Dear Dr. Todd, My M.D. (G.P.) said I need to be taking a Statin Drug to Lower my Cholesterol. Should I?

That’s a question submitted by Kathy via e-mail. And I can definitely answer the question myself once I have a little bit more info in the way of specifics (ie, Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, etc.)

But since I am aware of the big push by Big Government, Big Medicine & Big Pharma to change the guidelines regarding cholesterol for the worse on 1-1-14, I decided to call on my friend and clinical nutrition mentor Dr. Bryan Reid to give us an up to date scoop on this crisis that is about to get even more out of control.

Dr Todd Show & Dr Reid on cholesterol

Dr Todd Austin & Dr Bryan Reid on statin drugs and cholesterol

Dr. Reid is a heavy hitter when it comes to helping patients solve the problems that they encounter with their blood lipid profiles. This dude is a veritable wealth of information on the topic. So let’s get Dr. Reid’s take on STATINS vs CHOLESTEROL, shall we?

So there you have it, ladies and gents. You may want to reconsider before you just blindly take the advice of a General Practitioner M.D. regarding the “standard narrative” that Big Pharma has been trying to spoon feed us for decades regarding CHOLESTEROL being the enemy and STATIN DRUGS (like Crestor & Lipitor) being knights in shining armor.

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd W. Austin
Clinical Director
Austin Family Chiropractic
Virden, IL

Dr. Todd, do I REALLY need to be taking FISH OILS?

Ask Dr Todd (Austin) Show & host Janet Cook

Ask Dr Todd Show – host Janet Cook interviews Todd Austin about omega 3 fish oils

I get that question daily at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL.

And I recommend high quality fish oil supplements as follows:
For maintenance and / or heart health: 2 grams daily
For neuromusculoskeletal inflammation anywhere in your body: from 6 to 9 grams daily
For brain health: 4 to 5 grams daily

I’ve taken upwards of 15 grams of high quality Omega 3 fish oils in a day before myself. I had no adverse effects to report whatsoever.
But if you are a FISHY BURP kind of guy or gal, then you must watch the below video to find out how to proceed.

Here, Holistic Health Coach Janet Cook from Vivacious Wellness in Springfield, IL ASKs DR. TODD about “The Wonders of Omega 3 Fish Oils”.

So grab your popcorn, or maybe a salmon steak instead.

Yours in health,

Todd W. Austin, D.C.
Austin Family Chiropractic
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A question about HEART HEALTH that I was asked yesterday.

Yesterday while attending my local Chamber of Commerce meeting, we heard about a business owner in town who has a grown child (although still relatively young compared to me & most of the others at the meeting) who recently suffered a heart attack.  Of course our collective thoughts and prayers go out to him for a speedy recovery.

A lady sitting near me said “Oh my God, that’s too young!”.  I agreed that it was.  She then went on to ask me “Is there anything that us 40 & 50 yr olds at the meeting could be doing to decrease our chance of a HEART ATTACK?”  My

Dr. Todd displays the book “Heart Disease What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You”.

For a more in-depth look at heart disease, the book “Heart Disease What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You” is now available at Austin Family Chiropractic in Virden, IL.

reply was a resounding “Absolutely!” 

This lady who I like to kid around with because she knows very, very little about health looked at me like I was nuts.  I guess she expected me to say that we were all doomed to suffer such a fate.  

I went on to explain that just 30 minutes prior to the meeting I had taken all of my AM nutritional supplements, about 14 of them in all.  Once again, I got the ‘you must be off your rocker’ glance from her.  I told her that by taking 4 of these supplements, I had just decreased my chance of DYING of a HEART ATTACK by a whopping 81% as compared to her.  In fact, she takes NO nutritional supplements, and her idea of a balanced breakfast is ‘Fruit Loops’ cereal because she saw a commercial once that stated it was healthy cereal due to being fortified with 17 vitamins & minerals. 

I mentioned that diet also had a lot to do with it.  If all you eat is stuff out of bags, boxes and cans, survey says – that’s not a very healthy diet.

If you’d like to know about the 4 supplements I’m referring to, all of which we keep in stock at http://www.AFCvirden.com , please respond to this blog post, and I’ll be happy to explain further.

In the meantime …. in the video below, I go into some detail about 3 of the supplements and why cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are a total racket:

Yours in health,

Dr. Todd Austin
http://www.AskDrTodd.com