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Target is launching a day of deals on thousands of items on July 15-16, the same dates as Amazon Prime Day.

Move over, Amazon Prime Day! Target recently announced the debut of their own “Deals Day,” occurring on July 15-16—the same days as Prime Day 2019. The company is pulling out all the stops, with sales on rarely discounted lines (we’re crossing our fingers for sales from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Hearth & Hand and Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings lines), all while touting “no membership required.”

“Last year’s One-Day Sale was one of our biggest days of the year for online sales,” said Mark Tritton, Target’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, in a company press release. “This year, we’re giving guests more discounts across even more of our assortment with two days to save on hundreds of thousands of items and offering the best options in retail for delivery and pick up on their terms, including same-day.”

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According to the press release, shoppers ordering from Target’s website or app can have their items shopped by Shipt and delivered to their home same-day. Target shoppers can also utilize Order Pickup, which will have their online order ready and waiting within an hour at the closet location, and can even be delivered straight to the parking lot for even faster shopping. Additionally, the retailer is offering free two-day shipping when guests spend $35 or use their Target REDcards.

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While the deals haven’t been announced just yet, we’re sure there will be some great kitchen steals to compete with Amazon Prime Day. We will keep you updated with the deals coming to a Target near you as soon as they go live!

10 Tips for Strength Training at Home Without All the Equipment

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If you’re used to exercising at the gym, it can be difficult to get into the swing of strength training at home. Your gym is likely packed with all the equipment you need: barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, weight machines, resistance bands, and cardio machines, just to name a few.

Your house, on the other hand, probably pales in comparison. Maybe you have a resistance band or mini-band, and if you dig hard enough through the boxes in your garage, maybe you can find an old kettlebell. Or maybe you do have some equipment—like a pair or two of dumbbells—but they are just way lighter than what you’re used to working with at the gym.

Your workout routine, like pretty much every other aspect of life, has been altered in a huge way with the spread of the new coronavirus, and it’s only natural to feel stressed about it.

But try not to worry that your fitness is going to take a huge hit just because you won’t have your regular equipment in front of you, says Tony Gentilcore, C.S.C.S., founder of Core in Brookline, MA. In fact, strength and cardio endurance tend to stick around for awhile.

“Even if we are not training at the same intensity or the frequency we are normally used to, anything we can do during this time frame to just stay active and remind our muscles and nervous system of what physical activity feels like is going to help us maintain quite a bit of those qualities,” he says.

So if maintaining your fitness is something you’ve been stressing about, you can breathe a little easier knowing working out at home can still keep it humming along quite nicely. If at-home workouts have just been stressing you out because, well, they don’t feel as hard as what you’re used to at the gym? We’ve got you covered on that front, too.

Here, 10 tips you should definitely try to make strength training at home feel way more effective—regardless of what equipment you may (or may not) have at hand.

Is Amazon Pantry a good deal?

Convenient – Amazon Pantry ships to 48 states (sorry, Alaska and Hawaii) and allows you to digitally clip coupons (if available). This makes scoring extra savings really easy…which I love.

Variety – There are 1,668 pantry items to choose from including snacks, beverages, household cleaning supplies and more.

User Friendly – Each Pantry box can weigh up to 45 pounds and take up to four cubic feet of space. As you add items to your box, Amazon shows you how full your box is. Under each item, Amazon lists the percentage of the box that it will fill. For example, a 100 oz. bottle of Tide detergent will take up 16.8% of a Pantry box, a 24-pack of Arrowhead water will take up 62.2%, and a bag of potato chips will take up 3%. You can put items into a box and take them out as you like.

Easy Cost Comparison – Amazon includes the price per ounce and price per count so customers can compare to prices at a typical grocery store and other online grocery delivery services.

Regular Sizes at Discount Prices – The new service allows customers to buy single size items that were previously offered in bulk. This is an especially nice feature for singles who don’t need a huge quantity, or for those who live in small apartments and lack storage for bulky items.

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FDA Warning to Purina Pet Food Plant

The FDA issued a Warning Letter to a Purina Pet Food canning facility finding “significant deviations” from pet food regulations. Though no recalls have been issued, FDA had serious concerns about this pet food plant.

The FDA issued a Warning Letter to a Purina Pet Food canning facility finding “significant deviations” from pet food regulations. Though no recalls have been issued, FDA had serious concerns about this pet food plant.

The FDA Warning Letter stated their inspection lasted for two weeks – from September 15, 2014 through October 1, 2014. Inspection revealed “that your facility has significant deviations from the LACF (low-acid can food) regulations.”

