just slap their label on a pre-fab formula put together by the manufacturer.

The concern is they don’t keep up with the latest discoveries.
Sure, ingredients like saw palmetto are important. I use them myself. But there are six prostate nutrients most doctors either don’t know about or overlook.
These are the ones that make a difference you can actually feel.
The first is bee pollen.

Power Up Your Peeing Power with Bee Pollen

This may come as a bit of a surprise to you, but the same stuff bees gather to make honey – concentrated pollen extract – can make you pee with more power.
Pollen, the “seed” of flowering plants allows them to reproduce. What you may not know is that it’s also chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, unsaturated fats, enzymes and more. Pollen extract is a “superfood” for bees – and for your prostate.

Studies show bee pollen reduces DHT, the hormone that starts to ramp up as you get older. Low levels of DHT are critical for a healthy-sized prostate.
When researchers in England gave it to men who were going to the bathroom a little too often and had a hard time peeing, 79 percent of them showed real improvement.2

Bee pollen also helps relax the smooth muscles lining your urinary tract. That means when you have to pee, you can relax and let it rip.
Bee pollen is a huge help and it gives you the newest, most innovative support for your prostate. But there are other ingredients he believes are essential, too.

Does Your Doctor Know About This?

The second nutrient you need for a healthy prostate is the mineral boron.
This is one rock every man needs. It’s a must-have mineral to help keep your prostate in its natural, walnut-sized shape.

Boron used to be in the fruits and vegetables you eat. But commercial farming has depleted our soil from many of the minerals you need to stay healthy.
After helping men for more than two decades, he believe’s the most powerful mineral you can give your prostate is boron. And here’s the kicker: Almost no one knows about it.

Until now, the power of boron has been either overlooked or ignored. Yet there’s plenty of clinical evidence showing boron’s remarkable ability to safeguard your prostate from the proteins and enzymes that may change your prostate’s natural, healthy size.

The third is a nutrient called 5-Loxin.

This powerful extract supports your prostate on a cellular level. It goes above and beyond the traditional herbs used for prostate health.
5-Loxin is one of the best ways to support your prostate.

An important part of maintaining good prostate health is keeping inflammation low, and 5-loxin is one of the best ways to help reduce inflammation.
By maintaining a healthy inflammation response, 5-Loxin is one of the most promising advances in prostate health he has seen in 15 years. He recommends it to any man who will listen.

Use the “Big 3” Prostate Herbs for Safe, Reliable Support

Certain herbs can help as well. Europeans need a prescription for these herbs meaning they’re fully researched and well tested. They are the best at keeping your prostate at its normal size.
He uses these three in his practice almost daily:
  • Saw Palmetto: In a review of numerous saw palmetto studies, men got help with their prostate. They stopped getting up to go to the bathroom during the night and reported better quality sleep.

    The same men experienced an increase in urinary flow and felt that their bladders were actually empty after urinating.
  • Pygeum Africanum: Extracts of this African herb show impressive results. In one study, urinary flow improved, late-night bathroom trips decreased and the men reported better sexual performance.4
  • Pumpkin Seed Extract: A German study of over 2,000 men put this well-known prostate protector to the test. The overall results, measured by the International Prostate Symptom Score, improved by almost 50 percent. Quality of life scores improved by 46 percent.5
Cross “Prostate” Off Your List of Things to Worry About

Your prostate shouldn’t be a source of anxiety. Ideally, you shouldn’t have to think about it at all... and with my Prosta-Vive, you get the support you need to keep it off your worry list.

So enjoy that round of golf, take in a movie or go for a drive. You won’t have to give your prostate a second thought.

You now have the best possible prostate support on your side.
Dr. Sears developed Prosta-Vive after decades of helping his male patients and years of searching for and uncovering the newest effective ingredients known to support natural prostate health.

He can tell you the nutrients you’ll find in every bottle of Prosta-Vive are your best shot at keeping a healthy prostate for as long as you live.
The men who go to his clinic would agree. In fact, he has guys coming to his Florida clinic from all over the world. Patients fly in from London, Tokyo, even far flung places like Russia and North Africa.

They make the extra effort because they know I have a reputation for getting results.
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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
1 Hayashi, J, et al, “Clinical evaluation of Cenilton in BPH,” Hinyokika Kiyo Jan. 1986;32(1):135-41
2 Rugendorff, et al, “Results of Treatment with Pollen Extract (Cernilton) in Chronic Prostatitis and Prostatodynia,” British Journal of Urology 1993;71
3 Bach D, et al, “Long-term treatment of BPH,” Phytomed 3 (1996):105-11
4 Carani C et al, “Urological and sexual evaluation of BPH and pygeum,” Arch. Ital. Urol. Nefrol. Androl. 1991, 63(3):341-5
5 Schiebel-Schlosser G, et al, “Phytotherapy of BPH with pumpkin seeds,” Zeitschrift fur Phytotherapie (Germany) 1998; 19/2: 71-76

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dr. Sears "The Doctor's House Call" Re-Post

Re-Post from Dr. Sears

Shea butter, aloe vera, jojoba, chamomile... at one point, all of these seemed like exotic miracles to keep your skin soft and smooth.
Dr. Sears with Aloe in AfricaOn my way to Durban, South Africa, I came across one of the best and most beautiful kinds of aloe, called aloe saponaria. It was growing wild along the roadside, so I stopped and took this little video...

