High cholesterol is a condition that 30% of all Americans contend with. Often, high cholesterol is a precursor, but it can also be a symptom of coronary heart disease. Depending on the severity of your cholesterol, your physician may prescribe to you a statin, a medication designed specifically to lower the cholesterol created in the liver by inhibiting strategic enzymes.
Although this does help lower your overall cholesterol numbers, it fails to address many of the root causes of cholesterol while negatively affecting other aspects of your health. In fact, you are still at risk for coronary heart disease when taking statins, despite an overall improvement in cholesterol statistics. Essentially, Statins provides a superficial fix to a life-threatening problem.