The inspection found that this Purina plant deviated from the required processing of the pet food – and further did not document the deviation (as required by law). The FDA Warning Letter stated “your firm did not provide documentation associated with the evaluation of the entire lot of product affected by the process deviation and did not provide documentation and/or the specifics of your corrective action plan in order to ensure that your firm will prevent these occurrences in the future.”

FDA also found temperature drop concerns with the pet food manufactured at this plant. Law requires canned pet food to be heated to specific temperatures and any variations of these required temperatures are required to be noted in a log. This Purina plant did not document the drop in temperatures.

FDA “observed” that the conveyor system in this plant did “not have adequate protection in place to prevent an unprocessed can” from ultimately reaching the consumer. An ‘unprocessed can’ of pet food would be an uncooked can of pet food – uncooked can of feed grade ingredients that could be full of dangerous bacteria. Purina responded to FDA they are in the process of correcting this issue, however FDA stated “We do not consider this response acceptable because you did not provide specifics of your corrective action plan in order to insure that your firm will prevent these occurrences in the future.”

The public FDA Warning Letter to Purina – posted on the FDA website – does not provide lot numbers of products involved. The only information consumers have is product names – listed below. All of these products are canned/moist foods.

Alpo Prime Cuts with Beef
Alpo Chop House Originals Filet Mignon
Alpo Chop House Originals roasted Chicken
Friskies Mariner’s Catch
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Friskies Supreme Supper
Friskies Indoor Chicken
Friskies Salmon Dinner
Mighty Dog Chicken Egg & Bacon Country Platter
Mighty Dog Chop House Originals Filet Mignon
Mighty Dog Lamb and Rice
ProPlan Senior Beef and Rice Entree

If you are feeding your pet one of these products – please pay close attention to your pet’s health. Should any illness occur, notify your veterinarian first, the FDA second. You can report a pet illness to the FDA here:

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January 19, 2015 at 12:25 pm

My daughter’s 4 year old indoor cat died from liver failure recently. He ate strictly Purina Indoor Cat Chow as well as Purina’s canned foods. I would like to know if there are any class actions suits against Purina because of all of the cat and dog deaths recently?

January 20, 2015 at 8:52 am

Sorry to hear about your daughter’s cat I do not think “Indoor Feed” is necessary so this may have attributed I do not recommend canned feed when your daughter gets her next Cat feed “home cooked only”…

You can get raw pet food from a holistic vet & then you don’t have toake it you self. My 12 year old cat was diagnosed with diabetes in January & he is now in remission just by switching him to a balanced raw diet. Never had to give him insulin. I believe this is the best diet for our carnivore pets. I wish I would of feed my cats a raw diet since they were kittens.

Cats are supposed to eat raw meat, including bones and organs from prey animals. Cooked food is dead food. If you’re going to give your cat a homemade diet then make sure to add a lot of supplements. It’s important to know the exact amount of vitamins/minerals your cat needs.

October 24, 2017 at 5:50 am

January 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Millions of dogs and cats die. Millions of dogs and cats also eat Purina. Odds are, many of the pets that die will have eaten Purina. This means NOTHING. You cannot connect the two without an awful lot of further evidence. Correlation does not equal causation.

January 21, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Wow. Must be a response from a retailer, distributor or product sales rep. Does Purina even need one? Or maybe just tasked with off-setting all the negative web publicity lately. No condolences offered, no mention of inconvenience which is a normal PF big company blind-folded reaction.

Last evening I had an incredibly pertinent response worked up for this posting. Unfortunately the CAPCHA “burped” and all was lost. Two points: (1) Defects in the PFI can be likened to the habit of smoking several decades past. Everyone did it. People died. Nobody made (or wanted to) the correlation. A lot was at stake. One day a few people got their lawsuits into court. It took YEARS, decades really, for enough evidence to accumulate. But it turns out injured parties were awarded, actually not just because the product damaged their health. but because there was no full disclosure about the product’s risks! Simple as that. Nowadays we call that little detail “transparency.” In the case of smoking it was proven the company knew the risks to consumers BUT chose not to disclose them! It was about having the information and proceeding to deceive anyway.

Regarding PF including Purina (or whichever is in the hot-seat) let people make their choices. Nobody is denying free market enterprise. Just give them the truth, or at least all the details they need to know, first. Do people still smoke, of course. Are people still dying, sure. Do you know a person who’s a chain smoker, bourbon guzzler, eats fast food and never exercises, but who’s outliving all your relatives? Does that lifestyle make anymore common sense than a healthy one.

