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See also Carahealth Lower Cholesterol
There are now 900 studies proving the adverse effects of the popularly prescribed statins drugs, inluding muscle problems, diabetes, birth defects, exercise-related muscle damage and increased cancer risk. In my opinion, there is absolutely no need to take statins, as herbs, supplements and diet can lower cholesterol without harmful side effects, and at a saving to the states of overstretched countries. The risk of statins is just too great.
Weight loss is an interesting topic. The global figure is changing. Being overweight is primarily an issue of health. If you don't believe me carry around a ten-kilo bag of potatoes for a day and you will soon realise the strain this places on your heart.
Excess weight in terms of complementary medicine is seen as an excess condition of toxicity that needs to be eliminated. Did you know that central obesity is as much linked to cardiovascular disease as cigarette smoking? However there is no add campaign telling us that fast food will lead to gangrene, although it can. Obesity is associated with complications in pregnancy, heart disease, late onset diabetes and certain cancers, in particular those related to oestrogen and the gastrointestinal tract.
Alarmingly I find that women of a healthy weight are now described as skinny and overweight women are accepted as the norm because they are the majority. People often have an excuse as to why they are overweight. Age, menopause, slow metabolism, child bearing, convenience and big bones, are some excuses people use. From a naturopathic perspective, there are legitimate reasons why people may gain weight that can be identified and addressed.
Heavy metals occur naturally in our environment, however, in modern times anthropogneic (man-made) pollution, has introduced high concentrations of heavy metals. Not all heavy metals are dangerous in the right amount. Iron, cobalt, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc are "healthy heavy metals". Excessive levels of these can be damaging however. Certain toxic heavy metals can even be beneficial in the right amount. Examples include vanadium and tungsten, vanadium may be used in conjuntion to improve g lucose control in Type II diabetes, tungsten is involved in oxidoreducatse enzymes which are used in elctron transfer.
Other heavy metals such as mercury, aluminium and lead are "toxic metals". They are neurotoxins (kill brain cells) and carcnogenic (cause cancer) and have no beneficial effect and their accumulation over time contributes to serious illness and heavy metal poisoning. Heavy metal poisoning describes disorders caused by the existence of heavy metals in the body.
Ageing is also known as senescence
In general, aging is characterised by the declining ability to respond to stress, increased homeostatic imbalance and increased risk of age related diseases. Death is the ultimate consequence of aging, though "old age" is not a scientifically recognised cause of death because there is always a specific cause, such as cancer, heart disease, or liver failure.
Many people buy bottled water because they believe it is good for them. In actual fact, it is most likely doing more harm than good. All plastic water bottles in Ireland are made from a type of plastic called Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET, PETE). This is indicated by the number 1 inside the little triangle on the bottom of the bottle. PET and PETE contain bisophenpl A and is implicated in a wide range of health disorders. Drinking from plastic increases your risk of breast and prostate cancer and many other diseases.