I’m not sure how many of my readers really trust me. I know most of you do. But newcomers might ask themselves, “Who is this idiot making absurd unscientific claims? Everybody knows that half the world it on statins and yet he says they don’t work and are dangerous. That’s just not possible. Statins are scientifically proven effective and will prevent heart attacks and stroke.”
OH NO THEY DON’T!
One of the reasons I am where I am is that, even as a card-carrying fully-qualified MD (with a bachelors in medicine and a bachelors in surgery in the UK), I will NOT be bullied by orthodox science (so-called science) into taking the party line. For 40 years I’ve been a dissenting voice. I relentlessly criticize what is bad and publish what is good and what I know works, from personal first-hand clinical experience.
I’ve watched in horror as Big Pharma’s lying and pushy promotions have enabled statins to gain ascendency as the number one drug revenue of all time; a market worth $19 billion in 2017 and is projected to $25 billion by 2022.1 That’s worth telling a LOT of lies for, some would think.
Now statins or promoted on the basis they are “proven” to lower blood cholesterol.
Two more problems with that:
- It is not a proven, as I’ll share in a moment
- Lower cholesterol has been shown time and time again to have no health benefits. In fact in populations over 60 (Baby Boomers) you’ll live longer if you have a much higher cholesterol than is being touted as ideal (it will emerge for lower age groups soon, trust me!)
There is some very shaky science to suggest (after extensive massaging of figures by shills like Sir Rory Collins, the Goebbels of Big Pharma) there may be some benefits for males who have had one heart attack. But no-one else. That means:
- Healthy males: NO BENEFIT
- All women, currently healthy or not: NO BENEFIT
Yet Collins is insisting we put children on this junk! He won’t publish any science or data sets to back up this absurd claim. He just publishes pro-statin papers, with secretive data he won’t make public, which get pushed into print by his bosses. It’s called marketing, not science.
Safety? Collins hasn’t done adequate safety tests, it has emerged. He talking through his north end lookin’ south!
Furthermore, Big Pharma has brainwashed ignorant doctors, with endless hours of propaganda, that there is meaningful science behind statins. The average doctor hasn’t the time or skill to question the truth. So he or she believes they are doing the right thing, scientifically. It would be negligence or even malpraxis, not to prescribe statins to those who need them, wouldn’t it?
Well, I’m here to share the very latest science (April 15th, 2019. Today is 19th April!)
Half of patients on statins won’t have ‘healthy’ cholesterol levels after two years of taking the pills, reveals a study describes as ‘clearly alarming’. It comes from Nottingham University, UK, in which researchers used data from 165,400 British people.
They found that statins had no significant impact for 49% of the patients, meaning patients given the drugs did not see their cholesterol fall to healthy levels, even after two years.2
The joke is you can lower your cholesterol to normal in less than a month, just by improving your diet!
These findings add further fuel to the row about the effectiveness of statins. And let me point out, it still leaves unaddressed the question of whether there are desirable health benefits, less chance of dying or dangerous side-effects.
Heck, you can get a 40% reduction in the risk of heart attack and stroke, just by brushing your teeth regularly!3
Dr. Ann Bolger, a cardiologist and professor of medicine emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco, said the science supports a potential connection between dental health and heart health. Gum disease is one of the diseases “where the body may be in a sort of continual state of inflammation, and this seems to be a very powerful predictor of cardiovascular disease,” she said.
Of course the apologists for this class of drug has to come up with a story. So they claim that probably many people in the study may have simply stopped taking their statins, which is why they did not see an effect. THERE IS NO DATA TO UPHOLD SUCH A SPECULATION. The question wasn’t even asked!
The researchers admitted the data only showed whether each participant was prescribed statins – not whether they actually took it – so they urged patients not to stop taking their medication until there are more definitive findings.
Dr Márcio Bittencourt of University Hospital Sao Paolo in Brazil agreed that the outcome was ‘clearly alarming’ and went on to suggest that doctors may be to blame for not giving strong enough doses of the drugs.
Usual nonsense: if it doesn’t work, give more. Where’s the logic in that? Is none. Just follow the money.
What Is High Cholesterol?
Here’s where the fairy stories get turned on. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is vital for the normal functioning of the body. We can all agree that.
But too much can cause it to build up in the arteries, restricting blood flow to the heart, brain and rest of the body. Not true. Unoxidized cholesterol does nothing harmful to arteries.
This raises the risk of angina, heart attacks, stroke and blood clots. No it does NOT. It’s just propaganda. It is inflammation that puts us at risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. Mots fatal heart clots take place on patches of inflammation, NOT where the artery is at its narrowest.
High cholesterol can be genetic but it is also linked to a diet rich in saturated fat, as well as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and a family history of stroke or heart disease. NOT TRUE again. There are countless studies showing that saturated fat intake doesn’t cause higher cholesterol.
Cholesterol can be lowered by eating a healthy, low-fat diet; not smoking; and exercising regularly. There is no such thing as a healthy low-fat diet. It’s been discredited. Everyone knows the falsified doctrine of Ancel Keys, in which he faked the evidence to implicate fat in obesity and heart disease. He DELIBERATELY distorted the science (therefore may he rot in Hell for the billions of people he killed or damaged over the decades), to support his masters, who were, of course, Big Ag, wanting to sell cheap carbs and toxic vegetable oils.
The pharmaceutical industry only somewhat latterly got to make obscene profits from the low-fat story. It was the food industry, first and foremost, that profited.
So What To Do?
Writing in the Heart medical journal, the research team said: ‘Currently, there is no management strategy in clinical practice which takes into account patient variations… That’s correct.
So what can you do?
Take Bergamet Pro (I do): Physcian Strength Bergamot
Eat more plant-based food (like smoothies) and reduce inflammation in your body. THAT will save your life.
Find out more by downloading my eBook The Truth About Statins. It’s a bonus accompaniment to my celebrated anti-aging book but just because it’s spring and it’s Easter weekend, you can have it with no obligation.
You can get it here for a short time: The Truth About Statins & Cholestrol
Here’s to health without drugs and chemicals. Nature does it best!
Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby
The Official Alternative Doctor
- Sub-optimal cholesterol response to initiation of statins and future risk of cardiovascular disease doi 10.1136/heartjnl-2018-314253