Anecdotes do not represent statistics. (Two) And I do wonder why no independent objective research has or is being done regarding the vast range of PF quality, the effects of diets on different types of dogs/cats, long term survival rates, and the real causes of death. Well the answer is politics. But it’s also the permission we give to businesses not to be transparent which something the PFI very carefully and diligently suppresses. And we allow it every time we excuse a mistake (isolated by “Lot” number) and continue to support the same company anyway! Are there problems, well even industry insiders are reluctant to speak out in fear of losing careers and retribution. The most un-favorite comment I hear is about a dog eating Purina (or similar) living to a ripe old age, never a sick day in life. Well okay so the questions really are, you mean no ailments manifested or nothing was noticed because the pet seldom saw a Vet. Can you say it dropped dead from a heart attack or died in an accident instead. I’m not looking forward to my dog’s demise. He’s old and while there are no problems yet they’re bound to crop up anyway. It’s the process of … aging! But one thing is real. His diet won’t be to blame because I KNOW what he’s been eating. And it’s virtually human grade, blah, blah, blah.

The Desirability of IP Waivers, and of Patents in General

I know that many people are ready to argue these points, and I can see why. They’re fun. They’re emotional, and lend themselves to ringing statements of righteous principle, and I feel the temptation as much as anyone. But I’m going to try to hold back, which is one reason I’m writing this post this morning instead of banging something out last night.

First off, I am simply not going to take on the “Big Pharma is evil and they deserve what’s coming to them” point of view. Boy, can you find a lot of that one on social media, and I’m trying not to respond to all of it (although I have slipped a few times). So let me just say that I have not worked the past thirty-something years of my life to poison people, to keep them sick, or to bury cures so no one can find them. I have seen good friends, colleagues, and beloved members of my own family succumb to the very diseases that I have researched treatments for, and if I could have done something for them, I would have. I know it’s fun for passionate activists and grandstanding politicians to pretend that that they’re battling hordes of Vile Inhuman Pharma Fascists, but folks, it’s actually mostly a bunch of people like me. That’s not to say that we don’t have some real bastards in this business, but guess what? So do you, in yours. We stock the buildings with people, and they’re not all gems. I hate the Martin Shkrelis of the world as much as you do.

Now, to patents themselves. It’s not that great a use of our time to have the fight right here, either, but it will come as no surprise that I think that intellectual property protections, while they can be abused, are a net good. I think that incentives are a good thing, and that IP rights provide an incentive to take the risks needed to discover things. But those are broad terms. The degree of such protection and how long it lasts are of course key things to get right, and you can get them wrong, too. For example, I think that current US copyright law is way too restrictive and should be rolled back to something less lengthy. Imagine if drug patents lasted through the lifetimes of the inventors and 70 years past that! Penicillin wouldn’t be generic yet.

Remember, a patent is not a secret. You have to disclose how your invention works and how to make it work in order to be granted one, and others can go ahead and get to work on how to make you obsolete based on that information. Also remember that for many drugs, by the time the patent issues, it often has eaten up most of its lifetime. The clock doesn’t start ticking from approval it starts from the application priority date. I have found over the years that many people outside of R&D do not realize these two points.

I can imagine different ways of doing it, though, most of which involve some other way of rewarding inventors via prizes and the like. For these to work well, though, I believe that such prizes would need to be on the same order of magnitude as the value of a patent as we issue them now. A tricky aspect of this is that this value is not always immediately obvious – sometimes things turn out to be more valuable, and sometimes less than they appeared. That’s another detail to be worked out in a prize system, but there are several ways to do it. With such systems, you’re still recognizing that there is such a thing as valuable intellectual property – you’re just finding a different way to reward it.

What I don’t see working, though, is the “Get rid of all intellectual property, everything should be free” viewpoint. I’m not even going to debate it, because to be honest, I lost my taste back in college for endless wrangling about infuriating hypotheticals, and that’s all this proposal is. I refuse to take it seriously, and I refuse to take seriously the people who attempt to advance it.

But that means that proposals to abrogate existing IP protections need to be taken seriously, because I believe that you’re messing around with something of great importance. In its crudest form, an IP waiver is a direct taking of such property from its discoverers and owners without compensation, and I don’t like it at all. A system that allows such things to happen whenever people really feel like it will not work as well as one in which property rights are protected.

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The Best Wireless Earbuds for Every Mood

Fully wireless earbuds are one of those ideas that sounds like a dream: Pop a tiny little headphone into each ear and listen to music or take calls untethered from everything.

