308: Dr. Duane Graveline Says Statins Permanently Damage Mitochondria


Hello and welcome back to The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore!

Today, Jimmy shares his conversation with a bona fide hero of space science who is now devoted to fixing one important aspect of medical science. His name is Dr. Duane Graveline and the issue he is so passionately concerned with is the little-acknowleged but major problem of statin over-prescription.

Empirical experience, followed by almost a decade of researching the published data has led Dr. Graveline to the conclusion that statins are effective almost by accident, and that they — at the doses doctors currently recommend — cause major, permanent damage to human mitochondrial DNA, resulting in loss of strength, join pain, memory loss and more.

Topics discussed include: the falseness of the cholesterol theory of atherosclerosis, the real reason small amounts of statins can help atherosclerosis, why CoQ-10 is a MUST for anyone taking a statin, why you cannot buy a pill with a statin and CoQ-10 together, the 7 “critical sugars” (including glyco-protein), the importance of Vitamin E from tocotrienol, and the importance of vitamin D and Omega 6 supplementation.

You’ll get all of this and much, MUCH more in today’s really in-depth, straight shooting look at the cholesterol versus inflammation theories of atherosclerosis!

Dr. Duane Graveline bio
The Statin Damage Crisis
– RELATED PODCAST: Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Debunks The Great Cholesterol Con (Episode 263)

7 Responses to 308: Dr. Duane Graveline Says Statins Permanently Damage Mitochondria
  1. Paul
    November 24, 2009 | 1:58 pm

    I thought it was interesting how Lipitor has been running radio ads encouraging people to continue using it. I have talked with several people who have stopped taking it because they feel so bad after they start. I wish everyone would listen to this podcast as it was one of the best I’ve heard.

  2. Jimmy Moore
    November 24, 2009 | 6:12 pm

    THANKS Paul! I STILL feel the pain in my hand joints five years later because of taking Lipitor and Crestor.

  3. Bob
    November 25, 2009 | 2:00 am

    I’m not sure I understand Dr Gravelin’s Omega 6 rationale. It seems to go against everything we have so far learned about the Omega 6/3 ratio ?

  4. Jimmy Moore
    November 25, 2009 | 9:26 am

    He’s not the only one, Bob. My interview coming up with Professor Brian Peskin on December 21, 2009 makes an even stronger statement on that subject. Check it out!

  5. vicky
    November 27, 2009 | 10:05 am

    I am so glad for this show. Both of my parents are on a number of medications. They need to hear this episode!

    It really is chilling to hear how greedy the people running these drug companies can be. They just don’t care if they kill people as long as they make a few billion dollars! Sickening.

  6. ven
    December 2, 2009 | 1:14 am

    its scary that people overuse those pills when they help some — all to make a buck!

  7. Sonya
    January 1, 2010 | 5:03 pm

    The pharmaceutical industry and continued ignorance of so many in the medical community is infuriating. We should NOT know more than them, yet we do.

    Great podcast! I so wish I could get my Daddy to listen to this, but, alas, he only listens to HIS doctor. I think all those supplements would be good for anyone and know that a lot of us already do take many of them.

    I would love to know more about the neuropeptides and the supplements he recommended for that. I’m a huge fan of Candace Pert who discovered the opiate receptor and has done a lot of research on neuropeptides.

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