Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Joel Wallach today beginning the show discussing statin drugs. Outlining many of the horrible side effects associated with this class of drugs. Also stating there has never been a study to prove that high cholesterol causes heart disease. Asserting there are better ways to prevent heart disease.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news article regarding two studies of niacin (vitamin B3). The studies found that those taking niacin for lowering cholesterol have and increased risk of dying, bleeding, infections and other problems. Ben asserts that the niacin in the study is not pure natural but rather niacin combined with an anti-flushing drug.
Gwen is a type 2 diabetic having difficulty controlling her blood sugar.
Ron has a friend suffering from migraines.
Linda has bone spurs but is taking a calcium supplement.
Audrey has bone on bone arthritis in her hands.
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