Until recently, the reality was quite different. The first wireless buds were gigantic, dead after a few hours, and had a bunch of other problems. Luckily, times have changed. There are a host of new models that sound fabulous and work (almost) perfectly. After testing dozens of them for the past three years, here are our favorite wireless earbuds right now, in a wide range of styles and prices.

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We've seen variations go by many names: true wireless earbuds, truly wireless earbuds, completely wireless earbuds, fully wireless earbuds, wirefree earbuds. Here at WIRED, if a pair of earbuds connects to your phone/computer via Bluetooth, and has no cord that connects the left bud to the right, we just call them wireless. Wireless sets typically come with two popcorn-sized buds, each with a battery inside, and a charging cradle that carries extra battery power and keeps them safe when you're not wearing ’em. Others have a cable or neckband that connects the two buds together.

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'And it's painful when those things end. I'm devastated about what happened but I feel talking about it is just uncool and you start pointing the finger.'

Sue has also claimed that The Great British Bake Off judge Hollywood passed off bread made by her as his own.

She said he would often use her mornings off from filming to craft the 'hero bakes' that Paul, 54, would then claim to have made himself.

Sue explained: 'I made a lot of bread - I was quite good at making bread. A few of the Paul Hollywood hero bakes were made by me, actually, and my mates in the prep kitchen at the back.'

Difficult: She said the pair were 'incredibly hurt' by their quarrel with Hollywood after they left the hit BBC show in 2016 with judge Mary Berry

Sue went on to explain that she and Mel took it in turns to film, so when she wasn't in front of the camera she would be in the kitchen.

She continued: 'We would alternate, so if it wasn't my morning to [film] I essentially had the whole morning off.

'So rather than just go and watch television my favourite thing would be to go [bake] because I absolutely love food and cooking.

'I made most crew lunches most days - they'd have pizza and brownies and curry and whatever else we could scrape together.'

Sue and Mel hosted Bake Off on the BBC from 2010 but did not move with the show to Channel 4 in 2017. Mary Berry, 85, quit soon after them.

In a statement released at the time, Mary said: 'What a privilege and honour it has been to be part of 7 years of magic in a tent – The Great British Bake Off. The Bake Off family – Paul, Mel and Sue have given me so much joy and laughter.

'My decision to stay with the BBC is out of loyalty to them, as they have nurtured me, and the show, that was a unique and brilliant format from day one. I am just sad for the audience who may not be ready for change, I hope they understand my decision.

'I wish the programme, crew and future bakers every possible success and I am so very sad not to be a part of it.'

Mary later revealed that she was never formally offered a spot on the new GBBO, telling the Radio Times: 'I was never asked to go.'

Leading ladies: Sue and Mel hosted Bake Off on the BBC from 2010 but did not move with the show to Channel 4 in 2017

Meanwhile, previously sharing an insight into the moment the duo decided to walk away, Mel has told the Press Association it took about 'three seconds' for herself and Sue to make up their minds about their Bake Off future.

She said: 'I think there was no question where we were heading, but I miss the gang. we were like a big family.

'All the camera guys, the sound guys, home economists behind the scenes, so knowing a lot of them are there filming as we speak, it feels kind of strange,' she confessed.

They were replaced by Noel Fielding, 46, and Sandi Toksvig, 61, who will herself be replaced by Matt Lucas, 46, for the next series.

Mel revealed that she had not watched the show since she left. She added: 'I like to think that Perks and I created the tone for it. We wanted it to be a comforting watch and hopefully we established that.'

Last month, the pair told how they quit on day one of Bake Off because the way it was made was 'not kind', with producers making contestant cry. But they returned after 'stiff words' with the production team.

Sue told Radio Times: 'We resigned, basically. Because it was not a kind show.

'They were pointing cameras in the bakers’ faces and making them cry and saying, "Tell us about your dead gran".’

'So we had very stiff words about how we wanted to go from there. I think we can say that, now we’re out of it, can’t we?'

She continued: 'It was painful, and we've kept our counsel as to the whys and wherefores, and I think there is dignity in that. It's a show about cakes and the moment you get tied up in intense feelings you tell yourself to stop being silly.

Fantastic four: The most recent series saw Paul judge alongside Prue Leith, with Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig as presenters. Sandi has now quit and will be replaced by Matt Lucas

Mel said another reason why they quit the show was because of the way they discovered it was moving to another channel.

The makers of the hit baking show Love Productions announced they'd signed a deal with Channel 4 and would be leaving the BBC.

