Statin Side-Effects: Need to Know

According to Dr. Zina Kroner who wrote this:

‘Greater than half of our brain’s chemistry is made up of fats. If that fat supply is diminished, theoretically, cognitive function may suffer. Cholesterol helps insulate the nervous system by supporting what is referred to as the myelin sheath which lines the nerve cells. Your brain needs cholesterol, Contrary to pharmaceutical-inspired propaganda; claims for artificial statins are based on questionable science. These drugs are far from “safe.” 

Myopathy (muscle disease) is one of the many side effects of statin drugs. Research shows it depletes the body of Coenzyme Q10 – a vitamin-like substance our bodies make that is required for energy. The heart has the highest concentration of CoQ10. Statin drugs interfere with our ability to make CoQ10.’ 

A doctor prescribed Lipitor for a friend of mine who had high cholesterol, I warned him about the dangers of statins, and suggested he had his homocysteine checked as it was much more dangerous to have high homocysteine than high cholesterol, and perhaps he should have his blood tested. He told his heart specialist who said I was talking ‘rubbish’ so he continued on Lipitor for almost a year.

The phone call from this friend was desperate. He related his muscles were useless; he could not even lift his arm and said he felt tired and weak and was now prepared to try anything.

I told him unless he is prepared to come off the statins, no-one can help him. He stopped them immediately. He also had a blood test for homocysteine levels, which were incredibly high. I suggested a course of B vitamins and folate plus TMG (trimethyl  glycine).

Not only did his muscles recover quickly, but all other symptoms healed too.



The British Medical Journal Lancet report (363:892-894.) 2004 

Myopathy associated with statin use is similar to that of selenium deficiency. Selenium plays a significant role in skeletal and cardiac muscle metabolism. Statins inhibit a pathway that is necessary for the production of selenoprotein, which could potentially contribute to myopathy. There is a safe and effective alternative to statin drugs: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). The drug companies are either lying or withholding critical information from doctors’ . 


I was horrified to read an article written by Joanne Waldron. She reports that because the obesity epidemic is out of control, the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has decided it would be a good idea to start giving statin drugs to children as young as eight years old. According to their published policy outlined in a clinical report entitled ‘Lipid Screening and Cardiovascular Health in Childhood’, the AAP now recommends cholesterol screening for all children who are overweight or obese.

Children who have parents or grandparents that developed heart disease at an early age or have other risk factors are also candidates for screening. The AAP is recommending that children be screened as early as age two.  

It comes as no surprise that Stephen R. Daniels, PhD. MD authors the report. Daniels has worked as a consultant to Abbott Laboratories and Merck! 


Are we really expected to believe the credibility of anyone in the employ of the very pharmaceutical company who stand to gain gigantic profits from this new marketing strategy, in giving statin drugs to children and toddlers?


The above is an exact excerpt from Maureen Boddy’s book: “Youthing: Look Younger, Stay Healthier, Live Longer.” from pages 184 – 187

Cancer and Youthing, Book, Anti-ageing, Look Younger, Health, Maureen Boddy, Organic, Natural, Products, Cape Town

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