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Dr. Maryanne Demasi Applauded For Exposing Statin Con

This clip is worth watching. It’s Dr. Aseem Malhotra speaking in Australia, about how Dr. Maryanne Demasi was attacked for questioning mass statin prescriptions on national TV.

If you want to watch the banned Catalyst shows they are embedded below.

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“Stop Buying Into the Great Statin Con”

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It’s time to stop buying into the great statin con, says Dr. Aseem Malhotra. The benefits have been greatly exaggerated and the side effects have been downplayed, as our knowledge is completely based on studies from the statin industry.

Side effects include muscle pain, weakness, feeling tired, and slightly reduced IQ. Also, for every one hundred people taking statins for a few years one extra person will develop diabetes type 2.

Apparently newer and more rigorously controlled studies (after 2006) on statins show overall no significant benefit at all.

Considering all this statins should probably only be prescribed to people at very high risk of heart disease (usually only people with preexisting disease). Certainly not to a large part of the healthy population.

Huffington Post: The Great Statin Con?

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The Average Age of a Heart Attack Falls to 60 – Guess Why?

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For the first time in generations, the average age of people suffering severe heart attacks have fallen – from 64-years-old to 60-years-old.

The culprit? Probably the massive increase in obesity and diabetes.

In short, younger and fatter Americans are falling victim to life-threatening heart attacks at a much higher rate.

Modern Readers: Cleveland Clinic: Obesity Now a Factor in 40% of Severe Heart Attacks

How can you avoid becoming a part of the heart attack statistics? Do five things:

A low-carb diet can help you with all of it, except the smoking part.

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Why Saturated Fat Is Actually Good For You

Why Saturated Fat Is Actually Good For You

Saturated fat isn't as bad for you as you probably think.

Posted by The Huffington Post on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Is saturated fat mostly good for you? Sure. Here’s a short video about it, one that has been viewed over 300,000 times in a couple of days. Consider watching and sharing.

The man in the video is Dr. Mark Hyman and he has a new book out called Eat Fat, Get Thin. I have not read it yet, but it should work fine.

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New Study: People Eating MORE Saturated Fat Get LESS Heart Disease

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This is fantastic. A new Dutch study followed 36,000 people and tried to find a connection between the amount of saturated fat they ate and the risk of heart disease.

This time there actually was a connection. People eating more saturated fat (like butter) got way less heart disease!

The Study in AJCN

This should be impossible

Obviously this is only a statistical trial so it does not prove cause and effect. It doesn’t prove that butter protects against heart disease. But it’s still another big nail in the coffin for the failed low-fat diet. Because it’s almost impossible to get a result like this if saturated fat was really dangerous.

Imagine doing a study and finding that smokers get way less lung cancer, and the more they smoke the less lung cancer they get. That would be weird. It would also never happen. Because unlike natural saturated fat, smoking is actually bad for you.

Here’s another fantastically awkward thing that would not happen if saturated fat were as bad as some people still think: Stunning: Saturated Fat and the European Paradox

And here’s yet another: The Real Association Between Butter and Heart Disease in Sweden

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Swap Statins for a Daily Apple to Improve Heart Health, Say Health Experts

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Daily cholesterol-lowering medications do more harm than good for more people, argue health experts. They should not be used routinely for people who do not already have heart disease, as the side effects outweigh the benefits:

The Telegraph: Swap Statins for a Daily Apple to Improve Heart Health, Say Health Experts

The article is based on a new debate in BMC Medical Journal. Note that the two people who argue for widespread medication with statins for healthy people both are on the payroll of Big Pharma.

Personally I’m not convinced by the apple argument though, I doubt it will make much of a difference. What really has been proven to protect against heart disease is a higher-fat Mediterranean diet with extra nuts or olive oil.

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Were the Ancient Egyptians Healthy, While Basing Their Diet on Wheat?


4.3 out of 5 stars5 star62%4 star20%3 star9%2 star3%1 star3%53 ratings2,246 viewsIs it healthy to live on a diet full of “healthy” whole grains, while eating no sugar or modern processed foods?

Let’s look at a well-known people who did exactly that. Above is a short segment from a presentation by Dr. Michael Eades at last year’s LCHF Convention. The ancient Egyptians basically ate what most modern nutritionists would consider a perfect diet. So what happened?

