Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.


Do Statins Reduce Deaths in Healthy People?

Monday, 21 June 2010 09:29 AM EDT

Question: Do statins really reduce deaths in healthy people?

Dr. Brownstein's Answer:

According to one study, you would have to treat 200 patients for 1.9 years with Crestor in order to prevent one death. For those who have an elevated CRP level, I suggest they search for why the CRP is elevated and treat it. Cleaning up the diet, eliminating refined foods, drinking adequate amounts of water, treating thyroid problems, and taking vitamin C are all effective at lowering CRP levels.

These ideas are less expensive, do not promote adverse effects, and are a good long-term strategy to helping the body avoid chronic illness such as heart disease.

© HealthDay

Monday, 21 June 2010 09:29 AM
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