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REVEALED: The Truth About Cholesterol Drugs

July 22nd, 2014

Magnifying glass looking at CHOLESTEROL

Do you believe the medical community’s claim that it is high cholesterol that causes heart attacks, heart disease and/or strokes?

Do you also believe you need to take a drug to lower it?

This is a lie and you need to know the truth – Very low cholesterol is dangerous to your health – and taking pharmaceutical drugs, primarily statins, are more dangerous than the cholesterol!

People have been wrongly told for years and years that their high cholesterol levels were going to kill them if they didn’t do something – immediately!

During this same time, people who had been prescribed cholesterol lowering drug, experienced serious side effects – most of which were ignored by the medical community.

It is imperative to understand the pros and cons of cholesterol and statin drugs – You will be very surprised!

Cholesterol might not be the danger to your health that conventional medical doctors believe it is.

In fact, their medication IS THE GREATEST DANGER!

Read on to hear the surprising facts from my friend, Lena Sanchez, and change your view of cholesterol forever.

Brain Disease Increase Connected To Low Cholesterol!

© Lena Sanchez

Has your doctor insisted you need to lower your cholesterol levels? Tens of thousands are being told this and are taking cholesterol lowering medications – statins – out of fear they will have a heart attack, stroke or heart disease.  This is far from the truth!

In fact, according to one study – “very low LDL cholesterol levels may actually increase your risk of Parkinson’s disease.”  The study involved 236 people — 124 Parkinson’s patients and 112 controls. The researchers measured all the participants’ cholesterol levels and gathered information regarding their smoking habits and use of cholesterol-lowering drugs.

They found the subjects with the lowest LDL levels (less than 114 milligrams per deciliter) had a 3.5-fold higher occurrence of Parkinson’s than the participants with higher LDL levels (below 138 to 250 milligrams per deciliter).

Conventional medicine wonders why millions of Alzheimer’s cases exist – research shows there will be 14 million cases by 2050.  It seems that the pharmaceutical industry, along with doctors, who aim for an LDL below 200, are actually causing the Alzheimer’s increase!



Here is what Mayo Clinic Cardiologist, Dr. Thomas Behrenbeck stated:

“Rare cases of memory loss have been reported in people taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, such as Lipitor. But these reports were anecdotal and have not been substantiated by formal testing of cognitive function. In most of these cases, memory improved after the individuals stopped taking the statins.”

If these statin drugs can cause memory loss, could Alzheimer’s patients really be suffering with drug induced, very low cholesterol memory loss caused by use of statin drugs?

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Alzheimer's, Anti-aging, Brain/Mood, Cholesterol, Contagious Health, Heart Health ,

Do You Sleep Like George W. Bush or Bill Clinton?

May 16th, 2014

Did you know that Bill Clinton was notorious for only sleeping 5 or 6 hours a night?  According to the New York Times, he started that habit while at Georgetown after a professor stated that “the most successful men need the least sleep.”

Bill Clinton was doing himself a huge disservice!

According to NPR, Clinton needed heart surgery in his 50s, despite not being at obvious cardiovascular risk.

George W. Bush was often chided in the press for his afternoon naps, and at a 2005 White House Correspondents dinner, his wife Laura said, “I said to him the other day, George, if you really want to end tyranny in the world, you’re going to have to stay up later.”

George knew he needed his sleep!

The New York Times reported in 2002 that after a thorough examination of John Kennedy’s medical records, it was revealed that he was quite unhealthy and was using barbiturates for sleep.  In fact, the class of drug used was for easing anxiety and controlling seizures!  Since then, it’s been replaced by safer options!

Although it is very important to take steps to ensure healthy sleep patterns, sleeping pills and other anti-anxiety meds aren’t usually good options.

Certain types of these pharmaceuticals have been linked to increased risk of cancer or even death!

What would you give for a solid 8 hours of sleep – night after night – waking rested and recharged for the day ahead?

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STRESS: The SILENT KILLER

May 14th, 2014

Stress is the SECRET KILLER.

There are hundreds of diseases listed on death certificates as the “cause of death”, but the reality is, the cause of death is almost always stress induced inflammation running rampant throughout the body.

Stress is a natural response of our bodies to react to internal and external toxins.

