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Cholesterol Medications

Do You Really Need That Statin? This Expert Says No

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Statins are medications that lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme involved in its production by the liver and other organs. First approved by the FDA in 1987, statins are arguably the most widely-prescribed medicine in the industrialized world today.

Why Women Should Stop Their Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Treating risk factors like high cholesterol is misguided. We must treat causes -- what we eat, how much we exercise, how we handle stress, our social connections and environmental toxins are all more powerfully linked to creating health and preventing disease than any drug on the market.

7 Tips To Fix Your Cholesterol Without Medication

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Hyman, MD

The idea of putting statins at the check out counter of McDonald's is the epitome of reductionist thinking. The problem isn't cholesterol -- it's all the stuff we are putting in our mouths!