CDC reports say we are somewhere between 860,000 and 880,000 deaths per year due to cardiovascular concerns. A number that has risen steadily since 1987. 1987. Why would I pick 1987? The year the first statin drug came on the market. Mevacor. According to a new Time magazine article, a new standard for cholesterol drug prescriptions will come out, and will put 13 Million more Americans in the “acceptable” range for statin drugs.
Garbage like this is what fires me up the most:
Most of the newly eligible — 10.4 million would be those who have not had any history of heart disease, but would be advised to take the drugs to prevent a future heart attack…
But because the new criteria are less specific to plaque buildup in the heart arteries that can lead to heart attacks, the group also includes people who may not be at significantly greater risk of developing heart problems at all, but end up getting overtreated.
My point is this, if statins were actually the answer to this heart disease problem, then we would be making a dent in the problem already. But instead, we have made NO dent, we only have issues. Growing issues with people having muscle pains, major nausea, neurological symptoms and liver problems. And the whole while there has been NO decrease in heart disease deaths. No reduction in rate of occurrence, or total deaths.
If anything, the ONLY positive change in heart disease, is that less die from the first heart attack because there are more AED devices around, and more and more people are buying them for home now, like this $800 Phillips version.
This great 700 Club, news piece is exactly what we have been saying for years. That Cholesterol is not the issue, but the issue is inflammation. They so correctly point out that just because cholesterol is a component of plaque, doesn’t mean it is the problem.
I honestly don’t understand why people believe so strongly that cholesterol is bad. Other than being told by a marketing company, there has been no evidence to support that.
Seriously, we have been told a bunch of lies, and we as a people are blindly following it. This has to stop. If you are on cholesterol meds, you need to open your eyes, watch this video, read the book “The Cholesterol Conspiracy”, look up the 200+ medical journal references in that book to build your belief, and then get off the stupid useless meds. (you can borrow the audio CD version of that book in office… speaking of that, if you have a copy and haven’t returned it, we’ll need it)
The news piece does a great job of explaining why we have taken such a bad turn in the last few years as well. The ultimate culprit is that we have exchanged fat for sugar. The idea that fat makes you fat is dead people. Read a research article, or 2,000. The only people telling you to eat low fat are the food producers who don’t want to have to re-task their manufacturing process to include fat.
Seriously – I hate CHOBANI… and I am a guy who stands for love. But over the last two years, I have found myself getting to a place where I have such a dislike for this company that is ruining the health of America. Pushing you into a yogurt world, but a yogurt of literally no value. So few probiotics that you would be better off with the probiotics in one bite of a ripe banana.
My point is that culture has really messed us up. We are a disaster when it comes to our understanding of fat, sugar and cholesterol. I don’t want to just re-iterate the 700 Club news reel, so you need to watch it. Meaning you need to go online to see this sprout, and click on the image to go to the video. It is worth your time.
But… I need to leave you a few good nuggets. There is a medical doctor who explains her familial cholesterol is exceptionally high, but they don’t treat it, because they trust it. She references a 97 year old with a lifetime 300+ cholesterol number. Do you think she lives in fear? Do you think she is fighting to control every last but of her cholesterol? No, not a worry at all. In addition, they do a great job of pushing inflammation into the spotlight. Funny, I just had a workshop on that last week. What do you know.
And lastly, they push the fatty diet. The one that I teach to everyone in the 60 Day Turnaround. Please, please, please…. stop talking about eating low fat. You are killing me as I repeatedly try to drive home the same message. No fat concerns… please!
OK, I am settled down now, thanks for reading and getting wise! Be Well and Be Blessed! – Dr. E