For several years, the plethora of literature about the damaging effects of statins on the human cellular system has generated a lingering desire to abandon what today is 30 plus years taking prescribed statin drugs…Mevacor, Zocor, Crestor and Lipitor…for control of inherited high cholesterol. Just yesterday, it felt really good to deliver a “statins be-gone” game plan to a personal physician. For the first time in 30 years I am looking forward to feeling what normal really feels like!
Dr. Berry,
During the visit on January 8, 2016 to discuss blood analysis, my desire is to have a discussion about three items: 1) LDL-C goals; 2) three diets [low-fat; low-carb; and balanced carb-fat-protein]; and 3) natural alternatives to statins. My primary resource has been: Natural Alternatives to Lipitor, Zocor & Other Statin Drugs (2006), Jay S. Cohen, MD, Square One Publishers.
 Request that my January 2016 blood analysis order include, however, not be limited to:
-Cholesterol levels
-C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
-Step 1: less than 130
-Step 2: less than 100
 9-11-15 Blood Profile
-Cholesterol 229
-Triglyceride 112
-Cholesterol/HDL Ratio 4.2
-HDL Cholesterol 55
-Non-HDL Cholesterol 174
-LDL Cholesterol 152
-CRP Unknown
-Homocysteine Unknown
9-19-15: Started 40 mg atorvastatin (Lipitor)
10-31-15: To 20 mg atorvastatin (negative side effects: depression, low energy level, joint pain,
muscle pain, vertigo)
11-17-15: Started per day CoQ10 (200 mg); calcium citrate (630 mg); selenium (200 mcg);
magnesium malate (425 mg); malic acid (2.5 gm)
11-21-15: To 10 mg atorvastatin (negative side effects: same as noted above)
December 2015: Started Red Yeast Rice Plus CoQ10, Garlic, Grape Seed, Milk Thistle (2x per day: 600
mg, 30 mg, 50 mg, 50 mg, 30 mg)
January 2016
• Blood analysis and discussion
• Start low-fat diet
May 2016
• Blood analysis and discussion
• Start low-carb diet
September 2016
• Blood analysis and discussion
• Start balanced carb-protein-fat diet
January 2017
• Blood analysis, discussion and next steps
John DeVore
As discussed in Golfer’s Palette: Preparing for Peak Performance, Chapter 3: Body-Mind Mastery, the profit-driven agenda of the healthcare institution is to treat healthcare “effects” with a drugs, repair, replacement or removal strategy. However, our mutual challenge is to accept 100% responsibility for the care and maintenance of personal cellular health and wellness. To that end, it is imperative to not blindly take prescribed drugs until available options have been discussed and explored. In the case of my inherited, high cholesterol, I am not a moderately high risk or high risk cardiac patient…good lifestyle habits, non-smoker and plenty of exercise…and my objectives are to explore three different diets and natural alternatives to statin drugs and their associated impact on my blood analysis. It will then be necessary to decide whether a stain drug is still necessary. It is exciting to look forward to what “normal” will feel like!! Will keep you posted!
Cohen, J.S., MD (2006). Natural Alternatives to Lipitor, Zocor & Other Statin Drugs, New York, NY: Square One Publishers.
DeVore, J. (2015). Golfer’s Palette: Preparing for Peak Performance. Bloomington, Indiana: Xlibris.
Lipton, B. (2008). The Biology of Belief. New York, NY: Hay House.
Yoseph, H. & Yoseph, J. (2012). How Statin Drugs Really Lower Cholesterol and Kill You One Cell at a Time.
Yoseph, H. & Yoseph, J. (2012). Poisoned: Recovery from Statin “Side Effects.”

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