Now everyone knows what they are, so there’s no mystery anymore.

Especially aloe vera. You’ve seen it in all kinds of products for years.

But today I want to talk to you about a plant that is not aloe vera. It’s a rare and potent form of aloe that even looks different from the aloe vera plants you probably know.

It’s called aloe saponaria.

That’s important because aloe vera is restricted to being used mostly as a moisturizer.

But not only can you use aloe saponaria on your skin, you can also take it internally, and it has many gastrointestinal benefits.

And like many of the plants I found in Africa, this South African aloe kills cancer.

Not just one kind of cancer, but it’s been shown to completely wipe out many kinds of cancer cells. Especially lymphoma cells. Lymphoma is cancer of the T-lymphocytes, which are some of your strongest immune cells. And aloe saponaria kills off several types of lymphoma cells, and stops other types from growing at all.1
Some of this is because of a component called mannan. In studies, mannan from aloe saponaria has a dual effect, obliterating cancer cells and improving the function of normal ones.2

Aloe saponaria is a potent antioxidant, and reduces inflammation in clinical trials, which makes it an ideal treatment for many skin irritations and problems.

Hardly anyone in the West knows about this type of aloe, but in Africa, it’s very common.
In fact, the locals call it “soap aloe” because when you put the sap from this aloe in water, it makes a kind of sudsy foam you can use as a soap that cleans, but is also soothing and moisturizing.
There are many plants like aloe saponaria that are excellent for your skin, but little-known in the West. Traditional healers and local herbalists use them to reduce redness, even out skin tone, smooth out wrinkles, heal dry skin and even relieve itching and irritation.

Let me tell you about a few of these truly exotic oils they use in Africa…

Baobab oil is derived from seeds of the baobab tree native to eastern and southern Africa. Baobab oil has been used in African skin care for centuries as a rub to relieve aches and rheumatism. In Zambia, Africa, they use an infusion of the roots to bathe babies to promote smooth skin.
It’s a moisturizing ingredient used in local formulas for skin and hair. Studies show it improves elasticity and encourages regeneration of skin cells. It doesn’t clog pores, which makes it excellent for treating skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis.

Andiroba oil comes from a very tall tree related to mahogany, and sometimes called “royal mahogany.” It produces nuts, leaves, bark and pulpwood that are all medicinally valuable, especially for your skin.
The oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, making it anti-inflammatory. It’s used in Africa as a treatment for rheumatism and arthritis because it penetrates deeply, absorbs completely and relieves pain.3 Andiroba also soothes skin irritations because of compounds called limonoids. It is antimicrobial when you apply it to your skin, and it improves skin strength and speeds your body’s own skin healing process.4

Tamanu oil is made from crushing the dried nuts of the tamanu tree (Alophyllum inophyllum). Traditional healers in Africa have used it to heal wounds and strengthen skin for centuries. The oil soothes skin, relieves irritations including sunburn, inflammation and rashes. It is hydrating and helps regenerate skin cells.5 You can use it undiluted as a treatment for eczema and psoriasis, and everyday cuts and wounds. Sometimes lip balms and lotions contain a small percentage of tamanu because it’s so good for your skin.

Argan oil comes from the fruit of the argan tree, native to North Africa. It’s sometimes called “Morroccan Liquid Gold” because the oil is so prized. It’s rubbed on babies, brushed into women’s hair and even sprinkled on couscous because the oil is so healthy. Studies show it can improve markers for both diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
For your skin, you can use it to reduce blemishes, reduce scars left by acne, prevent stretch marks, moisturize and relieve chapped and dry skin. It’s also used to protect skin elasticity and promote healthy skin and hair.

Marula oil has a high content of palmitic acid, which creates a protective coating on the skin. It’s great for dry skin since it absorbs quickly and hydrates and heals the skin. It reduces trans-epidermal water loss, a problem that causes moisture loss in black skin. It’s also said to reduce redness and improves skin texture.
My staff and I are investigating all of these oils and researching ways to put them in exotic new formulations for Pure Radiance. If you haven’t checked out my other new Pure Radiance products, you can learn more by Clicking Here.