Sue said: 'We wish it the best and in return we just wanted them to understand that it would have been hard for us to carry on in those circumstances. There's no antagonism there. I just think, "If you're going to let us find out that way [from TV], then we're not really a team, are we?"

'We’re quite cheesy and homespun and we just want to have a laugh. Who wants to see people crying? I don’t. Especially if you work in television and you know the mechanisms that have been used to make them cry.'

Mel added that she felt the pair made the right decision to leave when they did and she doesn't mind that the show carried on without them.

She said: 'It was hard, but it was the right time. I think it’s good to leave the party before the sandwiches start to turn up at the corners. I have no problem at all with the fact that the show still goes on.'

That takes the biscuit! Sue said she often used her mornings off from filming to craft the 'hero bakes' that Paul would then claim to have made himself

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I prefer organic medicine

Courtney says

My 16 year old daughter has FH. Her father died of heart attack at 35 with evidence of previous attacks on his heart. He smoked and did not live a healthy lifestyle. We do not know what her father’s cholesterol was at death, but his father had levels in the 700s and has had 4 stints put in and now has more health issues in recent years. My daughter has been hovering in the upper 200s for total cholesterol for years now and also has elevated lipoprotein a. The cardiologist she sees recommends aspirin therapy, fish oil and statins. My daughter isn’t taking anything. She had a bad reaction to a statin at 12 years old and has basically refused to take them. I have not pushed her to take them after my own research on the subject and her being young. My question is concerning the elevated lipoprotein a. The doctor says that this is the reason she should be taking the statins despite any research. Is there any research on the lpa issue concerning FH?

Brigitte says

here is what I’ve found: FH : A Genetic and Metabolic Study William R. Harlan, John B. Graham, E. Harvey Estes
Medicine 1966 Vol. 45, No.2

Our studies provide no evidence that FH appreciably shortens the life of affected individuals, either male or female.
On the contrary, they show a high level of serum cholesterol are clearly compatible with survival into the seventh and eighth decades.

Jim Ross says

Why would anyone take a statin? especially a 12 year old?

Frank Crockett Ewing says

Hi, Just read your site after being told my readings were very high and triglycerides were off the scale. Do you have any articles on triglycerides? I had some Salmon and started taking some Niacin again which I did over 30 yrs. ago when I as I recall I may have had similar readings….Anyway, thank you for your information. My brother has been on LIpitor for some time and I am concerned for him.

Brigitte says

Triglycerides are a fat that comes from eating too many carbs. Eat a nutrient dense diet, little to almost no carbs and everything will normalize.

Kathy DeGraw says

My husband, who has Parkinson’s Disease for the past 7 yrs., he is now 63, had the tremors

start a couple of days after stopping Crestor for his high cholesterol.

He first took Lipitor prescribed by our Dr. and ended with terrible back and leg pains.
He stopped taking it on his own and after a couple of weeks felt better. Then after a
checkup and telling the Dr. what happened he was prescribed Crestor and the same thing
happened with the muscle problems, he stopped it and a couple of days later tremors in his
right pinkie finger, then the arm had tremors and then the arm and leg on the right side.
He was diagnosed with PD.

A COINCIDENCE. OR caused by the MEDS. Of course they say it had nothing to do with the
Medications. I will say it till the day I die, it was the Lipitor and Crestor that triggered
the mix-up in his body. There is nobody in his family with PD.
If you have high cholesterol, diet and exercise, don’t feed these drug companies all of this
$$$ to have you end up like this or worse.

My mom, his mom had similar problems with those 2 drugs and came off of it with no PD, but
the leg pains did stay but not as bad as in the beginning when they first took these horrible

Read up all the pros and cons of drugs and don’t trust the Dr., they are in cohoots with the
drug companies. (Their are some ethical Drs., there are, you just have to search for them)
Thank You

Dr. McGiffin says

Sorry to hear about your husban, but the reality is that statins have no effect on dopamine levels and therefore are not correlated with statin use. Parkinson’s is essentially a shortage of dopamine.

Regarding the lowering of cholesterol, sometimes diet and exercise are the way to go, but in the unfortunate people where that does not work, drugs can be very beneficial.

Doktor Laura says

I think you should do a bit more research, Doc.

Deanna says

Did you even read the article? Why would you be trying to lower your cholesterol at all. If I had my way any doctor who would prescribe these evil drugs would be in prison. No one should be trying to lower their cholesterol.