Our bodies go into “fight or flight” response and our immune system shifts into battle mode, trying desperately to adapt.

Eventually our immune system becomes overwhelmed and wears out, no longer able to fight.

Silently, inflammation burns us alive from the inside out.

As usual, Mother Nature has the solution to put out the “inflammation fires” once and for all.

Read on!  We believe we’ve found your Inflammation Salvation!

Overcoming the Secret Killer

The medical term for stress induced inflammation is Overactive Inflammatory Response and it literally turns the body into a cauldron of pain – throughout the joints, the hands, the head, heart – everywhere.

It mimics many of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, but is much worse.

Inflammation is a secret epidemic. It is highly dangerous and the common denominator in just about every serious disease condition today.

Inflammation has been implicated in a variety of diseases, from heart disease to cancer and Alzheimer’s, as well as stiff, aching joints, constant back pain, chronic unexplained headaches, exhaustion, chronic fatigue, brain fog, severe depression, and lack of libido.

In 2004, TIME Magazine uncovered for the world that chronic inflammation may be the engine that drives many of the most feared illnesses of middle and old age. Click here to read the article.

Here’s a snippet from the story about lowering inflammation:

“This concept is so intriguing because it suggests a new and possibly much simpler way of warding off disease. Instead of different treatments for, say, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and colon cancer, there might be a single, inflammation-reducing remedy that would prevent all three.”

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Your Brain on Stress and NO Sleep

May 9th, 2014


STRESS – The Trillion Dollar Killer!

Stress is the trigger of all major diseases. Heart attacks, fatal strokes, brain hemorrhages and cardiac arrest are now our most common killers.

Studies have linked stress with cancer and heart disease for years, but the reality is, stress causes inflammation, and chronic inflammatory response is being linked to almost every illness known to man – obesity, autoimmune disorders like AIDS, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, etc.

It is imperative we to learn how to RELAX! It is definitely a lost art we need to reclaim! Do you even remember the last time you were able to get 8 FULL hours of sleep EVERY single night?

Stress is a natural response reaction to internal and external conditions, elevating alertness and our immune system response. A little stress is good, but prolonged stress leads to fatigue, lack of sleep and irritability, damages personal relationships and creates long-term health issues.

Our brains cannot survive this onslaught of stress and inflammation unscathed. Heightened, prolonged levels of cortisol in our bloodstream can be fatal!

Cortisol is called the “stress hormone”, secreted by the adrenal glands in high levels in response to stress. Small doses of cortisol are good – giving us bursts of energy to survive our “fight or flight” response.

Our bodies were designed to relax and rest after a stressful event, allowing cortisol levels to drop and return to normal. Unfortunately, in our always-on-the-go lifestyle today, we do not take the time to slow down and recover. Instead we throw ourselves into a state of chronic stress.

Prolonged, heightened levels of cortisol in our bloodstream have very negative effects – impairing mental performance, suppressing thyroid function, upsetting blood sugar balance, raises blood pressure, increases abdominal fat causing a plethora of other issues, and lowering immunity and inflammatory response.

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The BEST Investment I’ve Made for My Health & Wellness

March 11th, 2014

Image: Brenna Ballestero and Lil B

“”Hi!  My name is Brenna and I am now – literally – exploding with health!

I remember first being introduced to Wayne Garland’s supplements when my son was a baby. I confided in my girlfriend Brooke about my stress, insomnia and accompanying heart palpitations – all of the “fun” stuff that goes along with stress!

She’d met Wayne and had been taking his 5-HTP Formula for a long time.

I was shocked to hear that she had stress issues, because she always seemed to be well-rested, calm, and a generally-go-with-the-flow type of person. Alas, she shared that such was not always so, but that she’d been taking Wayne’s mega-nutrients and 5-HTP for years. She told me she’d never gotten sick while she was faithful to his products.

Being a stressed out, full time working, single mother, I was desperate for something that would keep me healthy and help me manage stress. I hated the thought of going to a doctor just to be given an anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications.

So, I skeptically, but hopefully, order my first 5-HTP supplements. The first night I took the 5-HTP, I was able to sleep and was pleasantly surprised to find out there weren’t any weird hangover feelings in the morning. I just felt … Good!

I have to say to this day, that was the BEST investment I’ve ever made for my health and wellness.

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