To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
Al Sears, MD

1. Sampedro M, Artola R, Murature M, Murature D, Ditamo Y, Roth G, Kivatinitz S. “Mannan from Aloe saponaria inhibits tumoral cell activation and proliferation.” Int Immunopharmacol. 2004 Mar;4(3):411-8.
2. Sampedro M, Artola R, Murature M, Murature D, Ditamo Y, Roth G, Kivatinitz S. “Mannan from Aloe saponaria inhibits tumoral cell activation and proliferation.” Int Immunopharmacol. 2004 Mar;4(3):411-8.
3. Penido C, Conte F, Chagas M, Rodrigues C, Pereira J, Henriques M. “Antiinflammatory effects of natural tetranortriterpenoids isolated from Carapa guianensis Aublet on zymosan-induced arthritis in mice.” Inflamm Res. 2006 Nov;55(11):457-64.
4. Nayak B, Kanhai J, Milne D, Swanston W, Mayers S, Eversley M, Rao A. “Investigation of the wound healing activity of Carapa guianensis L. (Meliaceae) bark extract in rats using excision, incision, and dead space wound models.” J Med Food. 2010 Oct;13(5):1141-6.
5. Dweck A, Meadows T. “Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) - the African, Asian, Polynesian and Pacific Panacea.” Int J Cosmet Sci. 2002 Dec;24(6):341-8.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Re-Post from the Wellness Professor "Tim Dennehy" These osteoporosis drugs actually cause fractures

In October 2010 the FDA released a warning stating that Bisphosphanate drugs used for osteoporosis have been linked to atypical fractures of the thigh. These drugs include Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel and Zometa. This new adverse effect is one among many for these drugs.  

As I have talked about with statin drugs a barometer to establish how well a particular drug works is determined by the number needed to treat (NNT). The lower the NNT the more effective the drug.
So a drug with an NNT of one works for everyone. A drug with an NNT of one hundred works for one out of every one hundred people, etc. Let's look at the number needed to treat for these osteoporosis drugs.

A study out of the "Journal of Bone and Mineral Research" estimates that the number needed to treat for Bisphosphonates is anywhere from 100 to up to several thousands. This means that possibly thousands of people need to take the drug for one person to benefit. (1)  

These drugs do not work for the primary prevention of hip fractures (first fracture). They may work for a very small percentage of people with a low bone mineral density and a history of fractures, but are they worth the risks?

In addition to their lack of efficacy, these drugs can increase your risk of jawbone necrosis, kidney damage and esophageal cancer.

The incidence of esophageal cancer for Bisphosphanate users is 1 case per 1,000 people taking the drug (3). If the NNT of these drugs is 1,000 that means for every 1,000 people that take these drugs one fracture will be prevented, but one case of esophageal cancer will occur. Just like with statins, we are trading one disease for another. 

While there is still a great deal to learn about osteoporosis and how to prevent it, these drugs are not the answer. Here are some ways to limit the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures in the elderly.

1. Osteoporosis prevention should start in childhood. Adequate Vitamin D levels and calcium intake are critical for strong bones. What is the right form of calcium? Here is a quick answer: it is not cow's milk or supplements. I will discuss why and the best ways to get calcium in my next newsletter.

2. Avoid excessive consumption of acidic foods like grains, dairy, meats, coffee, sugar, sodas, and carbonated beverages. The body has to maintain a PH balance. When the PH is too acidic calcium leaches from the bones to correct this. Eat foods that give you an alkaline PH. These include whole fruits and vegetables.

3. Exercise with weights. Weight bearing exercise is critical for bone health and should be done at least 3-4 times per week.

4. This one may sound obvious, but limit your risk of falling. Avoid drugs that increase this risk, particularly in the elderly, such as sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medications that may cause drowsiness and dizziness.

Until next time....

Stay healthy my friends,

The Wellness Professor 


1. J Bone Miner Res. 2008 September; 23(9): 1435-1441.
Published online 2008 April 21. doi:  10.1359/JBMR.080418

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Why this Single Organ Powerfully Dictates Whether You're Healthy or Sick

This is a great article from Dr. Mercola:  It includes interviews with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and Caroline Barringer, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), who is an expert in the preparation of the foods prescribed in Dr. McBride's GAPS program.

Story at-a-glance

  • Your gut serves as your second brain, and even produces more serotonin—known to have a beneficial influence on your mood—than your brain does. It is also home to countless bacteria, both good and bad. These bacteria outnumber the cells in your body by at least 10 to one, and maintaining the ideal balance of good and bad bacteria forms the foundation for good health—physical, mental and emotional.
  • Most disease originates in your digestive system. This includes both physical and mental disease. Once you heal and seal your gut lining, and make your digestive system work properly again, disease symptoms will typically resolve
  • The GAPS protocol is designed to restore the integrity of your gut lining by providing your body with the necessary building blocks needed for healthy enterocyte reproduction, and restoring balance to your gut flora. Basic dietary details are included

Friday, March 16, 2012

Are You Taking One of the Stain Drugs? Information You Need To Know

From the Wellness Professor: Tim Dannehy

About one out of every four Americans take a statin drug to lower cholesterol.