Dick Stone says

Statins can cause Parkinson. Also, statins cause mitochondrial dysfunction as a result of CoQ10 deprivation. Every cell has mitochondria. The more energy needed, the more mitochondria. Muscles use lots of energy and the brain even more. The brain is 5% of you body mass, uses 20% of the fuel you eat, 20% of the oxygen you breath and contains 25% of your body’s total cholesterol. Brain cells are vulnerable to mitochondria dysfunction and disruption of the cell renewal process. (As a side note, stem cells were discovered in the brain in 2015.) Hannah Yoseph, MD says, “Without the cholesterol and isoprenoids made by the mevalonate pathway, none of this cell rejuvenation happens. Isoprenoids make our cells replicate and renew. Without mevalonate and without isoprenoids, cells age and die. They cannot be replaced.” Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor and Lecol are fat soluble statins and are more easily passed through the blood-brain barrier, so statins can adversely effect all neurons, and those in the substantia nigra where dopamine is made. The bottom line, ”don’t mess with the mevalonate pathway”.

Mara Cain says

Several months ago I found myself standing in the street at 3am. I was on Statin meds and quit taking them. My Dr. said he “Finds that hard to believe”and got ticked off when I said I will not take them. He wrote in his report a few things that made me look like a nut case. He said I needed the statins and was not happy with me. Has anyone else had this happen? I also had horrible nightmares that I found myself hitting my dog during sleep! I love my dog! I would never hurt him! My granddaughter witnessed some of these episodes.

Marlene Clarke says

I was given Lipitor for four years with extreme side effects of muscle pain and bouts of chills like I was in a deep freeze. The Cardiologist switched me to Crestor for the past six years. Last year, I began suffering with increasing muscular pains, joint pains, numbness in my feet, poor sleep,memory lapses, severe attacks of dizziness, extreme tiredness, chest pains and rapid heartbeat. After a few changes in medicines, leading to no improvement, the Cardiologist finally decided to stop Crestor and Spiractan four days ago. Miracle of miracles, I am feeling almost back to normal. The dizziness and extreme tiredness more or less vanished. The muscle and joint aches, etc have reduced significantly. I hope to go through a detoxification of my liver to eradicate the chemical residue of the medicines from my system.

Brigitte says

Detox happens automatically when you eat a diet rich in nutrient dense foods and very little or almost no carbs.

Nikki Barkhaus says

Marcos Taquechel says

Very interesting article. I went to a doctor a few years ago and after a routine check up my cholesterol was 110, he wanted to get me started on statins right away. I declined and he said I was a risk for having a heart attack. He said that now “they” have lowered the bar to >100 at risk. Wow. I’m so glad I keep on my reading and didn’t take the drug. I feel very concerned about folks who fall for this statin craze and end up with irreversible injuries and endure so much suffering for nothing. I have at the moment two friends suffering from severe side effects and muscle damage, one might not be able to work again.

christine grimes says

I took statins for two year until I could hardly walk. I rfuse to take them, the doctor is not happy as I have very high cholesterol as everyone in our family does. I exercise and eat healthy
so If I drop dead that’s fine. My choice!!

Brigitte says

Eat lots of eggs, butter, fatty meats, some cheese and nuts. Cut way down on carbohydrates and you’ll be living a long time yet.

John Akers says

I here ya. My Doctor laughed when I told him the pain in my legs was to much he was putting me in a wheel chair and killing me. Pissed mo off I quit taking them and I can at least stand up without great pain. I’m getting better each week about walking without so much pain. I want to die if I got to live in pain

Diane Wilde says

I am on simvastatin. I really don’t want to take it even though I have not had any side effects. My last cholesterol test was total, 257, ldl 109, hdl 139. That gives me an excellent ratio. Why don’t docs look at ratio instead of the total number. BTW, I am of normal weight, work out and don’t smoke. Comments.

Scot says

With a HDL larger than your LDL, I’d get off those statins!

Maurice Peugh says

I would like to know what you are eating. My HDL has never been that great. I have read that Triglycerides / HDL is a more accurate ratio for heart attack prediction. The only way that I would worry with your numbers is if your triglycerides were sky high as is common with diabetes.

Jeannie says

Hi Diane,
I was just wonder how are you doing today? I’m on statins and I want to stop taking them.

Jennifer Schmid, MSN, RN, CNL says

I think you might find this most recent study very interesting. Apparently the FDA approved stents that elute statin drugs, so if a patient has side effects from the statins within the stent, they are basically out of luck, or need to have the stents replaced. These stents are now causing major adverse cardiac events 2-5 years post-placement.
IMHO, these stents are a huge time-bomb, and it’s only a matter of time before the class-action lawsuits begin.

