The Cholesterol Myth

statins-killI recently went to the Doctor for back problems (all she did was give me pain meds and muscle relaxers). The pain did not go away, but it did help me sleep better. Three days later I went to a Chiropractor and he told me to take Advil to minimize the inflammation (and popped my back way down low) and I was over it in two days.

While I was at the Dr, she wanted to do a regular blood screening (1 year prostate, cholesterol, and other shit to make me buy more meds). She told me that my cholesterol was too high (within the normal ranges that were medically dictated just a few years ago, but now lowered even more to sell statins). She was going to write me a prescription and I told her not to bother because I would not take them (the look on her face was incredulous).

She asked why and I said because it isn’t proven and there are horrific side effects. She admitted so and didn’t push it, but did say she wanted me to lose weight and change my diet to lower the evil cholesterol on my own.

However, the more I look into this issue, the more problems I find with the meds, so it is near impossible for me to ever take one under any circumstance. Here are just a few reasons why:


So many people go to the doctor with high cholesterol and end up on a statin or cholesterol lowering drug for years, if not their entire lives. Dr. Peter Glidden says there is something fundamentally wrong with that and that prolonged statin use can lead to many more serious conditions.
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From Dr Mercola:

 

The cholesterol myth has suffered a bit of a triple whammy of late, making it harder and harder for heart specialists to uphold the company line. This information is just the latest in a long line of science disproving the need for the saturated fat phobia.

    1. In 2012, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology examined the health and lifestyle habits of more than 52,000 adults ages 20 to 74, concluding that women with “high cholesterol” (greater than 270 mg/dl) had a 28 percent lower mortality risk than women with “low cholesterol” (less than 183 mg/dl).

Researchers also found that, if you’re a woman, your risk for heart disease, cardiac arrest, and stroke are higher with lower cholesterol levels.3

    1. In 2013, a prominent London cardiologist by the name of Aseem Malhotra argued in the British Medical Journal that you should ignore advice to reduce your saturated fat intake, because it’s actually increasing your risk for obesity and heart disease.4
    2. Then in March 2014, a new meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, using data from nearly 80 studies and more than a half million people, found that those who consume higher amounts of saturated fat have no more heart disease than those who consume less.

They also did not find less heart disease among those eating higher amounts of unsaturated fat, including both olive oil and corn oil.5, 6

By and large, medical and pharmaceutical companies exist to make profit. The profit incentive is the problem with our system. When I point out to many that a Single Payer system, initiated and run by a consortium effort, dedicated to the best care, BUT NOT PROFIT, people go crazy for some reason. People don’t understand the words “non-profit” which does NOT mean “make no money”. Many people make lots of money in non-profit environments. Its when a profit driven entity does not make PROFIT is when it is abandoned and considered a failure by investors.Statin Estimates put statin sales at $29Billion yearly, so don’t suggest that money and profit is not involved.

We need to stop allowing investors from dictating our care.

One of my favorite blogs in Video Rebel’s blog. He discusses all sorts of ways to improve banking and other issues by such consortium, but when I suggest putting healthcare under the same type system, all the sudden it won’t work.

Poppycock.

The reason these types of systems don’t work is the illusion of “profit must be guaranteed”.

His other points about improving food sources, eliminating contaminants, teaching true natural means of healing, etc, are all wonderful (and I agree totally), but we still need a system for the ailments and emergencies that will not cost more than double any other developed nation but at a fraction of the efficacy.

Single payer would do it, if done right, without the thieves getting involved.

Oh, and don’t bring out the canard that the medical system for Vets doesn’t work (very similar to a single payer, but has the government’s fingerprints… which means that Big Business has taken over… for that is what happens to a Fascist country). Big Business interests rule government for mega profits. THAT is what is tearing down that once great system.

Personally, I am going to avoid the push for any medicine from every Doctor because I do not believe that the motive from the drup companies is healthcare, but PROFIT. And from the way that natural medicine is demonized by the media and medical establishment, my bet is that the serious cures will be found there… not in PROFIT!

