Are You Dumifying Yourself Taking Statins?

You bet!

Dumifying it is!

The Scientific American released an awesome little capture that by now everyone should know with the title: Do Statins Produce Neurological Effects?  Since you may not have subscription to this magazine, let me summarize the findings by quoting a few things into one sentence:

“Statins… produce neurological effects… studies show that statins can influence our sleep and behavior—and perhaps even change the course of neurodegenerative conditions, including dementia. The most common adverse effects include muscle symptoms, fatigue and cognitive problems… peripheral neuropathy—burning, numbness or tingling in their extremities—poor sleep, and greater irritability and aggression… statins generally reduce the risk of ischemic strokes… but can also increase the risk of hemorrhagic strokes, or bleeding into the brain…[they] also appear to increase or decrease aggression [based on gender]… women taking statins… showed increased aggression; men… less, possibly because of reduced testosterone levels… Statins may also affect neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)… some patients taking statins develop ALS or ALS-like conditions with progressive muscle wasting… statins cause increases or decreases in tissue damage known as oxidative stress, involved in neurodegenerative diseases.”

Do you have further questions? If yes, ask away!

As far as I am concerned, statins should be trashed by all, except the few with dangers for ischemic stroke (blood clot). Everyone else just gets dummyfied so stop taking the thing! Stay smart!

Comments welcome as always,



About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--physiology, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicine. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage dependent channels, gates, and pumps that modulate electrolyte mineral density and voltage in the brain. In addition, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other variants, such as MTHFR variants of B vitamin methylation process and many others that are different in the case of a migraineur from the general population. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive (carbohydrate intolerant) and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on her hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her helping over 4000 migraineurs successfully prevent their migraines world wide, all ages and both genders, and all types of migraines, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section with for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, certification in LCHF/ketogenic diet from NN (Nutrition Network), currently working on her certification in physiology, and functional medicine. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently power weight lifting and kickboxing. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day), she paints and photographs and loves to spend time with her family of husband of 44 years, 2 sons and their wives, and 2 granddaughters. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook, LinkedIn at and facebook at
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9 Responses to Are You Dumifying Yourself Taking Statins?

  1. Roald Michel says:

    Yeah, fuck them Statins. 😳

    Btw, one of the experts crossing words with me, me a.k.a. The Humble One, said that Strattera and Concerta are SSRIs. I have my doubts about that ❓ and 😕 So tell me, is he right?

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    • Be Healthy says:

      Stratera is an SNRI (serotonin & norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) and Concerta is Ritalin, which is a NDRI (norepinephrine & dopamine reuptake Inhibitor) so neither is an SSRI but similar is actions only not ONLY on serotonin. Ritalin also has some other tricks–it is a really bad drug. Both are bad. So he is wrong since neither is and SSRI but right in that both inhibit reuptake and thus flood the brain with stuff, Very strong “discontinuation syndrome” (love this political correctness BS). Sure sounds nicer than addiction!!! 👿

      Agree with your statement on statins…


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