Should I Stop Taking Lipitor?

That is the question I get asked very often. Whether in person, by email, or on social media, people want to know.

The answer is…Yes. But let’s discuss the issue a little more. Disclaimer…Speak with your doctor before stopping any drug.

Why are you on the statin?

Many MD’s think statins should be in the drinking water. I should know. I was one of those cardiologists, but now I sing a different tune. Heart disease is not from a statin drug deficiency. We are always best served to find the cause.

Statin users are put into 2 categories: 

  1. Primary prevention- you have never had a cardiac event such as heart attack, stroke, angioplasty, stent or bypass.
  2. Secondary prevention- you HAVE had a heart attack, stroke, angioplasty, stent or bypass.

A third possibility is for valvular heart disease such as aortic sclerosis or bicuspid aortic valve. For the purpose of this article, consider valve disease as primary prevention.

Why are so many people put on statin drugs?

Sadly, the MD’s think heart disease is genetic or have the mindset that humans are deficient in cholesterol lowering drugs.

Cardiac events do not happen because of a statin drug deficiency. Seems like common sense. Heart attacks happen because of poor nutrition, a toxic environment, stress, being a coach potato, lack of sunshine and not enough sleep. In short, you are NOT living with nature, you are totally against it.

Statin Benefits?

According to the literature (sponsored by pharmaceutical companies) for primary prevention, statins have a small benefit in heart attack reduction, but have little to zero benefit on who lives and who dies. In fact, a 2017 study showed that in people over 65 years of age, statin users were MORE likely to die by 18%! Here is the article link to show your doctor.

For secondary prevention, the data is better for statins. Statin users enjoy an 8% chance of dying after 5 years compared to 11% chance of dying in non-users. This was according to the 4S trial in the journal Lancet.

But what if you don’t want 8% chance OR 11% chance of dying? What if you want ZERO % chance of dying? Pharma cannot offer that.

Like the Little Engine Who Could, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.”

How to Achieve 0 %

I am going to outline the plan that has worked for hundreds of my patients.

  1. Ask your doctor to stop the statin drug. Wait 2 weeks for the drug to wash out of your system. During those two weeks, read my book, blog, and watch my videos on heart health.
  2. After 2 weeks, get tested. Here are the tests you want: Apolipoprotein A and B. Lp(a). Hs-CRP and oxidized LDL. Hemoglobin A1C. TSH. Vitamin D. Homocysteine. Please order the Vibrant Micronutrient from us for additional more in-depth information.
  3. For 90 days, eat organic Paleo Foods.
  4. For 90 days, follow the Paleo lifestyle with sleep, sun, stress reduction, detox your environment (read blog please) and get active outdoors.
  5. Take this ONE supplement. 2 scoops every morning for breakfast. 
  6. After 90 days, get tested again.

Call Us to Review

Now that you have the above results, let’s talk about it. You can schedule a call with me or one of my certified health coaches. Together, we can achieve your best life without pharmaceuticals and get you to the ZERO percent.

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