 

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8 thoughts on “The Cholesterol Myth

  1. From my firefighting days, I’ve got a torn rotator cuff in the right shoulder–repaired once, didn’t take–a partially torn one in my left shoulder, along with a torn ligament, advanced arthritis in my neck along with 24/7 pain and loss of movement in my upper back.
    I’ve gotten some so-so pain meds from my doctor and now he too wants to ‘check’ my cholesterol and triglycerides, which are most likely high and I don’t need a psychic to know what he’ll recommend.

    But he can save his script pad, since I won’t be taking any meds for cholesterol or the triglycerides. Don’t want the nasty side -effects, not to mention the meds aren’t proven to help.

    Most modern(?) doctors either want to drug you to death or carve you up like a Thanksgiving turkey, so just say NO.

    Avoid junk food, never eat at places like McDonalds and eat as much fresh veggies and fruits as possible and get your meat directly from a trusted farmer.

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  2. you hit the turd on the head…
    “Big Business interests rule government for mega profits.”…which is easy to do with
    the sledge hammer of common sense…these days.

    see the crowd…go the other way.
    http://snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com/2009/06/biological-jew-pt-1-by-eustace-mullins_20.html
    food is medicine…Genesis 1:30
    http://biblehub.com/hebrew/402.htm
    And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

    Mullins’ work..Murder by Injection, and The World Order
    pretty much indicts the Anti-Life Merchants of Death
    and Merchants of Venom…being in the same CULT.
    http://www.ufosnw.com/newsite/august-1-2014-murrieta-california-midnight-pdt/
    okay then, after about age 50 males could modify their eating habits and
    exercise routine to allow for burning the calories consumed for supper,
    before retiring for the evening {go for a walk}…
    I feel much better the next day after eating a salad
    with an Habanero, works wonders in the promotion of talmudic magistrates…dept.
    as for the joint, neck & back pain…try golden raisins soaked in gin…
    the pharmaceutical companies don’t make a dime,
    and some measurable relief might just be available
    http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/israel-caught-in-its-own-lies/#comment-64542
    a strong host will slough off parasites…
    http://forward.com/articles/203441/drive-by-terror-gunman-opens-fire-on-jerusalem-cor/
    Sunshine, Vitamin C, Clean Water, & Fresh air…& regular exercise
    http://forward.com/articles/203129/margot-adler-witty-npr-correspondent-put-the-witch/
    no medial advice was offered in this anti-semantic diatribe against zionist poopaganda
    for legal advice, see a “jewish” lawyer, for slow painful death protocol see a “jewish” doctor
    http://www.edwardsaquifer.net/barton.html
    oh yeah, swimming in crystal clear spring water that is about 68 degrees is really
    good.., too.

    rattle snakes eat rats, and buzzards eat dead carcasses and maggots help
    clean up the rotting dead flesh, too.

    somehow the balance and harmony of nature screams at the “Jew” worhippers..

    anyone else hear that sound…

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  3. The only exception I’ll add is about the mention of corn oil. It’s basically all GMO and so in addition to olive oil I’d recommend coconut oil and possibly hemp oil if we could get it at a reasonable price.

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    • I’ll add that if you have a torn rotator cuff, do not, I repeat, DO NOT get surgery to repair the cuff. If you do and the surgery comes undone a couple of years later, the pain and loss of movement from the repaired part will be much more intense.
      Stick with the torn rotator cuff and the pain and loss of movement, which is a helluva lot better than pain and loss of movement from the screwed up surgery.

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      • Carpal tunnel surgery is another that one should think long and hard about before undergoing. My wife had one wrist done and although it stopped the pain, maybe from cutting nerves, there was a noticeable loss of function.

        Also there was a large number of Nissan employees who had the surgery soon after the co. moved to TN and before ergonomics was implemented. Some surgeries may have worked OK but I know from people I knew that many didn’t.

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