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Old 01-23-2013, 03:01   #1
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Is Cinnamon Better Than Statin for Improving Lipids?

Hi there i am fairly new to diabetes and unsure about alot of things right now, but i did some research and found that cinnamon seems to really help in controlling blood sugars, unfortunately i also found that it does not mix well with Lipitor and could cause further damage to liver, there are also 2 types of cinnamon, one that has a chemical that can damage liver and one that does not, i am really sensitive to cinnamon right now and it controls my blood sugars. I am being cautious in its use of course until i see my doctor again, but this is very encouraging.

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The best way to control your cholesterol is to use the low-carb/high-fat way-of-eating. It's work for many of us . . . it's how I got my lipids regulated, and without any statins at all.




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Rhetorical question? IMO, ANYTHING (or nothing) is better than statins!

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I bought into that. All it did was give me the cinnamon burps

Save your money. lol

I just had a go round this morning on FB about how cinnamon & HONEY are huge cure all.How it lowers BG.
I stuck my neck out & said no it does not. well I was told very rudely
'Barbara you know nothing'
I get so sick of folks believing what they read & then telling other folks they know nothing about it.

I am so not going to post in stupid dumba** FB pages anymore. done with it.

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Is cinnamon better than Statin? No

Is Statin better than LC/HF diet? No

Is LC/HF better than Statin and/or cinnamon? Yes


I wouldn't touch a statinn drug with a 10-foot pole. And only sprinkle cinnamon for flavor.

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So am I to understand that some of you stopped taking statin even though it was prescribed to you?

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Well, I did worse than that - I refused to accept a prescription. Three physicians wanted me to take one, but I didn't. The first was an endo but he didn't push and I don't see him any longer (not because of that), the 2nd was a GP who respected my opinion and understood my point of view, the 3rd reluctantly agreed (what could she do?) but next visit I expect a little increased pressure. We'll see.

But I still won't take a statin.

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So am I to understand that some of you stopped taking statin even though it was prescribed to you?
In a word, yes.

Statins are a cash cow for the drug companies and they pressure doctors to prescribe them. So despite having had decent lipids levels all my life, suddenly when I was diagnosed diabetic, I was a candidate for statins, because that's the protocol some bright bulb had come up with for an automatic way to get statins prescribed.

And I didn't know any better at the time, so I took them for a year, until my annual checkup rolled around. By that time, I was losing strength in my arms/hands, and I had also met others who were having even worse 'statin' side effects than I. I confronted my doc with this, and while he hesitated, he could see I was managing my diabetes well, and he was willing to take me off the statin.

Fast forward a coupla years, during which I moved stronger into the low-carb/high-fat way-of-eating and got into ketosis . . . my annual lab results were coming back better and better. Last year doc was scanning through my latest results during my appointment that day - seeing my LDL was 57 and my total cholesterol had dropped to 164, when it dawned on him that I had accomplished this without statins. He's been a believer ever since.

So yes, even if I lose this doc who believes in me, and have to find another, I will refuse statins at every turn. If they are prescribed despite my objections, I will not fill the prescription. I know more about my body than any doctor, and I know the best way to control my cholesterol is with low-carb/high-fat eating.




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I took a statin for three months. My dr is one of those that just automatically prescribed it with the dx of diabetes. After a month or so I noticed my arms were aching and I was in a kind of fog all the time. After doing some reading here I realized it was the statin so I stopped taking it and both cleared up.

When I saw the dr at my 3 month appointment, I told him I was stopping it and wanted to work on lowering my numbers through diet. At my 9 month appointment some of my numbers were up, the trigs especially but I had been taking steroids for my back and they are known to raise trigs and also I am still losing weight so that didn't really surprise me. Plus I had only been off the statin for 6 months.

I have been in deep ketosis for close to 9 months, so I am hoping by my next appointment in June my ldl and trigs will have settled down. I will never take a statin again, no matter what any dr says. There are far more risks than benefits.

I do love cinnamon, I sprinkle it on a lot of things for taste, not necessarily for any bg benefits.

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My cousin told me 3 days ago, she wasnt feeling well, but couldnt tell me what was wrong. She said she felt fuzzy and her whole body felt lame. When I asked her if she had seen a doctor, she said she had been to hospital for a check-up and were given a tablet to take for her high cholesterol. One month later she went to a pharmacy for a refill, but the pharmacy were out of stock and gave her the simvastatin instead.
I said 'well there is your answer'. Stop taking it immediately.

She said the hopsital pill worked for her, but since taking the statin, she started feeling sick.

I stopped taking the statin after 3-4 months and will not be taking it again!

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