Brenda Windell says

I was on stains for about 4 years. During that time, I developed, and was diagnosed with, Rheumatoid arthritis. This of course led to more drugs to take care of the arthritis. I finally said enough and took myself off the “meds”. My arthritis suddenly cured itself!

My elderly mother was also given statins. She developed severe muscle pains, dizziness, mental fog, and finally – had an episode where we thought she’d had a stroke, but turned out was a side effect of the statin. She was unable to talk, could not use her arms or hands, had trouble standing and walking. I took her off the statin and everything improved! Unfortunately, she has permanent nerve damage in her left hand and does not have the full use of it, even after 6 months of being off the drug.

I would NEVER recommend anyone to take these drugs

James Freeman says

I have been on some form of statins for 18 years. September 2, 1998. I had triple bypass surgery. Don’t know what my cholesterol was before surgery. But in the early 70s. My dad died with blocked arteries. 1984 my sister died on the operating table with blocked arteries and veins were too small. Dr. said history of this kind is not good I should be on a statin. I am taking lovastatin now 20 mg one pill a day two years ago I was taken two pills 40 mg a day begin to have dizzy problems and some shoulder and leg problems. Talk to the doctor and now only take one.It’s a little bit better but would like to get off completely I’m 72 years old. My total cholesterol is 167. By HDL is 46. My LDL is 92 last tested 1231 2014. Have bloodwork done every 90 days. I cholesterol levels has been as low as 117 total. So I’m not one to give anyone advice. But good luck.

Rolf says

I have not seen any mention of Vitamin K2 or MK7 to be exact. Would that along with Vitamin D3 and C not clear out your arteries and make them more elastic and flexible? At least that is what I would try before being bullied into drugs.

Charlie Spivey says

I have been through a litany of Statins over the years. I am presently taking 10mg of Crestor daily. I was taking 20 mg daily, but had a massive heart attack on 30 Oct. 2013 ( I arrested at least 6 times from all accounts ) and as a result my kidneys had shut down or nearly so. I was doing Dialysis. They cut back my dosage to 10 mg of Crestor daily, because of the kidney issues, but 20mg worked well. I do take 200mg of CoQ10 daily, but don’t know if that is enough. It is expensive. I was aware of the CoQ10 factor a long time ago. Since going on Crestor, my Cholesterol levels has been good ( at the 20mg dose ). One thing that was not mentioned was the benefits of ahving a good HDL level as that IS beneficial. Some statins will help raise it, but excercise is always a good way to do that.

Dr. Olaf E. Simon says

Most interesting dialogs! The main issue centers around the understanding that
cholesterol levels are politically tainted…what I dislike is a capitalist system with dominance
towards earnings, yet not before long they were our saviours, live and let live and heal
with conscience in place. I do not think that earnings are evil, they are certainly needed…
but how silly can the modern person truly be. We know of lobbying masters who earn high pensions
while the rest of us suffer…the physicians now also high power money people…Gods without
saints…yet most of them have still courage and tell us the truth…Well, we are all living much longer because of “Bog Pharma” and love them…but stop exploitation now, the people will
rebel sooner or later. I am living because I was given the correct drugs…now one yea after
my heart decided to quit. Inform yourselves and tell others…if you are not a scientist
you can become one if you have common sense and logic, comparing that what you are being told
with that what other scientists : Auld Lang Syne..for me!!

Judy says

Currently taking avortstation 3 times week. Started getting vertigo about 8 months ago.. anyone else have this problem

Diane says

YES, I was so dizzy and mindless and in pain,I knew there was something seriously wrong. I had trouble remembering my home address. I stopped Statin medication and started to feel better the dizzyness stopped.

Do I think it was the Statin medication? yes for sure.

Craig says

I am surprised that this article avoids the very prevalent side effect of thrombosis. Statins and cholesterol-lowering shots cause strokes, as can be learned even from the NIH and many medical abstracts, both domestic studies and internationally.

Renea says

i was on Simvastatin for yrs. I hurt all over but my Dr said it had nothin to do with it. I my inflammation number in my body was almost 800 and my Dr took me off the cholesterol mess last yr. my body hurts so bad, hurts to walk, I have muscle cramps all over my body all the time, my arms and shoulders are so painful. I do not feel normal with all the pain I’m in. I have kidney disease so can’t have a lot of medications. But since being off the cholesterol melds for at least a yr my body pain has not improved on little bit. But my Dr says the med has nothin to do with it. I’m not so sure of that.