In February this year, the FDA said that all statins must carry warnings about increased risks of elevated blood sugar and possible transient memory and cognition problems. The label changes apply to Atorvastatin (Lipitor), Fluvastatin (Lescol), Lovastatin (Mevacor), Lovastatin extended-release (Altoprev), Pravastatin (Pravachol), Rosuvastatin (Crestor), and Simvastatin (Zocor).

Despite the additional warnings, the FDA said that it continues to believe that the cardiovascular benefits of statins outweigh these small increased risks.

There is no debate that statins work very well at lowering cholesterol and triglycerides. The debate is whether their risks outweigh the benefits.

My issue with statin drugs is when they are used for the primary prevention of a heart attack, meaning they are prescribed to people with no history of cardiovascular disease, but may have high cholesterol or triglycerides. Statins show some benefit in preventing heart attacks vs. placebo in this population, but do the risks outweigh the benefits?

Take a look at the Lipitor commercial where they boast a 33% reduction in heart attacks when people take their drug. Sounds great, but here is the reality behind the sales pitch. If 100 people take a statin drug, two of them will have a heart attack. If 100 people take placebo, three will have a heart attack. So 100 people need to take Lipitor in order to prevent one heart attack. That means that 99 other people will get zero benefit from taking these drugs. The only thing they get is the possible side effects.

Here is a recent quote from noted cardiologist Dr. Rita Redberg:

"Despite research that has included tens of thousands of people, there is no evidence that taking statins prolongs life, although cholesterol levels do decrease. Using the most optimistic projections, for every 100 healthy people who take statins for five years, one or two will avoid a heart attack. One will develop diabetes. But, on average, there is no evidence that the group taking statins will live any longer than those who don't."

This is essentially trading one disease for another. No heart attack, but now we have one more person with diabetes.  

Statins deplete important CoQ10 levels

One very important side effect of statins not listed by the drug companies is the depletion of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) levels in people taking these drugs. CoQ10 exists in every cell of the body and is responsible for 95% of the energy production in certain cells.
CoQ10 is an extremely important nutrient that supports vital muscle function. Without sufficient levels of CoQ10, the body's ability to repair and regenerate skeletal muscle is greatly compromised.  
CoQ10, according to the Mayo Clinic, is produced by the human body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells. CoQ10 levels are reported to be low in patients with some chronic diseases such as heart conditions, and muscular dystrophies. Some prescription drugs (statins) may also lower CoQ10 levels.

Studies have shown that two-thirds of patients without heart problems who were put on a low dose of a statin medication developed problems with the heart filling up with blood normally.  

According to the cardiologist who conducted this study, Peter H. Langsjoen, this abnormality was caused by CoQ10 depletion. He reasoned that without CoQ10, the cell's mitochondria are inhibited from producing energy, leading to heart muscle weakness. The heart is especially susceptible because it requires more CoQ10 than any other tissue in the body. 

The results of nine other controlled studies examining whether statins were responsible for decreased CoQ10 production concluded that 90% of the participants suffered significant depletion of CoQ10.

Dr. Langsjoen believes that taking CoQ10 should be mandatory for anyone taking statins so that the risks and side effects can be counteracted. Here is a quote from one of his lectures. 

"A deficiency of CoQ10 always effects heart muscle function" If you want to view his 40 minute lecture about CoQ10 click here

It is already a requirement in Canada. Health authorities there require that statins must carry a precautionary warning regarding CoQ10 depletion. Doctors are also required to talk to their patients about taking CoQ10 when they prescribe statins.

If you are taking a statin medication, you would be well advised to research their side effects and discuss the risks vs. benefits with your doctor.

If you decide to continue statin therapy, it is imperative that you include a CoQ10 supplement to counteract the depletion caused by statin drugs.

You must take a high quality CoQ10. There are many junk CoQ10 products on the market that do not get absorbed well and are ineffective. Contact me for more CoQ10 information and I can steer you in the right direction.   

Until next time......

Stay healthy my friends,

The Wellness Professor 


Mayo Clinic Staff, "Statins: Are these cholesterol-lowering drugs right for you?, product information for patients, "Lipitor side effects"
The Mayo Clinic, "Coenzyme Q10", "Life Extension Magazine: Innovative Research and Applications for CoQ10"
The Weston A. Price Foundation, "Dangers of Statin Drugs: What You Haven't Been Told About Popular Cholesterol-Lowing Medicines.", "Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Will Wreck Your Muscles", "Statins Cause Muscle Damage", "Statin Drugs Given for 5 Years for Heart Disease Prevention (With Known Heart Disease)"

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