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You kicked the statins to the curb - What to do instead

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I decided I wanted to write this blog right away after posting about the dangers of statin drugs because, after all, it is not a good idea to take something away that may have some effect on high LDL cholesterol levels (although probably not on heart health) without finding something that WILL work.
So I did a lot of reading and have found these supplements that are recommended among others by cardiologist William Davis, the founder of the Track your Plaque program.
This is a program that helps people to keep their heart healthy but there is a fee (I believe under $100.00 a year) but the track your plaque blog seems to be free.
Here is the link:

What I have learned so far after contacting Dr. Davis is that several supplements make a big difference when it comes to heart health (this may not be a complete list and his program has much more to offer than supplement advice):
Omaga 3 fatty acids in a higher doses than for healthy people, 2000-3000 mg/daily of a combination of DHA and EPA
Vitamin D3, dose depends on blood level of Vitamin D but for many people 5000 I.U., sometimes more
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) at a dose between 500-2000 mg/day
Coenzyme Q10, confirm dose
magnesium, dose varies depending on person, people who tend to have muscle cramps may need higher dose

I wanted to get this info out as quickly as possible so this may be incomplete and dose may vary. Please confirm with a physician or other knowledgeable person.
I will read as much as I can on the Track your Plaque blog and try to share what I'm learning.
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    Thank you for this. Waiting or my next blood test but meanwhile will look into supplements. You are a star! emoticon
    1981 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!


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    1982 days ago
    Thank you so much for taking so much trouble for us all! You did a splendid blog!
    Very interesting article.
    I take multivitamin/mineral with CoQ10, VitC/E, B complex, fish oil and Pantothenic acid. My Folic acid is always high so do not take that. I eat oily fish and nuts and seeds Wholemeal bread, rice, grains and oats as well as lots of fruit and veg. I use Extra virgin olive oil and rice bran oil.
    When I am not on statins I have grapefruit which I love and not allowed to eat when on statins.
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    1984 days ago
    Birgit here is what Joseph takes daily for heart health:

    30drops tincture hawthorn
    Omega 3 1000mg - 1 a day
    Vit E - 400iu - 1 a day
    Gold Multivit & minerals - complete A-Z spectrum - 1 a day
    Selenium with Vit A,C,& E 200mcg - 1 a day
    Vit B12 - 1000mcg - 1 a day
    L-Arginine 750mg - 1 a day
    CQ10 200mg - 1 a day
    Magnesium with Vit B6 - 400mg + 25mg - 1 a day
    Potassium 99mg - 1 a day
    Brewers Yeast 500mg - 1 a day
    Inositol 750mg - 1 a day
    Serrapeptase 10mg - 1 a day

    Think that's the lot!!! Seems a lot but I can see the difference since he began about 2yrs ago and best of all, no trips to ER and doctors!!
    1984 days ago
    Brigit, both my husband & I decided to stop taking statins a very long time ago. We take a variety of supplements. My husband has/had heart issues as well as high cholesterol, I just had very high cholesterol.
    Joseph follows Dr Whitaker and his recommendations for heart health.

    We both have good levels of all cholesterol, indeed my last check showed my HDL was a little high!
    I could post a list of our supplements if anyone's interested.
    1984 days ago
    You remind me that I am out of Omega 3...
    1984 days ago
    Thanks I just had my first NON-Fasting LIPID Profile my Dr said it had changed I told her I want my Lipids done fasting since all of my history on this journey has been done 12 to 14 hour fasting. There was an article about fasting versus non fasting here on Monday it comes up if you Web search it "Fasting versus non fasting "was what I put in to find it again.
    I did poorly on statins. I already take Krill oil, we eat salmon often and Tuna, walnuts. I take D3 and CoQ10, magnesiun Potassium and Zinc and today I bought and took one niacin. for the first time . I will subscribe to your blog and see where you go with the plaque, I use BPLOG.com and that often pops up on there but i did not want any more computer stuff. Even Spark is hard for me. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1985 days ago
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