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Focusing only on cholesterol is side-stepping the real cause of cholesterol problems: improper diets and lifestyle. Here’s my take on this: if you aren’t open to a more natural lifestyle and to making the changes necessary for that happen such as clean eating, exercising, quit smoking, etc., and you have high cholesterol, then a statin could very well save your life. But, if you are willing to make some changes, you do have a choice. This article is very informative.

The most common conventional treatment for lowering cholesterol is one of the statin drugs: Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), Pravachol (pravastatin), Crestor, (rosuvastatin calcium), and Lescol (fluvastatin). Another option is a class of drugs called bile acid sequestrants, one of the most common being Questran (cholestryramine).

While these drugs are effective at lowering cholesterol, both may lead to side effects that are far more serious than the condition for which they’re prescribed.

Side Effects of Statin Drugs

Statins lower cholesterol levels in two ways. First, they block the action of an enzyme that produces cholesterol, and second, they make your body excrete more cholesterol in the stool. The manufacturers of statin drugs list more than 130 possible side effects, including liver damage and muscle pain, tenderness, and weakness.

 

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Scheduled Events
(next 30 days)



 05/22/2018, Tuesday

 Balancing Blood Sugar, Naturally - 8:00pm

What: Unbalanced blood sugar levels can lead to a multitude of health issues. Medications often come with the price of serious side effects. Discover how essential oils can help! The oils aren't cures, but they can help support your body toward wellness. Choices are empowering--and you don't have to leave the comfort of your home to participate!



To RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2059186941070644/


Where:On the Facebook event page!

Duration:8:00pm to 9:00pm

 05/23/2018, Wednesday

 Drop-In Wednesdays - 2:00pm

What: Do you have questions about essential oils but have a difficult time making it to a class? This is a great opportunity to just drop in and ask your questions! Awesome coffee house with $1.00 coffee for us seniors--yay! A wonderful menu and the friendliest staff. Can't wait to share a cup and some knowledge about how essential oils can support you toward wellness!

Where:Open Doors Coffeehouse, 101 E 8th Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA

Duration:2:00pm to 4:00pm

 05/25/2018, Friday

 Essential Oils & Your Furbabies (for members of Jonesborough Senior Ctr.) - 9:00am

What: Your precious pets can benefit from essential oils, when used correctly. You'll receive important guidelines for proper dilution and which oils to avoid.

Make & Take Calming Spray to take home. Cost for supplies-$5



(Must be a member of the senior center to participate.)


Where:Jonesborough Senior Center, 307 E Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659, USA

Duration:9:00am to 10:00am

 05/29/2018, Tuesday

 Tame Your Tummy! - 6:00pm

What: Do you experience frequent tummy upset? Learn how essential oils can help tame your tummy without the chemicals/additives of OTC options and prescriptions.



For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2009781889281699/


Where:Classic Title Insurance Co, 806 E Jackson Blvd #1, Jonesborough, TN 37659, USA

Duration:6:00pm to 7:30pm

 05/30/2018, Wednesday

 Drop-In Wednesdays - 2:00pm

What: Do you have questions about essential oils but have a difficult time making it to a class? This is a great opportunity to just drop in and ask your questions! Awesome coffee house with $1.00 coffee for us seniors--yay! A wonderful menu and the friendliest staff. Can't wait to share a cup and some knowledge about how essential oils can support you toward wellness!

Where:Open Doors Coffeehouse, 101 E 8th Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA

Duration:2:00pm to 4:00pm

 06/06/2018, Wednesday

 Drop-In Wednesdays - 2:00pm

What: Do you have questions about essential oils but have a difficult time making it to a class? This is a great opportunity to just drop in and ask your questions! Awesome coffee house with $1.00 coffee for us seniors--yay! A wonderful menu and the friendliest staff. Can't wait to share a cup and some knowledge about how essential oils can support you toward wellness!

Where:Open Doors Coffeehouse, 101 E 8th Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA

Duration:2:00pm to 4:00pm

 06/13/2018, Wednesday

 Drop-In Wednesdays - 2:00pm

What: Do you have questions about essential oils but have a difficult time making it to a class? This is a great opportunity to just drop in and ask your questions! Awesome coffee house with $1.00 coffee for us seniors--yay! A wonderful menu and the friendliest staff. Can't wait to share a cup and some knowledge about how essential oils can support you toward wellness!

Where:Open Doors Coffeehouse, 101 E 8th Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA

Duration:2:00pm to 4:00pm

 06/20/2018, Wednesday

 Drop-In Wednesdays - 2:00pm

What: Do you have questions about essential oils but have a difficult time making it to a class? This is a great opportunity to just drop in and ask your questions! Awesome coffee house with $1.00 coffee for us seniors--yay! A wonderful menu and the friendliest staff. Can't wait to share a cup and some knowledge about how essential oils can support you toward wellness!

Where:Open Doors Coffeehouse, 101 E 8th Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA

Duration:2:00pm to 4:00pm

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