Statins for Breast Cancer – Say YES to Nystatin and NO to Statin Drugs

Majid Ali, M.D.

A cancer mass is a tribe of fermenting cells. Nystatin is an ant-fermentation agents. It is not absorbed from the gut and so has remarkable safety record when used intermittently in small doses. So I use it liberally for my patients with breast cancer, as well as cancers of other body organs.

Statin drugs (Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, and others), used for lowering blood cholesterol, also have anti-fermentation effects. However these drugs are well known to be toxic for the liver. So I do not use statins for my patients with cancer of different types. It is a mistake for anyone to do so. It is that simple. But statin makers earn hundreds of billions of dollars (this is not an exaggeration) and they are have any money to get doctors to prescribe statin drugs for any reason regardless of how unwise it might be.

What does surprise me on this is that some in the fields of natural and integrative medicine are willing to consider statin drugs for treating cancer.

The Statin-Cancer Story

The statin-cancer story began with the following words oublished in The New England Journal of Medicine on November 8, 2012: ” Statin use in patients with cancer is associated with reduced cancer-related mortality. This suggests a need for trials of statins in patients with cancer.” I explain the fallacy of this conclusion in a companion article. nother

Is A Cancer Cell Really a Fermenting Cell?

I answer this question with following text from my article entitled “The Oxygen Model of Cancer”:

The Oxygen Model of Cancer is an extension of my Oxygen Model of Health and Disease. It is a unifying model that explains all aspects of cancer—causes, clinical course, consequences, and control—on the basis of disturbed oxygen function. The most important among these compromised and/or blocked functions are: (1) oxygen signaling; (2) oxygen’s ATP energy generation; (3) oxygen’s detergent functions; (4) oxygen’s cellular detox functions; (5) oxygen-regulated cell membrane and matrix functions; (6) oxygen’s cellular repair roles.

The Oxygen Model of XXX provides a simple model that allows physicians to reduce complexities of diverse clinical syndromes into a workable simplicity.

This model predicts that ongoing research will reveal that components of acidosis (excess acidity), oxidosis (increased oxidative stress), and CUD (clotting-unclotting dysequilibrium) will be found to play important roles in the pathology and clinical features of cancer.

The crucial importance of the Unifying Oxygen Model of Disease is that it:

Explains the scientific basis of primary aging processes in the body;

Sheds light how health can be preserved by addressing all oxygen-related issues;

Elucidates how toxicities of foods, environments, and thoughts cause tissue injury and disease;

Reveals the mechanisms by which various detox therapies work (Oxygen is the primal detergent which removes cellular grease and allows cells to breathe freely).

Allows the formulation of rational and effective designs for reversing chronic diseases; and

Provides explanations of mechanisms by which time-honored natural remedies work.


1. Schor J. Statins and breast cancer. Townsend Letter. 2014, 376:77-81.

2. Nielson SF, et al. N Eng J Med. 2012;367:1792-1802.

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