Statin drugs lower the amount of lipids, or fats, in the bloodstream. Prescribed for those at risk of heart disease and high cholesterol, these drugs have a range of worrisome side effects, including an increased risk of developing diabetes and pain or even damage caused to muscles. In his work, "The Statin Disaster," Dr. Brownstein shows:
Dr. Brownstein draws upon decades of experience as a family physician and holistic healer. After obtaining his degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, he pursued natural healing methods in an effort to ease his patients' suffering of common maladies. He went on to found Michigan's Center for Holistic Medicine and to lecture extensively on the benefits of nutrition in healing. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Excellence Award for Distinguished Clinician. Dr. Brownstein has written more than a dozen books on human health and nutrition.