Melissa says

You might consider giving your body some help by way of a cleaning routine. People balk about this, but coffee enemas, when done right, are exceptionally healing. Good luck. I hope you find relief.

Rolf says

First of I must say that I am not a Doctor. My belief is that it is not only what you put into your body that can have health consequences but what you do NOT put into your body that determines your health. Today’s food is seriously lacking in nutrition and no matter how well you try to eat, you do not give your body the ammunition to heal itself.

That is why I’m a firm believer in high quality supplementation. A top quality Vitamin/Mineral with a high quality fish oil for your omega 3 (EPA and DHA) and for stress some grape seed extract. Add to this a calcium/magnesium supplement and maybe your pains will subside.

I personally do not accept that it is genetic. Today’s polluted environment taxes us and without the nutrition and anti-oxidants the weakest part of the body is attacked. It is lifestyle and lack of nutrition that is the root of many problems.

I understand that the cost of supplements comes out of your wallet whereas drugs are often covered by insurance. Drugs and poor health or supplements and possibly good health. The choice is entirely up to the individual.

We have no drugs in our house and that means not even aspirins. At 74 and 86 we are still enjoying life in good health!

Tony says

I was taking Red Yeast Rice to lower cholesterol, 600 mg twice a day for over two years. I had mild dizzy spells shortly after a month of taking this but never made the connection that it was the RYR supplement. I suffered through many unexplained side affects such as vision issues, balance issues, mild depression, random unexplained back and leg pain, extreme tiredness, concentration problems, loss of memory, numbness in left hand and random numbness to the lower legs. My dizzy spells continued to become more frequent especially in times of which I needed to focus. Still I had not made the connection to the Red yeast rice supplement. Then one day I had heal pain in both feet so severe that I could not hardly walk, later that evening my lower back completely locked up to where I could not walk. After crawling into the local chiropractor he asked me if I take statin drugs for cholesterol, in which I responded no, I take no prescribed medicine at all, only supplements. I still had not made the connection until a few weeks later <– When your on statins you will miss the obvious answer to your problems. And yes Red Yeast Rice supplements can be as powerfully punishing as any prescribed statin drugs. Avoid them if at all possible, do your research because these drugs can literally cripple you. I am now heeling up and off RYR, I pray no one has to suffer from the slow confusing health decline I went through. STAY OFF STATINs

Marlo Victor says

In the late 1970s, researchers in the United States and Japan were isolating lovastatin from Aspergillus and monacolins from Monascus, respectively, the latter being the same fungus used to make red yeast rice but cultured under carefully controlled conditions. Chemical analysis soon showed that lovastatin and monacolin K are identical. The article “The origin of statins” summarizes how the two isolations, documentations and patent applications were just months apart.[5] Lovastatin became the patented, prescription drug Mevacor for Merck & Co. Red yeast rice went on to become a contentious non-prescription dietary supplement in the United States and other countries.

William Windsor-King says

My cholesterol here in the UK is measured at 8.2 which I’m told is high and they like to get it below 5 I’ve been on simvistatin 20mg once a day for at least 10 yrs I have been diagnosed with M.E / CFS some 7 yrs ago it’s something I’ve learned to live with but depresses me because I used to be so active. I’m skinny 5 ft 11 weigh 9 stone just recently gotten over clots on my lungs no explanation for them so scary.
I’ve been reading up on my illness and lots of conflicting stories on theory behind M.E but reading your article makes sense I’ve reduced the simvistatin to 10mg a day but before I got the clots I’d stopped the statin all together without telling Gp now I’m being told that stopping the statin like that caused the clots is this right ? Because I want off them for good but if my bloods going to cause me p.e’s by stopping then it’s a no brainer.
I recently had an angiogram and it showed fairing of arteries along with calcification in the lower left decending coronary artery a 40% narrowing so I’m being told to up the statins so you can imagine how confused I am after reading your article so please feel free to email me some advice if I’m allowed to publish my email.
[email protected]
Kind Regards

William King

Melvin Wilson says

Im a 54 year ild Man and is here to report that I have been taking statins and othet heart and cholestorol medications since September of 2004, after having undergone the placement of Stent into one of my heart arteries through a heart catherization procedure. I now suffer with problems of tingling and numbness of my right arm that travels down to my hand, and I have also been experiencing severe pain under my left foot at the toes area whenever I walk for a distance of nearly a mile or less. I would like to receive information regarding treatment or a possible cure of these reoccurring symptoms or problems as soon as possible. I also woulg like to know more about Co-Q10 and where it could be obtained. Thank you very much.