Statins Against Lyme

statin-drug-risks-2Picture taken from:  http://www.regenexx.com/statin-drugs-beat-up-nerve-cells/

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/310138.php  According to a new study co-authored by Janakiram Seshu, associate professor of biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), statins can reduce borrelia in mice due to inhibiting an enzyme required for its cell wall.

It won’t completely eliminate LD, but it has the potential to reduce the numbers of new cases.  Seshu and his graduate students are now turning their efforts to understand how statins can be modified to affect the survival of borrelia.  Their hope is to reduce organisms which can block transmission to where LD doesn’t affect people significantly.

In our hope for a cure it appears we are quite willing to throw the baby out with the bath water – to our own demise.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/20/the-truth-about-statin-drugs-revealed.aspx  According to Mercola, statins deplete your body of CoQ10, impair the function of all sterols, including cholesterol and vitamin D, all your sex hormones, cortisone, and the dolichols which are needed to keep healthy membranes.  It is also classified as a Category X medication which means it can cause serious birth defects.  

Statins are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors which block the enzyme in your liver responsible for making cholesterol.  There is currently over 900 studies proving adverse effects ranging from muscle problems to increased risk for cancer.  

Reported side effects:

Muscle problems including nerve damage and degeneration

Anemia

Acidosis

Sexual dysfunction

Immune depression

Cataracts

Pancreas or liver dysfunction

Memory Loss

On top of all of this, statins have been shown to increase the risk for diabetes.  And, by causing increased insulin resistance, there is chronic inflammation, the bedrock of most diseases, including heart disease which ironically is the primary reason many take statins in the first place.  Statins promote belly fat, high blood pressure, heart attacks, chronic fatigue, thyroid disruption, and diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.

They also injure adult stem cells in culture, the mitochondria of cells, and motor nerve cells.  http://www.regenexx.com/statin-drugs-beat-up-nerve-cells/

Most of these side effects are already experienced by the MSIDS patient (multi systemic infectious disease syndrome – or Lyme with friends).  Why on earth would we want to knowingly promote damage in our bodies?!

In this case, the poison is as bad as the disease.

I say, “Head back to the drawing board!”

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