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The Dangers of Statin Drugs

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​1 in 4 Americans over the age of 40 are taking a statin drug such as atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, simvastatin, and pravastatin.  That equates to over 40 million people in the US alone!

We know that statins lower cholesterol levels which reduces the risk of heart disease, myocardial infarction, and stroke.

But is it really that simple?  What does the data really show?  Should so many of us be taking these medications?

In this article I will discuss this class of drugs and why they are recommended.  I will also discuss the many potential side effects that statins can cause, most of which you may not have even heard about.

I will also give my recommendations on who should consider taking statins and who should not.

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Prescription Medications for Weight Loss

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​​​​People are always looking for new and effective ways to lose weight.

Weight loss​​ ​has become a multi-billion dollar industry​.  This includes diets, exercise equipment, supplements, and even prescription medications.

How do you know ​which medications work and wh​ich don't?  Which are safe for you and which should you avoid?

In this article, I will discuss the most commonly prescribed medications available for weight loss.  I will discuss how they work, any potential side effects, and how effective ​they can be.

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Low Dose Naltrexone for Hashimoto’s and Weight Loss

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Research has shown the benefit of using low dose naltrexone for Hashimoto's thyroiditis and other autoimmune conditions.

​If you have ​an autoimmune condition such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, reducing the inflammation in your body is crucial to help you feel better and lower your antibody levels.

​If you don't lower the inflammation, it will be next to impossible to lose weight or feel as good as you can.

Lose dose naltrexone has been shown to substantially lower inflammation.  It also helps to raise endorphin levels which makes you feel better overall.

There is ​also a lot of anecdotal evidence that LDN can help ​some people lose weight.

​In this article, I will discuss LDN and what some of the research is showing about it.  I will explain how ​it can be used to potentially lower antibody levels, help with chronic pain, and ​maybe even help ​people with ​Hashimoto's to lose weight.

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