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Statin Nation II – What Really Causes Heart Disease?

What really causes heart disease? Are healthy people being turned into profitable patients by the statin industry?

High cholesterol is hardly a main cause of heart disease. The benefits of cholesterol-lowering medications (statins) for heart-healthy individuals has been exaggerated dramatically, and the risks of side effects have been silenced. This has made these drugs the most profitable ever for the pharmaceutical industry.

Statin Nation II

The movie Statin Nation examined a lot of this when it was released a few years ago. Recently the sequel was released – Statin Nation II. Watch the trailer above and you can watch the entire movie on the membership pages (free trial here).

Watch Statin Nation II

About the Movie

Statin Nation II goes into more detail on all the paradoxes and contradictions in the cholesterol hypothesis. And how the people in the pharmaceutical industry are allowed to collect the evidence that is later used to create official guidelines on who’ll need their drugs.

As an added bonus people who are partly funded by the pharmaceutical industry are allowed to sit on the expert committees that decide on the guidelines (using the industry’s evidence). Not surprisingly a lot of people end up being told they need the drugs, even healthy people. Incredibly naive, really.

The problem? These are powerful drugs with significant risk of side effects. Taking them without needing to is not just a waste of money – it actually does more harm then good.

The movie also examines what the real cause of heart disease might be. Continue Reading →

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Watch the Movie That Exposes the Cholesterol Cover-Up

Is high cholesterol the main cause of heart disease? Are cholesterol-lowering drugs miracle drugs, nearly free of side-effects, that the majority of the adult population needs to take every day?

This movie exposes the exaggerations and the grossly misleading marketing of daily medications to people who don’t need them. That is, most people who take cholesterol-lowering drugs without having heart disease. That’s when the risk of bad side effects (that are silenced) usually outweighs the benefit.

There’s another problem: total focus on cholesterol is profitable for the pharmaceutical industry, but it sucks energy from all other effective lifestyle changes to prevent heart disease. Real health is not to be found in a bottle of pills.

Statin Nation

The movie Statin Nation does a good job of providing information about the cholesterol cover-up. We are now able to stream the movie online for our members (free trial available).

You can watch the trailer above. Watch the full movie here: Statin Nation (for members).

Sign up for a free trial month – watch Statin Nation and get immediate access to many other videos and movies.

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After a free trial month, should you choose to continue, membership is $9 per month. Every dollar is used to finance the Diet Doctor organization. Our goal is to help ever more people revolutionize their health. Continue Reading →

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Yet Another Diabetes Drug May Be Deadly – Here’s How to Avoid It

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Another diabetes drug – Onglyza – is now suspected to increase the risk of disease and death.

It’s quite possible that the drug really is deadly. This is because diabetes medications for common type 2 diabetes don’t address the cause for disease. They are only treating the symptom: high blood sugar.

A gigantic modern study – that many people instantly tried to forget about  – showed that intensive drug treatment killed more type 2 diabetics than letting blood sugar run high.

A Better Option

Drug treatment may be worse than the disease itself. It’s better to adopt a lifestyle that makes medications unnecessary. Here’s my standard recommendation for treatment of type 2 diabetes:

  1. Lifestyle changes: A strict LCHF diet, preferably with the addition of periodic fasting (exercising is a bonus that has a much more limited effect).
  2. If necessary for blood sugar regulation, the addition of the drug Metformin (almost all doctors are using this as a first line of treatment).
  3. If further medication is necessary, the addition of GLP-1 analogue injections (for example the drug Victoza).

Many may do fine with just step 1, lifestyle changes including an LCHF diet. Please note that this is extremely effective, which may quickly make you too well for your diabetes drugs. If, for example, you take insulin injections you may need to lower the dose significantly to avoid hypoglycemia.

As a bonus, lifestyle changes also cause a better weight, better blood sugar regulation and a better cholesterol profile, as well as not suffering drug side effects such as hypoglycemia… or premature death.

Here’s all you need to try: Continue Reading →

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Did Pfizer Conceal That Statins Can Cause Diabetes?

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs, so called statins, may cause diabetes. This is nowadays well-known and is listed among side effects you’re at risk for. But did pharmaceutical companies know this long before and try to keep it secret for as long as possible?

Thousands of people who have taken the drug and gotten diabetes have now sued Pfizer for keeping this a secret:

Reuters.com: Pfizer confronts surge of lawsuits over Lipitor

It will be interesting to see the result of the upcoming review, as Pfizer previously has had to pay record-high fraud fines for putting greed before patient safety.

Previously on statins

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Statins May Cause Diabetes

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs, so called statins, may decrease the risk for heart disease somewhat. But they may also lead to side effects, such as: muscle pain, muscle fatigue, disorientation and a lower IQ, fatigue, impotence and so on.

One side effect that has long been known is that statins increase the risk of developing diabetes. You could, for example, have read about this on my Swedish blog three years ago and in my Swedish book The Food rEvolution, 2011. Now, a few years later, it’s been added as a “very important” update of the text in the Swedish catalogue of approved drugs, FASS: Diabetes is a possible side effect.

Hence another reason not to spread statins far and wide to heart-healthy individuals with “high cholesterol” – which is often defined as 200 mg/dl and above. Most of the healthy population has a total cholesterol number above 200 mg/dl, so this is one of the more obvious cases of disease mongering (the “selling of sickness”) you can imagine.

When it comes to heart disease (angina, previous heart attack) the benefit of statin treatment might be worth the risk. But if you treat your normal cholesterol number with statins you risk getting diabetes for no good reason. Does this sound like a good idea? Hardly, but it happens many times every day.

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Our Daily Meds

Our Daily Meds

That’s a lot of drugs!

All this apparently started with “high cholesterol”. Of course, most healthy people have cholesterol over the arbitrary number 200 mg/dL. The number that has been defined as the cutoff for “high cholesterol”. So if you go and check your cholesterol, chances are it’s “high”.

Maybe you too can wear the T-shirt in the future.

PS: Melody Petersen has written a fascinating book titled, like this post, “Our Daily Meds”. If the post above upsets you, wait until you read the book.

PPS, added: I doubt many people need “regular chiropractic care” either.

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