Flush It

By: Roy P. Williams

Not so long ago, a person came in and talked to me about the cholesterol-lowering drugs he was taking. The problem, he explained, was that after being on them for a few months, his energy level had dropped, his legs felt as though they weighed twice as much, and he was having pain across his shoulders and down his back. On top of that he had just had blood work done and the doctor was concerned about his liver enzymes being elevated.

After being involved in the nutritional industry for over 30 years, none of that surprised me. When asked if he read the possible side effects of the drug, he said no because he was just following his doctor’s orders. After all, he explained, his doctor was educated and licensed to prescribe the drugs that would lower his cholesterol.

It’s time for all of us to realize that all drugs are toxic to some degree or another. You may have heard me say that the definition of prescription is permission to poison. If they were not toxic, it would not be necessary for a doctor to sign off on how much you can take. The same is true for cholesterol-lowering drugs.

After explaining that all the symptoms he described could be caused by the statins, he asked me what I would do if I were in his situation? I explained, I am not a medical doctor and therefore cannot give you medical advice, but if I was taking the drug and was having the side effects he was having, I would flush it.

One of the reasons, I explained to him, that I would never take a statin is the fact that the same number of people with low cholesterol were having heart attacks as those with high cholesterol, so why lower cholesterol? If cholesterol-lowering drugs worked, after over 40 years of prescribing them and almost 30 percent of the population over 40 years of age taking them, you would think that the number of heart attacks would have decreased. In reality, the same percentage of Americans are still having heart attacks and those taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, it turns out, are more likely to die than the ones who have a heart attack that are not taking statins.

One of the reasons I have always focused on the nutritional industry is because nothing we offer is toxic, and therefore, no one has to sign off on how much you are allowed to take. Almost all of the supplements we carry are so safe that if a child ate the whole bottle, you would not have to take them to the doctor. Almost all supplements can be taken along with medications with no fear of contraindications.

A quick lesson on the human body can help you understand the importance of nutrients and health. The human body is made up of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and proteins. Not one cell in the human body is dependent on synthetic drugs for survival, but the life and multiplication of all cells are totally dependent on nutrients. As a baby is formed in the mother’s womb, her body feeds the embryo all of the nutrients which are used to manufacture the cells that form the baby. The mother gets those nutrients from what she eats. That is why her doctor tells her to take a multi-vitamin during the pregnancy.

The human body is made up of billions of cells. The higher the quality, the more nutrient dense the food we consume is, the healthier we become. The lower the quality, the more nutrient deficient our food is, the weaker and more diseased we become. Because our food supply is missing or deficient in the necessary nutrients, our nation’s population has become weaker and more diseased. Testosterone levels in men are at an all time low. The same is true of progesterone in women.

It’s time for Americans to stop believing everything we see on television, read in the newspapers, and hear on the radio. These sources of information are not trying to make us healthier; they are, in reality, trying to sell us what they can make the most money on. The same is true about the pharmaceutical industry. Their goals are to scare us into asking our doctor for their prescribed drug, and make us dependent on them for all our health issues.

At Herbs & More in Athens, NHC Herb Shop in Killen and our parent company, NEWtritional Health Care, our goal has always been to, “Make America Healthy One Person At A Time.” For more information go to one of our locations or call 256-757-0660 or visit our website at www.nhcherbs.com.

Your friend in health,

Roy P. Williams