Parkinson’s, Diabetes or Congestive heart disease.
Besides those mentioned, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and obesity all stem from, and are considered mitochondrial dysfunction diseases. The mitochondria is the organism of each cell that produce the energy currency or ATP through respiration. Another one of it’s many functions is to regulate cellular metabolism. Two of the nutrients that are critical to the mitochondria to insure the life of the cell is glutathione and CoQ10. There are a number of environmental compounds that poison the mitochondria such as; air or food pollutants, cigarette smoke and alcohol. The glutathione (master antioxidant and detoxifier, a “must have” to stay healthy, prevent aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more) stores get depleted after it tries to detox the cells from these pollutants, which results in cell death (hundreds of cells, and cell death eventually leads to an early death). The levels of CoQ10 are also lower in those with this type of disease. Are you still with me here? Now let’s put this all together. One of the well known side effects of statin medication is that it blocks any production of CoQ10, or cholesterol. This depletion of CoQ10 is the biochemical reason that leads to “rhabdomyolysis”, an irreversible muscle disorder that causes pain and weakness.
Our Hippocratic Oath states “first do no harm”, so why would any physician put someone with one of these mitochondrial dysfunction disease on a drug that prevents the production of a compound that is needed for mitochondrial function? Especially if this compound (CoQ10) has been shown to retard the progression of the disease?? Of course my question is why would any person be put on such a dangerous drug that has never shown to prolong ones life span at all?