Do you have a deficiency of Crestor?
NO, you don’t. Results of a Crestor-sponsored study found that normally healthy people should take Crestor, even without higher cholesterol Really???
Be skeptical, people. Here’s why: Crestor, one of the most powerful statin drugs made by AstraZeneca, was heralded by a company press release, (which was picked up by numerous media outlets without question, except for ABC) for bringing about a 56% reduction in cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke, etc.) most likely due to a reduction of these pro-inflammatory substances such as C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin and cytokines.
This 56% is one of those sneaky statistical smokescreens--sounds better than it is. The difference between one group taking Crestor and another taking a placebo was actually 2.8% versus 1.6%. In other words, a 56% difference. It’s better to analyze the composite outcome, which tells you that if you had 100 people on Crestor, about .77 would have a cardiovascular event within a year, compared to 1.35 out of 100, for those not on the drug.
But you still have to consider the unwanted consequences of taking 100 apparently healthy people and putting them on a powerful statin drug, which has a metabolic pathway in the body that practically guarantees some level of unhealthy side effect. And the study was cut short by three years, supposedly due to the “dramatic” statistical difference, but researchers know that when you curtail a study, you also cut short the side effects snowballing into a real disaster, and diabetic risk was increased during the two years.
The good news is that the controversy created by this study has focused attention on natural ways ou can lower this chronic inflammation pattern through diet, herbs, vitamins, exercise and mind/body relaxation techniques. Remember, you want to lower your chronic inflammation because unchecked, it leads to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s dementia and respiratory disease. Almost 90 million people in the US suffer from chronic diseases, and chronic inflammation is cited most often as the instigating biochemical factor.
Here are some natural methods for controlling inflammation: