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Cholesterol drugs increase Alzheimers

Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), completed research in 2017 that  concluded:  “People who take cholesterol lowering drugs had over 2.5 times the risk of developing Alzheimers.” 

The brain contains approximately 25% of the body’s total cholesterol, so restricting this essential fat is not good for the mind. Cholesterol  is also a necessary precursor for many of our hormones, without which life is just not up to par. Read Hormones Make You Happy to understand more.

Add to this recent finding the fact that 50 YEARS ago, research showed that high cholesterol had little to do with arteriosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, and therefore heart disease.

Dr. Kilmer McCully discovered that cholesterol and clogged arteries are not the causes, but rather the symptoms of heart disease. McCully’s research, published in the American Journal of Pathology in 1969,  linked elevated homocysteine levels to heart disease, NOT cholesterol levels.  Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is damaging  if it accumulates in the blood.

Despite McCully  receiving numerous awards for his research, including the 1998 Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award, he lost Harvard University funding and was denied further research jobs for more than two years.

McCully says: “My suggestion was that the cause of arteriosclerosis in the general population was an underlying deficiency of certain B vitamins—B6, B12 and folate (B9), (leading to elevated homocysteine levels). The role of cholesterol and fats was secondary. This was too much for the establishment to take.”

His research unfortunately coincided with industry and pharmaceuticals investing multi millions into  the low cholesterol fad, low cholesterol foods, and cholesterol lowering drugs. In other words, it was very un-profitable for this research to be released to the public. B Vitamins are not expensive. Statin drugs sell billions of dollars per year.

When Lorene Benoit first started teaching this in the 1990’s, homocysteine blood tests were rare. They have now become common place for doctors  and patients in the know. So if you are at risk of the number 1 North American disease, Cardiovascular Disease,  you would be wise to consider taking quality B vitamins and other lowering cholesterol naturally. Do you want to risk having a healthy heart , but spending your golden senior years with Alzheimers? Not many people do.

McCully was also one of the earlier researchers to also suggest that genetic defects can play a significant role in the metabolism these B vitamins—B6, B12 and folate. As genetics studies increase and are refined, more defects have been discovered, indicating that at least 12% of the population are affected. This increases both the amount and type of folic acid needed to keep homocysteine levels in the normal range.  Leading edge supplement companies are now producing better assimilated methylated forms.

We have seen significant positive results using both Methyl B Combo, (B12 and folate) and Liquid Methyl B12 ( B12 plus Bs: 1,2,3 & 6).

Please contact our office to access  the best natural supplements for you at the best price with direct delivery anywhere in North America. This will include our member pricing for expert professional personal assistance.

Other Factors Contributing to Cardiovascular Disease

When homocysteine levels rise, they  damage the cells and tissues of artery linings. In an attempt to repair the damage to arterial walls, the body stimulates growth of arteriosclerotic plaques. This is similar to the body’s process of forming scar tissue to heal an external wound – the plaque is  like applying glue to fill in the damaged areas. This is what leads to arterial clogging and heart disease.

Folate, along with vitamins B6 and B12, has been shown in numerous studies to help lower homocysteine levels. The active form of folate, L-methylfolate, can achieve plasma folate levels up to 700% higher than synthetic folic acid and therefore may be more effective at lowering homocysteine levels.

Besides lack of or poor metabolism of B Vitamins, there are several other factors that can increase homocysteine levels, leading to greater chance of arteriosclerosis:

  • Toxic factors such as cigarette smoking, pharmaceutical drugs, environmental and industrial toxins
  • poor nutrition, especially inadequate intake of anti-oxidants required to neutralize free radical damage
  • stressful lifestyles – read more about stress and cortisol effects on cholesterol.

Solutions to these are well  explained in Chapter 6, “The Road to Wellness: The 4 Pillars of Health” in Lorene Benoit’s book, The Paw Paw Program .

For more information, or to get yourself on a daily Health and Vitality Program, contact Lorene Benoit, MHH.

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

Hello Lorene:

I have been intending to get back to you to let you know that I received the NSP products. Mixing the LO-Clo with water wasn’t working for me so I began mixing it with my steel cut oats along with fruit and yogurt and I am enjoying it very much.
The amazing thing is that I just came from my Dr. appointment and my cholesterol has gone down to 3.1 from 8 a couple of months ago. It is the lowest it has ever gone, after only 1 month on the LoClo. I showed the Lo-Clo to my doctor and she said to keep doing what I am doing as she was very impressed. I did take  lipator sporadically the past couple of months, but because of the leg cramps it was causing I didn’t take them on a regular basis. I will now only take the Lo-Clo along with my exercise program, water and healthy eating and I am feeling great. I have another blood test scheduled for the third week in February where my Dr. will check magnesium levels, cholesterol etc. etc.. I will let you know how it is all working for me. I am so happy you chose to visit the Island View. Thank you for all your help.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.


April Health Newsletter


April 2012

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Sinus Conditions

Prescription antibiotics, inhalants and OTC decongestant drugs may reduce inflammation and swelling, however they do nothing to promote healing or removal of the cause. Long term use can increase dependency and reduce effectiveness, leading to stronger drugs or surgery.

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Herbal Intensive July 6th – 9th, 2012

The Cowichan Valley supports a lush growth of plants that have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes, as well as for food. We will study indigenous, wild, and some cultivated botanicals with a Master Herbalist who has 30 years experience.

Success Stories

Another new category added to our blog is Success Stories. If you have some herbal stories you would like to share, feel free to submit them either by email, TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com or website Contact Form. Initials only will be used or you can also invent a pen name, but we need to know from whom they come to be able to verify their truth.

We have entered the first one: The Healing power of Herbs for seriously infected wounds


Cholesterol is NOT a fat and is necessary for our health, especially hormonal. It is Acetyl Co-Enzyme A.  It just happens to be transported by fats in the bloodstream. This article gives good background to support the idea we have promoted for years – that statin drugs to lower cholesterol have nothing to do with heart health and everything to do with selling more drugs. For more info read:  Cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease

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Success Stories

A new category on our blog is Success Stories: Read the first one: The Healing power of Herbs for seriously infected wounds


If you have some herbal success stories you would like to share, feel free to submit them either by email, TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com or website Contact Form.



Political Scene

Politically incorrect to be forcing this on humanity whether we like it or not. Please share with those who care about kids.

Every Parent Needs to See: 


Every person needs to be aware of our increased wi-fi exposure from many sources and the effect it is having, especially on children. More and more school districts in Canada have wisely decided to remove all wi-fi from their schools, due to the proven negative physical and mental health challenges.

Lorene says to watch:
minute 13:00 about safe options used in Collingwood
minute 16:00 reference to Saanich school, Vancouver Island
minute 25: suggestions to make change, by retired principal and resident fighting cell tower installation
Minute 29: explanation of radiation types

Very interesting about children with cardiac arrests, several dying, atrial fibrillation up to increase headaches, lack of concentration and cancer increase.



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