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Andrea Bayles Nutritional Therapist
ND, Dip Nutr, Dip Herb, MBANT, MURHP, MCNHC

Are you one of the many millions of patients who are taking 'Statins'?

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I have recently read a book that I would highly recommend to anyone who has concerns over the side-effects that they may be experiencing since beginning to take statins. The book 'The Statin Damage Crisis' by Duane Graveline MD is his most recent work and highlights the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) safety information on cholesterol-lowering medications dated 28th February 2012.

Their list of statin precautions includes reports of memory loss, the risk of diabetes,the potential for muscle damage and neuropathy. I would urge anyone taking statins to read this information and consider the affects versus the benefits of taking these drugs.

Nutritional influences to control cholesterol are well documented an in-particular include CoQ10 supplementation alongside statins, Essential Fatty Acids such as Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats, folic acid and probiotics are all researched and have been shown to have an impact on cholesterol levels. Dietary changes are obviously beneficial and will include reducing saturated fats, refined carbohydrates and sugar.

If you are concerned about this information and would like to discuss it further please contact us on 01564 33 99 55 or complete our contact form and we'll call you back.

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  • "I was very run down, lacked energy and was finding it very difficult to control my weight when I first consulted with Andrea.  We talked through my issues very thoroughly during the first consultation and Andrea recommended that I take an adrenal fatigue test.  This highlighted that I had an abnormal cortisol pattern throughout the day and was affecting my energy and appetite - I had intense sugar cravings from mid afternoon onwards.  On the back of the results of this test, Andrea recommended a new diet and a course of supplements to restore normal cortisol levels and revive my tired adrenals. I now have more energy and do not have the same urges for sugar during the afternoons. I am also sleeping much better now as well.  I am also sleeping much better now too (after 5 years of 2am waking!).  "Elizabeth