Today’s Slimy Huckster

For years Big Pharma has been trying to convince us that they’re opening new frontiers in medical treatment — but a new study has me more convinced than ever that frontier medicine is exactly what these drug pushers have in mind.

You see, if you lived in a frontier town 150 years ago, a couple times a year you’d be treated to the sound of a colorfully decorated wagon rolling into town. At the reins would be a carnival barker with cases of a miracle potion that could cure everything that ails you — gray hair, tuberculosis, you name it. And that slimy huckster would blow right through to the next town before you ever realized he sold you junk.

Well, that snake oil is still on the market, friend, but this time there isn’t some exotic tonic in the bottle. Instead, it’s filled with cholesterol-lowering statins like Crestor, Lipitor, and Zocor.

For years we’ve been telling you that Big Pharma would do everything to grow the market for their billion-dollar statins, which are raking in cash faster than the drug companies can count it. But a new study isn’t just absurd — it’s a certifiable assault on your intelligence.

Now get this — researchers report that statins could be just the ticket to enjoying a long and healthy life if you’re suffering from kidney cancer. There’s only one problem with that — and it’s a doozy — statins were recently linked in a MASSIVE study to acute kidney disease.

Excuse my cynicism, but that sounds a little like trying to cure a stomachache with a punch to the gut.

Here’s the deal. In a new study presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting, researchers shared a study that showed statins helped prevent kidney cancer patients from succumbing to their disease. Scientists analyzed 900 kidney cancer patients four years after they elected for cancer surgery, and found that there were lower mortality rates among patients who took statins — even though 10 percent of them still died.

Now, I bet that if the folks at Big Pharma had their way, this new, small study would be the only research on statins and kidney health you would ever read. But that’s what I’m here for. The truth is there’s already a much larger one you need to hear about.

You see, just a couple months ago, Canadian researchers reviewed the medical records of 2 million people taking statins, and found these dangerous drugs were potentially turning their kidneys into minced meat! In fact, folks taking high doses of statins like Crestor, Lipitor, and Zocor were a shocking 34 percent more likely to be hospitalized with acute kidney injury in the first months after starting their treatment!

What’s worse? Their risk of kidney damage stayed higher for YEARS!

The link between statins and the potential for organ damage — especially to your kidneys — is becoming rock solid. Big Pharma is simply looking for a new market for their wonder drug, and it appears they’ll do anything in their power to find it.

Fortunately, we’ll always be here to set the record straight.

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Nutrition and Healing – Bob Reagan []