Unfortunately, in autopsied mummies there are signs of severe heart disease and some people even had weight issues… perhaps it’s not so healthy to base your diet on wheat?

Watch the full presentation

In the full presentation Dr. Eades also talks a lot about the origins of the low-carb diet. You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 dollars from the organizers. Or you can watch this talk on our member pages:

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Why Insulin Resistance Is GOOD

We’re always told that insulin resistance is the root cause of diabetes type 2. But that may be wrong. Insulin resistance could be a GOOD thing.

Dr. Fung explains it well in this insightful new post. Basically, insulin resistance is the way the cells protect themselves from excess insulin and glucose in the blood (the real problem):

Dr. Fung: Insulin Resistance is Good?

I love Dr. Fung’s take on inflammation in this post as well. It has bothered me for quite some time when people claim that inflammation is the cause of X (i.e. heart disease). Inflammation is usually a symptom of a problem, it’s the body’s default response to damage. The cause is something else.

In the case of heart disease the cause is damage to the interior of the blood vessels. This damage results in inflammation – but that’s just a symptom. The cause of the damage? Many things. High blood sugar. High blood pressure. Toxic chemicals (e.g. from smoking). And probably oxidized small dense LDL particles.

Excess bad carbs can be behind all these causes of heart disease, except perhaps smoking.

The thing is that we can’t solve the problem by attacking a symptom of the problem. Diabetes type 2 can’t be cured by targeting insulin resistance. Heart disease can’t be cured by targeting inflammation.

We need to take away the cause, which in many cases is eating too many bad carbs, too often (a normal Western diet).

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Doctor in the House – Watch Diabetes Reversed Using Low Carb on BBC, While Old-School Dietitians Freak Out

Do you want to see type 2 diabetes reversed on TV, using a low-carb approach? Here’s the first episode of Doctor in the House, a great new show on BBC with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. Watch it above or on bbc.co.uk if you’re in the UK.

Dr. Chatterjee spends two months helping a family where the husband has out-of-control type 2 diabetes. The husband is a walking time bomb for a heart attack or worse.

The prescription? A low-carb diet, intermittent fasting (eating only allowed during 10 hours per day) and some high-intensity interval training. After a while they add 24-hour fasting a few times a week. It may be the best treatment available anywhere.

The result? A revelation. In just two months his blood sugar control improves massively, he’s already off most of his diabetes drugs and he has lost tons of weight. He feels fantastic.

Old-school dietitians freak out

Can you see how dangerous this must be? All that sudden health and weight loss? Danger is apparently what old-school British dietitians see. The British Dietetic Association immediately put out a press release:

BDA: BDA alarmed by controversial and potentially dangerous advice in BBC’s ‘Doctor in the House’

Amazingly this is not a joke and they probably do not realize how absurd they sound. Isn’t getting personalized advice based on cutting-edge science, via their own in-house doctor a good thing? Isn’t massively improved health – even being able to get off medications – a good thing?

Isn’t it perhaps even better than following obsolete guidelines via the Church of Dietetics, while staying sick and on drugs?

On the Coca-Cola payroll

On a more alarming note the British Dietetic Association may not just be behind on updating their knowledge. They’ve also had the bad judgement of getting on Coca-Cola’s payroll, accepting sugar money and even “collaborating” with Coca-Cola on education for dietitians (meaning they let Coca-Cola attempt to brainwash their dietitian members). On top of that they are sponsored by makers of sugary yogurts (Danone) and cereals loaded with sugar.

Would you believe dietary advice from a dietitian educated by Coca-Cola, or a Dietetic Organization on Coca-Cola’s and Big Sugar’s payroll?

I’d rather trust an honest doctor – who’s revolutionizing his patients’ health – instead.

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Surge in Number of UK Adults with Diabetes

The number of UK adults with diabetes has risen by more than 65% in a single decade, to 3.5 million people – a clear sign that something is completely wrong.

The Guardian: Surge in number of UK adults with diabetes

The British Heart Foundation is pouring another £3m into research on the link between diabetes and heart disease, as well as new treatments for the condition. They seem to be totally focused on the usual thing: more new drugs to reduce the damage of the disease.

Fortunately people do not have to wait for even more drugs to be available, as reversing type 2 diabetes is already possible.

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