Maybe: You Shouldn’t Take Statins; Your Skin Sucks Due to Your Diet; You’re Angry because You’re Deficient

There’s a few things that I left out this week…

In all the excitement over the past week, I missed out on a few studies I wanted to share.

In addition to that, I feel like my post on ketogenic diets may have painted them more negatively than I’d like, so there will be a part 2 coming in the future.

Here goes.

Maybe You Shouldn’t Take Statins

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It turns out that statin treatment for prevention of cardiovascular disease might have no effects at all.

Yep.

In a study with 2,867 participants, ages 65 and older, researchers found no significant differences in Coronary Heart Disease event rates between indivudals taking pravastatin and those who were not taking pravastatin.

In the study’s own words, “No benefit was found when pravastatin was given for primary prevention to older adults with moderate hyperlipidemia and hypertension, and a nonsignificant direction toward increased all-cause mortality with pravastatin was observed among adults 75 years and older.”

That nonsignificant direction toward increased mortality wording means that a few more people died in the pravastatin group from other causes than the non-pravastatin group.

Maybe You’re Skin Sucks Because Your Diet Sucks

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Out of 1,206 psoriasis patients, 86% of which used a dietary intervention significantly lower in sugar, whole grains, dairy, and calcium, a majority saw improvement in skin condition.

“…skin improvement was greatest after reducing alcohol (53.8%), gluten (53.4%), nightshades (52.1%),

and after adding fish oil/omega-3 (44.6%), vegetables (42.5%), and oral vitamin D (41%).

Specific diets with the most patients reporting a favorable skin response were Pagano (72.2%), vegan (70%), and Paleolithic (68.9%).” You can find the study here.

 

Feeling Aggresive? Take Some Vitamins.

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In a study of males, aged 4-14, researchers significantly decreased parent-reported aggressive and violent behavior with 16 weeks of micronutrient supplementation.

Thirty-two males were given Vitamin E, Vitamin C, biotin, chromium, P5P,Vitamin B6, selenium, and zinc.

Feeling unreasonably aggressive? Maybe you should start taking your multivitamins.

Take-Aways

  1. Reduce your cardiovascular disease risk factors (Smoking; High LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, and low HDL, or “good” cholesterol; Uncontrolled hypertension high blood pressure; Physical inactivity; Obesity; Uncontrolled diabetes; Uncontrolled stress and anger) by making changes to your lifestyle.
  2. Improve your skin-health...
    1. Through reducing:
      1. Refined sugar intake
      2. Alcohol intake
      3. Grain and gluten intake (more on gluten, roundup, and toxic guts later)
      4. Dairy intake
      5. Nightshade intake
    2. Through increasing:
      1. Omega-3 Fats
      2. Vegetables
      3. Vitamin D
  3. Be less aggressive through ensuring you’re getting something close to 9-11 servings of fruits and vegetables from different color groups each day.

 

If you’re not getting that, take a damn multivitamin.

I read it so you don’t have to.

PS. Every individual is different.

Each of us carries different genes, and these genes can express themselves differently at points throughout your life.

The hardest part is making changes that fit you, in your lifestyle, and sticking with it over the long-term.

You live in real life. Not some fantasy land where it’s easy to make long-term changes to how you’ve done things for your entire life.

If you live in real-life, like I do, and you don’t want to start, give me a call at 847.807.5361.

The time is free, and it’s on me.

If calling is not your thing, shoot me a text or an email.

Lastly (really this time), I’m not a doctor. This is not medical advice. I’m just a nerd who likes to read research, and this is my way of sharing that with the world.

 

P.P.S. If you have questions, leave them in the comments, send me a DM, or shoot me a text! I’ll answer them directly, or in a future post if that’s what you’re looking for.

-RB3

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